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made4yougifts' Shop Policies
Thanks for stopping by! We love making unique, cute, personalized, one of a kind Minky Blankets, gifts and apparel for children and adults. Here you will find the perfect gift for Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Weddings, Children's Birthdays, Holidays, other occasions, or just because!
We have over 30 years of professional sewing experience. We take pride in each item we make and will work with you to customize an item. Since most items are handmade when ordered, there is no additional charge to create the perfect blanket just for you :)
Payments are accepted via Paypal which offers a quick, safe and secure way to process payments. You can use any major credit/debit card. (NOTE: Selecting e-check in Paypal requires additional processing time. Paypal will notify both buyer and seller when e-check has cleared).
All items are made in our smoke/pet free studio. If fact, no one on our team smokes :)
We strive to get orders processed, inspected, packed and shipped in a timely fashion. Processing time varies with each individual order according to detail, and number of items purchased. Please allow for 3 weeks of processing time for custom orders. In some cases the processing time will be shorter. During holidays, special events, season openings, etc. processing will take longer. We will let you know if your order will be delayed longer than 3 weeks. If you need an item for a specific occasion, please send us the date in advance, and we will let you know if we are able to accommodate your request. Some weeks we are able to accommodate a couple of rush orders for an additional charge). Please contact us with your need-by-date and zip code, and we will make a reserved listing for you.
Shipping is through USPS and includes delivery confirmation.
Once you complete your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from Etsy, please read the notes section at the bottom of your Etsy receipt. You will receive another message when the item has shipped with tracking details.
Again our processing time is approximately 3 weeks from the day payment is received. We receive many emails/messages daily. With that said, and in an effort to be as efficient as possible, we are not able to reply to messages for order status updates...unless it has been 3 weeks since the order date.
If you would like to purchase shipping insurance, please let us know before you place your order, as we are not responsible for the package once it is received by the USPS.
We will combine shipping for 2 or more items on the same order.
Please contact us for international shipping rates before your order is placed.
Refunds and Exchanges
When ordering a clothing size, please measure carefully, and contact us with any questions before placing an order. We do not stock handmade clothing items. All our items are made-to-order and all sales are final.
Also, please check spelling carefully for personalized items. If a problem arises due to our error, (i.e... misspelling from what was listed on the order or in a message sent), please contact us immediately. Returned items must be shipped back within 48 hours of the received date on the USPS delivery confirmation.
We want you to be happy with your purchase, in hopes that you will shop again and possibly refer us to your friends and family.
As well, if we have a question regarding your order we will contact you via Etsy conversations. Please make sure the email address you have listed on your Etsy profile is one that you check often. Etsy does not send spam or ads to your registered email. If no answer is received, we will ship the order excluding the information requested and no refund/exchange will be issued.
As an example, some names for personalization are not as gender specific as others. This information is requested in personalized listings, but often forgotten in the notes section. In this case, an item might be completed without shoulder bows and shipped. Please read each listing carefully, check your Etsy messages once your order is placed, and submit the required information listed/requested. TIP: You can copy the needed info from the listing....right-click and paste it when you get to the notes section of your order...then answer each question :)
Additional Policies and FAQs
Information on ordering handmade, customized, personalized or monogrammed clothing:
Each item is unique, designed to be one-of-a-kind and will arrive VERY SIMILAR to the one pictured. Slight variations will occur, no two are exactly alike.
It is important to understand that online images are a close representation of the product shipped. Colors shown on the website vary due to computer monitor settings. Items purchased are made many months after the photos used on the site are taken. Slight variations are to be expected with use of different fabric bolts, dye lots, trim spools, and manufacturers, and are in no way considered a defect or misrepresentation.
The made4yougifts' designers reserve the right to modify/change/rearrange the design on an item at its discretion. i.e. Some names for personalization are too long to appear in font size shown in listing. Designers have sole discretion to resize/reposition/alter embroidery design to fit within design area, and/or in the embroidery hoop area.
Seamstress chalk is often used to center embroidery work on a garment/blanket and comes off easily in the wash. As well, embroidered/appliqued items involves being "sandwiched" between a hoop bottom and top in order for the item to remain stable and flat. Sometimes "hoop wrinkles" occur on fabrics, and as above...comes out in the wash.
All cotton fabrics for our minky/cotton blankets are pre-washed to prevent shrinking. Please note that blankets made with both layers in minky will look the same wash after wash. We use the finest quality Minky that will not shrink, stretch out or fade. Blankets made with a cotton layer may take several washings to release the puckering that will occur after the first washing.
1. WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED WASHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMBROIDERED/MONOGRAMMED/APPLIQUED GARMENTS?
