Repurposed Vintage Textiles that Speak

Washington, United States · 17 Sales


Repurposed Vintage Textiles that Speak

Washington, United States 17 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

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Susan Albin

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Susan Albin


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5 out of 5 stars
Susan Fairchild

Susan Fairchild on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

dvansplinter on Sep 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This pillow cover is amazing! A handcrafted, unique treasure. It was on my doorstep 2 days after I purchased it. Super fast delivery and beautiful, personalized presentation. Thank you.

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Vintage Textiles Stitched to New Beginnings

Sewing my "first day of school" dress as a 10-year-old, remains etched in memory. Thereafter, sewing machines continued to whirr...Handmade jeans, bikinis, prom dresses, even a wedding gown. My sisters and I were fortunate to experience, early, the satisfaction of hand-made work.

The journey continued...college, marriage, a move from Seattle to NYC. In New York, I worked on the editorial side of Family Circle Magazine's Home Sewing and Knitting department. Freelance artists coming to Family Circle with their wares were inspirational. I purchased my first industrial sewing machine and began a custom slipcovering business, bringing the craft back to Seattle six years later.

Etsy has provided an exciting platform to step away from custom work and create only what I LOVE: repurposing vintage textiles and "under appreciated" items...whatever strikes my fancy.

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    Owner, Designer, Stitcher

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Last updated on July 29, 2015
Welcome to Textile Messages! My specialty is stitching vintage textiles into new beginnings. Pillows, pouches and sometimes ottomans are my thing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Textile Messages accepts payments through Etsy and PayPal which accepts all major credit cards. Please contact me with any questions.
*Free Shipping on Pillow COVERS in the USA*

*USPS parcel select and priority mail on all other items.

*Furniture (ottomans, stools,chairs) are available for local pick-up only.

*International Shipping: If you would like to order pieces to be shipped out of the country, convo me and we can determine the appropriate shipping and handling, prior to placement of order.
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All sales are final, unless an item is damaged or lost. Please contact me before ordering if you have "any" questions about an item. I am happy to help!