Upcycled tote bags, pillow covers, gift bags and more

St Louis, Missouri

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Deb Smith

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About debupcycles

Sales 436
On Etsy since 2011

Upcycling as a way of life

My passions are crafting, saving money at and reusing things I find at thrift stores, garage sales and auctions. I keep finding things that I can't sell in my supply shop but that I hate to throw away, so I decided to start making things out of them and offering them for sale. Finding ways to reuse things has become almost an obsession. Every time I go to a thrift store I see way too much that I can do something with. Storage space is now at a premium and I have to get to work using some of the stuff up!

Shop members

  • Deb Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, CEO

    I have been crafting since I was 6 or 7 years old when my mom started teaching me how to embroider. I learned to sew in home-ec in 8th grade and high school. Learned to knit when I was 13 and had a friend teach me how to crochet when I was 18.

  • Ryan the College Kid


    Swears he's my son so he can get free room and board. Put him to work cutting up the clothing I'm going to upcycle. He also helps with shipping.

  • Fuuko


    Let's me know loud and clear when she doesn't like something.

  • Horatio


    Just somehow knows when you need a cuddle.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 10, 2017

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds will be given once you have returned the item to me and I have received it.
I accept payment only through Etsy payment system.
Most of my items are small enough to ship USPS First Class. Larger items are shipped priority.

All items will ship within 3 to 5 business days.

International buyers are responsible for any customs or duties fees. Please understand that lying on customs forms is against the law. Please do not ask.

If the package is returned because of an incorrect address or another reason, shipping will be charged again through a Paypal invoice. Please make sure your address is correct.

I will combine shipping with my other shop, please let me know ahead of time.
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Additional policies and FAQs
All my items are made in a smoke free, cat friendly home but since they are made from upcycled items that come from thrift shops or garage sales I can't guarantee they have never been exposed to other odors or allergens.