About Us

How I get started

Hi and welcome to my Etsy Shop “Ruth Sewing Room Design”! I love to sew bright and pretty boutique style dresses, themed outfits and costumes for children. My mind is constantly creating lovely new designs for pageant wear, dress up, photo shoots, special occasions and everyday wear for your little ones. I’m inspired by beautiful fabrics and I love to take a design and put my own spin on it by using colors and patterns to create a themed dress or just something that I know will make a little girl (and her momma) smile! Sewing is my art and it’s been a lifelong love!
I learned to sew from my mother at the tender age of six in Brooklyn, NY. My first project was a blouse; it didn’t turn out too well, but I wasn’t deterred! I kept sewing and learning and at fourteen years old I started my first sewing job, making clothes for my neighbor’s seven year old daughter.
During my teenage years my mother and I worked with different fabrics and patterns, building my skills along the way. I found sewing to be a creative outlet to de-stress and relax. Sewing also helped build my self-esteem and it became an important part of my life forever.
I moved from New York at nineteen and lived in Phoenix, AZ for eighteen years. My lovely daughter Michelle was born and sewing took a backseat while I raised her as a single mom.
In 1995 I moved to Charlotte, NC to start a new life and eventually landed a good job with BellSouth. My daughter finished high school and moved back to Phoenix and I found a new church home. My passion for sewing returned when I began sewing for the church to create biblical costuming for various events.
With the fever burning in me to sew, I attended a conference in Orlando, FL sponsored by Martha Pullen. One of my workshops was “How to Take Your Hobby and Make It Your Business”. Later that year I attended a “Home Sewer Association” meeting in New York City to receive my teaching certification. “Ruth Sewing Academy” was created out of these experiences.

At first I only had a handful of students, but I saw the potential in it and found myself at a cross road in my life. I had to choose between a career and following my heart. In November 2002 I decided to walk away from a lucrative job with benefits to pursue the dream and passion of my life: “SEWING”.
I continued to look for new teaching venues and secured a position as a sewing instructor at Central Piedmont Community College where I still currently teach. At this point I have been sewing for forty-seven years and have been teaching full time for the past ten years.

I opened my Etsy store in 2011 as a way to share my sewing outside of my own local community. I am thankful to say that it has been successful and I have enjoyed making sewing creations for many little ones over the years.
The majority of my items are made to order to ensure a good fit for your child. You can order through the listings or send me a convo if you would like me to make you something completely unique or if you have any questions about an item.

Follow me on Facebook to get up to date info on my latest designs and special offers!
www.facebook.com/RuthSewingRoom or www.customboutiquedesigns.ruthsewingroom.com/

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Ruth Grey Respert
Owner, Designer

Hi and welcome to my Etsy Shop “Ruth Sewing Room Design”! I love to sew bright and pretty boutique style dresses, themed outfits and costumes for children.

Lee Ann
Stitcher, Assistant

I could not do what I do with out the help of my Assist Lee Ann. She comes and help me cut out the orders for the week and she a ex-student that has her own store. She has learned some much over the pass five years taking classes and working with me.

Claire Stewart

Claire started taking lessons with me when she was 7, will now she 19 and works one day a week cutting out fabric and helping with some of the sewing work. I hope to see her own store someday on etsy. Right now she too busy with High School, Tennis, Volleyball and Dance classes.

Jorden Erbe

Jordan Started with me when she was 7 years old, she 20 how and works full time at Panera Bread and work with me pt teaching sewing and stitching dresses. She does have her own Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandsofGraceDesigns
Shop policies
Last updated on November 29, 2016
Welcome to Ruth’s Sewing Room Design. I look forward to creating your unique one of a kind item. I take great care in making each item and hope that you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it for you!
I have over forty years of sewing experience including teaching the young and the young at heart, costume design and boutique design. The products in my store are my personal favorites to make. I welcome custom orders.

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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
Money Order
I prefer Paypal, for payment as it allows me to ship your item in a timely manner.
-:¦:–:¦:–:¦:- -:¦:–:¦:–:¦:- I use US postal service when shipping within the USA. I will notify you when your item has shipped and you should expect it to arrive within 3-5 business days. I use first class mail option, but if you prefer you can purchase an upgrade for USPS Priority, FedEx three day or Overnight express mail, If you would like to purchase insurance for your item please let me know in advance. All items shipped outside the US take longer and depend upon the customs dept for your country.-:¦:–:¦:–:¦:- -:¦:–:¦:–:¦:- When you place your order in the cart it will give you the choice of which shipping you would like.

Please check each listing for shipping time, most time I’m running right at 2 weeks to ship. But as the busy season comes in (JUNE – OCT) shipping can be as long as 4-6 weeks So please each listing for the actual shipping time.

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Refunds and Exchanges
I strive to offer the best merchandise at the lowest prices.
Therefore I am not able to accept returns 
on custom dresses.
My husband takes every thing to the Post office and receives a receipt to show that I have shipped the item ordered, unfortunately do to the post losing packages, and package being stolen lately. I am not responsible for lost package in the mail.
If you are concern please email and we can add insurance or request a signature.
Additional policies and FAQs
I can do custom orders. Please convo me with any requests for designs. ***I always try to make the best result that you will be happy with. If you see a design you like but would like a different fabric or type of item NO PROBLEM!
**Please note: if your item is customized refunds/ exchanges will not be possible as your item can no longer be used elsewhere even if unworn and in new condition**

******TIME FRAME********
The estimated time frame for receiving your item and ship date are on your ticket when ordering. BUT your time frame for completion does not begin until I have all the necessary information to begin your order (size, color, name, number) etc. If I have created a custom listing for you, your time frame also does not begin until payment is made. All items MUST BE PAID UPON PURCHASE. No exceptions. I want to get your items to you in a timely manner. But I can not start until I have all the information needed. I am very busy working to create these and do not have the time to track you down and send repeated emails requesting your details.

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