LauriesGiftsBiz

Retro Aprons, Scripture Purses & Gifts HANDMADE IN USA

South Whitley, Indiana · 1945 Sales

LauriesGiftsBiz

Retro Aprons, Scripture Purses & Gifts HANDMADE IN USA

South Whitley, Indiana 1945 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(539)

Announcement   Currently my processing time is set to 1 - 2 weeks. I do have a few things already sewn and ready to ship, if you need your order in a hurry! Ready to ship orders are mailed ASAP. (Usually within 24 hours of payment confirmation.)

Ready-to-ship APRONS: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauriesGiftsBiz?section_id=19248636
Ready-to-ship PURSES: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauriesGiftsBiz?section_id=21341774

Copyright © 2005-2018 (Laurie's Gifts) All rights Reserved.

** PLEASE NOTE ** All of my handmade items are now sold EXCLUSIVELY on Etsy.
(Original website lauriesgifts.com now redirects to my Etsy shop.)

If you are seeing any of my items for sale on a website that is NOT ETSY, please be aware it has been copied without my permission or knowledge and is not legitimate. Many scam sites currently copy and paste listings from Amazon, Ebay and Etsy.

For your own security and safety, please visit my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/LauriesGiftsBiz and complete your purchase from there to make sure that:

* you receive the authentic product pictured
* your credit card details remain secure
* your purchase is covered by Consumer Rights and protections

I would also greatly appreciate to be informed where you saw my work (website address) so I can take appropriate action to remove the content if stolen.

Thanks!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 23, 2018

Currently my processing time is set to 1 - 2 weeks. I do have a few things already sewn and ready to ship, if you need your order in a hurry! Ready to ship orders are mailed ASAP. (Usually within 24 hours of payment confirmation.)

Ready-to-ship APRONS: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauriesGiftsBiz?section_id=19248636
Ready-to-ship PURSES: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauriesGiftsBiz?section_id=21341774

Copyright © 2005-2018 (Laurie's Gifts) All rights Reserved.

** PLEASE NOTE ** All of my handmade items are now sold EXCLUSIVELY on Etsy.
(Original website lauriesgifts.com now redirects to my Etsy shop.)

If you are seeing any of my items for sale on a website that is NOT ETSY, please be aware it has been copied without my permission or knowledge and is not legitimate. Many scam sites currently copy and paste listings from Amazon, Ebay and Etsy.

For your own security and safety, please visit my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/LauriesGiftsBiz and complete your purchase from there to make sure that:

* you receive the authentic product pictured
* your credit card details remain secure
* your purchase is covered by Consumer Rights and protections

I would also greatly appreciate to be informed where you saw my work (website address) so I can take appropriate action to remove the content if stolen.

Thanks!

Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(539)
Diana's Creative Designs

Diana's Creative Designs on Jun 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am super excited about my new apron. Laurie was very helpful and communicated with me very well. The apron was exactly what I was looking for. I had trouble finding an apron because of my large bust area. This fits perfect!!

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Updates

Newest custom waist apron with pockets! Customer chose fabrics to make the apron just how she wanted it! Love the poppy print she requested!!!
Next on the production schedule: An order of 15 customized aprons. This will take a while! See you in a week! ♡
Good news! I found a bit more of this adorable unicorn fabric. Now I can make one or two more aprons (depending on what size is ordered.) Listing can be found on the homepage of my shop, or in the Pinafore section.
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About

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

I've been a professional seamstress and designer for over 20 years. For the first 6 years of my career, I sewed infant and children's clothing for a fabulous indie kid's store, putting millions of miles on my sewing machine... After that store closed, I did a lot of contract sewing /designing on my own, which eventually led me to open my first online shop back in 2005.

Jumping ahead to the summer of 2008, my original independent website's Wrapper Purse Collection attracted the attention of a large company (which 'upcycles' un-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 first apron. It was love at first stitch! Since I added them to my shop, the popularity of my aprons has almost eclipsed everything else in my shop.

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

    It's just me~ designing & sewing; photographing products; taking care of the computer operations; promoting, & advertising; handling all the accounting; packaging & shipping, and of course--customer relations. Welcome to my little corner of Etsy!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 23, 2018
CELEBRATING OVER 20 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL SEWING & DESIGNING

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
1) Please contact me BY EMAIL (Etsy "conversations") 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) To be compliant 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 verify date sent as well as the date the return is received by me. I recommend also purchasing insurance on the package.

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 the original packing materials with which it was sent to you. **PLEASE NOTE: If there are any signs of wear (including but not limited to: 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. https://www.etsy.com/legal/policy/seller-case-resolution/242641420379

4) You will receive a full refund for the price of the item(s) ordered, after your item is accepted for return. Shipping fees are not refundable. (They've been paid to the USPS for the delivery service they have already provided.) The buyer agrees to pay all 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.)
Payment
INDIANA residents will be charged 7% sales tax.
NEW FOR 2018: Sales tax will be collected by Etsy for all orders from Washington State and Pennsylvania, no matter where the seller is located. This process is handled by Etsy-- sellers do not have the ability to waive payment of this tax.
Shipping
♥ Processing time is currently 1 - 2 weeks
♥ Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase
♥ Items labeled READY-TO-SHIP are mailed within 24 hours of payment, Monday - Friday.

DELIVERY TIME IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 'PROCESSING TIME' ESTIMATE
The USPS only gives estimated delivery times-- they do not guarantee delivery dates for ANY of their mail classes. (Not even Express!)
(1) FIRST CLASS MAIL usually 3 - 7 business days to be delivered.
(2) PRIORITY MAIL usually 2 - 3 business days.
(3) PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS usually 1-2 business days
**INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING** delivery speed varies greatly by destination.

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INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS are responsible for paying all taxes, duties, handling fees, and custom charges that apply for orders that are shipped outside of the United States. (These fees are NOT collected at the time of purchase-- they are collected after the package arrives in the designated country where the fees must be paid before you can retrieve your package. 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.
Privacy
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. https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy/

More information

Last updated on May 23, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Packing slips are included

Packing slips and/or gift receipts are ALWAYS included in shipments. (Purchases marked as a gift do not show prices.) 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 personalization. https://www.etsy.com/lauriesgiftsbiz/listing/252642799

Rush Orders

As often as my schedule allows, I try to work with my customers to meet their unique deadlines. Please contact Laurie to see if it is even possible to work your Made-to-Order item into the production schedule BEFORE you place your order.

There is a ($10 per item) fee for the privilege of moving your VIP item(s) ahead of previous orders waiting their turn in my schedule. Read details here: https://www.etsy.com/lauriesgiftsbiz/listing/251785260

First Class Mail is the default shipping option in the cart.
*** If you are in a hurry to receive your order, you will want to upgrade your shipping speed in the shopping cart as well:
Priority Mail (usually delivers within 2-3 days)
Priority Mail EXPRESS (delivers within 1-2 days)

COMBINED SHIPPING

As always, shipping charges for purchases of multiple items will be automatically combined in the shopping cart to save on postage. Feel free to test this out by placing several items in your shopping cart!

Please note: Purchases of multiple items which include a purse and/or tote may not calculate accurately using Etsy's shipping calculator. Rest assured that any over-payment greater than $1 will be refunded once your order ships!