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rescuedbykathleen

Rescued by Kathleen

Sacramento, California · 768 Sales

rescuedbykathleen

Rescued by Kathleen

Sacramento, California 768 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to RESCUED By KATHLEEN, where UPCYCLED equals FASHIONABLE & UNIQUE! With gorgeously felted, hand-made PURSES, SHOULDER BAGS, & EYE GLASS CASES that I personally sew, using "natural fiber" sweaters and jackets re-designed and transformed into great new works of fashion art! I now also offer UNIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES that I've "rescued" from my travels through my local big cities and smaller surrounding towns!
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Last updated on Mar 17, 2016

Welcome to RESCUED By KATHLEEN, where UPCYCLED equals FASHIONABLE & UNIQUE! With gorgeously felted, hand-made PURSES, SHOULDER BAGS, & EYE GLASS CASES that I personally sew, using "natural fiber" sweaters and jackets re-designed and transformed into great new works of fashion art! I now also offer UNIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES that I've "rescued" from my travels through my local big cities and smaller surrounding towns!
Kathleen

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Kathleen Pritchard

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Welcome to my shop, where what was once old and abandoned, now becomes a thing of beauty again!

I have always love to sew....and learned the fine art from both my mother and my grandmother. One of my most vivid memories is of me sitting on the black treddle of her ancient Singer sewing machine, and "pumping" it up and down while she sewed our Christmas pajamas. That was so much fun! I loved that machine!

And as a young mother of four children, I sewed my children's clothes, as well as my own and my husband's. But as the years passed and I embarked on another career as a teacher, I found little if any time to sew for anyone, and at times felt like I had stepped on a whirling merry-go-round.

In 2010, when I retired from teaching I decided to make a "goin' to church purse" for my young granddaughter. Not wanting to spend a lot of money, I used an old cabled wool sweater and added both lining and pockets and snaps. This purse was so beautiful...and so many people commented on it....that I decided to make more and sell them! Thus my ETSY shop was born!

But I couldn't stop there!! Now I'm rescuing ALL SORTS of interesting VINTAGE items that people abandon and am offering them to you in hopes that you can give them a "new" home! It is so much fun for me to traverse the big city and local tiny towns in this GREAT BIG SCAVENGER HUNT, "rescuing" so many treasures from the past for today's generation of "Vintage Geeks."

As a result, "Rescued By Kathleen" not only offers eco-friendly, gorgeous and fashionable purses; but also offers unique, high-quality vintage items that are seldom seen on other sites.

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Last updated on June 5, 2015
Welcome to rescuedbykathleen, where elegance and creativity are now brought to the world of upcycling.

All items are one of a kind (OOAK) and crafted by hand, so no two pieces are identical. That's what makes Rescued by Kathleen products unique and special!

All items are made with love in a smoke-free and pet-free home.

Whenever possible, I try to recycle packaging. This most often takes the form of recycled boxes and packing materials for larger orders. If you would prefer to have your item shipped in a new box, please be sure to let me know when you place your order.

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
Payment
I accept PayPal as payment for orders, as well as Master Card, Visa, and other credit cards. I do not accept money orders or checks, however.
Shipping
Your order will be shipped via U.S. first class mail with delivery confirmation. I try to ship every order within 24-48 hours of payment. I'll convo you as soon as it has been shipped so you know approximately when to expect your package.

Shipping includes the cost of delivery confirmation and packing materials (boxes, bubble mailers, etc.), as well as the cost of actually shipping the item.

Upgraded Shipping: Please convo me before making your payment if you would like to me to ship your order with upgraded shipping so I can adjust your shipping costs.

I always refund shipping overages that exceed $2.00 or more.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns, refunds and exchanges will be handled on a case by case basis. Requests for returns, refunds or exchanges must be received within three business days of the shipment arriving. All items must be in original condition. Shipping charges will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
When ordering, please remember to double check your listed mailing address. If your address in your Etsy or your PayPal profile is incorrect, please let me know ASAP and I will make sure that your order is shipped to your current address. If your PayPal and Etsy address do not match, I will ship your purchases to your Etsy address, unless you contact me to tell me otherwise.