gatheredandsown's Shop Announcement

Handmade leather purses, clutches, bible covers, passport covers and accessories. Created from the finest leather, cotton or linens, just for you.

Designed and created by me, in my sunny little studio, in the heart of Wisconsin <3

The looks my designs are inspired by are feminine, flirty and unique. Since your bag will get noticed (wink!) I want you to feel beautiful when you carry your Gathered & Sown bag.

I carefully choose my fabrics and leather for their feel, wanting them to feel soft and luxurious when you touch them. I gravitate towards simple, solid colors that allow the pretty details like pleats and ruffles steal the show.

My current production time for most orders is 3 weeks...but as always, if you need something sooner, please feel free letting me know.

What started as a way for me to feel productive when my beautiful girls were little, has grown into a full time job now that they are in school. I am in my studio every morning, with fresh ideas, looking forward to holding my latest finished product. The energy I get from each email, comment and blog post makes my job even more enjoyable! So please, send me a note letting me know what you will likely make my day ;)

Here are some things you might want to know about my shop:

-I design each of my products by myself
-Every one of the items I sell is handmade by me.
- When you order, I take that responsibility very seriously. I will make you a quality bag, the way you want it in a reasonable amount of time. I want you to love not only your bag, but your experience working with me. It is my number one priority....
- I don't smoke, and while I do have a dog, he is small, doesn't shed (he is called hypo-allergenic, which is why we got him, the hubs is allergic) He stays out of my studio, preferring to sleep the day away in the sunshine while I work.
-I check my email multiple times a day, promising to be prompt and trying to answer your questions/comments as quickly as possible.
-I will be very open with you about my projected shipping time. Let me know when you need it, I'll try my best to be accommodating.

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{All items listed are made to order unless otherwise noted}

gatheredandsown's Shop Policies


I accept paypal or Etsy Shop Payments. I require payment before I will ship any orders. If payment isn't confirmed 7 days after the order is complete, I will cancel the sale and relist the item.

A sale may be cancelled by the buyer up to 3 days after purchase. If the item has already shipped, it is the buyers responsibility to ship the item back. Once I receive the return, I will promptly issue a refund if the bag is in sell-able condition.


Most items in my shop are made to order. I make the items in the order I receive the order and ship them promptly. My typical lead time is 2-3 weeks. When you place an order, I will respond with an estimate based on my current workload. If you have a deadline, let me know and I will work with you to accommodate your request if at all possible.

Items labeled ready to ship will be shipped within 2 business days via USPS.

Your item(s) will be shipped to the address on your etsy checkout. If you want your item shipped to a different address, you must make sure that you put it in the "ship to " address on your checkout information.
I will ship first class, unless otherwise specified by the buyer.
Insurance- I will add insurance to the package if requested by the buyer, at their expense.

Upgrades- If the buyer wishes to upgrade the shipping, I will gladly do so at the request of the buyer, at the buyers expense.

Refunds and Exchanges

It is my ultimate goal to make every customer a happy customer :) If you are dissatisfied in any way, please contact me so I can work with you to make your shopping experience a good one.

Because of the sized to fit nature of the bible covers, if you find yours doesn't fit, promptly ship it back to me, and I will be happy to re-size or replace it for you.

If an item is shipped to you damaged, I will pay to have you ship it back to me, and either repair or replace it as quickly as I can.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Custom Orders-
I love to work with my buyers to create their dream purse. But a few points to mention about custom orders...

1) They will take longer-
If the size, shape or even details deviate from my listed design at all, I will have to make a new pattern, which I am happy to do. But this takes time. Designing is a process, and I want to do it right. Behind the scenes, I may have to make the purse 2 or 3 times to get it right and have it ready to pass on to you.

2) There may be additional costs- If I have to add to the size of the bag, each small adjustment means more time, more leather, more thread, more interfacing, maybe even more hardware. I will be upfront with you about additional costs before you buy.

3) The bag has to match my brand...
Let me explain :)
I put a lot of thought and time into the products that I put my name on. When I do a custom order, people might see it and ask where it came from. If it has a completely different aesthetic than any of my current designs, I may be steering buyers who are looking for a product that isn't truly "Gathered and Sown" . Which brings me to....

4) I will not copy another artists design. This is a biggie....
I am happy to look at pictures to serve as inspiration, or to help me understand what size/look you are going for. But I know what another artist puts into their work, and I don't want to take that away from them.
I love it when a customer shows me a basic picture and asks me to show me what my artistic vision would be. It's a compliment to my work and I'm happy to have some inspiration.

5) I will make suggestions and be open if I don't think something will work or look right. But if through conversations, the buyer wants to proceed against my advice, I can not guarantee the end result. I try to be open and honest about how things work in bag construction, and we can work together to find a solution if we disagree. Communication is key ;)

6)There are no refunds on custom work.
Since I cannot resell custom pieces, I will not give any refunds on custom orders. If you aren't satisfied with the end result, you can ship the bag back to me and I will work with you to make adjustments until you are satisfied with your purchase. If nothing can be done to fix the bag, I will issue you a shop credit for the full amount of your purchase.

Last Updated August 4, 2014