inblue

in blue. handmade leather journals and accessories.

North Carolina, United States · 52268 Sales

inblue

in blue. handmade leather journals and accessories.

North Carolina, United States 52268 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(12154)

Announcement   Thanks for shopping handmade! Announcing free shipping within the USA on all items! Need a shipping upgrade, or your item delivered even more quickly? Contact us! Check out our reduced international shipping rates as well!

Colors listed in drop down menu at checkout are the only colors available for the item listed.

Almost all items are available for custom order! Check the listing description of the item you like for more guidelines.

Please allow 5 business days to make and ship most items, such as journals, flasks, and wallets. Larger items, like bags and guitar straps, take 1-2 weeks of production time. Shipping TYPICALLY takes 3 business within the US and 6-10 business days internationally (barring any customs issues).

We ship primarily via USPS Priority Mail and provide tracking numbers for each order shipped. We use USPS First Class shipping for some smaller items (check item descriptions for details). We are not responsible for product loss due to customs issues.

Please also check out our shop Policies section for additional information.

Contact us over etsy for more information or any questions.

"Like" us on Facebook and we'll keep you updated with all our new products and designs!
http://www.facebook.com/inbluehandmade

Follow us on twitter and instagram @inbluehandmade

Want special promo codes, insight on new products to come, and pictures of really cute dogs in hats? Sign up for our mailing list! http://eepurl.com/bEgAEn


SOME AMAZING ETSY ARTISTS....
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Thanks so much and happy shopping!

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 14, 2016

Thanks for shopping handmade! Announcing free shipping within the USA on all items! Need a shipping upgrade, or your item delivered even more quickly? Contact us! Check out our reduced international shipping rates as well!

Colors listed in drop down menu at checkout are the only colors available for the item listed.

Almost all items are available for custom order! Check the listing description of the item you like for more guidelines.

Please allow 5 business days to make and ship most items, such as journals, flasks, and wallets. Larger items, like bags and guitar straps, take 1-2 weeks of production time. Shipping TYPICALLY takes 3 business within the US and 6-10 business days internationally (barring any customs issues).

We ship primarily via USPS Priority Mail and provide tracking numbers for each order shipped. We use USPS First Class shipping for some smaller items (check item descriptions for details). We are not responsible for product loss due to customs issues.

Please also check out our shop Policies section for additional information.

Contact us over etsy for more information or any questions.

"Like" us on Facebook and we'll keep you updated with all our new products and designs!
http://www.facebook.com/inbluehandmade

Follow us on twitter and instagram @inbluehandmade

Want special promo codes, insight on new products to come, and pictures of really cute dogs in hats? Sign up for our mailing list! http://eepurl.com/bEgAEn


SOME AMAZING ETSY ARTISTS....
Asheville Represent! www.holdfastoutfitters.etsy.com
Check out awesome local Asheville artist Catalina Dibiase at www.catalinasilks.etsy.com
Check out Emily Kircher's etsy site at www.ekra.etsy.com


Thanks so much and happy shopping!

Mary Lynn Schroeder

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Mary Lynn Schroeder

custom upcharge
US$32.00
4x6 refill book
US$6.00
small 4x3 refill book
US$4.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(12154)
Mijal Vonderwalde

Mijal Vonderwalde on Aug 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great customer service, easy customization and fast shipping.

Abigail Germo

Abigail Germo on Aug 27, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

A little crushed, and the letters were a little faded.....but still so cute!!!!

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Updates

Meet our newest rescue pup, Juniper! She has a keen sense of style and loves our Brooklyn tote. Help us celebrate our new best friend with the discount code "friendsaregolden" for 20% off your next order!

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Who needs backpacks when you can have this classic carryall, eh?!

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Bag lay of some of our #favoritethings in our #classic brandy #brooklyn tote!

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About

in blue handmade. read. carry. write. cover. enjoy.

In Blue started in 2008, after a relocation from bustling Chicago to a small farm in Southern Illinois. I bought a sewing machine on the way down, learned how to work it, and never looked back. Going from "I" to "we" with a team of leather working magicians and 50,000 + sale, In Blue has gone from one brick and mortar shop to a studio that we call home.

