Frequently Asked Questions

What is the condition of the patterns?
Every vintage clothing pattern has been checked to ensure that it is complete. Several of our clothing patterns have not been used and are still factory folded. Most of the clothing patterns you will find here have the instruction sheets included. If there are any missing pieces or missing instructions that information will be included in the pattern description.

Please remember that the sewing patterns on this site are old patterns. Patterns were not designed to last for decades.  We have no idea what conditions the patterns were exposed to before coming into our possession. Envelope & tissue  wear is to be expected.  The envelopes may have wear including tears, rips, small marks, discoloration etc. The pieces may have small rips, old tape on them, missing pieces, etc.  If the pattern is badly damaged or has any missing pieces that information will be noted in the pattern description included with each pattern.

Do I need to have an account?
The short answer is "no".  Purchases may be made without setting up an account with us.  However, there are advantages to having an account.  Your shipping info will be saved so you don't need to enter it the next time you make a purchase.  Customer accounts also keep track of past purchases.

Are the patterns original & authentic?
They absolutely are.  We do not sell copies or reproductions of patterns

How do I use the search feature?
You can search for our patterns by the manufacturer, pattern number, size, style etc.  Just type the info into the search box.  Any of our patterns that match will be displayed on the following page.  

Returns & Refunds:
Due to the nature of vintage patterns we do not take returns or provide refunds for buyers remorse.  If a pattern has been grossly misrepresented we may provide a refund on a case by case basis.  The pattern must be returned to us in the condition it was received (customer is responsible for return shipping costs).  If there is an issue with your purchase please email us.

Cancelling An Order:
If a order is cancelled before shipment a 10% restocking fee will be applied.  Original payment less 10% will be refunded.  If the order has been shipped it cannot be cancelled.

We purchase vintage patterns:
Please contact us with details of the patterns you wish to sell.  Photos are always extremely helpful.  We request that you state a price that you would like to receive.  We will pay for the shipping costs if we decide to make the purchase.