Designs by Caroline Ong

College Station, Texas

DesignsbyCarolineOng is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Designs by Caroline Ong plans to be back in Spring 2022.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 21, 2021

Designs by Caroline Ong plans to be back in Spring 2022.

Caroline Ong

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Caroline Ong


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About DesignsbyCarolineOng

Sales 161
On Etsy since 2012

Handcrafted design for everyday life

I began sewing as a 4 year old, begging scraps from my mother and sewing for my dolls. And so began a life long love of the creative process.

After leaving my career as a teacher in 2004 I finally had time to sew again. I casually asked my husband if he would like me to sew something for him - and from the first pair of pajama pants (which he still wears!) I went on to sew many one-of-a-kind dress shirts and bow ties for him as well.

When our son (the "goose") joined our family, his arrival inspired a season of sewing cloth diapers and knitting wool soakers. While working in the church nursery I was frustrated with everyone leaving their child with a forgettable black diaper bag (when the baby needed to be changed - which one was theirs?) - so I began to design and personalize diaper bags for the new moms in our circle of friends. And as the goose has grown his changing seasons of life have inspired by turns little purses for his friends, dress shirts and bow ties on a small scale, play clothes, costumes, superhero capes, pencil cases and treasure bags for his school mates, and many more.

After many years of hearing my husband say "you should sell your bow ties on Etsy" I finally decided to pursue that idea in mid-2012. Each of the items in my shop is something I first designed and created for a friend or family member. As I've "worked out the kinks," I am able little by little to share them in my shop. I'm slowly learning the ins and outs of operating a micro-business, while still enjoying the creative process.

I love to design one-of-a-kind items, so if you see something in my shop or in one of the custom galleries on my facebook page that you enjoy, please contact me about creating a custom order.

Shop members

  • Caroline

    Owner, Designer

    Mid-life mom of one, wife to my plant pathologist husband; runner, knitter, seamstress, mathematics instructor, friend, vegetable gardner, allergy-friendly cook; when I'm not lesson planning I can most often be found in front of my sewing machine.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016

I began sewing as a very young girl begging scraps from my mom and hand stitching doll clothes. Over the years I've enjoyed sewing and creating through several seasons of life.

Many of the designs in my shop have grown out of items I have created for my son, my family, and our friends. Several were inspired as birthday presents for my son (the "goose") 's friends. I am delighted to share these items with you and hope they will be enjoyed just as much by your family! If you have any questions about items in the shop (or an item you would like to see in the shop!), please feel free to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I hope you will be very satisfied with your purchase, and encourage you to ask any questions you may have before purchasing an item!

However, in the event that you find the item unsuitable, please notify me (via etsy conversations) ASAP. Refunds for the purchase price of your item can be made if the item is returned unused in the original packaging within two weeks of delivery. I can refund your purchase price after the item is returned to me. Unfortunately I am unable to refund shipping costs. I cannot be responsible for items lost in transit; please keep this in mind when returning the item and purchase delivery confirmation and/or insurance if you so desire.
Payments may be made through PayPal or, for your convenience, via Direct Checkout with your credit card.

All payments must be received in full before items are shipped.

Sales Tax of 8.25% will be added to purchases shipped to addresses in Texas. PLEASE NOTE that Texas sales tax law requires sales tax on the shipping costs for taxable items as well as the actual item costs. This will be added to your total at checkout.
I do my best to ship all orders within 3 business days; often much sooner. If there is an unexpected delay you will be notified! I will ship via USPS and provide you with a Delivery Confirmation number. The shop cannot be responsible for lost or damaged packages. If you require insurance or expedited shipping please contact me for updated shipping fees. Shipping will be to your PayPal address. If you need to use a different address please contact me ASAP.

If you are a local buyer and can arrange a pickup, please contact me for a revised invoice.

PLEASE NOTE : Texas sales tax law requires sales tax on the item sold as well as sales tax on shipping and handling for taxable items. This will be charged at the rate of 8.25% and added at checkout!!

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS : Your item(s) will ship via First-class mail International. I will declare the purchase price of your item(s) on the required custom(s) forms. Buyer is responsible for any duties, taxes, or other fees required by the country of destination. Unfortunately international packages cannot be traced once they leave the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each of the items in my shop were handmade by me in my smoke- and pet-free home.

Many of the items listed in the store can be customized with an initial or a name. Please contact me for prices and availability.

Need several purses for birthday party favors? Or several pencil cases to celebrate the end of the season for your sports team? Need bow ties for a family photo-op? We can work together to create a custom order to fit your needs.

Sales tax of 8.25% will be added to purchases shipped to addresses in Texas.Texas sales tax law requires sales tax on the item sold as well as sales tax on shipping and handling for taxable items. This will be charged at the rate of 8.25% and added at checkout. Thank you for understanding.