Nerdy and novelty print oven mitts!

North Hollywood, California
| 20,799 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Thanks for visiting my shop! Everything is lovingly handmade in Los Angeles, CA! I pride myself on the quality and consistency of my products, and I hope my items make you smile :)

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Last updated on Dec 30, 2021

Thanks for visiting my shop! Everything is lovingly handmade in Los Angeles, CA! I pride myself on the quality and consistency of my products, and I hope my items make you smile :)

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @NerdyNoveltyDesign



All Items

Dice wallet

Dice wallet


Sonia Melinkoff

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Sonia Melinkoff


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About NerdyNoveltyDesign

Sales 20,799
On Etsy since 2016

Taking over the world, one oven mitt at a time

For years I have been making my own novelty print dresses, and I get a lot of requests for custom dresses. Every body is different, so I decided to try making something I didn’t have to fit to people: an oven mitt! I posted the photo on social media and received an overwhelmingly positive response, so I opened my Etsy shop in the beginning of 2016. Since then, my business has grown exponentially, allowed me to quit my day job, and travel all over the world selling my mitts!

Shop members

  • Sonia Melinkoff

    Owner, Nerdy Crazy Cat Lady

    Cat-lover, sewing machine collector, and fabric hoarder. Loves anything having to do with sci fi, especially Zelda and Stargate! Started this company in 2016 in her spare time while working as a coordinator in the entertainment industry

  • Spock

    Assistant, Customer Service

    Spock is a large part of our social media face, and handles the day-to-day customer service inquiries. He is more attentive when you have chicken, though.

  • Link


    Link supervises all business operations. He isn’t very hands-on, but oversees everything from atop his cat tree. He mostly boosts morale, except when he fights with Spock once in a while.

  • Kat

    Inventory Manager, Shipper, Quality Control

    Not a cat, but a Kat! Kat keeps all our inventory organized and updated. She quality checks mitts before shipping and helps ship during busy periods. At our convention booth you'll most likely see her face!

Production partners

  • Fabric printer

    LA, CA

    Local fabric printer

  • Fabric quilter

    LA, CA


  • Pin manufacturer

    Quanzhou, China

    Mold and manufacturer pins based on my designs

  • Handmade sewing company

    LA, CA

    Help me produce large quantities of my designs

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Welcome to Nerdy Novelty Design! If you like science fiction, cats, and other novelty print fabric, then you'll love my items! I'm on a quest to find the most adorable and nerdy fabrics and turn them into something awesome and useful!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final, but if you have any issue with your order please message me! I do my best to remedy each situation.
I accept PayPal, credit cards and Etsy gift cards. I start working on your item once payment is received.
If you purchase priority shipping, it should take 1-3 business days once I ship, and if you purchase first class shipping it may take 2-10 business days, according to the USPS. However, these are estimates from the USPS and I am not responsible for the actual shipping time once it leaves my hands.

Please double check your shipping address before finalizing your order. I am not responsible for incorrect addresses, or delays due to shipping to an incorrect address.

All orders will receive tracking numbers.

I will do my best to ship out all orders as soon as possible but this holiday season I am also traveling to multiple comic cons so please refer to the shipping timeline on the item you ordered to get an idea of how quickly it will ship. Reach out to me if you have any questions!

For international orders:
Unfortunately I cannot guarantee delivery by any specific holiday. Sometimes international shipments arrive in less than a week, sometimes it takes three months, so this holiday season I cannot guarantee delivery for Chanukah, Christmas, or any other holiday. I will do my best to ship your order out as soon as I can but I cannot control the speed of global post.
Additional policies and FAQs
All sales are final. Due to covid, I cannot accept any returns. If you have an issue, though, please reach out to me and I will do my best to find a solution!
The only information I collect is your name and address so I can ship your items, as well as an email and/or etsy account name. I do not buy or sell anybody's personal information with any third parties, and your information is kept completely private. All credit card and payment information is collected through etsy, so as a seller I have no access to your payment information. I do not send out emails, except for rare instances where I cannot verify your mailing address. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!