Retro Aprons & Gifts individually handcrafted by Laurie

| South Whitley, Indiana

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    Most items are sewn AFTER order confirmation in the size ordered-- and may take up to 3 WEEKS to complete.
NEED SOMETHING SOONER? I do have a few aprons that are already sewn & READY TO SHIP. (If the item does NOT say "ready to ship" in the title, then it still needs to be constructed.)

ADVANCED NOTICE: I will be OUT OF TOWN October 13-25. Any orders placed during that time will not be processed or shipped until I return. Shipping resumes October 26. I apologize for the inconvenience.

I am sewing & shipping orders as quickly as possible, 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 Oct 11, 2021

Most items are sewn AFTER order confirmation in the size ordered-- and may take up to 3 WEEKS to complete.
NEED SOMETHING SOONER? I do have a few aprons that are already sewn & READY TO SHIP. (If the item does NOT say "ready to ship" in the title, then it still needs to be constructed.)

ADVANCED NOTICE: I will be OUT OF TOWN October 13-25. Any orders placed during that time will not be processed or shipped until I return. Shipping resumes October 26. I apologize for the inconvenience.

I am sewing & shipping orders as quickly as possible, 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


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"Don't forget you have the option to add a monogram, name, or short phrase to your apron that's made just for you!"
"I found the beautiful butterfly fabric & coordinating accent fabric in the PINK color way! I'll be listing it as an option on the original purple listing until I can get a sample apron sewn. sparkling_heart"
"Photo shoot in progress! New fall and Christmas aprons will be listed very soon! christmas_tree"
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About LauriesGiftsBiz

Sales 3,465
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 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) 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!

"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, now 13 years old. Miss Bossy Boots. Sweetest baby ever who loves everyone!

  • Bailey

    Assistant, Constant Companion

    Adorable 100-pound lapdog. Rescued from an abusive home, but full of love despite rotten humans letting her down.

  • Hank

    Assistant, Troublemaker Extraordinaire

    Lovable butt-head. This feline is always up to no good, but he's cute enough to get himself out of trouble every time.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 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 always happy to work with my customers before, during, and after each unique purchase! (**PLEASE NOTE** Etsy does not always send a notification for a review, so that is not a reliable place to try to contact me after purchase. I cannot guarantee that I will see it to respond promptly. PLEASE send me a message instead if there are any problems with your order.)

2) Buyer must contact me requesting a return within 14 days after the buyer receives the item. Your returned item must arrive within 30 days of the original delivery date. (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.) BUYER must purchase tracking on the return package to document the shipment date. USPS tracking will verify the delivery of the returned item. I recommend purchasing insurance on the shipment to protect yourself against loss or damage by the USPS during return shipment. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer.

3) Any returned item must be in the same 100% BRAND NEW, UNALTERED, & UNUSED condition as received. Please include the invoice and a note explaining the reason for the return. Be sure to package the item carefully using protective packing materials-- equivalent to those used for the original shipment. **PLEASE NOTE: If there are any signs of wear (including but not limited to: food/ dirt/ stains/ make up/ human or pet hair, etc.) or 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 there will be NO refund. PLEASE be advised that used items, whether 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 downloading the digital file-- those transactions are not eligible for refund or cancellation. Please contact me immediately if you wish to cancel a pattern order that has not been downloaded or shipped. In those instances, I would be happy to cancel.)
Any taxes due will be collected & remitted by Etsy. All financial details are handled exclusively by Etsy-- sellers do not have the ability to waive payment of any tax or fee associated with your online purchase.
OUT OF TOWN OCTOBER 13-25; shipping resumes October 26.
♥ HOLIDAY processing times are between 2-3 weeks.
♥ Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase
♥ Items labeled READY-TO-SHIP dispatch within 48 hours. If the listing title does NOT say "ready to ship," the item is constructed AFTER order confirmation which takes time. *RTS items purchased October 13-25 will not ship until Oct. 26.
♥ Delivery dates posted by Etsy on each listing are not accurate.
♥ 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 postal service.
♥ 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.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am sewing orders as quickly as I can, but keep in mind that postal delays are still common at this time. Things will only get more complicated the closer we get to Christmas. (The USPS has already stated that shipping speeds will deliberately slow down starting October 1.) Thank you for your patience and understanding if you must wait longer than usual to receive your order while we get through this together!

I HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO DISCONTINUE INTERNATIONAL SALES. International sales regulations have become much too complicated & shipping is a nightmare all by itself. I apologize to all of my international customers who may be disappointed by this.
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 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 Oct 15, 2021
Frequently asked questions
MINDFUL PACKAGING: Can you leave the price off the receipt? What is 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 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 ORDERS: Can I customize or personalize a product?

Yes! I love working with my customers to create one-of-a-kind items to suit their unique personalities! Feel free to contact me to CUSTOMIZE your order by using different fabrics, trims, etc.

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. Read more here:

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: 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?


(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. Please check with other household members, neighbors, etc. In many cases, the package or envelope will turn up!

(3) If all attempts fail to locate your package, please contact me. The next step is filing a claim with the USPS, which will require that you sign an Affidavit regarding the missing/damaged package before replacement or refund. USPS requires physical evidence of damage, including packaging materials.

LIMITED INVENTORY (Supply chain disruptions): When will it be back in stock?

There are still many instances of materials and/or supplies not yet available from the manufacturer or supplier. Similar substitutions replace out-of-stock supplies whenever possible, but some items are not replaceable and there is no predicting when suppliers will have them again. Please bear with me as we ride this out and anticipate going back to "normal" some day. Fingers crossed!

ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMEFRAMES: When will I receive my order?

♥ HOLIDAY PROCESSING TIMES: Your order will take between 2-3 WEEKS to be created due to my increased workload. Shipping speeds listed below are the time your order/package may be in transit via the USPS before delivery. (NOTE: Purchasing a faster shipping method does not also purchase a faster sewing/processing time.)


♥ The USPS estimated shipping speed for all standard First Class Mail orders is 3 to 8 BUSINESS DAYS. (Orders that qualify for free shipping are sent via First Class Mail when they weigh less than 1 pound)

♥ Priority Mail (upgrade available to purchase in the shopping cart) estimates delivery within 2 to 5 business days.

CHRISTMAS ORDERS: Can you rush my order to get my gift delivered before Christmas?

I try to work with my customers as often as possible to meet their short deadlines-- BUT from September through Christmas I have too many orders pending to accommodate any RUSH ORDER requests. You may send me a message to inquire about that option, but it most likely will not be possible. (Full disclosure: There is a fee to move your order ahead of the ones waiting their turn on my production schedule. Please contact Laurie for details. Faster shipping options MUST be purchased by the customer wishing to receive their order more quickly-- in addition to the RUSH ORDER upgrade fee.)