Elaine Searer

Classic Designs with a Stitch of Fun!

Thank you for stopping by!

My name is Elaine and I am a seamstress who believes classic children’s designs should be made with

Love, Care, & a Stitch of Fun!

As you explore my website, you’ll find a wide variety of my best-selling designs ranging from my car seat ponchos to memory cover pillows (made from loved one’s clothing) to adorable accessories. I’ve even put together a blog that combines my professional passions with personal ones so you can get to know more about me, my family, and my business values.

CPSC Compliant

Each item is CPSC compliant and made with premium components to ensure your little ones will be wrapped up in comfort without sacrificing their safety. As a grandmother, I understand firsthand the importance of balancing safety with comfort and style. That is precisely why each item I sew is made with both fashion and function in mind, and I create items that I would feel comfortable with my own littles wearing and using. My goal is to help you keep your kids warm, safe, clean, and happy.

I’d like to encourage you to explore my website and let me know if I can help you find something special for your someone special. You can peek at my product lines, pricing lists, and even contact me directly if you have questions. I know you have a choice in where you shop for your children, and I want you to know I appreciate your decision to shop with me.

~Elaine Searer

Custom Orders

I can ship orders anywhere in the
United States & Canada.

Custom orders can be arranged by email or through my Etsy shop.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


I have included a price list for most of my custom sewn items here on the website.

You will find an alterations price list, too, for my local customers.

My Sewing Blog

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My Top Sewing Machine Buying Tip

Buying a sewing machine can be a challenge.  I've got some advice that can help with your decision.   Because I sew a lot and own several sewing machines, people ask me fairly often for advice in choosing a sewing machine for themselves.  Usually the questions are...

What Customers Say About Extra Warm Car Seat Poncho

I've been selling fleece car seat ponchos in my Etsy shop  since 2015.  The first year that I sold ponchos, I offered only one style of car seat poncho.  My regular car seat poncho was and still is made of two layers of anti-pill fleece.  Here in...

Selling Licensed Fabrics

Licensed fabrics that have favorite TV and movie characters on them are quite popular especially with children.  I often receive requests to make ponchos or bibs using licensed fabrics from Disney, John Deere, NFL teams and other companies. The...

What’s So Great About Bibs?

Bibs.  Either you like them or you don't.  Allow me to share three good reasons why I think kids should wear bibs for all messy activities. Bibs save you time.  Foods like peaches, apples, and chocolate can permanently stain fabrics.  The best...

What’s in a Name?

What's in a name?  If the extent of my agonizing over whether or not to change my online business name is any gauge, then a name is pretty darn important! Last month, I made a big change in my online business.  I made the decision to re-brand my business using my own...

Car Seat Ponchos Available Now

Now that you know that a car seat poncho could help to keep your child warm and safe this winter, I want to share some details about the fleece car seat ponchos hand-crafted by me, Elaine Searer.First of all, the name "car seat poncho" doesn't tell the whole story....

Car Seat Ponchos for Safety and Warmth

Here in Pennsylvania, we're still enjoying summer weather with temperatures in the high 80s, but these warm summer days will soon be a memory.  When the temperatures start to fall, how can you keep your little ones warm and safe for fall and winter traveling? You may...

Making Children’s Wear Safe

My sewing business provides me both rewards and challenges.  One of my most recent challenges involved compliance with regulations concerning making children's wear safe. My sewing business consists of alterations (but NOT prom or bridal alterations!), some custom...

Frog Novelty Fabric Purse

I love novelty fabrics, and I make no apologies for that!  Novelty fabrics are a sub-category of 100% cotton quilting fabrics that are printed with conversational themes that make them popular for a shorter period of time than most classic cotton quilting fabrics....

I Can Hear a Pin Drop

This month we made a huge (for us) investment in our home by having new flooring installed in our basement.  Some of you may know that the basement is my sewing room, so, yes, this change was mostly for my benefit. Sewing in a carpeted room has its downside.  Thread...

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