Now located in Asheville, NC, In Blue resides in a converted warehouse studio space. Together we make each piece by hand every day. We start with top grain cowhides, trace and cut our pattern pieces, sew 'em up, stamp down our ink, and ship them to your door.

It has been our pleasure to take our wares on the road, attending and vending many major music and arts festivals, including (but not limited to) Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Merle Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival, and the Newport Folk Festival.

It has been an honor to be featured in British Vogue magazine, Bicycling magazine, MSN, Mountain Xpress, Try Handmade, Southern Lady, Southern Living, Outside, and many, many more press outlets. Most importantly, we love what we do, and it means the world to the In Blue team to be able to bring you a personalized craft and a unique way to express yourself. Thank you for shopping handmade, we think you have made an excellent decision! :)

Keep up with our story on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @inbluehandmade !

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Shop members
  • Mary Lynn Schroeder

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Design, Sewing, Printing, Emailing, General Owner Stuff, Coffee Procurer, Dogwalker.

    Hiya world! My name is Mary Lynn, I own In Blue Handmade, Inc. I am lucky enough to work with the best team in the world. I get to focus on printing, sewing, and designing these days, and lots and lots and lots and lots of emailing...

  • chief!

    Security

    Hi! My name is Chief. I watch out for everyone at in blue, and I am particularly focused on the freight elevator in the studio. I occasionally sign for UPS packages, and I also enjoy finishing your sandwich. In fact, are you going to finish that?

  • Britney!

    Maker, Designer, Customer Communication, Printing, Keeping Everyone In Line...

    Brit is one of the main lifelines of In Blue. She has been with us for years now, and is a master leather printer. She crafts up a storm, and always wins multi-tasking MVP at our annual awards ceremony...Brit rocks, and she makes great cupcakes.

  • Stacy!

    Maker, Sewing, Cut Room, Logic

    Stacy is an amazing seamstress! She kills it at the JUKI industrial machines we use, and she is one of the most intelligent, adaptable crafters we have ever seen! Her experience in framing is a huge asset to our team, and she is our best dj...

  • Travis Nevill

    Wholesale Manager, Maker, Move Buster

    Travis! Trizza! The best dancer in our studio by far! Travis manages our 200 + wholesale accounts, and helps out with production room stuff. If you have a shop and want to carry In Blue, Travis is your guy go-to guy!

  • Jeff Falbo

    Leather Tetris Expert, Shipper

    Jeff came to us at the perfect time, and has smoothly fit right in! Jeff works festivals with us, ships like a beast, and is willing to listen to so much of the terrible music we blast in studio... what a perfect!

  • Eric

    Customer Advocate, The Master Shipper, Bike Officianado

    Eric came to us to deliver a pizza and decided to stay. Chances are if you have asked In Blue a question, Eric has answered it. He is also the man responsible for #inbluedelivers...

  • Mary Claire Becker

    Graphic Designer, Image Creator, Printer

    Mary Claire joined forces with us due to her keen eye in detail when it comes to printing images. She's the one who helps create one off images to business logos for our products...AND she may also be the nicest person you'll ever meet. True story.

  • Jay E.

    Maker, Shipper

    Jay was pointed in the direction of a craigslist ad just waiting for him...no, really! Half our team already knew him through friendship, bikes, & other Asheville shenanigans! He seems to be finding his way around all the stray leather quite well...

  • Stephen Murray

    Musician, Artist, Maker

    Holy Ghost Tent Revival came in for our 'Between The Lines' interview series right before the busy holiday season, & so we recruited this guy! He will be in & out of the studio with us between touring with the band, & we couldn't be happier.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2016
Now offering free shipping on all items within the United States!

Thanks so much for stopping by my etsy shop!
Almost all items are available to be customized, you can convo me anytime for more details! A few things to keep in mind...

Leather is natural! Colors vary from hide to hide, and our leather is top grain, distress leather. Scratches, different tones, and different shades of our basic colors show up on each hide that we get. We believe it makes each piece unique and special.

Free Customization:
I use stamps and stencils to print on these with an ink that is specific to leather, and we have 3000+ images/stamps that are available to use for no extra charge!

