Retro Aprons, Scripture Purses & Gifts HANDMADE IN USA

South Whitley, Indiana · 1859 Sales


Retro Aprons, Scripture Purses & Gifts HANDMADE IN USA

South Whitley, Indiana 1859 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Currently my processing time is set to 2-3 weeks due to a family medical emergency. (My sewing time is limited to a few hours each morning before I head to the rehab facility.) Ready to ship orders are still mailed ASAP.

Ready-to-ship APRONS:
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Copyright © 2005-2018 (Laurie's Gifts) All rights Reserved.


Last updated on Mar 12, 2018

Currently my processing time is set to 2-3 weeks due to a family medical emergency. (My sewing time is limited to a few hours each morning before I head to the rehab facility.) Ready to ship orders are still mailed ASAP.

Ready-to-ship APRONS:
Ready-to-ship PURSES:

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

Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn

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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 March 13, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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
1) Please contact me by email 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) Contact me about returns within 7 days after the buyer receives the item. Your return must be received by Laurie within 14 days of the date delivered to you. (Delivery confirmation dates by the USPS using the tracking numbers will determine the time elapsed.)

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. **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.**

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.

INDIANA residents will be charged 7% sales tax.
As of 01/01/2018, Washington State sales tax will be collected by Etsy for all orders, no matter where the seller is located.
♥ Processing time is currently 2-3 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 speed varies depending on which shipping method is chosen during check out. **Please note that 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 orders vary greatly by destination.
INTERNATIONAL customers are responsible for all taxes, duties, handling fees, and custom charges that apply in their own country. (These fees are NOT collected by Etsy at the time of purchase -- they are collected after the package arrives in the designated country. 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 to pay the customs fee and pick up your package. Please note that this will cause a delay in receiving your item, due to the extra package handling involved after arrival in your country.

More information

Last updated on Mar 13, 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.

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:

FASTER shipping options are available in the shopping cart during check out. Priority Mail delivers within 2-3 days. If you're desperate, Priority Mail EXPRESS delivers within 1-2 days. (I think it is ridiculously expensive, but I have added the option for YOU to decide for yourself.)


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!