Hardworking Aprons, Made with Skill and Pride

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 811 Sales

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GinghamLife is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am taking a few days of for family time! Back on August 23.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 19, 2018

I am taking a few days of for family time! Back on August 23.


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Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2018
I sew for the sheer fun of it and because I was taught as a child to "do something constructive!" I'm happy when the things I make bring pleasure to others.

Custom requests are welcome! I will work with you to find materials and colors you will enjoy. We may need to "convo" back and forth a few times to clarify and finalize your custom order. Since not all custom order requests lead to purchases, I generally cannot purchase your preferred fabric until you have paid for your custom order. Timely communication is the best way of assuring that your preferred fabric is still available. Please note that a $2 surcharge applies to all custom orders because of the additional time involved, and there may be additional costs for materials or design work. As with my ready-made products, I control costs to the fullest extent possible to keep custom orders affordable.

Gingham Life's Love the Earth Business Principles

--Use high quality materials and meticulous workmanship so products will hold up to years of use.

--Use some repurposed materials. I make some of my products from thrifted vintage fabric and, whenever possible I use vintage buttons and trims, to support the thriving second-hand economy in my city.

--Shop and ship close to home to reduce the products' carbon footprint.

--Cut fabric carefully to avoid waste, and use remnants for other projects whenever possible. Leftover fabric from one apron can be used for bias binding, sashes, trim, or pockets for another apron, or for patchwork. I participate in my city's organics recycling program, which accepts tiny cotton and linen scraps.

--Use environmentally safe, fragrance free laundry products.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
It is important to me that you are satisfied with your purchase. Exchanges or refunds may be negotiated on unused, unworn ready-made and made-to-order items provided you contact me within two weeks of receiving your order. Do not launder an item before returning it. Exchanges or refunds may not be possible on custom orders, so when placing a custom order please be sure all details are clear before making your purchase. All customers are urged to contact me at any time if there is a problem with an order or product.
Paypal and credit cards accepted. I also accept personal checks, but will not ship the item until the check clears. Please pay or contact me within two days of purchase.
I will ship your items within 48 hours via U.S. Mail (custom orders take longer). Shipping charges are estimates of the cost of postage plus mailing supplies. Shipping overages of $2 or more will be refunded.