LucyBlaire

Lucy Blaire

New York, United States · 2540 Sales

LucyBlaire

Lucy Blaire

New York, United States 2540 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(776)

Announcement   Handmade oilcloth makeup bags and now, PDF sewing patterns! Stay in the know by checking out my website: www.LucyBlairehandmade.com

All U.S. orders ship through USPS Priority Shipping and international orders ship through USPS First Class International mail.

For more information, including a handy FAQs list, check out my policies section:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LucyBlaire/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Follow the fun on Instagram @LucyBlaire

Announcement

Handmade oilcloth makeup bags and now, PDF sewing patterns! Stay in the know by checking out my website: www.LucyBlairehandmade.com

All U.S. orders ship through USPS Priority Shipping and international orders ship through USPS First Class International mail.

For more information, including a handy FAQs list, check out my policies section:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LucyBlaire/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Follow the fun on Instagram @LucyBlaire

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Lucy Blaire

Oilcloth Makeup Bag Cosmetic Case Stripe Large
US$20.00
Flora Elephant Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern
US$8.00
Lyle Lion Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern
US$8.00
Kitty Cat Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern
US$6.00
Oilcloth Pencil Case Makeup Bag Brush Holder
US$12.00
Oilcloth Make Up Bag Cosmetic Case Medium
US$18.00
Henrietta Hippo Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern
US$8.00
Happy Home PDF Hand Embroidery Pattern
US$2.00
Oilcloth Pencil Case Makeup Bag
US$12.00
Oilcloth Make Up Bag Cosmetic Case Small
US$16.00
The Cora Dress PDF Sewing Pattern
US$10.00
Waterproof Brush Case Makeup Bag
US$12.00
Waterproof Make Up Bag Cosmetic Case Medium
US$18.00
Oilcloth Pencil Case
US$12.00
Waterproof Make Up Bag Cosmetic Case Small
US$16.00
Waterproof Makeup Bag Cosmetic Case Medium
US$18.00
Its A Girl PDF Hand Embroidery Pattern
US$2.00
Party Squid PDF Hand Embroidery Pattern
US$2.00
Lucky Girl Dress PDF Sewing Pattern
US$10.00
Oilcloth Pencil Case Makeup Bag Plaid
US$12.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(776)
Shelly

Shelly on Jun 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as described. Perfect size for my upcoming travel. I love the color and the fabric. Workmanship is excellent. Thanks!

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Updates

Marian and Vera Vampire Squid wish you a super silly Saturday! Get a copy of the Vera sewing pattern and start stitching up a million silly memories today!

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Who's ready for a relaxing weekend?! Henrietta Hippo is! Pick up her PDF sewing pattern today and sew the summer away!

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Henrietta Hippo Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern
US$8.00
It's a boy!! New gender reveal embroidery patterns now available!

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Its A Boy PDF Hand Embroidery Pattern
US$2.00
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About

Searching For Something More

After college I found myself working as a forklift driver in a fish oil warehouse just outside of Boston. In all honesty I was having the time of my life until it hit me, this is my job. It’s not a summer thing, not a gig to fill some time, no, this is my real life with no where else to go.

A dead end.

As soon as that notion struck me it was hard to have fun on the job anymore. I unloaded shipping containers while a little voice in my head reminded me, “This is NOT where you should be”. All of a sudden smelling like rotting fish wasn’t so funny. I learned my first major life lesson when I called in one morning and said, “I QUIT.” The lesson? Don’t quit your job unless you already have another one. Just an FYI.

Things got a little desperate and after 2 months, a dwindling bank account, and no leads in sight, I started to embellish my qualifications, maybe even lie a little a bit. I applied to a job as a seamstress in South Boston having about a Home Ec. eduction in sewing but knowing I needed a more creative path. Not surprisingly I wasn’t hired. That wasn’t the first rejection either. There was the flower shop that for some reason wouldn’t trust me that I could “totally” arrange flowers. Or the custom ornamental iron company that thought I’d be a “liability”. People seemed really stuck on experience. Then a miracle happened, somehow, weeks later, I got a call back from the custom drapery workroom and was asked to come in.

