Vintage Sewing Patterns, Fabric, Books, Collectibles

Sunrise Beach, Missouri · 444 Sales


Vintage Sewing Patterns, Fabric, Books, Collectibles

Sunrise Beach, Missouri 444 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

TheSewingGin is taking a short break


Note from shop owner On vacation for a week. I will be back around August 23rd.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 14, 2017

On vacation for a week. I will be back around August 23rd.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Nancy on Aug 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect, as described, thanks, looking forward to utilizing


zinkcj on May 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! Great addition to my collection.

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Sewing for A Life Time

Welcome to my shop, The Sewing Gin. I am from the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, MO. My love for sewing started at an early age with the help of my Grandmother and Mother.

I received my degree in H.E. and Business from Kansas State University and went to work for The Singer Co. as fabric dept. manager. Later I became Regional Sewing Educator and travelled 7 states, training sewing teachers, developing classes, and doing fashion shows. I had a wonderful baby boy and couldn’t travel anymore, so opened my own Singer dealership and fabric store. The name: The Sewing Gin. I loved it. Being my own boss and doing what I loved.

Five years later decided to get out of the rat race and live a simpler life so moved to the Ozarks to run a resort and marina. It was fun for awhile, but not my first love. A lot of work and not much money. I started sewing home décor crafts and selling them wholesale to the country stores at the lake. After hundreds of teddy bears, chair cushions, placemats, etc., decided I needed to get back in touch with the world, so became a realtor.

Twenty years later, I decided to retire and get back to my first love, sewing. One problem, I decided I don’t have enough years left on earth to get all I have accumulated sewn up, and they say you can’t take it with you.

I was so happy to find Etsy and there was a market for vintage sewing items and new handmade items. The Sewing Gin is reborn again. I will be continually adding items, so check back regularly to see what I’ve decided to let go or sewn anew. I still love it all and I hope you will find something you can love too.

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  • Ginger

    Owner, Vintage Collector, Sewing Enthusiast

Shop policies

Last updated on March 29, 2016
Vintage Patterns, Fabric, Sewing Supplies and Collectibles from the 1940's-1990's
It’s my pleasure to help you.

Pattern sizes have changed over the years, so be sure and check the measurements. I will display the back of the pattern for your convenience. Pattern prices vary depending on condition, age, and popularity. I try to give very accurate descriptions so you know if they have been cut. If cut, I will check and make sure all the pieces are there. Those with allergies should remember these are older patterns and fabrics. Our homes have been pet free, but the stash has been moved and stored several times over the years.
Please send me a convo if you have any questions or concerns.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept PayPal. You can use PayPal to pay with any major credit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account.
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Payment is expected immediately. After 2 days of non-payment or communication, I will cancel the transaction.
All paid orders will be shipped within 36 hrs. except Friday and Saturday orders would go out the following Monday.

I am happy to offer combined shipping. Please feel free to convo me if you would like combined shipping amounts first before payment. Please convo me for shipping everywhere else in the world if I don’t have shipping quoted on the item page, as I will need to calculate shipping for you.

All shipping fees are calculated by package weight, size and shape, zip code or country code via United States Postal Service from the Midwest to the farthest point. Shipping fees do include shipping supplies besides the postage. I try to keep it as low as possible. I will refund if the actual cost difference is over $!.50.

In general:
Under 13oz. ships First Class
Over 13oz. ships Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope or box, Priority mail, or parcel post.

Requests for additional shipping options such as insurance, delivery confirmations, etc. are at the buyer’s request and paid by buyer. Overseas shipments might/can incur custom fees and are paid by buyer. I am not responsible for lost or damaged packages in the mail or customs fees to countries outside the USA.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. So, if you are dissatisfied, let me know within 3 days of receipt. I will do my best to rectify the situation. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.
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