lilthreadzclothing

lil threadz clothing

United States On Etsy since 2011

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lilthreadzclothing

lil threadz clothing

United States | 76,951 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to lil threadz! Our current turnaround time is about 7-10 business days plus shipping. We are up and running during these crazy times. We hope to continue to serve our loyal customers during uncertain times. We know how important birthdays and special events are in the lives of our children and we would love for our tees to put a smile on the face of your favorite little ones. With that said these are hectic times and shipping time can be a bit tricky so please contact our shop if you have specific questions regarding turnaround, best shipping options etc.

Amazing, high quality custom designs for the whole family :) All of our shirt and pj designs are handmade in the US using premium shirts, fabrics and loving hands. We only use stitched on fabric...no vinyl/heat transfer so our designs are meant to last as keepsakes for years to come. We can accommodate pretty much any custom request so if you don't find what you're looking feel free to ask.
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lil threadz = handcrafted natural clothing for little tykes

Each lil threadz design is made by hand, from start to finish. Each appliqué uses fun and unique fabrics and is sewn on to top quality shirts by select brands. The designs are hand-cut and sewn securely to the fabric. lil threadz is truly concerned about what types of dyes and chemicals linger on the clothes we place on our kids each day. Whenever we can, we use shirts that are super soft, eco-heather which is a uniquely imperfect blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and naturally occ

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 17, 2020

Welcome to lil threadz! Our current turnaround time is about 7-10 business days plus shipping. We are up and running during these crazy times. We hope to continue to serve our loyal customers during uncertain times. We know how important birthdays and special events are in the lives of our children and we would love for our tees to put a smile on the face of your favorite little ones. With that said these are hectic times and shipping time can be a bit tricky so please contact our shop if you have specific questions regarding turnaround, best shipping options etc.

Amazing, high quality custom designs for the whole family :) All of our shirt and pj designs are handmade in the US using premium shirts, fabrics and loving hands. We only use stitched on fabric...no vinyl/heat transfer so our designs are meant to last as keepsakes for years to come. We can accommodate pretty much any custom request so if you don't find what you're looking feel free to ask.
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lil threadz = handcrafted natural clothing for little tykes

Each lil threadz design is made by hand, from start to finish. Each appliqué uses fun and unique fabrics and is sewn on to top quality shirts by select brands. The designs are hand-cut and sewn securely to the fabric. lil threadz is truly concerned about what types of dyes and chemicals linger on the clothes we place on our kids each day. Whenever we can, we use shirts that are super soft, eco-heather which is a uniquely imperfect blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and naturally occ

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About lilthreadzclothing

Sales 76,951
On Etsy since 2011

The Story of a Mom, a Baby and a Dream....

lil threadz was started at around 2am on a sleepless night in the summer of 2011. My 18 month old son was still waking up throughout the night, and while attempting to fall back to sleep I turned to my husband and said, "I have an idea. I'm going to make kid's shirts". "OK honey" he mumbled as he turned and continued to doze. At the time, I had no design background and no clue how to use a sewing machine. But I was always up for a challenge.

Rewind a few years - I graduated from law school and entered the workforce. My last job was with a finance company on Wall St. I was laid off during the economic crisis, right before I found out I was pregnant with my son. As difficult as it was financially, I made it a priority to be a stay at home mom after he was born. Being the type of person who can't sit still and needs to constantly be occupied, I really wanted to find a way to bring in some extra money. There was no way I could return to my previous work life and spend my weekdays away from my family. I decided to literally get creative.

While growing up I had loved crafting and working with my hands. I was always drawn to design and aesthetic beauty....textures, colors, shapes and the way that finishing a project and sharing it with somebody always made me feel so good. I so badly wanted to capture that again. Being a new mom, my new found appreciation for all things children seemed to fit perfectly. That night laying awake in bed it all clicked and lil threadz was born.

Once the idea had taken hold I couldn't stop thinking about it. I moved full steam ahead. I searched high and low for super soft, eco friendly blank children's tees and fun fabrics and started putting my ideas to the test. In all honesty my beginning creations were pretty awful, but if at first you don' succeed, try, try again. And I tried over and over (and over) again. My husband could have told me this was a complete waste of time but instead he helped find more efficient ways for me to create the shirts. He helped me find supplies and my first sewing machine. Once I had a few designs that I thought actually looked good I posted them on etsy and it was off to the races. One sale turned into many, and before long I was wondering how I was going to fill all my orders. I had a little basement studio which over time took over a big part of my living space.

Fast forward to today. My husband, once my biggest cheerleader, is now an important part of the company. We had a studio outside of our home in NJ for a number of years. We got to share the growth of our business with some wonderful employees. In 2019 we decided it was time for a change. As our children grew older and a little more independent ( :( ) we decided to move the business and our lives to Austin, TX. We arrived in Austin in September 2019 and we absolutely love it. We run lil threadz from home and Makai and Deanna still continue part time work from home in NJ. We will spend the school year in Austin and return home to NJ for the summer months. It's been a wild adventure but we feel very fortunate.

