UnexpectedTreasure

Fabric Coin Purses, Handbags, Pouches, Purses, Totes

Rhode Island, United States · 1508 Sales

UnexpectedTreasure

Fabric Coin Purses, Handbags, Pouches, Purses, Totes

Rhode Island, United States 1508 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1242)

Announcement   Welcome to Unexpected Treasure where you'll find quality handcrafted wristlets, wallets, pouches, coin purses, handbags, totes and matching accessories in an exciting array of fabrics. You're sure to find something to coordinate with every outfit in your wardrobe.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

Welcome to Unexpected Treasure where you'll find quality handcrafted wristlets, wallets, pouches, coin purses, handbags, totes and matching accessories in an exciting array of fabrics. You're sure to find something to coordinate with every outfit in your wardrobe.

UnexpectedTreasure

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1242)
Jennifer

Jennifer on Jun 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great addition to wallet. Thank you.

Woodland Crew

Woodland Crew on May 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable little coin purse! Well made, fast shipping, and packaged well. 5 STAR Shop!!!

leadinglady

leadinglady on May 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic A+ seller! The tea wallet is functional and adorable. The seller was friendly and the service was excellent. Thanks a lot!

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About

Do What You LOVE! Love What You Do!

I learned to sew in a Home Economics class back in the 1970s but it was hardly love at first sight. The corduroy A-line skirt I made was super ugly and had crooked seams. LOL I didn’t sew again until my senior year of high school because I was determined to have the best prom dress ever. Well, let’s just say that was another epic fail and my beloved late grandmother wound up buying my prom dress. Never one to give up, when my children were born I decided I was going to conquer sewing once and for all. And I did! I’ve been sewing for about thirty years now. My favorite fabric to sew with is 100% cotton and other cotton wovens.

I love vintage sewing machines and own.....well, let me not say how many I own here because then hubby will find out! LOL I will say that my all-time favorite machine is a 1942 Singer 15-91 in the original cabinet. It's called "Farmer's Wife Model." I'm not sure why it's called that but it's a workhorse for sure and easily sews through six to eight layers of denim, leather, canvas and other heavy fabrics like butter.

I learned to crochet when I was eight years old. As is usually the case with many things in life I put down my crochet hook for a few years while raising my family. But as the children got older and more independent I started crocheting again. I’m sort of a non-traditional sort of crocheter and dislike following patterns. I usually look at a picture of an item I like and then do my own thing until I have something similar. I’ve often been told that I crochet wrong or backwards because I loop my yarn from front to back instead of from back to front. But that’s the most natural movement for me and I move along much faster that way.

As you can see from the photos I LOVE taking pictures of my six grandchildren almost as much as I love making things for them.

I also have two other shops on Etsy, UnexpectedTreasure2.etsy.com where I sell children’s clothing and accessories and TheSweetRetreat2.etsy.com which is currently empty because I can’t find time to bake. LOL

Thanks for taking the time to read my About Page and getting to know the artist behind the product.

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  • Anna

    Owner, Designer, Seamstress, Crocheter, Photographer, Shipper

    Hi, my name is Anna and I’m the creative force behind Unexpected Treasure. I create, photograph, list and ship each item in my shop. I hope you’ll purchase from me with confidence knowing that the item you’ll receive is a genuine handmade product.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 18, 2014
Welcome to Unexpected Treasure...where every visit is a treasure hunt! We hope you enjoy browsing our eclectic selection of quality handmade items. Great customer service and customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. If you have any questions before or after your purchase please feel free to convo us here on Etsy or email us at unexpectedtreasure2 [!at] yahoo.com. We will work with you to make sure your shopping experience with Unexpected Treasure is a pleasurable one.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
PayPal
This is our preferred payment method. Payment through PayPal can be made even if the buyer doesn't have a PayPal account by using your credit or debit card.

Direct Checkout is also available for buyers who do not wish to use Paypal.
Shipping
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
Please be aware your country may charge additional customs, duty and/or import taxes. You are responsible for paying these charges. We mark all international orders as 'merchandise' on customs forms. We will not mark orders as a "gift" so please do not ask. Additionally, we do not accept returns or issue refunds due to customs, duty and/or import tax issues.

U.S. BUYERS
Delivery confirmation is included in shipping cost for most items (noted in item description). This service is limited to the United States as well as the countries which the U.S. Postal Service automatically provides tracking information for.

For international orders we'll include the customs declaration number which I understand can be traced but it's not the same as delivery confirmation.

Orders are shipped within 24 hours of cleared payment and are sent via USPS.* You will be notified via convo when your package ships and provided a delivery confirmation number.

*Custom orders will take longer to ship. Please read the item description for shipping time frames on custom items.

Buying a gift for someone? We'll ship your order to the recipient at no extra cost upon payment being cleared. Please provide the recipient’s address via convo or email when submitting your order.

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY or PICKUP is available in the greater Providence, RI area and nearby Massachusetts. Convo or email us BEFORE placing your order so I can revise the listing to reflect a $0.00 shipping charge. Also, please put "local delivery" or "local pickup" in the message to seller.

When choosing local delivery or pickup, you MUST complete your transaction on Etsy first by checking out and clicking on "COMMIT TO BUY." This ensures Etsy gets their contracted fee from our shop. All purchases must be paid in full before being delivered or picked up.

SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION:
All orders over $75.00 (USD) will be sent with signature confirmation required.
Refunds and Exchanges
We stand behind the quality of every item we sell and want you to be so delighted with your purchase that you'd buy from Unexpected Treasure again as well as recommend us to family and friends.

We will accept returns within 10 days of your receiving the item. However, the item must be UNUSED, in its original packaging and in sellable condition.

The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs and this cost is not refundable. However, we will refund return shipping if the item received was damaged in transit. Refunds will be made via the same payment method you used for your purchase.

INTERNATIONAL REFUND POLICY:
Please note that we do not accept returns or issue refunds due to customs, duty and/or import tax issues you may encounter in your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are made in a NON-SMOKING HOME. We do have a cat. However, all of our items are created in my NO CAT ZONE STUDIO, and upon completion, are stored in sealed plastic containers in my studio until shipped. Even with these precautions, I would advise anyone with severe allergies to wash the item(s) prior to using/wearing them.

Custom orders are welcomed and encouraged. If you see something you like but would prefer a different color, size, or quantity, contact me and we can discuss a custom listing for your item.