Out of Print Sewing Patterns, Vintage

Louisville, Kentucky

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2017

We're moving so it's time to downsize. No reasonable offer rejected :)
Residents of the state of Kentucky will have 6% sales tax added at checkout.


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About ZipZapKap

Sales 2,825
On Etsy since 2008

Vintage Sewing : Patterns, Notions, Books

When I moved from England to the Indiana/Kentucky border, I discovered the proud crafting tradition of Midwest America. When it's time for a seamstress to pass on her collection to the next generation, I help her make it available to sewing enthusiasts worldwide.

ZipZapKap used to be a one woman show, but we've recently added little Izobel (age 2) to our workforce. While she's not allowed to touch any patterns, Izobel approaches her job of pressing the GO button on the scanner with relentless enthusiasm and is pushing for a pay raise of half a cookie per shift.

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2016
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.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns 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.
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.

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.
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.