Revamping Your Clothing One Stitch at a Time

San Francisco, California · 148 Sales


Revamping Your Clothing One Stitch at a Time

San Francisco, California 148 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Reviving Memories One Stitch At A Time

It was the pastel purple cardigan with fruit-shaped buttons that my grandmother made for me, which resulted in the creation of Needle Happy.

It was when I moved back home to San Francisco that I decided to give in and go through the boxes that have been shoved far back inside my closet. I put this off for so long and it felt like the right time to do something about the clutter. I opened the boxes and found really random things like matching shirts that I had with my friends in high school, embarrassing yearbooks and my brother's adorable baby clothes. There was a memory associated with each and every item that I picked up from the boxes. The purple cardigan reminded me of when my grandparents sat on the bench together as they watched me play at the park. As I sat on the floor surrounded by my timeless assets with my favorite purple cardigan in hand, I asked myself one question. Is there another way to preserve these valuables instead of leaving them inside cardboard boxes or shoved inside my dresser?

Whether it be a closet full of “I will try to fit into them next year” outfits or items that hold dear to your heart, Needle Happy can bring new life to your extraordinary items. I fall in love time in time again with the words ‘personalized,’ ‘handmade,’ and ‘recycled,’ which calls for uniqueness and made to order just for you, while doing good for our environment. Each and every piece made at Needle Happy is made especially for you and no one else.

Needle Happy revives your fond memories one stitch at a time. Your memorable articles of clothing are personally handcrafted and given a breath of new life.


Shop members

  • Juli Shimodaira

    Owner, Curator

    I am all of the following: *24/7 fabric hunter *extremely picky coffee lover *a dessert monster *a sucker for really good sushi (what can I say? It's in my blood) *I am constantly on a mission to revive memories one stitch at a time!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2015
Needle Happy is located in the lovely Bay Area just outside of San Francisco, CA. Needle Happy brings new life to articles of clothing because we believe all clothing deserves a second chance. It absolutely is a waste to keep those awesome pieces of clothing that you love so much hidden in the dresser. Why not revive them into products that you can use?!

We are selling an array of our limited edition products on Etsy which shows examples of our handmade work that you will not see on our website. We want to utilize the awesome Etsy community and join in on promoting handmade products and to also share our creative work with everyone. We really hope you enjoy our Needle Happy products!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
It is greatly appreciated if the order is paid for within 48 hours of purchase.
Shipping within the United States is a flat rate of $4.95 with delivery confirmation for single items and $5.95 for our 3-pack items.

For orders of 50+ items within the United States, there is a flat rate of $20.00 with delivery confirmation per order.

All international orders will be shipped via First Class mail -- its definitely the cheapest method! Delivery times will vary depending on what country you live in.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. If there is a situation where we make a mistake on your order (we are human and this does happen sometimes) we will accept returns -- buyer pays for return shipping costs. We will definitely do our best to accommodate!!

*Underwear is non-returnable due to the nature of the product.

No refunds will be issued past 60 days of purchase date.

PLEASE be sure to check your measurements. I try to provide very detailed and accurate measurements so that we can determine that the item you purchase will fit you perfectly! We want you to be very happy with your Needle Happy purchase!