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Modern, boutique-quality children's accessories. Always machine washable. Designed and handmade in Charleston, SC.
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Hi Kickstarter! 

Our names are Yana and Jennifer and we are "The Hemming Birds."  We design and handcraft accessories for kids of all ages.  

Our designs are modern yet timeless.  They are free of slogans and characters, and are designed to grow with your child.  

Our Story.

We've been makers for many years and, with the recent baby boom amongst our friends and family, have found ourselves making lots of baby gifts!  So many people have asked us if we sell what we make. . .well, we are finally ready to answer "yes!"  

Our inspiration.

A few months ago, Yana's one-year-old picked up one of her purses, swung it over her shoulder like a little lady, and proceeded to toddle around the house wearing it.  

The problem was that the purse was too big - she kept tripping over it.   In this moment, the idea for the June handbag and Jane tote bag was born!  

Hemming Birds Spring/Summer 2014 Collection:

We've spent the last few months designing our first collection.  Many pattern revisions and rounds of material testing later we are ready!  Our first collection will include bibs and two styles of bags.  Visit our online store to order: Hemming Birds Boutique.

The Charlie Bib. Designed to fit infants and toddlers, the Charlie Bib front is made of high-quality cotton and backed with soft fleece (perfect for wiping messy faces!)  The strap fastens on the side with a durable, CPSIA-approved plastic snap.

The June Handbag.  The perfect accessory for any budding fashionista!  Great for special occasions, or just carrying your older brother's dominos around the house.  Available in three color combinations, it features an adorable pleated pocket on the front!

The Jane Tote.  Both smart and adorable.  Perfect for carrying their favorite books or toys, or picking up shells at the beach.  Available in three color combinations that coordinate with a white twill accent. It also features a pocket on the inside (perfect for storing special treasures!)

We believe in superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.  We LOVE all of the items we make and know that the little ones in your life will love them as well!

Thank you to all of our backers who made Hemming Birds Boutique possible!  

Our initial designs are ready and materials have been selected.  With the help of our Kickstarter backers we were able to meet minimum order quantities with our fabric manufacturers. In addition, we will be able to cover the costs of safety testing to ensure that every Hemming Birds Boutique item meets or exceeds all required child safety testing requirements.

WE DID IT!  Thanks to everyone who backed us and shared our project!   

Stretch Goal #1: $4,500 - Free Gift Wrapping for your rewards. REACHED!

Is your reward a gift for a friend or family member?  Let us wrap it up and ship it for you!  We'll even include a personalized card.  

Stretch Goal #2: $4,750 - Three new bib fabrics.  REACHED!!!

When we reach $4,750 we'll include three additional fabric options for the "Charlie" bib.  The fun part is - you are going to help us choose them!  The "Hemming Birds" have chosen ten BEAUTIFUL fabrics and we want to know which are YOUR favorites.  After we reach our goal, we'll post a survey on Facebook. The fabric patterns with the most votes will be added as additional options for all of our backers!  Here are the ten you'll be choosing from - aren't they beautiful?

Check it out - we were featured on Crackers & Carrots!

Image courtesy of Caroline Edwards of Crackers & Carrots
Image courtesy of Caroline Edwards of Crackers & Carrots

Keep in Touch & Help Spread the Word!

Special thanks to our pint-sized models (Hannah, Elizabeth, and Colton), our videographer Michael, and all of the friends and family who helped make our video happen!  

Lastly, we regret that at this time we are only able to ship to backers in the US.

Risks and challenges

We’ve been sewing for many years, and have spent the last few months fine-tuning our patterns and working on scaling up production. We have sourced our fabrics and other materials and are ready to start making bags and bibs as soon as our funding period ends. We know exactly how many items we can hand make in a given amount of time and have set our due dates based on this. We are confident we can overcome any obstacles that we run into. If we run into any unforeseen issues we will contact all backers as soon as possible!

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    A Hemming Birds sticker as a "thank you" for supporting our first collection! On top of that, we'll give you a "shout out" on our Facebook page (with your approval).

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    One "Charlie Bib". You pick your favorite color! (Color choices will be made after our campaign ends). Free shipping in the US.

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    Three Bib Combo: Choose any three "Charlie Bibs" for the perfect baby shower gift! Free shipping in the US.

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    Early Bird Special: one bag with priority delivery & pricing! Choose either a "Jane Handbag" or "June Tote" in your favorite color combination! Free shipping in the US.

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    One bag: Choose either a "Jane Handbag" or "June Tote" in your favorite color combination! Free shipping in the US.

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    The "Big Sister" Package: one bag + three bibs. Choose either a "Jane Handbag" or "June Tote" in your favorite color combination. Then select three bibs in any of the available colors. Free shipping in the US.

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    The "Best Friend" Package: Pick any two bags! Choose two bags from the "Jane Handbag" or "June Tote" in your favorite color combination. Free shipping in the US.

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    The "Birthday Party" Package: Pick any five bags! Choose from the "Jane Handbag" or "June Tote" in your favorite color combinations! Free shipping in the US.

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Funding period

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