PattysPastTimes

Vintage Sewing Patterns, Antique Books & Other Old Item

Oregon, United States · 362 Sales

PattysPastTimes

Vintage Sewing Patterns, Antique Books & Other Old Item

Oregon, United States 362 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Patty V

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Note from shop owner Hi, I will reopen shop in the near future. Please check back in July.

Thanks!,
Patty

Antique and Vintage sewing patterns, books and other OLD household items.

Thanks for stopping by!
Patty

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Last updated on Jun 5, 2016

Hi, I will reopen shop in the near future. Please check back in July.

Thanks!,
Patty

Antique and Vintage sewing patterns, books and other OLD household items.

Thanks for stopping by!
Patty

Patty V

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Patty V

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The perfect way for me to be able to collect vintage & antiques, without becoming a hoarder.

Collecting vintage sewing patterns & antique books is a passion of mine. I love shopping at estate sales,auctions and garage sales. I find far more things than I have room in my house to keep for myself.

I earned my living by being a seamstress for many years. Between my love for sewing and my love for vintage styles, pattern collecting just comes natural for me.

If I kept all of the great things that I found, I would be both broke and a hoarder. Not a real pleasant way to be. Therefore, I sell the awesome things that find and that I have collected to make room for other things and to help keep the lights on.

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  • Patty VanDeWalker

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    Yep, this is me, a long time ago. I'm Patty, of Patty's Past Times. I have always had a love of antiques and vintage things.

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Last updated on February 6, 2015
Hello and Welcome to Patty's Past Times.

I have a love of all domestic things from the past. Through the years I have aquired a lot of wonderful antique and vintage items. I decided that it's time to pass some of it onto others so that they may enjoy them as much as I have. Most of what I collect and sell are vintage sewing patterns, very old books and baby nursing bottles. I think it's in my blood and don't see any end to my obsession of collecting and buying, SO, I will continue with my crazy passion and list things often.

The items in my shop are OLD..I do not refund, in most cases, and do not want to send you any unexpected surprises. SO!...
PLEASE! always read the full description and look closely at the photographs, in expanded view, before you purchase...I describe to the best of my ability and
I believe that communication is key. Please contact me with any questions you might have or just to say Hi. I love talking with people!

I have a section in my shop for NEWER sewing patterns. Many times I run across newer sewing patterns, while out hunting down vintage patterns, that are just too great not to have in my shop.

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PLEASE READ! Especially the "INTERNATIONAL BUYERS" section below. It is IMPORTANT!

If you purchase more than one pattern, each additional pattern will cost 50 cents for shipping, in the U,S. Cost will be $1.00 for additional patterns sent to Australia. You will NOT be charged $3.00, or more, for each additional pattern, if purchased at the same time as another item.

IF YOU ARE BUYING 4 OR MORE PATTERNS, PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE PURCHASING! I will need to adjust your shipping cost. Your coat will be lower, if you contact me first.

All purchases must be paid within 3 business days of purchase date. If you need more time, that's fine! Just, Please, contact me and let me know.
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For INTERNATIONAL BUYERS! PLEASE! Read Below!
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I often ship internationally. If you want to make a purchase and are not on my ship to list, please contact me and I will change the listing to include your shipping cost.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW!
PLEASE READ:
ALL international buyer are responsible for their countries import fees, customs fees, or vat tax's. I, as the seller, do not pay these fees & taxes. It is the buyer's responsibility to determine what your final cost will be in your country.

I can not guarantee a delivery date. I have no control over how long your package will take to be delivered to you. Once I send out your package, it is out of my hands.
I guarantee that I will ship within 2 days. Your package could take a fer days to get to you, or it could take a few months. I have no control over that.

If your package is sent back to me, unclaimed or marked as addressee not there... I will not refund the shipping cost to you. It is your responsibility to have your shipping address correct. It is also your responsibility to pick up your package, if need be. PLEASE, only buy if you agree to the above ^^^^^

Thanks :)
Shipping
Shipping prices on all of my listings are for method of my choice. I package very well, just like I would want it packaged if it was being sent to me. If you have special shipping requests, PLEASE, let me know BEFORE you buy. That way I can adjust the shipping cost in the listing for you.

I ship USPS with delivery confirmation whenever possible.
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I can promise to get your purchase sent out within 1 or 2 business days. I can NOT promise a date that you will receive your item(s). I don't know how long it will take the postal service to get their part done.
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For INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
I often ship internationally. If you want to make a purchase from out of the U.S., please contact me and I will change the listing to include your shipping cost.
PLEASE READ BELOW:
ALL international buyer are responsible for their countries import fees, customs fees, or vat tax's. I, as the seller, do not pay these fees & taxes. It is the buyer's responsibility to determine what your final cost will be in your country.

I can not guarantee a delivery date. I have no control over how long your package will take to be delivered to you. Once I send out your package, it is out of my hands.
I guarantee that I will ship within 2 days. Your package could take a fer days to get to you, or it could take a few months. I have no control over that.

If your package is sent back to me, unclaimed or marked as addressee not there... I will not refund the shipping cost to you. It is your responsibility to have your shipping address correct. It is also your responsibility to pick up your package, if need be.

Thanks :)
Refunds and Exchanges
I have a no refund policy, in most cases, due to the fact that the majority of items I sell are VERY old and have been previously used. I will describe any major flaws in the item description...

There very well may be some foxing, wear and tears, fading, sometimes old things are very fragile. I can not guarantee that items were not stored in a smoke free environment, before I acquired them. Sometimes (not very often) they might have an old funky smell to them. I do not refund due to odor or minor flaws.

If you are looking for something in new condition, in all honesty, you won't find it here. The flaws and wear are what, in my opinion, give the things that I sell charm and character. I don't buy or sell anything that I wouldn't personally have in my own home. My standards might not be the same as yours are. PLEASE ASK questions if you are unsure, BEFORE you order. THANKS!

Please always read the full description and look closely at the photographs before you agree to purchase. I know that it's sometimes difficult to shop by just seeing a picture of an item. My descriptions and photos done to the very best of my ability.

If by some chance you think an item isn't as described please let me know. I will try my very best to make things right for both of us. I try to describe any and all major flaws. I do not refund postage. SO PLEASE ASK if you have any questions at all. I will answer within 24 hours..

I package things carefully, as I would want them to be packaged if they were being sent to me. If your item does happen to get damaged, on it's way to you. I will need you to send me back the item and the original packaging before I can issue any refund you. I will not issue refunds until I have the item sent back to me and it is in my possession.

Please contact me if you have questions. I answer quickly. Communication is key.
Additional policies and FAQs
My prices are set at what I feel is reasonable. I do not haggle prices.

I do at times run specials and offer discounts, that can be had with a discount code. When I run specials, I anounce them on my Facebook page. Please always use the given code at checkout when I run a special. If the code isn't entered the discount will not be valid.

I will not sell anything that I wouldn't have in my own home...Most of the items that I sell are OLD and charming. If you are wanting new and shiny you probably won't find it here.

All sewing patterns will be sent in either a polypropylene bag, or a zip seal bag, or a poly-view sheet protector.

I sometimes use recycled shipping supplies, to keep shipping costs down and to help keep the earth green. :)
If you would like me to package your item with all new supplies, please let me know before ordering. For an additional charge, I can do that.