Custom, handmade pet and baby barriers

El Paso, Illinois

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Please note: we cannot accept returns on orders that did not include a photo of your opening for our recommendations. We ship all items USPS.


Last updated on Mar 2, 2021

Please note: we cannot accept returns on orders that did not include a photo of your opening for our recommendations. We ship all items USPS.


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Holly Fehr

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Holly Fehr


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5 out of 5 stars
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Quality 145 Shipping 68 Customer service 89

About sewamelie

Sales 4,229
On Etsy since 2012

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 :)

  • Natalie

    Assistant, Shipper

    Our assistant knows the drill. From the sewing room to the van, from the van to the post office. Sometimes gets an ice cream cone as a reward for her awesome help. Super efficient 12/10 helper.

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 Jan 3, 2021
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 can customize any order to fit your opening properly, but currently we are not offering custom fabrics as shipping times on fabric are delayed significantly.

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.

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 13 inch maximum diameter post and cannot be made larger, though we can send extensions if needed.

My barrier does not work as I had hoped. Can I return it?

Please contact me first, I am happy to offer suggestions and help! If we agree that the items my be returned, there will be a 5% restock fee to cover resell or relisting.

Where do I attach a photo of my opening?

Please send us a message with your photo attached through etsy (contact seller, under my profile photo) or send an email to