ZipZapKap's Shop Announcement

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Residents of the state of Kentucky will have 6% sales tax added at checkout.

ZipZapKap's Shop Policies


Welcome to ZipZapKap

Sewing patterns from previous eras are a great way to spice up your wardrobe with a collection of custom, classic pieces while you learn a new (or perfect an old!) skill.

Pattern industry sizes are not the same as ready-to-wear sizes. You may be a couple of sizes larger in a pattern than you are in an outfit you would buy at the mall. Check the bust, waist and hip measurements provided in each listing to determine your pattern size.

Ready-to-wear sizes vary by company, country and era so disregard them completely when pattern shopping.


You can pay with major credit cards or your PayPal account.


Patterns are sealed in a plastic sleeve and shipped in a bubble mailer to protect your purchase. Fragile patterns also get a reclaimed cardboard backing slipped into the envelope to prevent bending.

ZipZapKap is pleased to offer worldwide shipping, with no restrictions.

All orders ship within 48 hours of receiving payment.

Many countries assess duties and taxes on items you buy from another country once the package reaches a certain value. The amount you can spend before being taxed is different for each country. If you are uncertain of the amount that you might be charged by your government for importing goods, please check with your local postal service before placing your order.

Refunds and Exchanges

All patterns are checked for completeness before listing.

If you believe something is not as it should be, please provide details of the problem within 7 days of receipt so I can fix it for you promptly.

Additional Policies and FAQs

No-one can attest to the wonders a 70 year old piece of tissue paper has seen but once items come into my possession, they are handled and stored carefully in a smoke-free and pet-free facility. Any damage or unusual condition will be noted in the item description and item photographs.

Last Updated April 20, 2014