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About alittleredribbon

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On Etsy since 2009

beautiful vintage recreated.

A little red ribbon was born when I sought to combine my interest in all things vintage with my passion for sewing and making. I love to source and use items that have been loved before or long forgotten - items with a story to tell and more life to live!

The items in this shop are not only a celebration of how something lost and forgotten can become new again but my aim is to produce beautiful, high quality handmade products that you will love to use and give to others.

All items in my shop are handmade by me, in my home in Sydney, Australia.

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  • Gretel Evans

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I love to sew and create with vintage linens and fabric, which you will see in the vast majority of my work. When I'm not making, I spend the rest of my busy days caring for my two lively but lovely kidlets, and working part time in healthcare.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Welcome! I enjoy creating lovely handmade items that feature and re-purpose a variety of vintage fabrics and handiwork. My aims are to celebrate the use of natural fibres, and to remember and re-purpose the lovely work completed by generations past. This little store is about sharing this with you and I hope you find something that you like!

Please note that all items are individually priced, based on materials used in the design and complexity of construction around the vintage pieces.

All items are handmade in my pet-free and smoke-free home.

Quality customer service is very important to me, so if you are not completely satisfied with your transaction, please contact me before leaving feedback.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
All sales are final with no exceptions, including custom orders.

Returns and exchanges will not be accepted if you simply change your mind.

Returns will only be accepted if the item is clearly faulty and returned, at buyer’s expense, within 21 days of purchase.

All shipping costs are non-refundable

Measurements and photos have been taken with great care. Please keep in mind that colors can vary from screen to screen. If you would like additional information about any item, please convo me and I will get back to you quickly. Please contact me immediately (within 2 days) of receiving your item if it is damaged or faulty. I will do my best to help you - quality customer service is important to me.
I accept Paypal for all transactions, where you are able to safely pay for your item with your credit card even if you do not have a paypal account.

Payment must be received within 3 days of purchase. Unfortunately, if payment is not made within this time, your order will need to be cancelled. If you have any questions or concerns about payment, please feel free to convo me and I'll do my best to help you.

Your items will be shipped once full payment is made.
Items will be shipped via Australia Post once payment is received.

For an additional fee, Australian customers have the option to choose Express Post (for speed and tracking)which I highly recommend.

International orders are shipped via Australia Post AIRMAIL without insurance. Please allow 3-10 working days for delivery. Unfortunately, I will not be held responsible for any charges or taxes that international customs offices may place on your package.

I will not be held responsible for lost orders. If you wish to order insurance on your items during shipping, please contact me prior to your purchase.

All orders are shipped on Mondays and Thursdays, excluding public holidays. Shipping discounts are available for multiple purchases and are listed in the item description.

IMPORTANT: Your items will be shipped to the address listed in your ETSY purchase. Please make sure your ETSY shipping info is correct.

Shipping costs reflect the price of shipping materials, shipping fees and handling.

I take great care to ensure items are packaged appropriately using high quality, Australia Post-approved packing materials. If you have any issues with items that are damaged in transit please contact me immediately.
Additional policies and FAQs
My items are hand-sewn to individually match the vintage linens and fabrics used. As a result, the vast majority of items are one-offs or limited editions.

Please understand that I use a mix of new and vintage fabrics. As a result, some fabrics may have slight imperfections as expected with daily wear and tear in their past homes! The idea that these fabrics were once loved by someone else only adds to their appeal. However, I always do my best to ensure that fabric used is of a high standard, and all handmade products are sewn and constructed carefully before they are listed.

It is important to look after vintage fabrics used in your items. Please spot wash items only and store in a cool, dry place.

I happily accept custom orders. Please contact me with your requirements if you would like to purchase a custom item.

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