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Itty-Bitty Yeti

Hello and welcome! Please read these policies in full and save us both some time.

People often say to me, “I wish I was wealthy! I’d have you sew all our clothes!”

I don’t want to make all your clothing. But would you like me to make you one piece? One very special piece?

I feature bespoke, one-of-a-kind pieces sewn in a creative studio. Clients pay my rate of $30 / hour plus materials and shipping. Currently, detailed quotes and artistic sketches are provided gratis. As of January 1st, 2015 I will charge for quotes.

Shipping times vary per piece. I have a 100% refund policy; if for any reason you are not satisfied you have seven days after receipt to return piece(s) for a full refund, provided they are in the condition I delivered them.

Client pays shipping on all refund transactions.

Fabric selection, techniques employed, and pattern design will proceed on a case-by-case basis. If you’d like to see more of my worksmanship you can look at my sewing portfolio.

You can contact me at kelly@hogaboom.org or through text/phone at 360.500.3287.


A few more details:
My name is Kelly Hogaboom and I’m a writer, tailor, wife, mother, and B-movie aficionado.

Buying or requisitioning a garment supports my family (including a partner, two children, five cats, one rabbit, and one pointer mix dog!) as well as my deep, deep, affection and practice of this wonderful craft. Any partnership we form will support custom-sewn items made for my children, friends’ children, and the donation of quality items to our local clothing bank.

Why do you make mostly kids’ clothes?
Children need clothes; good, rugged, comfortable ones – and children love clothes that reflect who they really are. A garment I make will outlast what you’ll find in common retail – and will also be the only one like it in the world (that’s pretty cool!).

Do you sew for adults?
Yes. But only if they want something that inspires me creatively.

Why your stuff?
I tell potential customers or supporters to please peruse my sewing portfolio (flickr.com/photos/kellyhogaboom/) before considering bringing my work into their home. My techniques and style is on display to help others learn the craft, and to show you the love and commitment I put into my work.

I accept Paypal, money orders & personal checks. Please make check/money order payable to Kelly Hogaboom (PO Box 205 Hoquiam WA 98550).

Do you do work for free/donate pieces/have time to answer my questions about sewing?
Yes, if I have the time! Feel free to contact me.

Do you do international shipping? What about insurance?
I ship internationally. If insurance and tracking are not available or selected as per client’s preference and there is a loss or damage to the piece, I will refund you half your payment.

Clients are responsible to take body measurements (unless the client and I are geographically close enough I can do it myself). This needs to be done with the utmost care because it would be sad to receive a custom-sewn piece of art that won’t fit! I can send information on how to take measurements properly upon request.

Sewing is a deep love I’ve had since I was a child. I hope to clothe more human beings in well-loved clothes and spread the love of garment-sewing to as many as I can!