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Vintage Pattern Condition ?

Sewing patterns weren't made to last for decades therefore wear is to be expected.  We don't know what kind of conditions the patterns have exposed to or how they were stored before coming into our possession.  Pieces may be cut, have small rips or old tape on them, altered to size, have tattered edges, etc.  Envelopes may have small rips, tears, creases, yellowing or other discolorations, missing flaps, etc.  Due to age some patterns may have an "old attic" smell. 

All patterns are checked to ensure they are complete with the instruction sheets.  If pieces are missing that information will be included on the individual pattern .  

Are The Patterns Complete With Instruction Sheets? 

Unless otherwise stated, patterns are checked to ensure they are complete and have the instruction sheets.  All patterns are checked to ensure they are complete with the instruction sheets. If pieces are missing that information will be included on the individual pattern catalogue page .

Checkout & Payment Options

Payments are glady accepted by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal or Money Orders. Our shopping cart & check-out is very secure. We do not see any of your credit card information, we are only notified that a payment has been made. 

For customers who do not wish to submit their credit card information online:  We can process your order manually via telephone. We are only able to process Visa & Mastercard payments manually at this time.

If you chose to pay for your vintage pattern with a Money Order we will not send out your order until the Money Order has been received. It will take some time for delivery. Payments by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal are much faster & your wait time will be greatly reduced.

For Our Canadian Customers - Payment can be submitted via Email Money Transfer.  Should you wish to pay for your purchase in Canadian Funds we will convert your total into Canadian currency using the current exchange rate. Please send us an email detailing which patterns you wish to purchase & we will send you an updated invoice in Canadian currency.

Shipping/Handling Details

Patterns are shipped via Canada Post.  We are pleased to offer worldwide shipping. Shipping is free of charge to all destinations. The price you see is the total price including shipping. If trackable/insured shipping is required it is the customers responsibility to pay additional charges for this service.  If you do not receive your order in a timely matter (up to 3 weeks for US addresses or up to 4 weeks for international addresses) we will provide proof of postage.  We are unable to provide refunds for orders not received if insurance/tracking has not been purchased.

Shipments are usually made within 1-3  business days following receipt of your payment unless something unforeseen occurs. Please be aware that Customs procedures can extend delivery time frames.  Unfortunately we cannot control Customs clearance time. We will do our best to ensure that your pattern arrives in a timely matter.

Refund / Return Policy

We take care to provide a detailed description of each pattern. Rest assured that if your pattern is grossly misrepresented we will provide a refund.  Due to the nature of vintage patterns we are unable to accept returns or provide refunds for any other reason.

Is my personal information safe?

We will never share your contact information with anyone. We keep a database of customer email addresses that are used only by us. We hate spam as much as you do therefore your email address will never be shared.

Do you purchase patterns online from estates,collections, etc.?

We do purchase patterns online. Our interest lies in patterns circa 1970 & earlier. Please send us all the details of what you have for sale including the price you wish to sell the patterns for.   

Are all the patterns in your inventory displayed on the site?

We have lots of patterns in our inventory that are not on the site.  Patterns are added as time permits. If you are looking for a specific pattern please send us an email with the details. We may have it in our inventory.  



Is This Pattern Not The Correct Size?  There are many websites on the internet that give detailed instructions on how to resize a vintage pattern.  By using the easy resizing instructions this pattern can be made to the size needed.


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