Handcrafted Clergy Stoles

Denver, Colorado

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2021

Welcome to unique stoles for creative clergy! Visit to sign up for my newsletter and receive a thank-you discount code!
October is "Clergy Appreciation"''ll find great gifts here and YES, I do personalize and I offer custom stoles. Contact me for ideas.



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Joy Engelsman

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Joy Engelsman


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About PastorJoyCreations

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On Etsy since 2016

Woman of the cloth creates unique clergy stoles

When I was ordained as a pastor, some friends presented me with a hand-made stole. They knew I appreciated the beauty of fabrics and the caring touch of human hands.
Years later when I left full-time ministry, I designed and created several clergy stoles and found it was a perfect way to combine my skills as a seamstress, my creative nature and my delight for beautiful worship.
I opened my Etsy Shop in December of 2016 and was encouraged to discover that there are clergy and churches looking for unique hand-crafted stoles that don't break the bank. I'm happy to serve this community!
When I'm not sewing or managing this shop, I'm serving with Youth for Christ International, working with Africa staff, or prepping to preach or coach a congregation in worship matters.
I hope that you'll find something beautiful and creative in my shop. Please CONVO me if you have an idea of your own that you'd like me to custom make.

I recently opened another Etsy shop where my daughter and I work together to provide treasures for tucking in the little blankets and pillowcases with fun novelty fabrics. You can find us at Tuck Me In Treasures on Etsy:

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  • Joy

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    As an ordained pastor and a creative maker, I appreciate the unique role of clergy vestments to add life and celebration to worship through vibrant colors and textures. I'm happy to serve a variety of denominations with my designs.

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

The length of each "arm" of the stole is measured from the back of neck, over the shoulder and down to the end. Please check the measurement length listed on each product.

If you'd like the stole shortened, I can hem it before sending. Please provide preferred length. If you need a longer stole, please contact me and I'll let you know if I can still get the fabric to make a longer version.

Dedication or personalization

I can add custom personalization or a dedication such as a name, scripture verse and date to the inside pocket. Cost of personalizing depends on request, but typically runs $18-$25 USD.
Open the item "Personalize Your Stole" (it is an orange square) to find ideas for your personalization.
First put the stole in your cart, then add the orange square into the cart as a separate item for purchase.
Send me a message to describe what you want in the personalization. I look forward to working with you to make your stole unique.

Care instructions

Spot clean or wash by hand when necessary. Lay flat to dry. Do not machine wash as the arms of the stole will twist during agitation and may be difficult to get back to original fit.

Occupational hazard: wine stains are difficult to remove. Some ideas: pour salt on the wet stain and attempt to draw out the wine. Use hydrogen peroxide and blot the stain. Use very hot water.

If you get a crease or wrinkle and need to press your stole, work from the edge toward the inside, being careful to keep the lining under the top.

If your stole is made from a textured fabric, do not press on the textured side. Place a plush towel on the ironing surface, then place the stole, textured side down on the towel. Press only on the back side.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each stole is packaged and sent in an elegant black gift box. Contact me if you'd like a special message included.

Extra wrapping is available for $4.00--check the box for "gift wrapping" and the package will get special attention. I'll also include a card with your message if you send me what you'd like written.

Do you make custom stoles?


I am happy to work with you to create a new design to fit your style and needs. Contact me with your ideas. Use the "custom order" button on my shop or send me a message.

Note that our creativity may be limited to the availability of fabrics and to the time frame allotted.

A Note about Batik Fabric

Many of my stoles feature the beauty and originality of hand-dyed and hand-painted batik fabric. The detailed and specialized process of creating batik fabric results in vibrant colors and unique patterns. Due to the hand-crafted nature, there can be slight variations and imperfections that are part of the artistic process of this fabric.

Deacon Stoles

Deacon stoles fit best when they are made to your specific measurements. You provide two measurements: a crossbody measurement from left shoulder to right hip and a "drop" measurement from right hip to your preferred length toward the floor.