Remove bows if applicable. Turn garments inside-out. We recommend placing garments/blankets etc. in pillowcase as well. Machine wash delicate cycle in cold water. Hang dry or machine dry on low heat. Low to Medium iron if needed.
2. I SNAGGED A THREAD ON TOP OF THE DESIGN, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REPAIR THIS?
Pull thread from backside of fabric and you can drop a dab of glue to prevent it from working back to front of design...DO NOT cut thread from design front.
3. THE DESIGN ON MY GARMENT IS EMBELLISHED WITH HAND-STITCHED EMBROIDERY THREAD SIMULATING MOVEMENT...(i.e. hopping frog or bunny, or dancing bear or ballerina). CAN THESE THREADS BE REMOVED?
Yes. Sometimes after photos are taken, and the item has been worn for it's intended occasion, you may want to remove the loose embellishments for ease of wear. Snip the thread from the back of garment, or from one end and pull through. A drop of fabric glue is used at specific corners to hold thread in place, so you may need to gently tug in certain spots to remove thread. Fabric glue will wash away after a few cycles.
4. CAN I SOLICIT AN ITEM OR ASK FOR A DONATION FROM YOUR SHOP TO BE USED FOR MY CAUSE/CHARITY/FUNDRAISER/ETC.?
and any Etsy convos/messages received by us will be reported to Etsy.
5. HOW DO I MEASURE FOR BEST FIT?
Manufactured items are listed with manufacturer's size chart/measurements.
Handmade items are made according to your measurements and taste. Girl's pillowcase dresses are typically worn longer than a-line dresses for example. And, some prefer boy's jon-jon's mid-thigh, other's like it to the knee. It is a personal preference, and we strive to accommodate all requests. We can make any of our handmade items a little shorter or longer. Submitting a size with both length and arm to arm measurements is encouraged when you order. Measure child mid-shoulder to hem (where you want the dress to fall, or mid-shoulder to crotch and knee for jon-jon. Also, measure underarm to underarm for both.) Example of what to send for a dress: Size 3T aline dress...shoulder to hem length - 20" and arm to arm - 13".
Our a-line dresses and jon-jon's are very forgiving and can be lengthened or shortened easily by moving the buttons on the straps up or down!
When ordering 2 items where the free removable shoulder bows are the same, only one set will be sent unless you specify otherwise.
The charts below show AVERAGE measurements for infant/toddler/girl's/boy's sizes. Some children are more petite and some are broader. Sending measurements with your order is the best way to get a proper fit. (Measure shoulder to hem length and armhole to armhole.)
If no measurement is submitted with order, we will use measurements from the appropriate chart below:
...ALINE DRESS SIZE CHART...
Size / Weight / SHOULDER to HEM
NB 7-13LB Approx 13.5"
3M 13-18LB Approx 13 3/4"
6M 18-21LB Approx 14 3/4"
9M 21-24LB Approx 15 1/4"
Size/ Chest / SHOULDER to HEM
12M 19" Approx 16.5"
18M 20" Approx 16 3/4"
24M 21" Approx 18 3/4"
2T 21.5" Approx 19"
3T 22" Approx 20"
4T 22.5" Approx 20 3/4"
4 23" Approx 22 1/4"
5 24" Approx 24 1/4"
6* 25" Approx 26 3/4"
6X* 25.5" Approx 28 1/4"
7* 26" Approx 29 1/4"
8* 27" Approx 32 3/4"
* extra charge $2 for size 6 then $1 added per size after
SIZE ..................Finished Length
6 Mos .................15"
12 Mos ................17"
18 Mos ................19"
SIZE .......shoulder to crotch
3 Mos .......13.5"
6 Mos .......14"
9 Mos .......15"
12 Mos ......16"
18 Mos ......16.5"
T-Shirt sizes vary by manufacturers..i.e. one company's youth size small may be 6/8...the next company may call that a 6/7. Most of the manufacturers completely skip over a youth size 5. We will contact you with size/measurement information, to get a perfect fit.
Most Polos come in standard toddler/youth sizes. Please note, the toddler sizes start at 24 mos...(this is a 2T, but the manufacturer labels it 24mos. They do not mark any polos as 2T. We have measured the length and width of the 24mos polo against other 2T shirts and they are the same. Some manufacturers make polos in a size 2/4 and they are too big for a 2 year old and often too small for a 4 year old. In the case of toddler sizes, we like ordering from company's that offer 24mos to 4T sizes. We will be happy to send you the length and width measurements for any item. Just send us a message prior to ordering.
All rights reserved. Please do not reproduce, copy, modify, distribute or display any of our images or intellectual property without our specific written permission.
Ordering/payment indicates that you have read and accept the details, terms, conditions and policies listed above.
Last Updated December 20, 2013