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Note from shop owner Tried and True Designs is on "vacation mode" while I'm away on a little trip. If you need to contact me, my email is triedandtruedesigns [!at] or send me a message here on Etsy.
Thank you for checking out my shop and I hope to hear from you soon.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 5, 2021

Tried and True Designs is on "vacation mode" while I'm away on a little trip. If you need to contact me, my email is triedandtruedesigns [!at] or send me a message here on Etsy.
Thank you for checking out my shop and I hope to hear from you soon.

Pam St. John

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Pam St. John


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Shop policies

Last updated on February 2, 2015
Welcome to my Etsy shop. My name is Pam and all the items are handmade by me. My personalized denim bags are what I've been making and selling for over 30 years. I started making the baby homecoming outfits in February 2014, when my 4th grand-baby was born. The pictures you see are bags or homecoming outfits that I've completed for someone else. The one you order will be custom made with your baby's name. If you see something you like but want to make it a little different please do not hesitate to ask.

Upon checkout, please answer all these questions:
1 - state specific colors wanted - lettering is typically 2 colors, alternating. If names are long (at least 6 or more letters), I can sometimes use 3 colors.
2. outside blanket color - side with name -
3. inside blanket color
4. correctly spelled name -
5. choose all lower case OR first letter capital OR all capital letters. (In the font I use, not all capitals are the traditional capital style letters)
6. Date the item is wanted (shower date, approximate due date)
7. gender
8. hat - name (about 6-7 letters maximum) OR "lil bro/sis" OR flower
9. gown or bodysuit (onesie)
10. name or "lil bro/sis" on gown or bodysuit (onesie) - across or going down - long names will have to go down the side. I make them read from neck to feet. If you want it another way, please let me know when ordering.
11. any other info you want me to know

To see samples of other outfits, bags, bibs, or burps I've made , go to - Tried and True Designs on Facebook:

Custom orders welcomed! I have many more choices of fabrics, but maybe not the exact fabrics that you see in samples.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
REFUNDS: All sales are final. However, if you are unsatisfied with your order, please let me know. Your satisfaction if very important to me.
Personalized items cannot be refunded unless there was a error on my part. Please check and recheck your order before submitting! Please NEVER assume you know how someone else is spelling a name! Please double check the spelling with the Mamma of the baby!

CANCELLING AN ORDER: If you cancel your order within 24 hours of placing the order, I will gladly refund your money.
I accept Etsy Direct check-out (credit card) or paypal and Etsy gift cards.
Orders will not be started on until the payment has cleared. E-checks take a few days to clear. Note that the estimated turn around time will not begin until the payment has cleared.
Please contact me prior to ordering if you need to pay with money order or check.
Texas residents will be charged 8% tax.
My current production time is usually 2-4 weeks in addition to the shipping time. All my items are made to order by me, so shipping times can vary based on my current order volume. If I receive many orders at one time, the turn around time will be longer.

WITHIN USA: Packages weighing up to 13 oz. (bibs, burps) will ship 1st class USPS. You can upgrade to PRIORITY shipping for a small fee. I have a listing for a shipping upgrade.
Packages weighing over 13 oz. (blankets, homecoming outfits, bags) will ship PRIORITY USPS. USPS suggests that PRIORITY takes 2-3 days, but this is not guaranteed.

Shipping insurance is optional for an extra fee. I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages or packages that do not arrive on time. If you would like to have your package INSURED, please contact me, and I will add the cost of insurance to your shipping costs.

Tried And True Designs will not be held responsible for a damaged or lost package once it has been shipped to a buyer. I ship to the address listed on the order receipt. If ordering as a gift, the recipient's address should go in this box. I cannot be responsible for packages that are lost or delayed due to incorrect address information.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING NOTE - There is no tracking available for international packages. BUYER is responsible for any duties, and /or taxes that international customers might need to pay. All custom forms are filled out as required by law.
Additional policies and FAQs
Local Orders:
If you live in the Dallas (Plano,Garland,Wylie,Sachse) area and would like to pick up your order, please contact me prior to purchase.

Texas residents will be charged tax.

All items are made in my smoke free home.