Kawaii Machine

Nashville, Tennessee · 5527 Sales


Kawaii Machine

Nashville, Tennessee 5527 Sales On Etsy since 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   PLEASE READ THE ITEM DESCRIPTIONS :D. Shipping and making times are listed in each item description.

Uniquely cute designs inspired by fairy kei, creepy cute, and pastel goth fashions! Like us on Facebook or Instagram for updates: and :D!

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Last updated on Mar 19, 2017

PLEASE READ THE ITEM DESCRIPTIONS :D. Shipping and making times are listed in each item description.

Uniquely cute designs inspired by fairy kei, creepy cute, and pastel goth fashions! Like us on Facebook or Instagram for updates: and :D!

Size Charts:
Check out the shop FAQ:

Retrograde Works

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Retrograde Works

Kill 'em With Kindness Pastel Tee
Leet Hax Gaming Tee
It's in the Refrigerator Gaming Tee
We're All Animals Gaming Tee
Hidden Whispers Pastel Gaming Tee
Dead Format Pastel Gaming Tee
Lucky Star Ufo Catcher Pastel Tee
Black Eyed Kitty Bones Pastel Tee
Cactus Kitty Cat 3/4 Sleeve Sweatshirt
Flap Flap Pastel Stingray 3/4 Sleeve Sweatshirt
Cactus Kitty Cat Tee
Flap Flap Pastel Stingray Tee
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Save 10% off anything in the shop with code HOPPITY! Happy Egg Day rabbit!

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It’s my birthday week, so to celebrate I’ve added a discount code to the shop for 10% off all orders with no minimum until May 31st!  Just enter the code BIRTHDAYGIRL during checkout!

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Flap Flap Pastel Stingray Tee
Save 15% now through February 15th with the code LOVEBUG!

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Kawaii Machine


SIZE CHARTS (Copy and paste the links into your browser)

Tights Size Chart:

All Over Print Shirt Size Chart:

All Over Print Hoodie Size Chart:

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Women's Wideneck 3/4 Sleeve Sweatshirt Size Chart:

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American Apparel Slim Fit Women's Tee Size Chart and Upgrade Link:

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Unisex Baseball Tee:

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I've always loved cute things. I can't get enough of them. Recently, I found that I absolutely adore vector graphic design and illustration, thus Kawaii Machine was born. I strive to create uniquely adorable designs that will brighten everyone's day, spreading just a little more happiness in the world. I'm always looking for new things to make :3.

Each one of the items in my shop is designed by me :D.

Since my studio is occupying the spare room in our apartment, I don't have the space to keep all colors, sizes, and variations on hand. Items are made just for your order. I like being able to offer my apparel in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and styles, so while this arrangement might take a bit longer, there are many more options available to you!

All necklaces, earrings, rings, and brooches are handmade by me :D. I also use my own plot cutting machine, which has been amazing for creating ridiculously detailed vinyl transfers and custom cut pins, brooches, and other jewelry items, as well as shirt designs.

By day (and noon, and night) I create customized dolls of all types. I sometimes accept commissions and create my own ensembles. I have an undying need to create! Kawaii Machine is an extension of that creative process and opens up all kinds of different canvases for me to get my hands on. My creations are my livelihood and my life and I wouldn't change it for the world!


Shop members

  • Retrograde Works

    Owner, Designer

    My name is Elly and I spend the majority of my time working on, customizing, and playing with toys :). I also love to create super cute graphic designs. I live in Nashville with my boyfriend and plethora of pets XD.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2016
Welcome to Kawaii Machine! Original, ultra cute designs for everyone <3.
Keep up with us on social media :D!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment is accepted via Paypal and credit card and is due at time of purchase.
T shirts and hoodies are custom made for each order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for making and shipping. If you would like insurance, this upgrade is available in the Upgrade section of the shop :).

Dresses and leggings are custom made to order as well. I purchase the blanks (much like ready made tees) for printing my designs. These ship once they've been completed and might not always be ready by the estimated ship date that Etsy sets, it depends on how many orders I have at any given time. Bags and masks are printed using my designs on premade blanks. They require a minimum of 3-4 weeks for shipping.

I know a lot of people order items to be worn at cons or events, so I wanted to add a little more detail about making sure I can meet your deadline.

If you place an order and then state afterward that you need it by a certain time, I most likely will not be able to accommodate. I need to be notified of any deadlines you might have in advance (NOT as a comment in your order, Etsy displays these at the bottom of the order and they are easily missed).

Shipping prices for US delivery are exact quotes from the USPS for the size, weight, and destination of the package using Priority Mail with tracking. International shipping is provided via First Class. Insurance is also available for purchase for both US and International purchases.

I cannot be held responsible for packages which become lost or damaged during shipping if you do not purchase shipping insurance. If you are concerned about the delivery of a package, please upgrade your shipping preference or purchase insurance for your package.

Packages which are returned as 'undeliverable' will be sent out again once the extra shipping fees have been paid by you. I ship to the address you have on file with Etsy (unless otherwise notified), please make sure this is your correct address to avoid extra shipping costs.

ABOUT CUSTOMS PROCESSING (For International Purchases):

I do not falsify customs forms with inaccurate values or mark merchandise as 'gifts.' It's a federal offense to lie on customs forms in the US.

International shipments may accrue customs charges. These are duties regulated by your respective country based on the value of the merchandise you import and are NOT related to shipping charges. No customs fees will be refunded.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the custom nature of my items, returns are not accepted except in the case of faulty items. Items are made for each order, they are not pre-printed. Cancellation of an order can only be completed if I have not started making your order.

All shipments now include tracking. It is your responsibility to purchase the appropriate insurance provided for any package you may have doubts about receiving. Refunds are not issued for lost packages that do not have the appropriate insurance applied.

I do my best to provide as much information and as many pictures of the items as possible, please don't hesitate to ask me anything at all before buying :). I'm glad to help! Size charts are provided for every apparel item in my shop page, consult these before purchasing or shoot me a convo for help to make sure that you get the correct fit..

Please read all descriptions and view photos carefully before you make your purchase. I do my best to accurately represent my products. Please note that some colors show up differently on different types of monitors according to the factory settings, or settings you've enabled on your screen. Always feel free to shoot me a message if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help!
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my designs utilize professional thermal printing methods depending on the nature of the graphic and printing materials used. These are not just the 't-shirt transfers' that you can find in craft supply stores. Since I am a small shop, I cannot keep every color in stock and on hand. I still like to be be able to provide a wide variety of colors and sizes, so this is why each item is made just for your order.