Retro Aprons & Gifts individually handmade by Laurie

South Whitley, Indiana 2584 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (692)


Retro Aprons & Gifts individually handmade by Laurie

South Whitley, Indiana | 2584 Sales

Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn

Announcement    Most items in my shop [aprons, purses, baby blankets, etc.] are individually handmade AFTER an order is placed, and it takes time to create them. Current processing time on made-to-order OR customized items is 5-7 business days.
READY TO SHIP items ship within 1 business day. (If the item does NOT say "ready to ship" it still needs to be sewn.)


Last updated on Jan 27, 2020

Most items in my shop [aprons, purses, baby blankets, etc.] are individually handmade AFTER an order is placed, and it takes time to create them. Current processing time on made-to-order OR customized items is 5-7 business days.
READY TO SHIP items ship within 1 business day. (If the item does NOT say "ready to ship" it still needs to be sewn.)


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New aprons added this week-- perfect for spring cleaning, or for hosting an Easter gathering!
Love is in the air... New Valentine's Day aprons are now available! (With a few more to come-- hopefully they'll all be sewn and ready to list by the end of the week!)
As we come to the end of another busy holiday season, I'd like to thank my awesome customers! YOU make all the headaches of running a business worth it! I always say that I have the sweetest customers. Merry Christmas to you all. heartpulse
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About LauriesGiftsBiz

Sales 2,584
On Etsy since 2011

Indulge yourself -- buy handmade and see the superior fine detail and quality vs. mass produced products!

I've been a professional seamstress and designer since 1995! Where has the time gone??? For the first 6 years of my career, I sewed infant and children's clothing for a local designer to be sold in her lovely retail shop-- putting millions of miles on my sewing machine...

After that store closed, I did a lot of contract sewing /designing on my own. The first holiday market craft show I ever participated in was so successful (and the shoppers so encouraging) it led me to open my first online shop back in 2005. I started out making all kinds of purses: quirky boutique-style purses, embroidered Scripture purses, 'repurposed clothing' handbags, & recycled wrapper purses & accessories.

Jumping ahead to the summer of 2008, my original website's Wrapper Purse Collection attracted the attention of a large company (which upcycles non-recyclable things to make unique products.) Their CEO contacted me out of the blue, and I happily joined their design team a few weeks later. Since I no longer had time to make my own Wrapper Purses for sale, I copyrighted those original patterns to sell in my shop.

Around that same time, I made my very first apron (for my daughter who wanted to be a pastry chef when she grew up....) It was love at first stitch! I truly love designing and sewing every one of them! I love beautiful fabrics, and I so enjoy the creative process of combining fun prints & beautiful colors in each unique apron to create something you won't find anywhere else!!!

QUOTE THAT INSPIRED THE NAME OF MY SHOP: "If you have any talent - That's your gift from God. And, if you use that talent - That's your gift to God." ~ Red Skelton

Shop members

  • Laurie Kahn

    Owner, Designer, Seamstress

    THIS IS A ONE-WOMAN OPERATION It's just me~ designing & sewing, photographing products, promoting & advertising, accounting & computer operations, packaging & shipping, and last but not least: customer relations. Welcome to my little corner of Etsy!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 14, 2020

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
1) Please "message" me on Etsy should you have any questions, concerns, or problems with your order. I am very happy to work with my customers before, during, and after each unique purchase! (**PLEASE NOTE** I am not always notified when I receive a review-- so that is not the place to try to contact me after a purchase... I cannot guarantee that I will see it to respond in a timely manner.)

2) In compliance with recent EU consumer protection regulations: You must contact me about returns within 14 days after the buyer receives the item. Your return must be received by Laurie within 30 days of the date delivered to you. (The USPS Delivery Confirmation date-- found by using the tracking numbers shown on your Etsy receipt-- will determine the applicable start date of the return option.) YOU must also purchase tracking on your return package to document the date sent by you as well as the date the return is received by me. I recommend also purchasing insurance on the package to protect yourself against loss or damage by the USPS during return shipment.

3) Any item being returned must be in the same 100% BRAND NEW, UNALTERED, & UNUSED condition as it was received-- a condition that allows it to be resold as brand new. Please include the invoice and a note explaining reason for return. Be sure to package the item carefully using protective packing materials-- equivalent to those with which it was sent to you. **PLEASE NOTE: If there are any signs of wear (including but not limited to: food/ dirt/ stains/ make up/ human or pet hair, etc); damage due to improper packaging for return shipment; heavy perfumes, smoke, or other pungent odors-- then the item will NOT be considered acceptable for return, and no refund will be given.** Items which have been used, worn, or washed after receiving do NOT qualify for the Etsy case resolution system, according to Etsy's policies.

4) You will receive a refund for the cost of the item(s) ordered, after your item is inspected and deemed acceptable for return. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs (plus customs and duty charges when applicable) associated with the return of the item.

