Vintage Sewing & Craft Patterns

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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About TheOldLeaf

Sales 3,101
On Etsy since 2014

Vintage & Modern Sewing and Craft Patterns

The Old Leaf was born from our original Etsy boutique, The 2kVintageShop, when we branched out into vintage sewing patterns. TheOldLeaf name refers not only to "branching out," but also to old leaves of paper, as in Vintage Paper Sewing Patterns.

If you love sewing, please click on the ❤️Favorite shop button. In addition to the patterns you see now in the shop, we have approximately 5,700 more patterns, from very vintage to modern day, that we will be offering right here!

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  • Jackie


    I began my love affair with vintage in the late 1990s and have been offering vintage collectibles online ever since. In addition to The Old Leaf, I also operate the 2kVintageShop which is temporarily closed.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 19, 2022
The Old Leaf specializes in vintage & modern sewing and craft patterns. Our shop has ladies' fashion patterns from as far back as the 1930s, and as current as this year. We also carry infants, childrens & teen clothing patterns, as well as menswear, and accessories like handbags & gloves. We have patterns for doll clothing, craft sewing projects, seasonal crafts, home decor, as well as other needlecrafts like quilting.

Pre-owned pattern envelopes come in various states of condition: some good and some not-so-good. We provide a spruced up version of the envelope images in our 1st photo in each listing. We check every pattern, pre-owned or new, for completeness - that's right - EVERY SINGLE PATTERN.

We work for you, our customer, and want you to be completely satisfied. From the time you order until the day your item is delivered, we are at your service to help! We have pleased thousands of happy customers across multiple selling platforms, and we will endeavor to see that your satisfaction is met too!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
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Returns and exchange details
Sewing Patterns in Factory Folds may be returned or exchanged.

Details: If you change your mind, contact us within 5 days from delivery, and mail the unused pattern back to us within 7 days from delivery. If the pattern is returned to us in "as advertised", factory folded condition, we will issue a refund for the cost of the item. Please note: if the pattern has been opened, taken apart, unfolded from factory folds, used or otherwise damaged, we cannot accept the return and will not be able to issue a refund.

If your item is materially not as advertised, we will gladly issue an exchange or full refund including shipping costs.

We cannot accept any returns on any of these items:
books, booklets, craft leaflets, craft kits, cut patterns, unprinted patterns, doll clothes patterns for dolls under 20 inches tall, patterns that have been used and are no longer in factory folds, pattern which are described as in "AS IS" condition.

Please double-check that your shipping address is correct.
If your order is returned to us as non-deliverable, we will message you. Please note: shipping charges for non-deliverable orders are not eligible for refund. Once we have received the undelivered order back in "as advertised" condition, you will be issued a store credit coupon good for 45 days from the date of your original purchase. Items returned to us as non-deliverable will be promptly restocked in our store.

Order Cancellations
If you wish to cancel an order, you may do so any time until up until we have marked your order as shipped.
We accept Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards, and PayPal all via Etsy Checkout.

Etsy collects internet sales tax from customers in many US States, pursuant to the 2018 court case "South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc."
We ship within 1-2 business days (Monday - Friday) of receipt of payment. We are unable to ship on US Post Office holidays.

Please provide your full name (First Name and Last Name) in your shipping address. We cannot be held responsible for delivery delays, undeliverable, or mis-delivered packages due to incomplete names.

If we cannot confirm your address, we cannot ship your order.
Please be sure your address is complete and correct. We reserve the right to cancel orders with incomplete, invalid or non-existent addresses.

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
What is Foxing and Tanning?

According to Wikipedia, foxing is an age-related process that causes spots and browning on old paper. It does not affect the actual integrity of the paper. Tanning is a similar process where paper has gotten yellowish-to-brownish with age.

Is there a way to resize a sewing pattern?

Yes. Pattern Grading is commonly used by home sewists and seamstresses to get a good fit. Here is a helpful article from Threads Magazine:

What is an Unprinted Pattern?

Back in the early days of commercial sewing patterns, the technology of adding ink onto tissue paper had not yet been developed. Those early patterns without ink are commonly called Unprinted Sewing Patterns.

Unprinted patterns were always sold one size per package. A factory folded unprinted pattern will have all the pieces individually cut out and folded neatly together. Unprinted pattern pieces often have tiny dots punched out in the shape of letters (A, B, C, etc) or numbers (1, 2, 3, etc) so the home sewer can easily identify the unmarked pieces.

What size pattern should I buy?

Pattern size numbers have changed many times over the last 100 years. It is recommended, when possible, to choose a pattern whose measurements (bust, waist, hip) are as close to your own as possible.

About Sewing Skill Ratings

VERY EASY: easiest, quickest patterns to sew. Great for beginners. Perfect for easy-to-sew fabrics.

EASY: more sewing details than Very Easy patterns. Great for those with limited sewing knowledge and some fitting knowledge.

AVERAGE: require experienced sewing skills and take more time to complete. Expect more fitting & inner construction. Find more variety in fabrics from stretchy knits to synthetic leathers & suedes.

ADVANCED: for those who like the sewing challenge of professional tailoring and fine couture techniques. Expect intricate fashion shaping, hidden construction details, couture inner construction, fine touches of hand sewing and bias draping.

Our Returns Policy

Sewing Patterns in Factory Folds may be returned.
Contact us within 5 days from delivery and mail the unused pattern back to us within 7 days from delivery. If the pattern is returned to us in "as advertised", factory folded condition, we will issue a refund for the cost of the item. Shipping costs are not refundable.

These items are not returnable: quilting patterns, kits, books, booklets, craft leaflets, cut patterns, unprinted patterns, patterns that have been used and are no longer in factory folds, and patterns sold AS IS.