MEET THE FOUNDER: LINDA THAO
I'm Linda, the founder of TesMade Creations. At a young age, I always loved creating and art. In 2020, I decided to learn how to use a sewing machine. From there, it has been a nonstop creating journey doing what I love.
We're an online, handmade hair accessories shop. We repurpose secondhand fabric, deadstock fabric, and new fabric to make all of our products. We offer a variety of sizes and colors for all ages.
TesMade Creations is pronounced as "they made creations". The word "tes" is how you spell "hand" in the Hmong language. You put the words together and it's spelled out as handmade creations.
TesMade Creations was originally named LT TesKnits back in 2016. In early 2017, Linda had to put the business on hold to focus on school. In the summer of 2020, Linda learned how to use a sewing machine that she got back in 2014 for Christmas. She used her time to rebrand the business and launched TesMade Creations in October of 2020. Linda started with making scrunchies first and from there, she branched out to making headbands, hair scarves, keyfob wristlets, and now, clothes.
"You can never have too many hair accessories to style your hair!" - Linda
Made To Order
All our items is made to order to minimizes fabric waste and maintain very little inventory at any one time.
We source new and deadstock/sceondhand fabrics. We mainly source our materials locally and many different locations in the states. Our main goal is to source more deadstock/sceondhand fabrics to reduce fabrics from ending up in landfills.
These are the places that we source our fabrics from: Etsy - Hobby Lobby - Joann - A Thrifty Notion
To reduce and minimize waste, we are slowly transitioning to use 100% recyclable shipping materials.
Literally love this scrunchie!! It’s so cute and fun!
these are some of the best quality scrunchies ive ever bought!! theyre so soft and sewn so well with thick elastic and enough fabric for you to really stretch them around thick hair!! ^-^ so happy with my purchase
I met Linda at a recent event this past weekend. I absolutely love scrunchies but unfortunately I'm never 100% satisfied with the ones I see and purchase at the store due to them never being strong / tight enough for my thick hair. I was drawn to Linda's table immediately; I grabbed a few of her large scrunchies and even by touch, I could tell these were made differently. I purchased three (Halloween-themed, this one, and a velvet one) and was so pleased when I felt the difference! Holds my hair very well without pulling my hair. Thank you so much, Linda, for such a great product! I will be purchasing more in the future! These are now my favorite scrunchies! :)
So cute and comfortable! It’s stretchy and fits perfect!!
I order this scrunchie along with 4 others: olive, ivy, dove and blush and I love all of them. As soon as I opened them I immediately ran and showed everyone who would listen. They don't pull my hair out, the ponytail inside is very sturdy, and I don't have to worry about it sliding out or moving around. I'm already planning my next order!
I found out about TesMade Creations from attending a cultural festival in Grand Rapids back in September. Linda was so sweet! I ordered in November for a Christmas gift. Unfortunately, my package was sent to the wrong location but when I reached out to Linda she was very quick to respond and help me resolve the issue. Eventually, my package made it back to me. From the time I ordered to the time I received it 3 weeks had passed. It took about a week before my order shipped and then 2 weeks for it to make it to the right address. Once it came in the mail I was so in love with the packaging and attention to detail. Overall, very happy with my shopping experience and would recommend her to anyone else!
fast service and great delivery
Seems like a good item. I’ll be using it as a Mickey Ears holder at WDW, so hopefully it will hold up. It looks nice and arrived quickly.
My wife loved this scrunchie
Very cute and well made scrunchie! I loved the personalized wrapping/gift bag, and it arrived quickly and well packaged. I ordered for my daughter. It is a great Mini-size.
Excellent toddler hair scrunchie.