About Created by Laura

Gianna trusty assistant

Gianna the guinea pig. My trusty assistant.

Created by Laura is a custom sewing business based in Rochester, NY. I sell different types of handmade bags, blankets and items for small pets.

Most items are ready to ship. Turn around time is generally 1-2 weeks but may be longer for large orders. Any item in the shop can be customized and I welcome custom orders. I also maintain a shop on etsy.com.


Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Most items under 1 lb are sent first class, over 1 lb is sent Priority mail. International shipping will be first class or priority depending on the weight. I use USPS.

Custom items

I welcome custom item requests. If you are interested in a certain item just send me a custom item request and we can discuss it. Do not feel limited to what you see on the website. I am usually up for a challenge. I have made all sorts of items for various people.

Once we have agreed upon the details of your needs I will give you a price quote. If you agree to move forward I will send you an invoice by email. I require payment upfront for custom items. I will keep you informed as to the progress of your item and discuss any changes with you. Turn around time is generally 1-2 weeks but I will keep you informed.

Payment methods

Paypal is accepted on the website. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS LISTED IN YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. I can only ship to an address confirmed by PayPal. If you are local and wish to pay with another means contact me and we can discuss. I am able to accept cash, credit card and apple pay for local customers. Checks are accepted on a case by case basis.


I strive to provide excellent quality products and excellent customer service. I am unable to accept returns unless there is a gross misunderstanding on my part. I will be happy to work with you to take care of any problems and individual circumstances on a case by case basis.

How I got started

I began sewing in 2008 as a hobby. Over time I have learned a lot of tricks and tips and my sewing has come a long way. I began a small etsy shop in 2010 which has grown significantly over the last several years.

I am a mom of three, dance mom, runner, guinea pig owner and nurse practitioner. I like to sew items for various parts of my life. I started making costume bags for my own kids which turned into costume bags for their friends, then dance bags, then dance costumes. I made running shirts for my own family then started making them for other people. My list of items grows as people ask me to make things for them.

On November 6, 2014 I received a heart transplant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. I am doing very well and continue to recover. Created by Laura was born in 2015 after I decided to take a break from being a nurse practitioner and pursue sewing as a full time business.

I hope you enjoy looking at my items. I’d be happy to make something for you!



Laura Baker


Serger- created by Laura

My sewing machine’s trusty best friend, the serger

Sewing machine- Created by Laura

My sewing machine