That’s pretty much where this story ends, but my entire future begins. I realized knowing how to make a log cabin quilt does not a seamstress make and somehow I didn’t get fired. Instead, I worked my tail off during the day learning on the job, read “how-to” books at night, and realized this is what I should have been doing all along.

I eventually made the difficult decision to leave Boston, and my seamstress job, to move to upstate NY in order to afford more space and give myself the chance to strike out on my own. I started my Etsy shop and eventually began writing for books such as Lunch Bags! from C&T Publishing, Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms from Interweave, craft magazines like Stitch, Sew News, Sew It All, Simply Handmade, and ReadyMade, appeared as a guest on Sew It All TV for PBS, filmed multiple online sewing classes for Craft Daily, and of course started my blog, Lucy Blaire Handmade.

When I’m not keeping all of that straight I’m doing my best to be a good wife to my husband Ben, and a mother to my beautiful daughter Marian in our little house with the red tin roof in Catskill, NY.

Etsy has made it possible for me to make a living doing the one thing I truly love and excel at and I can't thank them enough. For more information check out my website (you can find a link to the right) or these awesome Etsy features:

Featured Seller:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-lucy-blaire/

Quit Your Day Job:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/quit-your-day-job-lucy-blaire-creations/

Handmade Weddings:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/handmade-weddings-a-fall-affair/

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  • Lucy Blaire

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I spend my time writing for craft books and magazines, designing products and PDF patterns just for you and otherwise living quietly in Catskill, NY with my husband, Ben, and daughter, Marian.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 30, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal, Direct Checkout with a credit card, as well as Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
I ship everything within the United States through USPS Priority Shipping which is a 2 day service but is NOT guaranteed by the Post Office. All international orders are shipped USPS First Class International Mail that has an arrival time of roughly 6 - 10 days.

International orders cannot be tracked unless they are registered which is very expensive. Once an international order leaves the US I am no longer responsible for it. That being said, in all the years I've been doing this I have only had one international order "lost".

*Some countries may charge their own import/customs/duty fees that are separate from my shipping charges and completely out of my control.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want everyone to be 100% happy with what they purchased, so if for any reason you aren't happy, just contact me and we'll figure it out on a case by case basis.

If an item arrives damaged please contact me immediately, preferably with a photo. Photos of what happened help me in preventing similar issues in the future.

If you purchase an item and are not satisfied please contact me so we can discuss the issue. If you are still not happy, send the product back for a refund less the original shipping costs.

All sales are final on PDF patterns.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs:

1. What is oilcloth?

Oilcloth is a durable and waterproof vinyl fabric. It differs from laminated fabrics in that it is vinyl laid down on a thin mesh of cotton as opposed to cotton fabric that has been laminated on one side. Both sides of oilcloth are waterproof and wash easily.

2. Who makes your bags?

I do! Everything in my shop is sewn one at a time by hand in my studio in Catskill, NY.

3. Are your bags lined?

No, each of my bags are one single layer of oilcloth making them sturdy yet flexible enough to mold to whatever the contents. Both sides of the bags, inside and out, are waterproof and washable.

4. Do you sell wholesale?

I do! Send me a convo if you're interested in seeing the line sheet from my Etsy Wholesale shop.

5. I found a pattern I like in one size, but I can't find it in another size, why not?

People purchase different sizes at different rates so sometimes I may only have a few left of a particular pattern, in a particular size.

6. Can I get a different color zipper on my bag?

I buy all of my zippers in bulk so the colors you see are the only ones I stock. As far as switching colors between bags, I try to make many bags in advance so I'm well stocked at all times. Because of this I can't switch up the zipper colors.

7. I ordered a bag but it's too big! Can I exchange it?

All of the dimensions of the bags are listed in the description so please read the listings carefully before ordering. If you still think your bag is too big (or too small) please contact me and I can do an exchange. You will be responsible for return shipping costs.

8. I'm an international customer and am still waiting for my order, can you tell me where it is?

Unfortunately, no. Unless I register my international packages (which is very expensive) I really don't know what happens once they leave the US and I can't be held responsible. The good news is, I ship international all the time and have only ever had one lost package!

9. When I went to pick up my (international) package there were extra fees! I already paid for shipping!

Sometimes certain governments impose duties or custom charges on top of what it costs to ship the package. This is government by government and a totally separate charge from what it cost me to ship the package to you.