Retro Aprons & Gifts individually handmade by Laurie

South Whitley, Indiana

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Most items [aprons, purses, baby blankets, etc.] are individually handmade AFTER an order is placed, and it takes time to create them. Processing time on made-to-order items is currently 1-2 weeks.

Need something sooner? I do have a few aprons which are already sewn & READY TO SHIP. (If the item does NOT say "ready to ship" in the title, it still needs to be sewn.)

I am sewing & shipping orders as fast as I can-- but postal delays after shipment are beyond my control. Thank you for your patience and understanding if you must wait longer than usual to receive your order.

Thanks for stopping by-- BOOKMARK this page to easily find my shop again!


Last updated on Apr 28, 2021

Most items [aprons, purses, baby blankets, etc.] are individually handmade AFTER an order is placed, and it takes time to create them. Processing time on made-to-order items is currently 1-2 weeks.

Need something sooner? I do have a few aprons which are already sewn & READY TO SHIP. (If the item does NOT say "ready to ship" in the title, it still needs to be sewn.)

I am sewing & shipping orders as fast as I can-- but postal delays after shipment are beyond my control. Thank you for your patience and understanding if you must wait longer than usual to receive your order.

Thanks for stopping by-- BOOKMARK this page to easily find my shop again!


Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
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"It's too late to order something to be sewn for Christmas delivery-- BUT-- ready to ship aprons are still available!"
"Wow! I can't believe I just surpassed 3000 sales. Very humbled and grateful for the support! I truly have THE BEST customers!"
"I found a little bit more of this popular fabric! I'm glad to be able to make this apron again-- even if only just a few."
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About LauriesGiftsBiz

Sales 3,289
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, custom photo 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....) I couldn't stop making them. It was love at first stitch! Making aprons had become my new obsession... 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!!! Heirloom quality workmanship for maximum customer satisfaction is always 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!

  • Phoebe

    Assistant, Couch Potato

    My firstborn grand dog. Miss Bossy Boots. Sweetest baby ever!

  • Bailey

    Assistant, Constant Companion

    Adorable 100 pound lapdog

  • Hank

    Assistant, Troublemaker Extraordinaire

    Lovable ne'er-do-well

Shop policies

Last updated on April 28, 2021

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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) 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 (minus the shipping fees paid to the USPS) 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.)
Individual states 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.
♥ Processing time is currently set to 1-2 weeks.
♥ Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase
♥ Items labeled READY-TO-SHIP are mailed within 48 hours. If the item does NOT say "ready to ship" it still needs to be sewn.

**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.

**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.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am sewing orders a quickly as I can, but keep in mind that postal delays are very common at this time. Things are getting better, but still not quite back to normal. Thank you for your patience and understanding if you must wait longer than usual to receive your order, while we get through this together!

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 Apr 28, 2021
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.

If you want to add a name or monogram to an item purchased from my shop--there is a $10/per item fee for this added personalization. Read more 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. (First samples are often listed as ready to ship here: Subsequent items will vary slightly 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 cases where your package is damaged, or goes missing in shipping-- an Official Affidavit will need to be filed by you via the USPS 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. A claim will be filed with the USPS which will require that you sign an Affidavit regarding the missing/damaged package before your replacement or refund can be processed. USPS requires physical evidence of damage, including packaging materials.

Supply chain disruptions

While things are slowly returning to normal, there are still instances of materials and supplies being unavailable from the manufacturer or supplier. Substitutions are being made whenever possible, but some items are not replaceable and are still not in stock after a whole year. (Linen fabric, for example, has been out of stock at my supplier since the middle of LAST YEAR-- and it will be months before it is available again, according to my supplier...) Please bear with me as we ride this out and anticipate going back to "normal" soon. Fingers crossed!