cute and easy sewing patterns for all sewing levels

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Announcement    Cute and easy bag, doll, stuffed toy, and pincushion digital sewing patterns. You'll love the clear, easy-to-follow instructions with photos illustrating each step, ready to print full-size pattern pieces, and plenty of hints and tips to ensure that your sewing project is successful! My patterns are available only in English at this time.



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Last updated on Aug 16, 2021

Cute and easy bag, doll, stuffed toy, and pincushion digital sewing patterns. You'll love the clear, easy-to-follow instructions with photos illustrating each step, ready to print full-size pattern pieces, and plenty of hints and tips to ensure that your sewing project is successful! My patterns are available only in English at this time.



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About retromama

Sales 25,286
On Etsy since 2007

Sweet & Simple PDF Patterns

The Retro Mama Story

As a little girl, I loved to watch my mom sew, making clothes and elaborate Halloween costumes—and it seemed both magical and impossible as she transformed a stack of fresh cut fabric into beautiful creations. When, years later, I sat down to stitch up my first store-bought sewing pattern, it seemed even more magical and impossible—who could understand those instructions?!

After my second son was born, I found myself with extra creative energy, so I stayed up late at night teaching myself to sew on a little Brother sewing machine purchased with Betty Crocker points. I made aprons as Christmas presents, and officially became addicted to sewing. I began drafting my own patterns, creating aprons, bags, pincushions, and soft toys.

I began selling my projects online, and when I realized that I had more ideas than time to produce batches and batches of toys in my little sewing room, I started working up my patterns into PDF tutorials to share with other folks who love to sew.

Inside my patterns you’ll find all the information you need to make adorable toys, accessories, and pincushions: high quality photos, a glossary of terms and techniques, a clean, professional layout, and complete step-by-step instructions.

Happy Stitching!

P.S. I love to hear your sewing stories and see your Retro Mama creations! Please share your stories and photos on my Facebook page!

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  • Kim

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! I'm Kim, the designer and seamstress behind Retro Mama. I'm the daughter of a school teacher and grew up with a joy for teaching, which I am lucky to share by creating patterns written so stitchers of all skill levels can make beautiful projects.

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Last updated on September 29, 2018

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Your satisfaction is very important to me! Please contact me if you are in any way unsatisfied with your order. Due to the electronic nature of patterns, I cannot offer refunds for PDF sewing patterns. Finished items may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a refund or store credit. I will refund shipping charges only on defective items. The item must be returned in the condition in which you received it (e.g. in re-saleable condition—unused, unworn, unwashed, with no cigarette or other odors, alterations, etc.). I cannot give refunds for items that have not been returned to me.

Do notify me prior to returning an item so that it will not be returned to you. Please e-mail or convo me to discuss any returns/repairs/refunds/etc.
Retro Mama accepts payments made through PayPal, which allows you to pay directly from your PayPal account or with credit or debit cards. Paying with PayPal is quick, easy, and safe! If you do not have a PayPal account, you will be instructed on how to pay when you check out through the PayPal website. I do not accept checks or money orders. Sales tax will be charged on orders in Florida.

You can also make purchases with a credit card, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Simply click on "Don't have a PayPal account?" and you will be prompted to enter your credit card information.
Orders shipped to the United States will be shipped within 2-3 business days (business days are Monday through Friday). Orders shipped outside the US are shipped once a week, so it may take up to 5 business days for your order to be shipped. I will notify you if any items are backordered. I ship via USPS to your PayPal address. If you would like the item sent to someone else, please change the name and address in PayPal when you check out, and let me know if you would like me to send a note along with the package, which I will happily do for no charge. I'm happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases.

I recommend purchasing shipping insurance so you may try to get reimbursed by the USPS should something happen to your package in transit. Packages may take up to a month to arrive in countries outside of the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
::: Where is my pattern? :::

All of my patterns are PDF instant downloads, you will not receive your pattern by e-mail unless you request it (please send me a convo to request this!). You can find your pattern by looking under "Your Account" in "Purchases". There should be a download button next to your pattern(s). Sometimes the button does not appear if you are using a tablet or iPad; if this happens to you, just let me know and I'll be happy to send patterns via e-mail.

:: Custom Orders ::

I am not able to take on custom orders for finished items at this time as I currently spend all my time developing new patterns.

:: Retro Mama’s Sell what you sew cottage industry policy ::

I am now allowing individuals to make items for sale with my patterns!

By making and offering for sale any items made with Retro Mama patterns, you agree to the following:

1. Copyrights to all Retro Mama patterns, photographs, text, and designs are owned by the licensor, Kim Kruzich, and you agree to the terms of those copyrights.

2. You may make finished items from any Retro Mama pattern that you have purchased from my shop or blog, as well as my free tutorials/patterns, and you certify that you made these items by yourself at your home-based business.

3. The following credit line will be clearly visible in every listing for items made with a Retro Mama pattern, and will be clearly printed on hang tags attached to the item for sale at in-person venues such as craft fairs:

This item was handmade using a Retro Mama sewing pattern.

4. This policy is intended for independent crafters to make items for sale using Retro Mama patterns. By making and selling items using Retro Mama patterns, you verify that you are an individual, home-based business and that any items made from Retro Mama patterns will not be mass produced, nor will you contract with others to mass produce items. You additionally agree that you will be selling only finished products from Retro Mama patterns and will not reproduce, distribute, or sell any Retro Mama publications in part or whole in any form.

5. Let me know via convo or e-mail where you will be selling your wares made with my patterns! I would love to feature you on my blog and add you to my list of Retro Mama stitchers!

6. I reserve the right to change or end this policy at any time.
7. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you have proper labels and testing on items you make as required by the US federal government, European Union, etc.

:: Customer Service ::

I try to answer e-mails and convos within 24 hours. If you don't hear from me within that time please try again as sometimes messages can disappear.

:: Feedback ::

Your feedback is greatly appreciated! If you have any trouble with your order, please contact me before leaving feedback. If I don't know there's a problem, I can't fix it!

Thanks for shopping Retro Mama!