LauriesGiftsBiz

Retro Aprons, Scripture Purses & Gifts HANDMADE IN USA

South Whitley, Indiana · 1386 Sales

LauriesGiftsBiz

Retro Aprons, Scripture Purses & Gifts HANDMADE IN USA

South Whitley, Indiana 1386 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   The HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINE has passed. I still have a few items that are ready to ship immediately. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauriesGiftsBiz?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=19248636

Items not labeled READY TO SHIP (in the title & description) still needs to be sewn. Current turn around time on made-to-order items is around 3 weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: All orders are sewn & shipped in chronological order. However, I work with my customers as often as possible to meet special deadlines. But from October through December I typically have too many deadlines looming to work even *one more thing* into a week's schedule.

Please contact me BEFORE before placing an order with a short deadline to see if it is possible to work your item into the weekly production schedule. If your request is approved, you will need to pay a fee ($10) for moving your order ahead of those already waiting in the queue. The Rush Order listing must be purchased in addition to EACH item you are wishing to receive in a hurry.

Requests added in the "note to seller" section during checkout -- without prior discussion & approval-- will not be honored.

Copyright © 2005-2016 (Laurie's Gifts) All rights Reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 3, 2016

The HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINE has passed. I still have a few items that are ready to ship immediately. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauriesGiftsBiz?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=19248636

Items not labeled READY TO SHIP (in the title & description) still needs to be sewn. Current turn around time on made-to-order items is around 3 weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: All orders are sewn & shipped in chronological order. However, I work with my customers as often as possible to meet special deadlines. But from October through December I typically have too many deadlines looming to work even *one more thing* into a week's schedule.

Please contact me BEFORE before placing an order with a short deadline to see if it is possible to work your item into the weekly production schedule. If your request is approved, you will need to pay a fee ($10) for moving your order ahead of those already waiting in the queue. The Rush Order listing must be purchased in addition to EACH item you are wishing to receive in a hurry.

Requests added in the "note to seller" section during checkout -- without prior discussion & approval-- will not be honored.

Copyright © 2005-2016 (Laurie's Gifts) All rights Reserved.

Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn

Updates

Time to rest up and recharge before the impending craziness of the holiday rush! Don't worry, I'll be in touch with my shop (by app) as often as possible... Please note that ready-to-ship items ordered during this time will not ship until Oct. 24th.
New items added as often as possible. New today: the popular polka dot smock-- this time in AQUA! ♡
This is as close to mass production as I get. I still wait to sew the purses until they are ordered, but if I don't take time to cut them out ahead of the Holiday rush-- I will seriously hate myself later!

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About

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

This year I celebrate 20 years as a professional seamstress and designer. 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

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  • Laurie Kahn

    Owner, Designer, Seamstress

    This is a one woman operation-- I do it ALL-- Buying raw materials, designing, cutting, sewing items, photographing products, all computer operations, promoting, advertising, accounting, packaging, shipping, and all customer relations.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 3, 2016
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL SEWING & DESIGNING

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
INDIANA residents will be charged 7% sales tax.
Shipping
The HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINE has passed.

♥ Processing time is currently around 3 weeks. ♥ Made-to-order items are not already sewn-- I need time to sew each item in the size ordered. ♥ Items labeled READY-TO-SHIP are mailed within 48 hours of payment, Monday - Friday.

♥ DELIVERY TIME IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROCESSING TIME ESTIMATE. Actual delivery speed will depend on the shipping method YOU choose during check out. *** FIRST CLASS MAIL may take 7 days to be delivered. PRIORITY MAIL may take more than the 3 days they advertise. They do not guarantee their delivery estimates for ANY shipping speed you purchase.***

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INTERNATIONAL customers are responsible for all taxes, duties, handling fees, and custom charges that apply in your particular country. (These are not collected at the time of purchase-- they are only collected upon delivery in each country.)

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.
Refunds and Exchanges
1) Contact shop about returns within 3 days after the buyer receives the item. Please try it on to make sure it's the right size for you WHEN YOU RECEIVE IT. 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.)

2) Any item being returned must be in the same 100% BRAND NEW / UNUSED condition as it was received, and accompanied with 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, as there will be NO refund given if the item is received damaged and un-sellable. If there are any signs of wear or damage, heavy perfumes, or smoke-- then the item will NOT be considered acceptable for return, and no refund will be given.

3) You will receive a full refund for the price of the item(s) ordered, after your item is accepted for return. Shipping costs are not refundable. The buyer agrees to pay all shipping costs and customs and duty charges associated with the return.

***NO RETURNS ON PERSONALIZED ITEMS, CUSTOM ORDERS, or SEWING PATTERNS.***

More information

Last updated on Dec 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift orders

If your order is being sent directly to the gift recipient, please let me know so that I can include a gift receipt with the addresses included (but no prices.) I can also include a vintage greeting card (no charge) if requested. Just let me know how you want me to sign the card!

Packing slips are included

Packing slips and/or gift receipts are ALWAYS included in shipments. 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.)

Wholesale availability

I do not accept wholesale orders. I have no plan to mass produce anything for sale in my shop.

Givaways / Donation Requests

I will no longer reply individually to donation requests due to the sheer number of emails received. I prefer to donate locally, but I do sincerely thank you for your interest.

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 about customizing your order using different fabrics than what is shown in the listing photos. Many aprons are available in different sizes; some also offer additional features. (See individual listings for details.)

Custom embroidery is also an option, when my schedule permits. Contact me for more information, if you want to add a name or monogram. A "Custom Feature" Listing for this detail would need to be purchased in addition to the item you want embroidered.

RUSH ORDERS

All orders are sewn & shipped in the order they are purchased. However, I work with my customers as often as possible to meet special deadlines. But at the end of the year, there are just too many orders to work *one more thing* into the week's schedule.

Please contact me BEFORE before placing an order with a short deadline to see if it is possible to work your item into the weekly production schedule. If your request is approved, you will need to pay a fee ($10) for moving your order ahead of those already waiting in the queue. The Rush Order listing must be purchased in addition to EACH item you are wishing to receive in a hurry.

CAN I GET MY ORDER BEFORE CHRISTMAS?

Everyone obviously wants their order ASAP during this time of year. To be sure to get all orders sewn and shipped before the 2016 USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines, all made-to-order items must be purchased no later than the dates below depending on the shipping speed YOU choose during check out:

FIRST CLASS MAIL = order by November 28 (processing time + 3-7 days minimum for delivery-- not guaranteed)
PRIORITY MAIL = order by December 1 (processing time + 2-3 days minimum for delivery-- not guaranteed)

Orders placed after those cut off dates will not be delivered before Christmas.