***NO RETURNS ON PERSONALIZED ITEMS, CUSTOM ORDERS, or SEWING PATTERNS*** (Once a paper pattern has been mailed, or after a digital pattern has been downloaded-- patterns are not eligible for refund or cancellation. Please contact me immediately if you wish to cancel a pattern order-- if it has not been sent yet, I would be happy to cancel.)
SALES TAX will be collected (by Etsy) from customers living in states that have adopted online sales tax policies-- no matter where the seller is located. This process is handled exclusively by Etsy-- sellers do not have the ability to waive payment of this tax.

AUSTRALIAN customers will now be charged 10% GST on all purchases less than $1,000 AUD. The buyer will pay the tax at checkout, and Etsy will be responsible for remitting it to the Australian tax office (ATO).

***PLEASE NOTE*** Etsy IS required to collect and remit VAT at the time of purchase (for buyers in the UK) for DIGITAL ITEM orders made available by instant download. *However* The import tax (VAT) is NOT collected until AFTER arrival in the United Kingdom for physical packages coming through the Post Office. Those fees are paid upon delivery. PLEASE READ DETAILS HERE:
♥ Processing time is currently set to 5-7 business days
♥ Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase
♥ Items labeled READY-TO-SHIP are mailed within 24 hours of payment, Monday - Friday.

**Please note that the estimated shipping date (provided by Laurie in the confirmation message) is NOT the date it will be delivered-- your order will ship no later than that estimated date. Delivery speed AFTER that is solely dependent upon the postal service.

♥ All packages are shipped with insurance for added peace of mind! Lost, stolen, misdirected, or damaged packages will require that official documents be filed with the USPS prior to replacement or refund.

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INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS are responsible for paying all VAT or other import taxes, duties, handling fees, and custom charges that apply for orders that are shipped outside of the United States. (Every country has unique import laws. Please be aware of your own country's import policies. No seller has the ability to waive these government fees.)

FOR EXAMPLE: Please be advised that purchases coming into the UK are charged a 20% VAT when the cost of the item is over £15. There is also an £8 handling fee from the UK post office. *You will not be receiving your package but a card from the post office to notify you that you need to pay the fees and pick up your package. Please note that this will cause a delay in receiving your item, due to the extra package handling involved upon arrival in your country. PLEASE READ DETAILS HERE:

*PLEASE NOTE: This is different for DIGITAL ITEM orders. Etsy is required to collect and remit VAT at the time of purchase (from buyers in the UK) for digital orders available by instant download.
PRIVACY POLICY: I only directly contact my customers about details pertaining to their recent order-- to provide pertinent information regarding order confirmation & estimated shipping dates; to ask for more information regarding a customized order where details were not discussed prior to purchase; to inquire about shipping errors highlighted by the USPS when creating shipping labels; and to notify customers when their order has shipped.

I do not store any personal information for any customer other than for the purposes of processing an order, shipping packages, as well as on a year-end spreadsheet for record keeping purposes (for paying taxes.) Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

I do not contact any customer (or potential customer) for purposes of targeted marketing (newsletters, sales announcements, incentive coupons, etc.) No worries about clogging up your inbox with unsolicited email-- I hate that too!

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services accessed through Etsy. (Payment processors or shipping services, for example.) You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

More information

Last updated on May 13, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Packing slips are included

Packing slips/receipts are ALWAYS included in shipments. (Marking an order as a gift removes the prices on the packing slip, similar to a retail store gift receipt.) Each apron is neatly wrapped in a plastic bag to protect the fabric. Purses are enclosed in cellophane wrap. (Packing slips are folded inside of the wrapping. Should the shipping materials or address label become damaged during shipment, this gives the Post Office another method of identifying where the package should go.)

Custom and personalized orders

I love working with my customers to create one-of-a-kind items to suit their unique personalities! Feel free to contact me to discuss customizing your order using different fabrics than what is shown in the listing photos.

Custom embroidery is also an option. Contact me for more information, if you want to add a name or monogram. There is a $10/per item fee for this added personalization.

Rush Orders

As often as my schedule allows, I try to work with my customers to meet their unique deadlines. Please email Laurie to check to see if it is possible to work your item into the sewing schedule BEFORE placing the order.

There is a fee for the privilege of moving your VIP item(s) ahead of previous orders waiting their turn in my schedule. Read details here:

Individually handmade by Laurie

I do not keep an inventory. Listing photos show the original sample [purse, apron, or baby blanket] created to take photos for the Etsy shop listing. Actual products may vary slightly in (fabric motif) design placement due to the nature of creating everything individually from scratch. Nothing in my shop is mass produced-- everything is cut & sewn individually after order confirmation. No two items will be completely identical simply due of the nature of handmade creation by human hands. :)

Lost, Stolen, Damaged, or Misdirected Mail


(1) In the rare event that your package is damaged, or goes missing in shipping-- you will need to fill out and file an Official Affidavit at your local Post Office before replacement or refund.

(2) If your package tracking shows "Delivered" although you have not received it, please contact your local postal office. Also check with other household members, neighbors, etc. In many cases, the package or envelope will turn up!

If all attempts fail to locate your package, please contact me. You will then need to file a claim or 'Theft Report' with the USPS Postal Inspector which will require that you sign an Affidavit regarding the missing package before your replacement or refund can be processed.