smallthreads

Hand-stitched children's clothing.

California, United States · 913 Sales

smallthreads

Hand-stitched children's clothing.

California, United States 913 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(454)

Announcement   SPRING is here, check out what's in store for your little one!

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Last updated on Apr 28, 2016

SPRING is here, check out what's in store for your little one!

Mandy Smith

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Mandy Smith

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(454)
gcordell

gcordell on Jul 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

very cute, soft and well-made

E.

E. on Mar 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Seller answered my questions promptly. Item was shipped on time!

E.

E. on Mar 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Seller answered questions promptly. Item shipped timely, great shirt!

E.

E. on Mar 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shirt shipped promptly, seller answered my questions, fabulous/cute shirt!

Shannon Dodd

Shannon Dodd on Mar 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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About

When I feel lost in life, my needle and thread are always there to help me find myself.

With every moment I gave to my boys, I felt as if I was losing a part of myself.
Although my boys brought new and indescribable joys, I began to miss myself. I felt as if I was no longer a person. I was just a shell, providing for everyone around me.
I realized that I had to do something for me. My husband and boys deserved to see me fulfilling my potential. I deserved to feel satisfied.
I remembered my mother. I remembered sitting by her feet as she altered clothing for the people in town. I remembered how she pumped the pedal and how the engine hummed. I remembered the smell of the starch and machine oil. The memory was warm and happy and perfect.
I decided to pull out my old machine. The moment my foot touched the pedal I was home.
I took a shirt out of my son's drawer, two scraps of fabric and onto the shirt, I sewed a bird.
A simple bird. It made me smile. I took a needle and thread and gave it a little eye. Then I stitched around the edges. It was perfect. I named it 'early bird'.
Suddenly the ideas began to pour in faster than I could create them. I pulled out a notepad and began to sketch.
That night, Small Threads was born.

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  • Mandy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi. I'm Mandy, the human behind Small Threads. I am a wife, a Mother of three magnificent boys and a foster Mom to many more. My kids are a lot of fun, a load of hard work, and as you can see they provide me with plenty of inspiration.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 21, 2016
Small Threads is a handmade company run by me, Mandy. I am the designer and creator. Each item is hand-crafted in my home studio. When you purchase hand-stitched Small Threads clothing, it directly supports my family and my dreams.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Your order will not be placed on the production list until payment is received and cleared.
If you have an issue with this, please email before making any purchases.
I am flexible, but busy, please respect my time.
Shipping
I ship standard mail via USPS. If you have a special shipping request please email me. Once shipped, the item is no longer in my hands and I am no longer responsible for the item. If you would like to purchase additional insurance on your item, please let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not accept returns. Please realize that my products are made by hand. I can not get back the time that I spend in the creation process.
Additional policies and FAQs
Small Threads guarantee each product, you pay shipping and I will re-stitch the defective area.
This guarantee is valid within 60 days of the purchase date. You must send your invoice or receipt and the clothing item.

You may not use discount codes on pre-discounted products, unless otherwise specified.

WAIT TIMES

Please be patient. I am only one person and I make each item when it is ordered. Orders can take up to 6 weeks to create and ship off, but once you receive your custom creation, it will be completely worth the wait. I have had only fabulous feedback, thanks to all of you Small Threads Fans out there!