Cornelia Farm was born out of the idea to pay homage to my mother...Cornelia. She was from the Netherlands (as is my entire family) and she was trained as a seamstress just out of high school. She came to the U.S. in 1959 with my father and acquired a job as a seamstress in a dry cleaners. She did not speak one word of English. The story was that her skills were so impressive that even despite the lack of language skills, she was too good to pass up. They hired her on the spot.
One day, when I was 10 years old, she came to me and said "O.K. Karin c'mon...I'm going to teach you to sew." There was a pause and apparently I put my hands on my hips and said "Mom! I'm going to become a career woman....I don't need to know how to sew!" and I turned around and walked away. My mom just laughed and said "Well o.k. then."
It was true, I did become a career woman but I'd wished I would have let her teach me. She passed away in 2010 and left me her 1960s avocado green industrial strength sewing machine. So here I am learning to sew just as she learned to speak english....on the job.
Seamstress Graduation Photo
(in the Netherlands)
How do I return an item?
Please email me first to inform me of the issue relating to the purchased item. You may return it within a 2 weeks of receipt as long it's in the same condition as it was shipped.
What is your returns policy?
These items are handmade by me and I want you to love what you bought. I have a "happiness guarantee." You may return it within 2 weeks of receipt as long it's in the same condition as it was shipped. Please email me first so I know you are returning the item. You will receive a refund (minus shipping costs or custom order deposits).
What are your delivery options?
I plan to get you your item(s) as quickly as possible. Items are typically shipped the following day from the purchase date. However, if you need something expedited, please message me and I will do my best to get you your item(s) sooner.
Do you provide International delivery?
Yes, an additional shipping fee will apply, but I am happy to get the item to you as fast as international delivery can get it to your doorstep.