Brooke Penrose on Dec 26, 2013
Cute! Amazingly good condition and super speedy shipping even during the holidays. Unnecessary but appreciated. Thanks for the super cute hair clips too!
girlangel1973 on Dec 5, 2013
Packaged well and item is lovely
Gabrielle Angulo on Nov 20, 2013
Shipped and arrived quickly. Item was just as expected. I ended up hand embroidering a monogram on the corners and giving it as a gift -- lovely!
Thrifting and making fashion accessories began to interest me as a teenager. We rarely had extra money for new clothes and I wanted to stand out.
I couldn't buy a new wardrobe each season, but I always managed to create or find the brightest and most original accessories! I am still sewing and digging for purses, shoes, belts, ties and more- but now on a bigger scale. I hope visiting my shop will brighten your day, and maybe you'll find something extra special that will help you stand out as well!
My love of making things comes from my childhood. Growing up, my mom and dad were always doing projects around the house. My mom would make clothes, work in the garden, or practice an old country song on her guitar. My dad was either building something out of wood, fixing something, or playing his fiddle. There were always projects for my brother and I to work on- we hardly ever bought a gift, they were always handmade.
While I was in college for art and marketing, the handmade movement was brewing, and I began paying attention to what people were doing online. I remember discovering Austin Craft Mafia, PDX Supercrafty, and clicking through businesses and craft blogs on my roommate's slow, giant desktop computer. (This was the same year Etsy was founded.) I was thrilled to see that there were other people who were excited about making things, and they were all so professional! I also admired the new edge that these women and (some)men brought to crafting. I started brainstorming about what kind of business I could have once I got out of college.
I got a "real" job right out of college and then started Stitch Machine, funded by my salary at the time. I grew professionally and learned a lot about myself in the conservative, corporate-like setting. Although it was a stable life, leaving my professional office job in 2009 was inevitable- I was always an artist and entrepreneur at heart! I've been running Stitch Machine and working part time in a grocery store ever since. It's an incredibly hard way to make a living, but knowing that I have created my own business and taken charge of my life is what keeps me going when times are tight. This is the happiest I have ever been!
Sarah Terry Argabrite
Owner, Maker, Curator
I have been making things since I was a child. I still love crafting today, and now make things for my online shop. I also seek out old fashion accessories that have lived a previous life but still have a lot of life left to give.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Once payment has been received your order will ship within 48 hours, excluding Sundays. Custom orders may take more time to complete- see each listing for details.
Sorry, but I do not accept checks.
In the event that payment is not received via direct checkout or Paypal within 3 days of placing the order, I will cancel the order and it will be deleted from both of our Etsy records.
I ship USPS within the United States with delivery confirmation. Please message me for shipping details outside the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take great care to accurately photograph, research, describe, and ship my items. All custom order sales and handmade sales are final. I can accept returns on vintage sales within 30 days of the day you purchased the item. Please contact me through Etsy or by email at sarah [!at] stitchmachine.net if you need to return a vintage item. You will be responsible for shipping the item back to me, and unfortunately I cannot reimburse any shipping costs.
I offer buyer protection for damaged goods in a few distinct situations:
1. In the event that a VINTAGE PORCELAIN or CERAMIC item is broken during shipment, I will refund the item if I am contacted with a photo of the broken item though Etsy Conversation or Email within 30 days of the day you purchased the item. Unfortunately, I cannot refund shipping costs. My email address is sarah [!at] stitchmachine.net.
2. In the event that a HANDMADE item is damaged during shipment, contact me within 30 days of the day you purchased the item, and I will repair it for free. You will be responsible for shipping the item back to me, and unfortunately I cannot reimburse any shipping costs.