handmadetherapy

For Her, For Him, For Home, Handmade and DIY

Calgary, Canada · 1250 Sales

handmadetherapy

For Her, For Him, For Home, Handmade and DIY

Calgary, Canada 1250 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(373)
Shop owner

Hilda

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Announcement   Grab a coffee, or tea, or whatever suits your fancy and have a look around! Currently my shop is full of PDF Sewing Patterns. I love to sew and design bags and sharing those designs with you makes it all worthwhile.

Check back often for bags and other items sewn by me.

Have fun shopping!

INTERNATIONAL SALES: Please note that shipping internationally can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks! Please keep this in mind when placing your order.

Want to find me elsewhere?

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/handmadetherapy
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hildasiemens
Blog: http://www.handmadetherapy.ca
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/hildasiemens

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 13, 2016

Grab a coffee, or tea, or whatever suits your fancy and have a look around! Currently my shop is full of PDF Sewing Patterns. I love to sew and design bags and sharing those designs with you makes it all worthwhile.

Check back often for bags and other items sewn by me.

Have fun shopping!

INTERNATIONAL SALES: Please note that shipping internationally can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks! Please keep this in mind when placing your order.

Want to find me elsewhere?

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/handmadetherapy
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hildasiemens
Blog: http://www.handmadetherapy.ca
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/hildasiemens

Hilda

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Hilda

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5 out of 5 stars
(373)
Christine Kenyon

Christine Kenyon on Jul 9, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

Some of the directions weren't clear, so that sewing the bag took much longer than it would have if instructions had been clear.

Hilda

Hilda responded on Aug 13, 2016

I'm sorry you didn't find the instructions clear for you! You are always more than welcome to send me a message for any help along the way.

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About

My Therapy

I love to sew just about everything but my favorite is designing and sewing handbags, a few years ago my husband suggested I start making my own handbags so I thought I'd give it a shot. I can't count how many bags I've made since then and I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many I've kept for myself.

At one point in my sewing journey I realized I just couldn't continue to make more bags for myself, I needed to start selling them. My favorite part of selling what I create is that my hobby has suddenly gone from costing me money to allowing me to spend what I want on supplies when I want with a bit of extra spending money on the side.

Aside from handbags I've gotten quite fond of sewing clothes for my kids, especially my little girl. It amazes me that I can sit down and sew a dress for her in the same amount of time it would take me to drive to the mall and buy one.

I stay at home with my kids and love it but as Mom I find I just need something for me. Something besides the cooking, cleaning, and playing with toys and that's where my etsy shop and sewing comes in. I love the community on etsy and some of the people I've met on here have become a daily part of my life.

Aside from being a Mom and running Handmade Therapy Kids and Handmade Therapy I'm also interested in a number of things.

Archery: I've been into archery and bowhunting for almost 15 years. It's a love I share with my husband and now my kids as well!

Gardening/Local Food: My family and I have spent a lot of time turning a decent part of our yard into gardens. We believe in locally grown organic food and what a better way to achieve that than to grow it ourselves!

Urban Beekeeping: Although we've only had our bees for a few months I can't wait to learn more about them over time.

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  • Hilda

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    HI! I'm Hilda and I love to create, especially with my sewing machine. I'm a Wife to a wonderful husband and together we have four kids. We share our home with our dog Fable and my ridiculously huge fabric stash.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2014
Welcome to Handmade Therapy! I love to sew and am constantly trying to find new ways to share what I love with others. All my items are lovingly handmade by me in my home. Many of my items are my own designs as well. I sure hope you like what you see!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal or credit card through Etsy and require payment before item is shipped.
Shipping
I ship several times throughout the week.

I ship via Canada Post, regular mail, unless you want it faster - contact me if you do. You will responsible for any additional charges flowing from alternative shipping. I can send a revised invoice with the new shipping charges for expedited shipping times.

I do ship international - please contact me if you have any concerns. You may have to pay customs, duties or taxes on your purchase in your jurisdiction. If you need a tracking number please contact me as Canada Post charges a high fee for this. Again I can send a revised invoice with the new shipping charges if you’d like a tracking number.

Shipping to countries other than Canada can take a lot of time - often more than 2 weeks to the US (sometimes up to a full month) and much longer abroad, although some packages to the US get through Customs in a few days. For this reason, I cannot consider international packages lost until at least one month has passed.

If you live in or around Calgary, I’m happy to waive your shipping costs if you’d like to pick your item up. Please contact me for a local pickup coupon code to waive the shipping charge.

Feel free to contact me if you’d like your item sent as a gift and would like it gift wrapped or a note card included. Please also confirm the shipping address you would like your gift sent to.

If your PayPal shipping address and Etsy shipping address are different I will contact you and wait 2 days for a response. If I have not heard back in the 2 days I will automatically ship to your Etsy address.
Refunds and Exchanges
Handmade Therapy unfortunately is not able to accept returns, refunds, or exchanges.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am more than happy to do custom orders, although at certain times of the year (often near Christmas) I am unable to make custom orders. I usually have a large stock of different fabrics available for you to chose from. If the changes you want require extra time or supplies on my end, the product may cost more. I will give quotes for all custom orders before they are made.

All my items are made in a smoke free environment, although I do share my home space with my dog!

Any items that are made with pre-shrunk or thrifted supplies are washed with all natural cleaners or detergents.

Disclaimer: Seller is not responsible for damages or injuries that may occur while wearing or using products bought from Handmade Therapy