Traverse City, Michigan · 403 Sales



Traverse City, Michigan 403 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
sarah louise

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sarah louise


liv {by louise}

This shop was started as a way for me to return to sewing, to connect with a childlike me and an art passed down from my mother along with her middle name Louise.

At the time I opened my shop a couple years ago I was expecting my first sweet babe, I had returned to my hometown from life in the big city in fashion and marketing, and had bought the new Bernina that I promised myself I would once I was "old" and could afford one. The day I bought the Bernina was like a dream I will never forget. So many things you wish for in childhood change or fall away. This one had not and the realization of it was pure child like joy.

The act of combining colors and textures into something meaningful and new had always seemed like magic to me and I wanted to feel that spark again. This shop was basically an experiment. I planned to make a handful of Christmas stockings and list them with no expectations... just to create.

Almost all of them sold in the first week and I quickly got requests for custom orders.... I had to make more. Since then it has grown into several other products including things for Halloween and Easter.

I started with a wool felt blend as the main source of my products I think because it reminded me of raising sheep when I was younger.. it seemed old and cozy and at the same time fresh and modern. It doesn't require a lot of pinning (which I hate) and has a natural depth and durability to it that I appreciate as a practical mommy.

LIVbylouise is full of creations by me, Sarah Louise, with the help of my mother Jozell Louise and the encouragement of my handsome hubby and two lovely daughters Noelle & Adeline.

I like to make things for life's happy moments and traditions I create with my family. Inspired by my own story book grandmother, I create things that feel reminiscent of the many handmade gifts received throughout my childhood that are infused with a joyful spirit I know she would appreciate.

My Etsy shop has slowly grown through the birth of my two sweet girls. I am the tortoise rather than hare when it comes to expanding my offerings and shop, but it is a progression that maintains balance in my life and one I know is leading me somewhere new. I am doing my best to be patient with its growth and the responsibilities of my most important role as mommy, wife, sister and daughter.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you find something special for the ones you love.


Shop members

  • sarah louise

    Maker, Mom, Wife

    i like to make things for those special moments in life... a holiday, a family dinner or gathering. those times in life we remember for years to come!

  • noelle louise

    Model & Tester

    my oldest daughter noelle louise runs all my products through the ringer. she uses my bags to carry everything from toys to chalk and is always happy to help me with a photo or two!

  • jozelle louise

    Assistant, Shipper

    my mom, jozelle louise, is my assistant for pretty much everything from cutting to child wrangling and shipping. She bestowed her love of fabric on me and still has more than I do, although I am catching up!

  • my hubby

    Shipping & Love

    I feel like this shop would never be possible without his love...I am grateful for all that he does to help me make my little etsy shop a reality. He just gets it and me...swoon!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2016
100% handmade with love in the pinky of the mitten.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal, which accepts all major Credit Cards. You do not have to have a Paypal account to purchase since Paypal accepts all major credit cards.

Payment is due at time of purchase.
::::::::Please order your Christmas Stockings as early as possible.:::::::::

I usually only accept orders until the 15th so everything can be shipped out in time for Christmas delivery.

Unless otherwise specified, I ship to the ETSY address listed on your receipt. I am not responsible for packages not received because of incorrect addresses. Most orders are shipped with $50 worth of insurance.

If you need a quicker shipping method than what I offer please contact me and I will try my best to accommodate.

I try to use reusable and recycled shipping materials where possible and to keep the cost of shipping low. If you need gift wrapping please message me.
Refunds and Exchanges
Well I don’t anticipate any need to return my items as I take a great care in the creation and shipping of them; I understand I can’t foresee all circumstances. I accept returns on a case-by-case basis. I want you to be 100% excited and happy with your new purchase!