dorothydesigns

Fabric flower accessories to wear or give as gifts.

San Francisco, California · 386 Sales

dorothydesigns

Fabric flower accessories to wear or give as gifts.

San Francisco, California 386 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(110)

Announcement   If you're looking for a fabric flower accessory to brighten up your outfit or give as a unique gift, you've come to the right place.

I design and hand sew these retro inspired flowers. Each one is unique. I collect vintage buttons from the 1930s and 1940s and use them for many of the flower centers. Picking out the perfect button for each flower is my favorite part.

I really care that these items will last for you, so I take time to make sure they are securely constructed. If you see something you like, but maybe want a different color or a hair clip instead of a pin, send me a message and I can create a custom order for you.

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Announcement

Last updated on Apr 5, 2018

If you're looking for a fabric flower accessory to brighten up your outfit or give as a unique gift, you've come to the right place.

I design and hand sew these retro inspired flowers. Each one is unique. I collect vintage buttons from the 1930s and 1940s and use them for many of the flower centers. Picking out the perfect button for each flower is my favorite part.

I really care that these items will last for you, so I take time to make sure they are securely constructed. If you see something you like, but maybe want a different color or a hair clip instead of a pin, send me a message and I can create a custom order for you.

Member SF Etsy Team, Member SFMade

Dorothy Reinhardt

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Dorothy Reinhardt

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(110)
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15161516 on Mar 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This seller was a gem! She sent this promptly and it was ready to gift to a close friend. It's exactly as pictured: well made and sturdy. I'm thoroughly pleased.

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Updates

I'm excited about my newest item. I'm making frayed flower brooches out of hand dyed silk satin ribbon. This color is called Terrazzo. I found an antique button made of carved abalone that matches the colors of the ribbon. More new colors to come!
I've created a blog post at my Dorothydesigns.org website showing the step by step process of making my wool blend felt flower brooches with vintage buttons. Check out the blog to see how I make these and other fabric flowers.
I just posted step by step photos and explanation of how these wild rose ribbon pins are made on my blog at Dorothy Designs dot org. Check it out.
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About

Designing and sewing fabric flowers for you to wear or give, since 2010.

After working for a long stretch in digital media, I longed to work with my hands again. I started creating crafts for Christmas gifts and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to keep working with my hands.

I took a class on making ribbon flowers and found I just loved working with the fabric and hand sewing. When I was a kid I used to sew simple dresses for my dolls out of felt and snaps.

I look to traditional crafts for technique, then I like to put a vintage/modern spin on the design.

I'm inspired by my materials and, of course, by the flowers I see in nature. I love ribbons, felt, silks, cottons and especially vintage buttons.

Shop members

  • Dorothy Reinhardt

    Owner

    I've always been involved in the arts in some way. I started out in Fine Arts, but I got my degree in Illustration. I have illustrated many books, especially cookbooks. I enjoy working with fabrics and hand sewing.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2016
Welcome to my flower shop. I love to make these fabric flowers and I hope you'll love them too. Each one is handmade by me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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)
  • Items on sale
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you are not happy with your item, you may return it in original condition within 30 days for a replacement or full refund of the item cost, not including the shipping cost.

Custom orders are not returnable.

I cannot assume responsibility for uninsured items that are damaged or lost in shipment. For larger or more expensive orders, I recommend purchasing insurance on the shipping. Ask me for pricing. I can send you a separate invoice for shipping insurance.

I also cannot assume responsibility for the possible failure of USPS to delivery your package within the promised time frame. I do not refund the purchase price of the item because it is not delivered by USPS in time.
Payment
I accept payment by Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout.

Shipments within California will be subject to applicable sales tax, which is added to your invoice.

Orders not paid for within 72 hours of ordering will be canceled and the item will be relisted.
Shipping
Shipping is through USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation within the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Estonia, Finland, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Portugal and Singapore. Delivery Confirmation is not yet available for countries other than those listed. Takes 2-5 days in the U.S., longer for international mail.

I ship most ready made orders 1 to 3 days after you place your order. Let me know if you need your order by a certain day and I will let you know if I need to upgrade the shipping method for an additional charge.

Expedited shipping available, click on the shipping tab to see the various options.

I do not insure most packages, however I can insure your order for an additional fee. Convo me for pricing.

Any duty payments or VAT due will be paid by the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do the best I can to show the color of each item and describe it accurately, however be aware that colors appear different from one monitor to the next.

Please note that these flowers are made of fabric. Many of the flowers are constructed from starched and ironed fabric. If you run them through the washing machine, they may be ruined. If they get very wet, they may droop. They are not designed to be mauled by groups of toddlers. You should store them out of direct sunlight, to avoid fabric fading.

I LOVE custom orders. They allow me to work with you to create something I may not have thought of on my own. I request prepayment on custom orders.

For bridal parties, or other orders of multiple flowers, 10 items or more, I may be able to give you a discount. Please let me know what your needs are and I will give you a bulk price.

Please convo me to inquire about wholesale orders or consignment.

I'm a member of the San Francisco Etsy Team and SFMade.