Old Made New

Portland, Oregon · 440 Sales


Old Made New

Portland, Oregon 440 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Michelle Walker

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Michelle Walker


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Big Dreams Find a Way

My Grace: Very little gets in her way. She's determined, smart, wordy and shy. She digs in her heals, pushes the outer limits, doubts herself frequently, knows what she wants, is both humble and proud and almost always lands on her feet.

My daughter began this business with me as an Economics project with the side benefit of earning money for a private school university education on a public school budget. She longs for and dreams of the farthest corners of the earth, all starting in DC.

She handles the business side of things along with all things technological and I take care of the sewing creations. We are a great team, our individual skills and talents complementing each other well.

The Big Dreams have begun. She is on the other side of the country, studying hard, growing in leaps and bounds. I don't know what's around the corner, but I know we'll find a way.

I hope you enjoy our shop filled with vintage, often historical "rags" made into beautiful, functional everyday wares.

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  • Michelle & Grace Walker

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Seamstress, Salvage Buyer

    Sewing has been a part of my life since my burly Uncle Bob helped me sew my first skirt. Thrifting (and vintage) became a love and a necessity as I made my way through college. My daughter and I combine the two in lovely offerings to you.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2012
Welcome to Salvage Seamstress, where I "dig up" lovely old things that have lost their usefulness, but have a value in the story they still tell of the past. Too beautiful to throw out or to stuff into a dark drawer, only to be seen occasionally ... these things are given a lovely new purpose, while still retaining their original charm.

If one of my items is made out of feed sack material, it may very well have small stains or fading, even possibly a patch, showing off its age, previous use and charm. I include these in the images of the product, as I believe they tell part of its story. I do not include anything in my shop that I would not use myself and cut out or overlay any stains that are large enough to detract from the finished product.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be very happy with your purchase. Please converse with me right away if you are unhappy with the quality, size & fit or condition of your purchase. Exchange or refund will be handled on a case by case basis.
Currently, Paypal is the accepted method of payment at SalvagSeamstress. If payment has not been received within 48 hours after the order has been placed, the order will be cancelled and the item will return to the shop.
Your order will ship the same day or one day after payment is received, or the first business day following a weekend order. All US orders will be sent USPS priority mail.

If you live in the Portland Metro area of Oregon, I may be able to refund your shipping cost, if we can arrange a "meet" =) Talk to me.

Purchaser will be responsible for all international customs charges, if applicable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom item prices and shipping times will vary, and will be decided order-by-order. I love "the hunt" and look forward to hearing your request, finding the perfect item and creating just exactly what you are looking for. I will make sure to keep the conversation open, sending progress updates during the process, to ensure your satisfaction.