LauriesGiftsBiz

Retro Aprons & Gifts individually handcrafted by Laurie

South Whitley, Indiana
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Announcement    Most items in my shop are sewn AFTER order confirmation so they will take 1 to 2 weeks to ship. THESE ITEMS ARE READY TO SHIP NOW: https://etsy.me/2MJPn6F (Items not marked "ready to ship" in the title still need to be sewn.)

⚠️I don't offer general seamstress services or custom pattern-making/ design work by request. Thank you for your understanding.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2022

Most items in my shop are sewn AFTER order confirmation so they will take 1 to 2 weeks to ship. THESE ITEMS ARE READY TO SHIP NOW: https://etsy.me/2MJPn6F (Items not marked "ready to ship" in the title still need to be sewn.)

⚠️I don't offer general seamstress services or custom pattern-making/ design work by request. Thank you for your understanding.

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Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn

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About LauriesGiftsBiz

Sales 3,903
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 since 1995! Where has the time gone? For the first six years of my career, I sewed infant and children's clothing (for a local designer) 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) that it led me to open my first online shop back in 2005. I started out making all kinds of purses: quirky boutique-style bags, custom photo purses, embroidered Scripture purses, 'repurposed clothing' handbags, & recycled wrapper purses and 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.) I couldn't stop making them. It was love at first stitch! Making aprons had become my new obsession. I absolutely love beautiful fabrics, and I enjoy the creative process of combining fun prints with beautiful colors in each unique apron to create something you won't find anywhere else! Heirloom quality workmanship for maximum customer satisfaction has always been my ultimate goal!

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 November 21, 2022
CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL SEWING & DESIGNING

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 1 hour of purchase

Payment

Any taxes due will be collected & remitted by Etsy. All financial details are handled exclusively by Etsy-- sellers have no access to your payment information nor do they have the ability to waive payment of any tax or fee associated with your online purchase. Read the complete Etsy Marketplace legal policy for buyers here: https://www.etsy.com/legal/buyers/

Shipping

♥ Current processing time is between 1-2 weeks
♥ Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase
♥ Items labeled READY-TO-SHIP https://etsy.me/2MJPn6F dispatch ASAP. If the listing title does NOT say "ready to ship," the item is constructed AFTER order confirmation which takes time.
♥ Please note that the estimated shipping date (provided by Laurie in her confirmation message to every buyer) 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 USPS (usually delivered in 3 to 8 business days-- but holidays and extreme weather can add extra days to that estimate.)
♥ Buyers are responsible for double checking the postal address entered at checkout for errors. Beginning August 1, 2022-- sellers are required to ship only to the address entered at checkout (following Etsy's Purchase Protection program guidelines.)
♥ All packages ship with insurance for added peace of mind! Lost, stolen, misdirected, or damaged packages will require official documents filed with the USPS before replacement or refund. ⚠️ USPS requires physical evidence of damage, including packaging-- so keep everything until your claim has been settled in the rare case that your package arrives damaged. ⚠️

Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY: I only directly contact my customers about details regarding their recent order-- to provide pertinent information regarding order confirmation & estimated shipping dates; to ask for more information regarding a customized order; to inquire about shipping errors highlighted by the USPS when creating shipping labels; to notify customers when their order has shipped; to answer a question or request.

I do not store any personal information for any customer other than to process an order, ship 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 emails from me-- 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. https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy/
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on Nov 9, 2022

Frequently asked questions

HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES: Will my order arrive before Christmas?

FOR MADE-TO-ORDER, CUSTOMIZED, OR PERSONALIZED ITEMS THAT STILL NEED TO BE SEWN: The last day to order to receive before Christmas is DECEMBER 1.

FOR LAST-MINUTE GIFT PURCHASES: Search my shop for "ready to ship" to see what items are already sewn and ready to ship immediately. READY TO SHIP items ordered by December 15 (free shipping option) will be received before Christmas. (⏳ If you upgrade your shipping selection to Priority Mail --an option available in the shopping cart-- you can order by December 18 (3:00 PM EST deadline for me to be able to package & drive it to the Post Office before they close.)

CUSTOM ORDERS: Can I customize or personalize a product?

