MinniesStitches

Nostalgic finds, sewing and needlework supplies

Minnesota, United States · 1867 Sales

MinniesStitches

Nostalgic finds, sewing and needlework supplies

Minnesota, United States 1867 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   To navigate, use my Shop Sections (see left side of screen) to find the listings you are most interested in. Women's sewing patterns now have their own section and needlework has been separated into three sections; kits, patterns and supplies. These changes will make it easier and quicker for you to shop!

Buying several items? I'll refund any excess shipping paid by you or you can contact me prior to ordering for a combined shipping quote. Up to 8 ounces ships for the same cost. I try to keep costs as low as possible for you! Minneapolis/St. Paul area customers, pickup may be able to be arranged to eliminate shipping expense.

Minnesota buyers; I must collect sales tax on your purchase, so please contact me before placing your order so that i can calculate the exact tax required for your address. For international sales, if your country isn't shown in my listing, I may still be able to ship to you; send me a message.

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Last updated on May 20, 2016

To navigate, use my Shop Sections (see left side of screen) to find the listings you are most interested in. Women's sewing patterns now have their own section and needlework has been separated into three sections; kits, patterns and supplies. These changes will make it easier and quicker for you to shop!

Buying several items? I'll refund any excess shipping paid by you or you can contact me prior to ordering for a combined shipping quote. Up to 8 ounces ships for the same cost. I try to keep costs as low as possible for you! Minneapolis/St. Paul area customers, pickup may be able to be arranged to eliminate shipping expense.

Minnesota buyers; I must collect sales tax on your purchase, so please contact me before placing your order so that i can calculate the exact tax required for your address. For international sales, if your country isn't shown in my listing, I may still be able to ship to you; send me a message.

tonya smith

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About

Creative clothing for children, and a wide variety of thrifting scores including vintage patterns, books, decor and embroideries

Why buy from me?
1. out of sympathy for my impossibly curly hair
2. help me feed my 23 year old, 6' 7" son
3. no moving violations in over ten years!
4. your item is sewn by a fairy princess (meaning of
"Tonya" in Russian)
5. Betty Crocker Award winner in high school!
7. my garments are so carefully sewn that they could "last
through a war" according to my home ec teacher
8. make those old federal student loan payments of $104.88 a month worth it (?) as I return to my first loves; creativity and textiles.
9. justify to my family the amount of square footage
taken up by my creative clutter, and the pins and needles
lost (and found!) in the carpet

My shop, Minnie's Stitches, is named after Minnie Erickson, the sweet lady who made baby doll clothes for me many years ago. I enjoy creating clothing including vintage fabrics and notions, as well as clothes with a whimsical, playful attitude. My shop also includes many items I've purchased while thrift store shopping - one of my hobbies. I look for things that have a retro, nostalgic appeal. I welcome your comments and questions, and love receiving pictures of your children wearing clothes from Minnie's Stitches!

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  • Tonya Smith

    Owner, Designer

    AARP eligible Minnesota native neglects housework to create childrens clothing and browse for vintage items in local thrift stores.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 12, 2015
Thanks so much for visiting my shop! As you can see, I enjoy vintage items of all types. Garage sale and thrift store shopping are hobbies of mine, and when I'm shopping I look for the lowest possible prices so that I can pass the savings on to you.

The listings in my shop continue to change based on my time limits and seeing what sells best. Currently I am doing more reselling of items I've found, and less sewing for children and dolls. I am also enjoying offering vintage patterns and embroidery kits and leaflets. I will still sew unique items as inspiration hits and time permits, however.

If you are interested in purchasing an item and your country is not listed for that item, contact me for a quote. As of 2/1/15 I am shipping to the USA, the Netherlands, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, the U.K., Norway, Japan, Denmark, Australia, Hong Kong, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, France and Ireland.

Customs declarations will always include the actual sales price. You as a buyer are responsible for any customs fees or any additional fees incurred to receive your order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards through Direct Checkout and Etsy gift cards.

If you are a customer who has paid me by check in the past, please send me a message if you want to continue paying by check
Shipping
All items in my shop are available for local pickup in the Minneapolis St Paul metro area; just contact me before placing your order so that I can adjust the listing.

Whenever you want to order more than one item, contact me first with your zip code and the names of that items you want. With that information I can provide you with a combined shipping quote and, hopefully, reduce your shipping expense. I will adjust the listing before you place your order.

Domestic shipping only within continental United States; Alaskan or Hawaiian buyers, please contact me for an exact quote. Shipping to countries other than those listed is considered on a case by case basis; send me a message and I will respond.

I use recycled packing materials whenever possible and take measures to assure no water damage. Shipping quotes are without insurance unless specified in the item description, but I may chose to add insurance even if not noted in the description. I will refund any significant shipping overage to you by separate mail (ie $3 or more)

If you provide me with your zip code, I 'll be happy to give you a precise shipping quote to your address. If you are ordering several items, please contact me for an exact shipping quote. If you need rush delivery let me know before placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Unworn, unwashed and undamaged items may be returned within seven days from the time you receive them. Return shipping is your responsibility, and you may want to purchase insurance and delivery confirmation to be sure that I receive the items. I will refund the purchase price, but not return shipping expenses.

If you are considering returning a purchase, please contact me first to see if we
can resolve your concern in another way. It's important to me that you are happy with your purchase and become a regular customer of Minnie's Stitches!
Additional policies and FAQs
Fabric fiber content and origin is identified for new fabrics, but not for vintage or repurposed fabric . All fabrics have been machine washed and dried before construction. If your item includes delicate trims or hand embroidery, however, handwashing will extend it's life. My home is smoke and cat free. Doll clothes are sized for 18" American Girl dolls.

Repurposed and vintage materials occasionally will include small flaws. I choose to work with these materials due to the beauty of natural fibers and hand needlework, which outweighs slight imperfections. Repurposing fabrics allows me to offer you lower prices than I could with new fabric.

Please let me know if you have any questions or issues with your order and I will do everything I can so that you are happy with your purchase!