Vintage Sewing Patterns

Vancouver, Canada

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Last updated on Jun 30, 2015

Thank you for visiting The Vintage Design Shop! We are temporarily closed. Please email us at thevintagedesignshop [!at] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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About TheVintageDesignShop

Sales 218
On Etsy since 2010

TheVintageDesignShop... my vintage loves

I founded TheVintageDesignShop in August 2010 to embrace my vintage loves. I already had at least a couple of past lives myself as an archaeologist and gallery / museum curator. My time at the Design Museum in London, UK amid contemporary fashion influences the way I present my shop.

TheVintageDesignShop was born to tell the story of vintage fashion items hand picked through my travels to share with you. Vintage fashions from vintage dresses to vintage sewing patterns are thoughtfully sourced and curated to present in my shop.

I delight in sending carefully wrapped packages across the world to new homes where they will enjoy a new vintage life and start a new chapter in their story.

Visit our sister shop TheRedFoxandGown for luxury hand knits and knitting patterns at

Shop members

  • Rena

    Owner, Curator, Vintage Curator And More...

    Aside from my time rooting around in the earth for ancient secrets, and in dusty libraries in Cambridge pursuing my PhD in archaeology, I embraced my love of vintage fashion with TheVintageDesignShop.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 31, 2014
❀ Thank you for shopping at The Vintage Design Shop! I am delighted to share and present to you select quality vintage fashion and design items. Please take a moment to review our shop polices and offers below. Thanks!

❀ Items noted as vintage are 20+ years old from 1994 or earlier. Please note that vintage items show signs of gentle use as described below. Items are kept in a smoke-free environment.

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Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
❀ All items in TheVintageDesignShop are sold in 'as is' condition. Items are sold in excellent to good vintage condition with slight use wear expected for an item 20 to 50+ years old.

❀ Item conditions are detailed in each listing as described below, including listing existing wear on all objects. I will provide a full refund if the item is significantly different from its description.

❀ Please note that I do not accept exchanges or refunds on sewing or knitting patterns.

❀ If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me and I will do my best to work with you to find a successful resolution.
❀ I accept PayPal for all purchases. If payment is not received within 48 hours, the order will be canceled and the item relisted. You are welcome to repurchase.

❀ I am happy to 'reserve' or place an item on hold for you for 48 hours. If the reserving customer has not purchased the item within 48 hours, I will relist the item.

❀ Please note that my prices are non-negotiable.
❀ Items are shipped within 5 business days following receipt of your Paypal payment Monday to Friday.

❀ I use Canada Post for all shipping. Shipping rates are based on standard surface delivery. Please contact me for alternate shipping options and costs, including tracking. I am happy to ship internationally and I list the rates with each item. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have a special request regarding shipping or packaging.

❀ Sewing patterns, books and other print material are packaged in clear archival quality crystal bags

❀ Items sold at TheVintageDesignShop are carefully wrapped in tissue and our signature blue ribbon. All objects are packaged with care for safe shipping. I include a receipt copy of your purchase within the package. I am experienced with international shipping of fine art and design items for museums and galleries and I prepare and package your item with the same level of care.

❀ Please note that customs fees / duties and insurance are not included in standard shipping.

❀ Shipping losses / damages are the responsibility of the shipping agent after I have posted the item, but I am happy to work with you to find a positive resolution in the unlikely event of shipping loss or damages.

❀ Shipping in Canada $3, everywhere else $6. Additional patterns ship for free.
Additional policies and FAQs
❀ Item Condition:

Excellent - as new condition
Very good - one or two minor flaws, near new condition
Good – several minor flaws and usewear
Fair - has evidence of serious flaws that cannot be repaired

❀ Sewing and Knitting Patterns:

Each pattern is thoroughly checked for completeness and condition. Any missing pieces will be noted in the item description. Patterns are stored and shipped in archival acid-free crystal bags. Books, pamphlets and other printed items are also packaged in clear archival bags.

❀ Thank you very much for looking at TheVintageDesignShop's polices! Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding shop items or policies. My top priority is to provide excellent customer service and your return visit.