Being a part of the etsy community has been such a blessing. We are so fortunate to be able to share our designs with our customers and the special little ones in their life. Since the beginning we have always put the customer first. Whether they want a design completely customized to their specifications, or just need someone to help them decide on a theme, we always do our best to help out any way we can. We know that without our customers lil threadz would not exist today, and that philosophy has been the number one driver of our success. We have so many repeat customers - each new sale is usually followed by more orders over the following years. I love the fact that I have developed actual friendships with so many moms all over the world through my little shop.

Thanks for taking the time to read the story of lil threadz! I hope you enjoy the shop. If you have any questions, please, contact us through our etsy shop. I look forward to working with you on your very own lil threadz design:)

Shop members

  • Nicole

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    I am a mom trying to juggle it all. I'm inspired by children and love creating one of a kind designs that become part of special times in childhood. I have a passion for creating and designing pieces to make a little one smile :)

  • Ilya

    Designer, Assistant, Jack Of All Trades

    Supportive husband and awesome father. Helps out wherever he is needed: Designer, bookkeeper, tech support, r&d, janitor and motivational speaker are just some of his roles.

  • Deanz

    Office Manager, Creator

    Deanz is a jack of all trades, cute shirt guru, designer and office manager. She makes sure lil threadz headquarters is running smoothly.

  • Makai

    Seamstress, Assistant, Shipper

    Makai is our amazing seamstress. She loves crafting and makes sure each design is perfectly sewn before shipping off to our wonderful customers :)

  • Nikko & Aurora

    Inspiration

    My babies inspire me in everything that I do. Nikko is an amazing, high energy, nature loving, gaming 10 year old. Aurora is my funky, crazy girl extraordinaire. She's my little side kick & loves to hang out at lil threadz headquarters

  • Tina

    Shipper

    Tina is an awesome mom to her tween daughter. She assists with part time shipping duties at lil threadz.

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More information

Last updated on Aug 17, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Does lil threadz do custom orders? Yes we do! We love creating new designs for custom orders and welcome special requests for fabrics/designs you don't see in the shop. Since custom orders typically require the purchase of fabric there is normally a nominal fee. Custom orders tend to take a bit longer to complete and ship, usually up to an additional 5 business days and in rare instances as much as 10. Please contact me to discuss your request and set up a custom listing.

Sizing details

Please see the sizing/color chart located in listing photos for information pertaining to available shirt options. Colors shown on sizing chart are also available in long sleeve. If you prefer long sleeve please mention your preference in the “Notes to Seller” box at checkout.
Would you like a shirt in size 3-6 months? Youth sizes 8 and higher? Adult sizes? They are also available. Limited colors available. Please contact us with what size you are looking for and we can tell you what colors we have in that size. We can set up a custom listing for you to purchase as well.
***Based on availability the exact shade of the colored tees may vary. For example - heather blue, green, red, purple may be slightly lighter depending on shirt size.

Care instructions

We suggest you wash this item in a normal wash cycle. Either dry on low or let the shirt air. Our tees are made to last the wear and tear of kid life :)

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of our designs are packaged in recyclable bags. If you purchased as a gift feel free to let us know in the "Notes to Seller" box in the checkout screen and we can include a complimentary, handwritten card in the packaging.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale inquiries welcome. Please contact shop owner directly to discuss.

What is your typical turnaround for non-custom orders?

Our current turnaround time is about 7-10 business days plus shipping.

I need a shirt right away! Do you offer rush processing and shipping?

If you need a shirt asap, we do offer rush processing/shipping options.
Please see our "RUSH" listing and shipping options in the shop.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115241824/rush-turnaround-service-for-your-lil?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=rush

You can also upgrade your shipping at checkout.

What if I accidentally put the wrong shipping address?

If a package is shipped to the address provided and it is not the correct address, I am not responsible for the undeliverable package. If the undeliverable package is returned to me I will resend the shipment at customer's expense ($2.95).

What are my shipping options?

We ship via USPS First Class. This does not include insurance towards loss and damage. If you require insurance, please contact me BEFORE placing your order. I do use delivery confirmation on all orders. I also offer USPS Priority shipping for $6.95 (typically 2-3 day delivery) and USPS Express shipping for $21 (guaranteed 1-2 day delivery.) You can select your preferred shipping method in the checkout screen.

Do you guarantee receipt by a certain date?

Customers will receive an email containing a USPS tracking number when their package ships. We always obtain Delivery Confirmation for each shipment, I cannot, therefore, be held responsible for items lost in the mail. If you do not receive your package within 1 week of receiving your shipping confirmation please let me know and I will do my best to assist in obtaining information on its whereabouts. If I commit to shipping an item by a certain date, I most certainly will. However, once I ship an item it is out of my hands I cannot be held responsible for items that do not arrive on a specified date via USPS First Class mail. If you would like to ensure receipt by a specific date please contact shop directly with any shipping questions.