Handmade Hats for Nature Babies and Beach Bums

“Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight and habit through life.”  -Charlotte Mason

Blue Corduroy handmade hats and accessories are designed for you mamas who know the importance of finding delight in being in nature and want to instill that love in your children.  But being outside can often require protection from too much sun, or too much cold, and Blue Corduroy handmade hats want to help make that time outside as comfortable as possible. 

Blue Corduroy products are high quality, handmade goods that are worthy of being passed down from one child to the next.

about blue corduroy

I’m Emily Waechtler, owner and designer of Blue Corduroy.  I started Blue Corduroy in 2007, when my youngest daughter was one.  My two daughters were my first inspiration to make children clothing and accessories.  As my girls have grown into young nature lovers themselves, I still feel a desire to support and encourage the next generation of mamas and their littles to enjoy nature.  

I learned to sew, knit, crochet, and embroider as a child, over 30 years ago, and fell in love!  I have a BA degree from UC Santa Cruz in Costume Design.  I’ve made wedding dresses, theatrical costumes, had a small company with a friend in the 1990’s making and selling surf style clothing and accessories, and I’ve worked for O’neill Wetsuits as a wetsuit repair coordinator.

about blue corduroy

I am thankful everyday for my life as a handmade shop owner. My husband  and our 2 daughters, who we home school,  live a simple life on the Central Coast of California spending much of our time at the beach and laughing together.

xo Emily Waechtler

I would love to meet you and hear your story!  You can contact me at emily.bluecorduroy@gmail.com.

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