It all started when my husband and I were expecting our first baby. We had bought our first, little town home, and I had spent the previous year decorating it exactly how I wanted, modern. With a degree in fashion, I have always loved the aesthetically pleasing, and I love to look at beautiful things.
I was thrilled to have the chance to design a modern nursery for my baby boy, but quickly discovered the lack of choices in local stores and even online.
Once frustration set in, I knew I was going to have to make my own set in order to get what I wanted. Luckily, I grew up sewing, and it wasn't a problem. The problem was that amazing fabrics and ideas abounded, and my baby ended up with four modern crib bedding sets! This seemed like an okay idea until he arrived and I realized I would barely have time to wash sheets, let alone switch out entire crib sets. My husband and friends suggested that I try to sell them, so I looked into Etsy. I opened a shop, and before I knew it, all three sets were sold. Along the way, I got some requests for custom baby bedding, and thought, 'Why not? I loved designing and sewing those sets.' So in May of 2011, I started offering custom crib bedding and free design help on Etsy. By September, I had quit my job, and by December, I was interviewing seamstresses as I could no longer keep up with the sewing!
As the shop kept growing, I realized it was our unique combinations of fabrics and complimentary design help that was separating us from the other shops.
In 2013, we took this a step further by offering custom printed fabrics. I was back to my original frustrations with 'off the shelf' availability and knew I needed to find a way to design my own fabrics. I started teaching myself a little graphic design and released a few custom collections, which quickly turned into our best sellers. Somewhere along the line, this shop and nursery design have become my passion. I wake up every day (after dreaming about new fabric designs!) so excited for the next design challenge and anxiously awaiting a client’s opinion. Our newest endeavor has been complete nursery design. After designing over 10,000 unique crib bedding sets and listening to clients needs for the past five years, it was a natural progression, and I couldn't be happier with the opportunity! We are also looking forward to adding some unique baby outfits in the coming year.
We believe the crib bedding set is the heart of your nursery. Some newborns (if you're lucky!) sleep 16-17 hours a day. Your baby will be spending so much time in that crib, let it be the best available. Let it be something you love, because you'll be spending a lot of time in that nursery too! The crib bedding can tie your nursery together like nothing else in the room and is one of the few items that can stay with your baby through that new and exciting toddler stage, bringing comfort for years to come. Let the nursery be your favorite room in the house by investing in the best crib bedding.
Every crib bedding set sold by Modified Tot is handmade here in the U.S. Each set is made specifically for you and personally inspected by me. We stand behind our products, and every one is 100 percent quality guaranteed. If it's not right, we'll make it right. Did you know we have over 1,000 positive reviews in our ETSY SHOP?
Our roots are in design; it is our passion. We want you to see only the freshest and best when you visit our site. We custom design and print our fabrics so you're not stuck with 'off the shelf.’ We take pride in our curated nursery decor collections, offering all you need to complete your perfect nursery.
When you shop Modified Tot, you're supporting local families. Not only are we a family business, we chose a family business to print our fabrics, and our sewing team consists of stay-at-home moms. We are also thrilled to offer local, handmade items within our shop and feature other makers and creators.
WHO WE ARE
HI, I'M HOLLY
My husband and I currently live in Dallas with our two kids, the sweetest six-year old boy and the spiciest three-year old girl!
Some fun facts.....
We have searched high and low for the perfect company to print your fabrics. We finally found our perfect match in an east coast facility that utilizes environmentally-friendly pigment inks for digital printing on textiles. They are able to offer us 100 percent cotton fabrics that withstand rigorous washing and drying without fading or pilling.
We have an AMAZING team of seamstresses! Most of them are stay-at-home moms, so your support allows them to work from home and be with their children. With over 20 years of experience each, some of their work has even been featured on HGTV! These ladies can whip up pretty much anything you can imagine.
Zach is my go-to, my right hand and happens to be my brother! He's the one packaging all your lovely items and keeping me sane by helping me with daily tasks. More importantly, he's the man behind the camera, spending hours photographing our custom baby bedding sets. If he ever has kids, he'll be SO prepared to dress that crib:) When he's not stuck in the studio, he's out capturing some amazing images; don't miss his shop!