Retro Aprons, Scripture Purses & Gifts HANDMADE IN USA

South Whitley, Indiana · 1547 Sales


Retro Aprons, Scripture Purses & Gifts HANDMADE IN USA

South Whitley, Indiana 1547 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase. Current turn around time on made-to-order items is 1 - 2 weeks. (See individual listings for details.)

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Copyright © 2005-2017 (Laurie's Gifts) All rights Reserved.


Last updated on May 11, 2017

Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase. Current turn around time on made-to-order items is 1 - 2 weeks. (See individual listings for details.)

Ready-to-ship PURSES:
Ready-to-ship APRONS:

Copyright © 2005-2017 (Laurie's Gifts) All rights Reserved.

Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

frances684 on Jun 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I use this apron to train dogs with. Pet convincer on left, phone on right, and treats in the middle. I can even slide a credit card and keys in the front zippered pocket.

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New aprons listed today! Mid-century modern beauties...
I love working with my customers to create a perfect gift for a special occasion! ♡
Sewing Saturday: I love working with these beautiful fabrics!! #amybutlerfabric
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Indulge yourself -- buy handmade and see the superior fine detail and quality vs. mass produced products!

I can't believe I've been a professional seamstress and designer for over 20 years. For the first 6 years of my career, I sewed infant and children's clothing for a fabulous indie kid's store, putting millions of miles on my sewing machine... After that store closed, I did a lot of contract sewing /designing on my own, which eventually led me to open my first online shop back in 2005.

Jumping ahead to the summer of 2008, my original independent website's Wrapper Purse Collection attracted the attention of a large company (which 'upcycles' un-recyclable things to make unique products.) Their CEO contacted me out of the blue, and I happily joined their design team a few weeks later. Since I no longer had time to make my own Wrapper Purses for sale, I copyrighted those original patterns to sell in my shop.

Around that same time, I made my first apron. It was love at first stitch! Since I added them to my shop, the popularity of my aprons has almost eclipsed everything else in my shop.

QUOTE THAT INSPIRED THE NAME OF MY SHOP: "If you have any talent - That's your gift from God. And, if you use that talent - That's your gift to God." ~ Red Skelton


Shop members

  • Laurie Kahn

    Owner, Designer, Seamstress

    It's just me~ designing & sewing; photographing products; taking care of the computer operations, promoting, & advertising; handling all the accounting, packaging & shipping, and of course--customer relations. Welcome to my little corner of the web!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
INDIANA residents will be charged 7% sales tax.
♥ Processing time is currently 1 - 2 weeks.
♥ Most items in my shop are individually handmade AFTER purchase.
♥ Items labeled READY-TO-SHIP are mailed within 24 hours of payment, Monday - Friday.

~♥~ DELIVERY TIME IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROCESSING TIME ESTIMATE ~♥~ Actual delivery speed will depend upon which shipping method YOU choose during check out. *** FIRST CLASS MAIL usually 3 - 7 days to be delivered. PRIORITY MAIL usually 2 - 3 business days. *** International orders vary greatly by destination.

INTERNATIONAL customers are responsible for all taxes, duties, handling fees, and custom charges that apply in your particular country. (These are not collected at the time of purchase-- they are only collected upon delivery in each country.)

FOR EXAMPLE: Please be advised that purchases coming into the UK are charged a 20% VAT when the cost of the item is over £15. There is also an £8 handling fee from the UK post office. *You will not be receiving your package but a card from the post office to notify you to pay the customs fee and pick up your package. Please note that this will cause a delay in receiving your item, due to the extra package handling involved after arrival in your country.
Refunds and Exchanges
1) Please contact me by email should you have any questions, concerns, or problems with your order. I am very happy to work with my customers before, during, and after each unique purchase! (**PLEASE NOTE** I am not always notified when I receive a review-- so that is not the place to try to contact me after a purchase... I cannot guarantee that I will see it to respond in a timely manner.)

2) Contact me about returns within 7 days after the buyer receives the item. (Please try it on to make sure it's the right size for you WHEN YOU RECEIVE IT.) Your return must be received by Laurie within 14 days of the date delivered to you. (Delivery confirmation dates by the USPS using the tracking numbers will determine the time elapsed.)

3) Any item being returned must be in the same 100% BRAND NEW / UNUSED condition as it was received, and accompanied with invoice and a note explaining reason for return. Be sure to package the item carefully using the original packing materials with which it was sent to you. If there are any signs of wear, damage due to return shipping, heavy perfumes or smoke-- then the item will NOT be considered acceptable for return, and no refund will be given.

4) You will receive a full refund for the price of the item(s) ordered, after your item is accepted for return. Shipping costs are not refundable. The buyer agrees to pay all shipping costs and customs and duty charges associated with the return.


More information

Last updated on May 23, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Gift orders

If your order is being sent directly to the gift recipient, please let me know so that I can include a gift receipt with the addresses included (but no prices.) I can also include a vintage greeting card (no charge) if requested. Just let me know how you want me to sign the card!

Packing slips are included

Packing slips and/or gift receipts are ALWAYS included in shipments. Each apron is neatly wrapped in a plastic bag to protect the fabric. Purses are enclosed in cellophane wrap. (Packing slips are folded inside of the wrapping. Should the shipping materials or address label become damaged during shipment, this gives the Post Office another method of identifying where the package should go.)

Wholesale availability

I do not accept wholesale orders. I have no plan to mass produce anything for sale in my shop.

Givaways / Donation Requests

I will no longer reply individually to donation requests due to the sheer number of emails received. I prefer to donate locally, but I do sincerely thank you for your interest.

Custom and personalized orders

I love working with my customers to create one-of-a-kind items to suit their unique personalities! Feel free to contact me to discuss customizing your order using different fabrics than what is shown in the listing photos.

Custom embroidery is also an option. Contact me for more information, if you want to add a name or monogram. There is a $10/per item fee for this personalization.

Rush Orders

As often as my schedule allows, I try to work with my customers to meet their unique deadlines. Please contact Laurie to see if it is possible to work your 'Made-to-Order' item into the production schedule BEFORE you place your order.

There is a ($10 per item) fee if I need to move your VIP item(s) ahead of previous orders waiting their turn in my schedule.

Faster shipping options are also available in the shopping cart during check out. Priority Mail delivers within 2-3 days. If you're desperate, Priority Mail EXPRESS delivers within 1-2 days-- but it is ridiculously expensive!!!