Finding Vintage Sewing Patterns?

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May 16, 2012

Vintage Sewing PatternIs there anyone who would like to sell their old sewing patterns? I would really like to sew with patterns circa 1950 and earlier. Is there anyone who has old patterns they would be interested in selling to me? I would love to hear from you! I am interested in all kinds.


By Monica L. from Cortez, CO


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May 16, 20120 found this helpful

I think I have seen vintage patterns offered on the different sewing pattern web sites, like and so on.

May 16, 20121 found this helpful

Ebay at the above link, has many many vintage sewing patterns for sale.

May 21, 20120 found this helpful

I don't have any but try & Yard & Garage sales, Consignment & Thrift shops. You never know what you'll find!


I've found many things. Old & new in these places & at church sales too! Good luck.

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October 5, 2014

I am looking for a pattern for a bed jacket that is made from towels. I remember my sister doing them in scouts back in the 70s maybe.

By Gerry


October 8, 20140 found this helpful

I remember using towels for several things, not a bed jacket but bath robes and swim suit coverups. Look at these pictures and see if you can find the one you want.


The owner of the site, Woof Nanny, may be willing to share

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April 6, 2009

Simple Shirt PatternI had the cutest pattern for a shirt that was literally two pieces, a solid front and the matching pieces in the back. It had a single front and a back that buttoned at the meeting point. It was a very cute summer top, and I can't figure out where I can get another one. Does someone have the number and the manufacturer? I would love some help from my wonderful friends on TF! Thanks in advance.

By Sandi/Poor But Proud from Salem, OR


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April 9, 20090 found this helpful

I had that pattern. There were shorts too, right? I may have tossed since it was from the 80's and I am no longer that size!


But I will look when I get home and keep you posted either way.

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