Smart cases for smartphones, tablets and laptops

Guelph, Canada · 14 Sales


Smart cases for smartphones, tablets and laptops

Guelph, Canada 14 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Alison Ellett

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Alison Ellett


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Anonymous on Nov 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Cannot wait to receive this awesome case! Alison was so sweet and followed up to see if I wanted a different fabric. Will definitely recommend!

Anonymous on Jul 9, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

awsome took something from nothing and made something I could use for ever an asset to etsy

Anonymous on Feb 27, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely brilliant! Scarf is really a work of art. Alison is a lovely person to deal with. Looking forward to see what else she lists.


The back story

For as long as I can remember, I've been comfortable with needle and thread. Growing up, we were not allowed to watch TV unless we were doing something else at the same time. Knitting, sewing and embroidery were just the things you did in our family. You wore handknit sweaters. You made your party dress. Everyone made the art that decorated their home. As a kid, I just assumed everyone had needlepoint tapestries on their walls.

I still have my first piece of embroidery. The fabric is somewhat worn, but the stitches, I'm happy to say, have held up remarkably well. It's a toaster cover I stitched for my mother when I was six. Before I was much older I was making doll clothes with a toy sewing machine. When I was 12, I was sent to sewing lessons at the local Singer sewing machine store.

By Grade 10 Home Economics, I was accomplished enough to tackle the Grade 12 tailoring project. I made a wool suit, fully lined, pleated skirt, welt pockets, notched lapel. When I got to Grade 12, I made my brother a corduroy sports coat, which he reluctantly modeled in the school fashion show.

It all just grew from there. I've been sewing, knitting, embroidering, and generally messing about with fabric and thread for 40 years now. In 2008 I decided to throw caution to the wind, leave the corporate world, and pursue my creative endeavors full-time. I am much happier, on the whole calmer, and frankly more fun to be around.

My current focus is on designing, making and selling two product lines: wearable accessories and special-purpose bags, totes and cases. I also run sewing and dressmaking classes and enjoy teaching fellow sewists some of the skills I have acquired over the years.


Shop members

  • Alison Ellett

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Everyday objects should delight. They should feel good in your hand and bring color and vibrancy to your day. You should enjoy using them because they are beautifully made and do what they are designed to do. I'm a maker-designer of everyday objects.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 20, 2012
Welcome to my collection of special-purpose bags, totes and cases. Made from quality quilting cotton, they are all machine washable, and the electronics cases have no metal or plastic findings that might scratch your device.

If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, please feel free to convo me about a custom order.

Accepted payment methods

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Prices exclude sales taxes. Canadian customers will be charged GST/HST at the rate applicable to their province. No sales tax applies to U.S. and international orders.

All payments are securely processed via PayPal. Alison Ruth Designs does not have access to your credit card information.
All items are shipped by Canada Post (air mail for overseas orders) or USPS first-class mail. You will receive an email when your item has been shipped. Delivery times will vary depending on your location. If you wish another shipping method or priority service, please send me a message and we can make suitable arrangements.

To expedite delivery, orders shipping to U.S. addresses will be mailed from Niagara Falls, NY, whenever possible.

Shipping charges do not include insurance, customs clearing or duty charges. These are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be completely happy with your purchase. In the unfortunate event that you are not satisfied with the product you receive, please contact me to arrange a return or exchange. Provided the item is returned unused/unworn and suitable for resale within 30 days of ordering, a full refund less shipping charges will be given.
Additional policies and FAQs
Production time varies depending on the number of orders I have in hand. I aim to ship within one week, but occasionally it may take longer.

If you need the item by a certain date, please be sure to let me know when you place your order.