KathrynsCourtyard

One of a Kind Wearables and Accessories

Ottawa, Canada · 13 Sales

KathrynsCourtyard

One of a Kind Wearables and Accessories

Ottawa, Canada 13 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Note from shop owner I am away from my sewing machine at present. I will reopen for orders and to create some exciting new listings soon.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 19, 2017

I am away from my sewing machine at present. I will reopen for orders and to create some exciting new listings soon.

Kathryn Racine

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Kathryn Racine

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About

I sew items that are one of a kind, inspired by each piece of found or purchased fabric.

My Philosophy on Handmade and Unique Items
Welcome to Kathryn’s Courtyard. Stop in and browse. I started by sewing items that were one of a kind, inspired by the patterns and colour of each piece of found or purchased fabric. It remains an exciting challenge as I design and stitch what takes my fancy. I like to think that the folks who buy from me won't see anyone else wearing what they purchased from Kathryn's Courtyard!
I do make costume pieces, having done a few doublets and whatnot here and there. They take more time and effort but costuming is very satisfying for the maker and the wearer.
I am exploring custom work, but I still prefer to create each piece from scratch, which does take more time. I recently created a bicycle bag for a customer who asked a few questions about a listing and inspired me! Take a look at the items in my shop. If you see a listing that piques your fancy we can talk about how I can create something similar for you.
Creative curiosity is the heart and soul of the ETSY enterprise. I’m always in my sewing room so come back often to see what I’ve been doing.

Shop members

  • Kathryn Racine

    Owner, Creator

    A recently retired military member, Kathryn has always loved to design and sew. She hails from NS and hopes that you note the mayflowers on her shop logo.

  • Nick Surges

    Photographer, Designer

    Nick is an actor by profession, but he is also the shop photographer and technical advisor. In his own right, he is a designer and creator of polymer clay findings, including buttons, and jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 25, 2016
Welcome to Kathryn’s Courtyard. Stop in and browse. I sew items that are one of a kind, inspired by the patterns and colour of each piece of found or purchased fabric. It is an exciting challenge as I shape and stitch what takes my fancy. I like costume pieces, having done a few doublets and whatnot here and there. I am neither inclined nor set up to do custom work, as I prefer to create each piece from scratch. This is the heart and soul of the ETSY enterprise. I’m always in my sewing room so come back often to see what I’ve been creating.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I will accept returns where you find a manufacturing defect. Defective items must be returned in the condition in which they were shipped and within 5 days of receipt. I will refund the cost of the defective item and shipping by cheque or PayPal upon receipt of the returned item. Items which are damaged during shipment will be subject to an insurance claim made to Canada Post. Please be patient with them as they have all of Canada to serve. If you are simply suffering from buyer’s remorse, items may be returned in the original condition, at your expense for a refund of the purchase price.
Payment
My shop is set up to take PayPal or direct deposit payments as the preferred means of purchasing goods. I will accept ETSY gift cards as well. I will accept a Money Order in American or Canadian currency. Items will only be shipped when payment is received. There is a 48 hour grace period for any buyer’s remorse, after which the item will be relisted for sale if payment has not been received.
Shipping
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a strike or lockout involving Canada Post and its employees, please contact me to discuss alternate shipping methods before placing an order. All other shipping methods will be more expensive than current posted Canadian postage rates. Customers in the Ottawa-Gatineau area may arrange delivery or pick up.
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I use Canada Post to ship all domestic and US orders. Delivery is usually within 3-7 business days within Canada. I will e-mail you when your order is shipped, and include tracking details if available. If you want to insure your order or have special delivery requirements please convo me so we can work out the best shipping solution for you. Please e-mail me for current international rates.

Note that I use recycled packaging wherever possible but if you want your order shipped in new packing materials, at an additional cost, I can certainly do that for you. Please send me a message with your shipping material requirements. Please note that some hats are shipped in larger boxes to prevent crushing and postage costs are a bit more for the additional volume.

Purchases shipped to locations outside of Canada may be subject to Customs and Duty fees. Check with your national customs and revenue organization for details.
If you are located somewhere outside Canada and the US and would like to get an idea of the cost for shipping to your location, please convo me and we can explore the possibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any additional questions, please convo me and we can discuss what’s on your mind.