Announcement   Now shipping patterns WORLDWIDE! Some visitors are seeing MADE BY KINSEYSUE on my listings. I DON'T make the items shown on the pattern envelope - I sell tissue paper, physical patterns for you to sew.

All of my patterns are original - no copies or PDFs. Any re-issues such as Vintage Vogue, Retro Simplicity, and Butterick Retro are in the 1980s, 1990s, or the 2000s sections of my shop.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS, PLEASE NOTE: As I am in the US, I am NOT registered for VAT, and so this tax is not included in my prices. Import duties, taxes/VAT/GST and any other country's import fees or charges ARE NOT INCLUDED in our item price or shipping cost. These charges, if applicable, are the buyer's responsibility. I WILL NOT FALSIFY A CUSTOMS FORM so don't ask me to do so.

I strive to be honest and accurate when describing the items in my shop. Please be mindful that most of the items offered in my shop are vintage and may have had previous owners so I can not guarantee that they have always been in smoke free or pet free environments.

The last hike in postage has caused international charges to rise dramatically. The new type of parcel post is also quite high. This was not my decision:). Overseas mail may take as long as a month or more to reach you. I ship at least every other business day.

PLEASE NOTE: We live out in the country, and are frequently without power. If there is a delay in replying to you or in shipping, it's because I'm without electricity & thus without my computer.

Layaway is available in certain circumstances. Please contact me for information.

Patterns have been counted, and in many cases, ironed & refolded. I don't just peek at the contents - I count. However, mistakes can, and do, occur when handling as many patterns per day as I do. If I've made an error, convo me. Returns are handled on an individual basis, as each sale is unique.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 15, 2017

Now shipping patterns WORLDWIDE! Some visitors are seeing MADE BY KINSEYSUE on my listings. I DON'T make the items shown on the pattern envelope - I sell tissue paper, physical patterns for you to sew.

All of my patterns are original - no copies or PDFs. Any re-issues such as Vintage Vogue, Retro Simplicity, and Butterick Retro are in the 1980s, 1990s, or the 2000s sections of my shop.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS, PLEASE NOTE: As I am in the US, I am NOT registered for VAT, and so this tax is not included in my prices. Import duties, taxes/VAT/GST and any other country's import fees or charges ARE NOT INCLUDED in our item price or shipping cost. These charges, if applicable, are the buyer's responsibility. I WILL NOT FALSIFY A CUSTOMS FORM so don't ask me to do so.

I strive to be honest and accurate when describing the items in my shop. Please be mindful that most of the items offered in my shop are vintage and may have had previous owners so I can not guarantee that they have always been in smoke free or pet free environments.

The last hike in postage has caused international charges to rise dramatically. The new type of parcel post is also quite high. This was not my decision:). Overseas mail may take as long as a month or more to reach you. I ship at least every other business day.

PLEASE NOTE: We live out in the country, and are frequently without power. If there is a delay in replying to you or in shipping, it's because I'm without electricity & thus without my computer.

Layaway is available in certain circumstances. Please contact me for information.

Patterns have been counted, and in many cases, ironed & refolded. I don't just peek at the contents - I count. However, mistakes can, and do, occur when handling as many patterns per day as I do. If I've made an error, convo me. Returns are handled on an individual basis, as each sale is unique.

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Many years ago, I began collecting depression glass. In my hunts, I came across other items which I knew could be sold for a profit, thus a dealer was born. It soon became an addiction and I set up at flea markets, shows, and rented booths in antique malls. I joined the world of ecommerce in 1998. My love of sewing patterns stems from my mother, who was the best seamstress I've ever known. I used to sit and look through her boxes of patterns and she would tell me the year she made a certain dress.

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    I've been an antique/collectible seller for years in brick and mortar stores, at shows, and then made the jump to ecommerce in 1998. Our home is decorated in an eclectic mixture of Art Deco and Moderne pieces I've found.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2017
Thank you for visiting my shop. I have many sewing patterns for your perusal as well as other collectibles. Now shipping patterns worldwide!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal, money orders, and credit cards via direct checkout. Payment is due within two business days after the sale, and I ship within one to two business days after payment is received. The payment option OTHER is for customers who have contacted me about a layaway plan.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS, PLEASE NOTE:
As I am in the US, I am NOT registered for VAT, and so this tax is not included in my prices. Import duties, taxes/VAT/GST and any other country's import fees or charges ARE NOT INCLUDED in our item price or shipping cost. These charges, if applicable, are the buyer's responsibility.
This policy hereby supersedes any other verbiage on all kinseysue listings. 6/8/16
Depending upon the weight of patterns, international buyers who purchase more than one pattern may be owed a refund of excess shipping. I will send this to your credit card or PayPal account as soon as I get the total cost of shipping.

For certain circumstances, a layaway system is available.
Please contact me before checkout to arrange this form of payment.
PAYPAL ONLY FOR LAYAWAY
Cancellation Fee: NO PAYMENTS REFUNDED
Shipping
Insurance is optional unless stated in the item description or if the item is sent priority mail, which includes insurance. If you desire insurance on items under $50.00 USD, it is added to your shipping. PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO CHECKOUT IF YOU WANT EXTRA INSURANCE. Delivery confirmation is included on all items which are shipped within the US. I ship within 24 - 48 hours after payment is received. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TAXES WHICH MAY BE LEVIED BY THEIR COUNTRY. I WILL NOT FALSIFY A CLAIMS FORM and will cancel an order if asked to do so. I will not send patterns internationally marked as a letter so please do not ask.
Refunds and Exchanges
There is no blanket policy. Refunds are handled on an individual basis, as each sale is unique.
Additional policies and FAQs
We live in the country and are often without power, thus I am without a computer. If you do not hear from me within two days after a transaction, please be patient - I will contact you as soon as power is restored.

More information

Last updated on Apr 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Do you pay VAT taxes?

NO, THE BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE.
As I am in the US, import duties, taxes/VAT/GST and any other country's import fees or charges ARE NOT INCLUDED in our item price or shipping cost. These charges, if applicable, are the buyer's responsibility.

Do you recycle packing materials?

Yes, in certain instances. I recycle packaged air and peanuts when needed. If an item doesn't fit into a USPS mailing box, I'll recycle a box as well.

Why is the back of a pattern sometimes not shown?

Several years ago, I discovered an unscrupulous person was using the layout on the backs of my patterns to create PDFs. Since that time, I have been "gun shy" about scanning the backs. If you want to see the back, please ask and I will be glad to scan it for you.