Announcement Most items in my shop are sewn AFTER order confirmation so they may 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.)
Most items in my shop are sewn AFTER order confirmation so they may 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.)
Fall Floral 50s Style Smock Apron, comfortable relaxed fit apron (H back style doesn't touch neck) with opt pockets
XS-4X Retro 50s Christmas Smock, Large Poinsettias on Black relaxed fit H-back apron with (optional) pockets
XS-4X Gnome for the Holidays Retro 50s Christmas Smock, black+white+red relaxed fit H-back apron w/ optional pockets
XS - 5X Plus Size Cookies for Santa Pinafore with no ties, relaxed fit smock with pockets, Christmas Apron
Red Gingham Twirly Skirt Apron with circle skirt + sweetheart neckline, flirty pin up apron with pocket, one size
Christmas Vendor Apron with zipper pocket, Jingle Deer 6 pocket apron, Holiday Teacher, Waitress, Daycare Apron
Optic Blossom Retro Chef Apron with pocket, pretty hostess apron, retro kitchen decor, typical one-size-fits-most
XS to 5X Red Gingham and Aqua Cherry Dot Pinafore with no ties, relaxed fit smock with pockets, retro baking apron
SHIPS FAST~ Birthday Party Hostess Pinafore with no ties, Relaxed Fit Smock with pockets, standard size fits L/XL/2X ready to ship
SHIPS FAST~ Retro Campers on Pink Pin Dot Pinafore Apron with no ties, relaxed fit smock apron with pockets, fits L/XL/2X Ready to Ship
Retro 50s Smock (Daisies and Pin-dots in Pink) hostess apron, H-back style doesn't touch neck, XS - 5X
Woodland Christmas Pinafore with no ties, relaxed fit smock with pockets, holiday baking apron, Santa and owls
Sturdy Denim Half Apron (Teacher, Vendor, Gardener, Artist) sturdy 6 Pocket Waitress Apron with zipper pocket
Frances on Feb 4, 20235 out of 5 stars
This apron is very well made, looks exactly like the photo and fits so well !! Not restraining in any way ,yet tailored just right.
vicki on Feb 1, 20235 out of 5 stars
This is my 3rd order. I wear these like apron tops not for working in the kitchen. This seller is quick with replies and orders and has worked with me on custom orders as well. These are adorable and the craftsmanship is wonderful. Definitely won't be my last order♥️
Laurie responded on Feb 2, 2023
Thank you for your kind review, Vicki! It's been great fun working with you on your unique apron orders! ♥️
Sherry on Dec 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is my second order and I just am thrilled with these smocks. Laurie is an excellent communicator and does a beautiful job. Beautiful, excellent craftsmanship and utilitarian. Thank you!
Laurie responded on Dec 22, 2022
Thank you, Sherry. What a lovely review. Thank you for your kind words. You made my day! ❤️
Dawn on Oct 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Got my apron today, just as expected. Love it. I’m a repeat customer 😊
Laurie responded on Oct 15, 2022
Thanks for your sweet review. I'm so happy you're pleased with your newest apron! ❤️
tamathawhite on Jan 27, 20235 out of 5 stars
Such a nice apron very cute
Laurie responded on Jan 27, 2023
Thank you so much for your positive review! I'm so happy that you are pleased with your apron. 😊
Debbie on Jan 27, 20235 out of 5 stars
Enthusiastic seller, very willing to help & please customer. Great quality purse item - have purchased 3 now & everyone that sees the product LOVES it!
Laurie responded on Jan 27, 2023
Thanks so much, Debbie, for your support over the years! I appreciate your positive words of encouragement and your 5-star review! 😊
Diana on Jan 23, 20235 out of 5 stars
I just received my 5th apron. I absolutely love them. I work from home and wear one of my aprons every day. The workmanship is wonderful. The ones I have had for a few years now, still look like new. This last order I picked a custom order, and she was so wonderful working with me to show me different fabric to make sure I got what I wanted. One is the eyelet one, I think it is my favorite . Laurie communicates and answers any questions immediately. Please do not hesitate to order one of her aprons, you will be very pleased.
Laurie responded on Jan 23, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words, Diana! I appreciate your positive review and your sweet endorsement more than I could ever say. ❤️
Valerie on Jan 19, 20235 out of 5 stars
Lovely apron, as always. I love the variety of sizes and especially love that your aprons don’t pull on your neck. So comfortable that I forget I have them on.
Laurie responded on Jan 20, 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I hope you love your newest apron for years and years to come. 😊
Emmi Rees on Jan 17, 20235 out of 5 stars
Absolutely perfect. Top notch quality, thank you so much.
Laurie responded on Jan 18, 2023
Thank you so much for your 5-star rating! I'm so happy that you're pleased with your apron.
Jeanne on Dec 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love it. I would like to have one made in the turquoise polka dot you used for another style
Laurie responded on Dec 23, 2022
I'm so glad you're happy with your new apron! I'll contact you privately about making another one in the fabrics of your choosing.
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
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!
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
Frequently asked questions
MINDFUL PACKAGING: Can you leave the price off of the receipt? What's inside the package?
Yes, you can mark your purchase as a gift in the shopping cart. (Marking an order as a gift removes the prices on the packing slip, similar to a retail store gift receipt.) All packages include packing slips/receipts.
Each apron is neatly wrapped in a plastic bag to protect the fabric. Decorative cellophane wrap protects the Santa Purses. (Packing slips are inside 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 be delivered.)
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. Unfortunately, there is no way to turn that off...
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.