sewamelie: unique baby and kid approved items

El Paso, Illinois | 1978 Sales


sewamelie: unique baby and kid approved items

El Paso, Illinois 1978 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Note from shop owner We will be closed from November 13 to November 24. All current orders will ship before Nov 20. Please feel free to ask any questions in the meantime. Thanks for your patience!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 13, 2018

We will be closed from November 13 to November 24. All current orders will ship before Nov 20. Please feel free to ask any questions in the meantime. Thanks for your patience!

Holly Fehr

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Holly Fehr


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Handmade goodies for parents and their little ones

Welcome, we are so happy that you found our shop. It is our mission to create the highest quality products for you with customer service that can't be beat. From complex custom orders to simple solutions, we hope that your experience with sewamelie is memorable!

What makes the shop unique? A background in fine arts and graphic design drive us each day to come up with creative and trendy solutions to problems all moms face. We are perfectionists, so perfect stitching and high quality materials are what make us tick. We have spent months researching fabrics and working with manufacturers to find the best options for the products we create. Sewamelie even has developed special straps for our baby/pet gates that work for all types of stair posts!

Why choose our products? We guarantee you will love them. It will be like a present in the mail! If not? We will do our best to return or recreate the product for you, no restock fees.

Life is busy, you are stressed, and all the sudden have a crawling baby? We can help!

We would love to create the perfect, one of a kind item for you. Fabrics come and go, and I am always looking for what's unique and durable. Please convo me today to get your order started!

Shop members

  • Holly Fehr

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    This shop has brought our family much joy! We feel very blessed to have it for mom to be creative, the kids to learn the value of hard work and attention to detail, and dad to have peace of mind that we stay busy while he is farming :)

Production partners

  • Trim and Straps for Sewing Needs

    Guangdong, China

    Janna is a great partner for us, creating the white elastic hook and loop straps that we use for certain gate listings and helping us keep costs down for our customers!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How do I know what size gate to order?

To ensure the perfect fit, please attach a photo with your order. If we see that a different set of attachments might work better in your situation, we can talk through this. It is always better to give us more information than too little.

Custom and personalized orders

We are happy to look for a different fabric for you if you do not see one that fits with your home decor, and will adjust any price differences in the order once the new fabric is chosen.

How do I know which hooks are right for my opening?

Please refer to this listing: for details and uses of each type of hook.

Why is my finished gate smaller than the size I ordered?

The easiest way for us to accurately create each baby gate is to know the OPENING width, so that we can adjust from there based on the type of hooks you are using. For strap (hook and loop) gates, there is no size adjustment. For elastic and hook gates, we make them about 1.5 inches shorter to allow the elastics to pull the gate taut. If you DO need the exact size you are ordering, please clearly specify.

Can you tell me more about the fabrics?

1: soft woven upholstery material. colors are medium grey/ white.
2: beautiful taupe woven herringbone upholstery material, very thick.
3: Light and dark grey striped woven heavyweight material
4: indoor/outdoor stain resistant tightly woven grey and white wide stripes
5: Thick woven upholstery material that has a grey/blue hue from a distance
6: Light grey and navy striped woven heavyweight material
7: Beige and white thin stripes printed on cotton canvas
8: grey and white lattice printed canvas
9: Soft grey and beige geometric pattern printed on cream canvas
10: darker grey and beige geometric canvas
11: Grey canvas with white print
12: Heavyweight cream woven upholstery material

What is better for my posts, buckles or straps?

Buckles are great for older or especially sneaky kiddos who may figure out the hook and loop straps. However, you may prefer the straps if you have very smooth round posts that the buckles could slide down. The hook and loop straps are elastic AND have a rubber grippy side, which is great for really grabbing those slippery posts and staying right where you put them.

What is the maximum diameter post that the straps will wrap around?

The buckle gates can be created to fit your needs at any size if you specify. Standard size fits around approximately a 16 inch maximum post.

Hook and loop straps will fit around about a 14 inch maximum diameter post and cannot be made larger, though we can send extensions if needed.