Stuff that costs more:
Recreating images sent to us is not part of our normal process. In order to recreate an image, we would need to have a stamp custom made, or cut a stencil of the image. Cutting a stencil is a variable cost, please contact us for more details. If you would like more pricing information about having a stamp made from your image, please convo us. The BASE price for having a stamp made is $30 (plus the cost of the item you wanted to have stamped) and the turn around time on a custom stamp takes an average of two weeks. Remember that you can always choose from our thousands of available images for no extra charge, and we are more than happy to help guide you through designing your own personalized journal using our available options for no extra charge.

Adding text? Read this:
We can add up to 10 words to most items (size permitting) for no extra charge. Our flasks and small wallets are an exception to this rule, many of these items will not fit 10 words. Please understand that while we can occasionally add more than 10 words for an extra charge to our journals and large wallets for an extra cost, we do have space constraints, and on no occasion can we add more than 15-20 words. Please convo us for pricing information for text that exceeds our 10 word limit, so we can get you more pricing information.

We do have one font and font size, it is the american typewriter font shown in the shop, each letter is about .75 cm high/wide, and is handstamped individually (some variation may occur because of the handstamping process). We print in black ink only.

Get your custom order going:
Please specify what you wanted customized in the notes to seller section of the checkout process.
Include:
1. Exact text you would like
2. Placement of text
3. Exact image you would like
4. Placement of image

We also offer 4 different colors of leather for our journals and wallets: Taupe, Gold, and Brandy. We offer several options for our flasks, all seen in the drop down color menu of the item. Your item will be made out of the leather color in the listing picture that you've purchased, UNLESS otherwise specified in the NOTES TO SELLER section or drop down color menu.

Leather does come in different dye lots and colors may slightly vary from the shop photos.

Please write "see convos" if you have communicated with me about your custom order. I cannot be held responsible for not customizing your order if it is not specified in the notes to seller section of the etsy checkout process.

Please use the etsy convos feature to contact me unless otherwise specified. Please do not email unless we have requested you send us an email. Our email accounts are overflowing, and we would hate to miss any communication from you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is expected before shipment, I do reserve the right to cancel any order that has not been paid within 30 days of checkout.
Shipping
Most items will be shipped out 5 business days after payment has been received/processed, unless otherwise communicated by In Blue or in the case that a stamp/image is special ordered in for a customer. Bags will ship out within 2 weeks of purchase unless otherwise informed or custom item is designed, in which case your shipping schedule should always be consulted in your etsy purchase invoice. Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions about your shipping schedule.

Shipments will be sent to the address listed on your etsy invoice unless otherwise specified.

Please double check your etsy shipping info to make sure you have the correct address listed. If an item is returned to In Blue because of an incorrect address entered upon checkout, we can resend the item after receiving payment for the cost to reship.

All domestic U.S. packages are sent out first class or USPS Priority Mail, unless otherwise requested! Tracking numbers will be provided with shipping notifications sent via etsy convos upon shipment.

If you have ordered a BAG OF ANY KIND from In Blue, Insurance and Signature confirmation has been added into your shipping costs! This ensures that your bag is covered if lost, or there is a problem with delivery. The added cost for these two items is $5 to the shipping, and this is currently only if you have ordered a bag.

Overseas/International shipments are sent USPS first class unless otherwise requested. First class shipments take on average 6-10 business days. Sometimes it takes longer than expected due to customs. Your order may be subject to VAT, Import duties, and/or taxes, which are levied once your package reaches your country. In Blue has no way of estimating customs fees, taxes, duties, ect. If you incur these additional charges, they must be rendered in order for your package to clear customs. If you decline to pay any VAT, import duties, and/or taxes and your shipment is returned to In Blue, the purchaser is solely responsible for the cost of reshipment. In Blue WILL NOT issue any refunds to customers that decline any VAT, import duties, taxes, ect. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS/ ADDITIONAL TAXES INCURRED BY CUSTOMS.
Refunds and Exchanges
We offer refunds for items in the following circumstances:

1. Items that are NOT customized or RUSH produced and shipped: We offer a refund on any NON-CUSTOM and not RUSH produced and shipped item, if you are not satisfied with your item for any reason at all, within 15 business days of delivery. Custom items include items that are REQUESTED to be shipped before our scheduled shipping times. This implies that the job should be done after normal work hours, and the item becomes non-refundable. Items that are not customized or rushed may be refunded, and the refund will be for the purchase price of the item, we cannot refund shipping fees.