Yes! I love working with my customers to create aprons to suit their unique personalities! Feel free to contact me to CUSTOMIZE your order by using different fabrics, trims, etc. (This only applies to my existing apron designs: Chef Apron, 50s Smock Apron, Pinafore Apron, Twirly Skirt Apron, and Multi-Pocket Apron. Please note: I do not design from scratch by request. Minor alterations to my existing aprons designs may be made for a small additional fee.)

If you want to add embroidery (adding your name or monogram) to an item purchased from my shop--there is a $10/per item fee for this added PERSONALIZATION. https://etsy.me/3zP8qR0 The embroidery upgrade must be purchased in addition to the apron you want personalized.

HANDMADE: Who makes your products?

Every item in my shop is individually handmade by me (no staff, no outsourcing) in my home in rural North Eastern Indiana. I do not keep an inventory of pre-made items. Listing photos show the original sample [purse, apron, or baby blanket] created to take photographs for the Etsy shop listing. (*First samples are often available as ready to ship items and found here: https://etsy.me/2MJPn6F) Subsequent products may vary slightly due to the nature of creating everything individually from scratch. Nothing in my shop is mass-produced-- everything is individually cut & sewn by Laurie after order confirmation. No two items will be completely identical simply due to the nature of handmade creation by human hands. 😀

SHIPPING CONCERNS: What if something happens during shipment? GOOD NEWS! All packages ship with insurance.

(1) If your package is damaged or goes missing en route-- an Official Affidavit will need to be filed by the recipient via the USPS before replacement or refund.

(2) If USPS tracking shows "Delivered" although you have not received it, please contact your local postal office. (GPS may be used to pinpoint the delivery location.) Also check with other household members, neighbors, etc. In many cases, the package will turn up!

(3) If all attempts fail to locate your package, please contact me. The next step is filing an insurance claim, which will require that YOU sign an Affidavit regarding the missing (or damaged*) package before replacement or refund.

⚠️USPS requires evidence of damage (item + package) so keep everything until settled.

OTHER CONCERNS AFTER RECEIVING ORDER? Message me -- I'm ready and willing to help!

✅ 1) Please message me using Etsy's conversations/messaging system should you have any questions, concerns, or problems with an order from my shop. I would be happy to help in any way that I can.

⚠️ Etsy does not always send me a notification when I receive a review so that is not the correct place to initiate contact with me if you need help with your order because I may not see the comments to be able to respond promptly. ⏳ Messaging is the quickest way to get my attention.

💬 Please also keep in mind that the relentless prompts to leave a review for your order come directly from the official Etsy Marketplace, not individual sellers. I would turn off that feature if I could...

CAN I RETURN AN ITEM? Yes. My return policy is based on common sense principles, as listed below:

✅ Items that are returned in the same 100% BRAND NEW, UNALTERED, & UNUSED condition as they were received will be eligible for a full refund. Buyer pays return postage plus tracking & insurance required.
❌ IF there are any signs of wear or damage (food/ stains/ cosmetics/ human or pet hair; perfumes, smoke, or other pungent odors, etc) ~OR~
❌ IF damage occurs due to improper packaging for return shipment, then the item refund may be reduced by half. Please package the item carefully to avoid a loss in value.
⚠️ Used items that have been altered, worn, washed, or discarded after receipt do NOT qualify for the Etsy case resolution system, according to Etsy's policies. ⚠️ https://www.etsy.com/legal/policy/cases-policy/243306189901

WHAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN? Personalized and/or customized items, and digital patterns

❌ PERSONALIZED ITEMS: If your purse or apron has been personalized with embroidery, it is not eligible for return. This makes the item ineligible for resale in my shop.
❌ CUSTOMIZED ITEM: If your purse or apron has been customized with materials specifically requested by you, OR if the item has been altered by your request-- it is not eligible for return. These changes make an item too "single-customer-specific" and thus ineligible for resale to the general public.
❌ DIGITAL PATTERNS: Due to the nature of digital downloads, once the digital pattern file has been downloaded, it is not eligible for cancellation or refund.

CAN YOU HEM MY PANTS?

Just kidding, I haven't yet been asked that question... in my Etsy shop. (Real life? Oh so many times...)

But seriously, I don't have time in my busy schedule to offer general seamstress services or custom design work by request. Thank you for your understanding.