Vintage and Out of Print Sewing Patterns by KARL 79

LA, California

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Vintage and Out of Print Sewing Patterns by KARL 79

About ten years ago, I bought a collection of unused patterns from the ‘70s at a thrift shop. Inspired, I whipped up a few outfits (the Butterick 5498 “Wrap-and-Go” dress remains a favorite) and rediscovered my love of sewing.

I became obsessed, scouring thrift shops and estate sales for vintage sewing patterns. Soon, I had more patterns than I could ever possibly sew, and thus, KARL 79 was born.

Shop members

  • Meaghan Murphy

    Owner, Curator

    I learned how to sew on my mom's Singer 201 when I was nine. I love vintage sewing patterns for many reasons: The literate, detailed instructions; the whimsical illustrations, and—of course—the fabulous vintage styles!

  • Frank P. Murphy


    My sweet Chihuahua, Frank, has been with me since 2010, when I rescued him from the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter. He's very good at supervising when I'm busy scanning patterns for my shop!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 6, 2018
Thanks so much for visiting KARL 79!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
Questions about your order?
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Returns and exchange details
If you're not absolutely delighted with your purchase, I will happily refund your money. If there is a problem with your order, please contact me as soon as possible so I can attempt to resolve the issue. I want my customers to be 100% happy!
PayPal is my preferred payment method—but I also happily accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Etsy gift cards and credits.
All orders are shipped within 24 hours of purchase via the USPS First Class Mail, except on Sundays and holidays. All purchases from Karl 79 include a tracking number. Shipping costs are determined by Etsy's Calculated Shipping.

Your patterns will be packaged in a clear 2mm Polyethylene bag and shipped via USPS First Class Mail in a non-bendable envelope so that they won't get bent or crumpled during transit.

Spend $25 or more at KARL 79 and get FREE shipping!

The United States Postal Service is usually very reliable, with most deliveries within the United States taking between two and five business days. Occasionally—for any number of reasons—USPS will take more time for delivery. If your order is taking longer to arrive than expected, please convo me.

International buyers are responsible for any and all additional shipping costs, including—but not limited to—duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees.

If your pattern is returned to KARL 79 due to an inaccurate address or failure to pay any duties, taxes, custom clearance fees, etc.—I regret that I will be unable to refund international shipping fees.

I accurately represent the contents and value of all merchandise on customs forms.