Hip & fun handmade pins, pouches, purses, cards & more!

Toronto, Canada 499 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Hip & fun handmade pins, pouches, purses, cards & more!

Toronto, Canada | 499 Sales

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About Zippster

Sales 499
On Etsy since 2009

Hip and handmade in Toronto.

Although I've always been creative, my sewing career began as a hobby. To find some life balance with my job as a librarian, which is rather intellectual and detail-oriented, I turned to sewing more seriously. I am drawn to colour and texture, and find the tactile experience of sewing very satisfying.

All of the tasks associated with my Etsy store, and related local consignment and wholesale orders and craft shows, is handled by me from start to finish.

I'm very fortunate to have a dedicated space to sew and work on other crafts. My basement craft room was very carefully planned out in a way that would allow me an organized, welcoming, comfortable space in which I can have fun creating.

Please note that although I do have cats living in my house, they do not have access to my basement craft room, and every effort is made to ensure that the fabric is kept clean of cat hair.

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  • Karen

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    A not-too-serious librarian who loves chocolate, cheese, coffee, tea, music, photography, tattoos, books, things that are purple, Blythe, sewing and making stuff, eating stuff, growing stuff, cycling, hiking, cats, and movies.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 1, 2015
Welcome! All items are handmade by me, Karen, in my Toronto studio, using vintage or re-purposed materials when possible.

If you're new to buying on Etsy, please read the Buying Policy:

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Each items is carefully inspected prior to shipping and is carefully packaged. Seller is not responsible for items damaged or lost during shipping. Should you feel that the item is defective, I will accept returns, but buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
Payment by PayPal or direct payment (credit card).
Every effort is made to have your item packaged and in the mail within two business days of receipt of payment. Items are shipped by Canada Post, standard mail, to the Paypal address. Shipping reflects current rates plus the cost of the envelope. Insurance or expedited shipping available at an additional cost.

International/larger items: listed shipping charges are based on estimates and a refund will be given if the actual cost has a difference of more than $1.

I ship internationally, however, buyers are responsible for any associated fees their country may charge, such as for duty or customs.

Estimated shipping times:
Canada and U.S.: 5 business days
South America: 2 weeks
Europe: 2-3 weeks
Asia: 2-3 weeks
Australia/New Zealand: 4 weeks
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that due to the high volume of people not following through with custom requests, I can no longer offer custom orders.