Vintage Sewing Patterns

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Vintage Sewing Patterns

65 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Welcome to Eleanor's Vintage Sewing Patterns

Over the years, I have accumulated thousands of patterns. Maybe an addiction or maybe it was just out of habit of necessity. What ever the reason, I discovered some had to go. I started giving some of my patterns away to close friends and family. Often times, we would exchange patterns. Sometimes they would ask if I had specific patterns and if I didn't, I would, "be on the look out" for them.

This reinforced my addiction for collecting patterns. Where to find them, how to find them, and how to organize and store them. I have gotten to know a lot of great people along the way(this has been the most rewarding part) and one day, one of them said, "I have a friend that has been looking for a certain vintage pattern; she said she would pay if it could be found". This set me on a mission to find it for her. To my surprise, when I found and presented it to her, she was so happy, she did pay me and then told me of another vintage pattern she was looking for.

This gave me the idea that there may be more people out there looking for specific vintage sewing patterns. Thus, Eleanor's Collectibles was created. I put a lot of pride in the packaging and care of the vintage patterns offered here and try to be very specific in descriptions posted.

If you can not find what you need here, let me know and I will look for it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • Eleanor


    I love to sew! I grew up in a family of all sisters, during a time that sewing was a necessity. Money was scarce and any luxuries were not an option. We learned to make do with what we had and recycled before recycling was, "the in thing to do".

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Last updated on September 19, 2015
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Thanks for stopping by and looking around at Eleanor's Collectibles. This shop primarily offers vintage sewing patterns. I have a huge inventory and am constantly adding more patterns to the shop. Please contact me if there is anything in particular you are looking for.

The patterns I offer, in my opinion, are in good usable condition. I do not unfold factory folded patterns as it is near impossible to refold to original state. I offer complete, cut and uncut patterns. I will not intentionally sell any patterns that are not complete.

Pattern envelopes may be tattered, marked and/or show signs of age from use and/or storage.

I strive for 5-star feedback at all times, and positive feedback for purchases is always appreciated. Please contact me if you have an issue with your order, so I can make it right.

My goal is to make you happy as a customer. If you are ever dissatisfied with an order, please contact me before leaving feedback.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I currently do not accept returns.
I accept credit card payment through PayPal as well as PayPal, for our safety and yours. Payment is expected immediately after order is confirmed.

Remember, you do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal services for your credit or debt card. After your order has been submitted, you will see the option tab to pay with credit card.

I will send and email payment reminder if payment is not received within 2 business days of customer's promise to buy. If payment is not received within 5 business days, I will cancel the sale and re-list item.

Please contact me if you need more time, as I can be flexible!
I will mail orders within 1-3 business days of payment. Patterns and headbands are packaged in a zip lock poly bag that are then secured inside a Mylar bag or thick paper envelope.

For USA customers only, I ship First Class USPS for orders up to 13 ounces (usually 3-4 patterns) and Priority mail for orders over 13 ounces.

International orders are mailed First Class International USPS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are responsible for VAT, import fees and taxes imposed by their country. It is the buyer's responsibility to check your country's import regulations and costs.

For orders that are returned for insufficient address or not claimed at customs, I will contact the customer and offer to reship the order with the customer paying for additional shipping costs. No refunds will be offered.

If delivery confirmation is required, please inquire and I will check on available services and the cost. Please understand that the customer is responsible if customs takes possession of your package or for any fees, tariffs, taxes and/or duties related to shipping to your country.

Contact me if you would like insurance on U.S. shipping (at an additional cost of $1.70 for initial $50.00 coverage).

Once an order has shipped it can not be cancelled or refunded.

Cancelled orders that have not been shipped will be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you have questions or problems with your order.