QuiltCitySue

VINTAGE SEWING PATTERNS AND SUPPLIES

3203 Sales

QuiltCitySue

VINTAGE SEWING PATTERNS AND SUPPLIES

3203 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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(936)
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Announcement   Vintage New Sewing Patterns Doll Toy Patterns Craft Patterns and Supplies, Vintage Items.

I take PayPal, checks and money orders from a US Post Office. Depending on what time I receive your payment, I ship your order the same day or the next day, Monday through Friday. All the details of shipping are on the shipping tab when you click on an item.

Patterns have been checked and are complete unless noted. I don't carry pdf (digital) patterns. I sell originals only.

If you need to enlarge a pattern a simple tutorial is at http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how-to-resize-a-pattern/

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Last updated on May 6, 2016

Vintage New Sewing Patterns Doll Toy Patterns Craft Patterns and Supplies, Vintage Items.

I take PayPal, checks and money orders from a US Post Office. Depending on what time I receive your payment, I ship your order the same day or the next day, Monday through Friday. All the details of shipping are on the shipping tab when you click on an item.

Patterns have been checked and are complete unless noted. I don't carry pdf (digital) patterns. I sell originals only.

If you need to enlarge a pattern a simple tutorial is at http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how-to-resize-a-pattern/

Sue

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demerisa

demerisa on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I made this dress for my Jr./Sr. Prom, same color fabric, dress turned out beautiful. Glad to have found the pattern of long ago. Recommend purchase from this vendor. D.D. Anderson

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Last updated on May 27, 2016
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Patterns: I sell only original patterns, no digital or pdf patterns. I check all the patterns for missing pieces. All the patterns are complete unless I note what is missing. If there is a piece missing I lower the price.

Pattern envelopes are usually not in perfect condition. Ordinarily they have folds and bends from being stored and most vintage patterns have small rips or tears. That's why I photograph the pattern so that you can see the condition. I don't scan envelopes because you can't see the condition as well. If you have any concerns about pattern condition or need extra photos, click on Contact Seller. I'm glad to provide any info you need.

Unprinted patterns: Up until the 1940's patterns were unprinted. Each piece was factory cut, with notches, so you didn't need the lines to cut on. You can tell which piece is which because they were stamped with perforated numbers or letters, similar to today's numbers or letters. In the 1940's the major manufacturers started using printed patterns but most mail order companies used unprinted patterns longer, a few into the 1960's.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
If you are ordering a pattern the cost for each additional pattern is 1.00 for US, $1.50 for Canada and $3.00 Everywhere Else.

NO US TRACKING: In order to keep shipping costs down I don't automatically add tracking to pattern orders. Tracking only comes free if you have an order that is shipped priority mail, media mail or if it is a thicker than normal pattern. If your order is shipped first class and you want tracking added, contact me before you order.

PLEASE NOTE: The US Post Office requires both a first and last name or a business name. The name you give me must be registered with the post office as belonging to the address you give or it could come back to me. They don't accept initials, Mrs or Mr as a first name. A phone number is now required for orders outside the US and Canada.

PAYMENT: I accept PayPal, personal checks and money orders from a US Post Office only. Depending on what time I receive your payment I ship the same or next day, Monday through Friday. If I have not heard from you to make other arrangements, orders not paid within 24 hours will be cancelled and relisted. If you are paying by check or money order please mail your payment promptly. If your payment has not arrived in 7 days and I have not heard from you your order will be cancelled and relisted.

CANADA: If you don't want to use PayPal, Canadian customers can buy a money order in US dollars at any Canada Post outlet and I can cash it at a US post office without a fee. It must be from the post office, not a bank or other place and it must be in US dollars.

INTERNATIONAL: Patterns are shipped first class international as a package and they go through customs. I will request the USPS to send shipping updates to your e-mail. If you would rather have it shipped as a letter containing documents and not go through customs let me know and I will refund the excess shipping. The item has to be small enough (e.g. a thin pattern) to go as letter. Of course if it doesn't go through customs there is no tracking or e-mail progress reports. I will have a post office receipt that I can scan and e-mail to you but if it doesn't arrive I am not responsible beyond that. Any customs or duty payments are your responsibility. If I don't have a price listed for an item for your country click on Contact Seller and I will give you a quote. Be sure to tell me what country.

POSTAGE COST: The shipping price is an average cost for postage and packing materials. Some patterns will require less postage than you are paying and some patterns will require more. It's not possible to weigh each pattern and set the shipping individually.

MISSING ORDERS: If the pattern doesn't arrive I can scan and e-mail the post office receipt showing I sent a package to your city and zip code, but I don't refund your money. If you are concerned please add insurance to your order. Insurance for US patterns is $2.10.

REFUNDS: I do refund your payment if you want to return your order as long as the item is returned in the same condition as you received it and you contact me within 3 days of receiving it. You pay the shipping to return unless the problem is inaccurate listing of the item.
Shipping
I ship daily, Monday through Friday. I ship the same or next day, depending on what time I receive the payment.

Patterns are shipped first class mail. I put large patterns in a sheet protector or plastic bag and then in a manilla envelope, normal sized sewing patterns in a 2 mil polypropylene bag and then in a small manilla envelope to fit. If you prefer your pattern to go in a bubble envelope please leave a note at check-out.

Quilts: I enclose quilts in a plastic bag and then a box. I like to reuse boxes that are in good condition. For quilts and afghans I mail Priority Mail for U.S. destinations.

If you want your order shipped by UPS, FedEx or another way, please let me know before ordering and I will let you know what the shipping will be.
Refunds and Exchanges
Satisfaction guaranteed. If you are not happy with your purchase return it in the same condition within 3 days of receiving it and I will refund your money. You pay the shipping unless the problem is inaccurate description of the item then I will pay the shipping. Please ship back the same way I shipped to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feedback: If you are happy with the service and purchase, I greatly appreciate it if you leave feedback. If you leave less than 5 stars it means there was a problem with the purchase .If you have a problem with your order please contact me directly before leaving feedback so I can remedy the situation.

To leave feedback, go to your Account and click on Purchases and Reviews. It will list items you have bought and you can leave feedback there. Then it shows up on my page.