About Us


Stephanie Leleux

 Hey Y'all!

I'm Stephanie!

Owner, maker, photographer, content creator and designer here at Returning Grace Designs.


The Returning Grace Journey: 

I learned to sew in 2012 with the goal of hemming pants for my three boys but I always managed to divert my sewing lessons to home decor items including pillow covers, curtains and upholstery. 

Over the next few years, I made lots of home decor items and gifts for family and friends perfecting my craft. In 2016 I opened an Etsy shop and Returning Grace was born!

Eventually as orders increased, I enlisted the help of my husband Skip to assist with cutting fabric, then prepping for zippers and he gradually became an integral part of the business working with me full time. Working together does have its challenges, but it's been such a gift and a blessing to be able to spend so much time together!

With Skip's help in the sewing room, I was able to add an independent ecommerce website, social media accounts, interior/product photography and content creation to expand our business. These new avenues have been some of the most challenging but most rewarding! I'm looking forward to growing these areas of the business in the future and we have big plans for our little shop!

From sewing pillows on our dining room table to expanding to a full workspace with large volumes of orders, our business has grown organically through divine providence. It's been such an amazing journey over these past years. God's plans have truly been greater than our own! Our family has been given so many graces and blessings in our lives and we do our best to use the business as an opportunity for Returning Grace to others. 

Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my plans than yours.          Isaiah 55:8-9