exquisite notions, hand-picked by me

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 3319 Sales


exquisite notions, hand-picked by me

Minneapolis, Minnesota 3319 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Caitlin M.

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Caitlin M.

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Sewing doesn't have to be tedious.

Growing up, I dabbled in many forms of craft, ranging from knitting to paper-making. None of those hobbies ever stuck around for very long.

After struggling through a frustrating and unpleasant semester of required high school sewing taught by a woman on the cusp of retirement, I never thought I would try sewing ever again!

Fast forward 8 years - in my mid twenties, I had no creative outlet and I was going bonkers. I needed a way to express my creativity! That's when I bought a sewing machine. "Why not?" I thought. Inspired by design blogs and Project Runway, I dreamt about creating and altering my own clothing.

With the help of YouTube videos, BurdaStyle, and hundreds of Pinterest tutorials, I learned how to sew.
It was fun! It was exciting! And I absolutely adored it! A far cry from the sullen teenager just barely passing home economics.

After working for 2 years for my friend in her boutique fabric shop, I eventually resigned from my position to focus on developing Thimble + Spool. I love all sewing supplies, but I especially love high-quality, handmade, and distinctive indie supplies even more. I love the excitement of unwrapping a new tool and trying it out for the first time, or learning to attach a new notion or closure. Great tools and cute notions can really enhance one's sewing experience.

Thanks for scoping me out. I sincerely hope you enjoy my products as much as I have enjoyed curating them!

Warm wishes,

Keep up to date with my daily crafty happenings (and take a glimpse into my part time job at a local craft brewery) by following me on Instagram @thimbleandspool

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  • Caitlin M.


    I've always been creative, since I was a tiny child. I inherited that from my father's side; a long lineage of creative, DIY men and women. I love to network and share ideas with other creative folks. That's why I love being on the supply end!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 26, 2018
I strive to sell high-quality, functional goods that inspire others to create.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Unfortunately I am unable to offer tracking on international orders.

If items are lost or damaged or there is a manufacturing defect, please contact me and I will do my best to offer a solution. Unfortunately I am unable to offer returns or refunds based on a change of heart. Please examine photos carefully and read the product description. I do my best to ensure photos are representational of the colors, but be aware that display settings may cause items to appear a slightly different color than in real life.

Custom orders are final except if the parcel has been lost or damaged during shipping.
Please note that Minnesota customers will be charged 7% sales tax.

For all orders, I accept credit card payments via Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout.
Upon full receipt of payment, I will begin to assemble your order. Most items are ready-made, but in some cases I may have to make the item to order.

If you are needing your order under a deadline, please convo me before purchasing to discuss the possibilities.
**Overpayment of shipping costs greater that $2 USD will be refunded to the buyer.**

Please ensure that the shipping address you have listed with Etsy is correct, as that is where I will send your order unless you have specified otherwise.

All orders are shipped via USPS First Class.

Target delivery for domestic orders is 1-3 business days, and for international orders is 7-21 working days. However, delays can and do occur, so please allow up extra time for delivery in case this happens. Please keep this in mind if you are under a strict deadline, and convo me prior to purchasing to discuss this and talk about potential shipping upgrades.

International orders are sent untracked.
Please note that any customs and import duties are the sole responsibility of the buyer. UK customers need to be aware of the VAT duty and tax rates applied by their country to imported goods (contact HM Revenue & Customs for advice and rates).

For customers in Northeast Minneapolis, convo me to arrange pickup!
Additional policies and FAQs
I try to my hardest to ensure that the colours represented in my photos match that of the actual color of the item, however, colours in pictures may appear slightly different in person due to individual monitor and display settings.

Feedback is greatly appreciated!
My priority is to please my customers.
If you have any issues with your order, please contact me first before leaving neutral or negative feedback so I can do my best to help remedy the situation.

Also, feel free to contact me about custom orders and wholesale opportunities.
I will try my best to meet your needs.

My sewing studio is smoke free, pet free, and fragrance free.
Thank you for supporting small businesses :)