Stitches by Lydia

Hillsdale, Michigan · 23 Sales


Stitches by Lydia

Hillsdale, Michigan 23 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

StitchesbyLydia is taking a short break


Note from shop owner SBL is closed until January 2nd, 2018! Have a great holiday season!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 18, 2017

SBL is closed until January 2nd, 2018! Have a great holiday season!

Lydia Wells

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Lydia Wells


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

christylynn320 on Mar 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter loves it. Could have been packaged a little better - when I cut to open the envelope - I cut right through the dolls legs and had to sew them back together!


Handcrafting is my passion.

From childhood, I have loved making dolls and other toys. My family would receive catalogs full of Waldorf-inspired playthings and I would attempt to recreate them, such as small felt bendy dolls, and floss wrapped wire dolls. I learned to sew from my grandmother, and that opened my eyes to the world of plush toy making.

My styles and creative interest has evolved and shifted, and now my passion lies in making durable, one of a kind, heirloom quality dolls and softies, in between my time being a mother, knitter, and artsy human being.

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  • Lydia

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a lifelong crafter who fell in love with sewing, knitting, crochet, and doll making. I live in southern Michigan next to my family's small farm, with my husband, son, and baby to come (due October, 2016!).

Shop policies

Last updated on February 26, 2017
Hello and welcome to Stitches by Lydia! I'm Lydia and I've been crafting as long as I can remember. Dolls are something I especially love to make, all of them one of a kind with hand-stitched or painted faces, for boys, girls, and the young at heart.

No two are ever exactly alike! I have taken a lot of time to master my craft, and I make sure to line every one of my dolls with two layers of cotton to ensure durability and double or triple stitch any seam that may be affected during play time.

All of items in my shop were hand made by myself, in my little home located in the southern tier of Michigan, the Great Lakes state.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of receiving your item. After that time, I will not accept a return.

I do not accept anything that has been damaged or soiled. I highly recommend purchasing shipping insurance so that if anything unfortunate happens during transit, the USPS will be responsible for the damages.

Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility to pay and a refund will not be issued until the returned item is in my possession.
I only accept PayPal at this time.
I ship all of my dolls wrapped in white tissue paper and plastic, packaged in a bubble mailer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that each item is lovingly handmade so there might be slight discrepancies between each doll or plush of the same design.

If you would like more specific photos of any of my items, I will be happy to take some for you.

Each item is inspected before shipping to ensure that there are no defects in the item.