2. Items that have customization beyond the listed item: We offer refunds on items that are incorrectly made, defective, or have an incorrect quote/text/image, if the mistake is clearly our fault.
If you requested a customization, but it was incorrect or misspelled in the notes to seller or convos, we cannot refund the item. PLEASE double check all customization requests before completing the checkout process!

3) All approved refunds/returns will be subject to a 10% restocking fee on the item ordered. This includes all In Blue Handmade items.

Refunds will ONLY be processed when we receive the item back in our shop. Please include a note with the package that states the etsy username on the order, as well as the recipients full name (as entered into the etsy checkout process). PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RETURN ITEM IN THE SAME CONDITION IT WAS RECEIVED. If item is not packaged comparably to the way it was originally shipped a refund may not be possible. We are a small business and we make every item to order. Please do not use sticky notes/post it notes on the leather. We cannot refund your payment until we receive the item in order to ensure the refund claim is accurate.

Ship all returns to:
In Blue Handmade
20B Westside Dr
Asheville, NC 28806


POSTAL/SHIPPING ERRORS: We are not responsible for items that were lost by the postal system, but we will work with you and your local post office to do everything within our power to find lost packages, including providing tracking numbers and proof of shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thanks so much for stopping by my etsy shop!
Almost all items are available to be customized, you can convo me anytime for more details! A few things to keep in mind...

Leather is natural! Colors vary from hide to hide, and our leather is top grain, distress leather. Scratches, different tones, and different shades of our basic colors show up on each hide that we get. We believe it makes each piece unique and special.

Free Customization:
I use stamps and stencils to print on these with an ink that is specific to leather, and we have 3000+ images/stamps that are available to use for no extra charge!

Stuff that costs more:
Recreating images sent to us is not part of our normal process. In order to recreate an image, we would need to have a stamp custom made, or cut a stencil of the image. Cutting a stencil is a variable cost, please contact us for more details. If you would like more pricing information about having a stamp made from your image, please convo us. The BASE price for having a stamp made is $30 (plus the cost of the item you wanted to have stamped) and the turn around time on a custom stamp takes an average of two weeks. Remember that you can always choose from our thousands of available images for no extra charge, and we are more than happy to help guide you through designing your own personalized journal using our available options for no extra charge.

Adding text? Read this:
We can add up to 10 words to most items (size permitting) for no extra charge. Our flasks and small wallets are an exception to this rule, many of these items will not fit 10 words. Please understand that while we can occasionally add more than 10 words for an extra charge to our journals and large wallets for an extra cost, we do have space constraints, and on no occasion can we add more than 15-20 words. Please convo us for pricing information for text that exceeds our 10 word limit, so we can get you more pricing information.

We do have one font and font size, it is the american typewriter font shown in the shop, each letter is about .75 cm high/wide, and is handstamped individually (some variation may occur because of the handstamping process). We print in black ink only.

Get your custom order going:
Please specify what you wanted customized in the notes to seller section of the checkout process.
Include:
1. Exact text you would like
2. Placement of text
3. Exact image you would like
4. Placement of image

We also offer 3 different colors of leather for our journals and wallets: Taupe, Gold, and Brandy. We offer several options for our flasks, all seen in the drop down color menu of the item. Your item will be made out of the leather color in the listing picture that you've purchased, UNLESS otherwise specified in the NOTES TO SELLER section or drop down color menu.

Leather does come in different dye lots and colors may slightly vary from the shop photos.

Please write "see convos" if you have communicated with me about your custom order. I cannot be held responsible for not customizing your order if it is not specified in the notes to seller section of the etsy checkout process.

Please use the etsy convos feature to contact me unless otherwise specified. Please do not email unless we have requested you send us an email. Our email accounts are overflowing, and we would hate to miss any communication from you!

More information

Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

We can gift wrap! Let us know if you wanted an item gift wrapped. Simple wrapping is free, more elaborate and fancy papers will incur extra costs - contact us for more info!

Wholesale availability

We love our wholesale accounts! Check out our wholesale site or our etsy wholesale site for more info on stocking In Blue Handmade!