Vintage Sewing Pattern Company FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How will Covid impact on shipping delivery times?

Thankfully Covid is improving throughout the world and postal services have resumed their speedy services.

Need a different size sewing pattern?

If we havent a size you want on the drop down menu in the listing there are many tutorials on resizing patterns for a perfect fit. We recommend the following site: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading/page/all

Which shipping service do you use?

Royal Mail which is a key part of UK’s infrastructure. Royal Mail is and always has been the number one reliable shipping service for both the UK and overseas.

How much does shipping cost?

UK Shipping - FREE

International Shipping - We offer a very competitive low shipping rate which is automatically adjusted in the cart at checkout. Shipping is calculated by the weight of the pattern(s). 

When will my order be shipped?

We endeavor to dispatch within 2-5 business days once payment has cleared. You can always contact us to request another shipment quote for the quickest delivery method and quote.

Do you offer true to scale printed paper patterns and full instructions?

Yes this is indicated as 'Paper Pattern' in the drop down menu. Sewing patterns are printed on A0/A1 size white premium quality paper and full instructions. 

Do you Provide a "Print Shop Copy"

Yes of course!  Just contact us and we will be happy to help. We will also work out a price for you, as prices vary. Please note; instant downloable PDF patterns are non-refundable.

Do you offer instant PDF downloads?

We certainly do! We are constantly adding instant PDF downloads to our collections. You will find them on the menu header - 'Downloads'.

How do I download a PDF pattern?

There is a link on every PDF pattern listing that you can click and it will take you to the 'How to' video. It's easy!

'Original Pattern' - What does it mean?

Original Pattern (in the drop down menu of the listing) means it is the original authentic sewing pattern from the 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60's that the Paper Pattern has been digitally reproduced from. If you choose to buy the original you are buying a piece of history, also an investment.

What does 'Multiple Sizes' mean?

Multiple sizes mean that the Paper Pattern is available in more than one size. The drop down menu within the listing indicates which sizes are available.

I love the pattern but it’s the wrong size?

Never miss out on a pattern if it’s the wrong size.  There are many re-grading You-tube tutorials to choose from that will guide you every step of the way.

How do I know if the pattern will fit?

We advise customers to compare their actual measurements to the pattern measurements themselves. We also advise to do a toil (mock-up) beforehand to ensure the correct fit.

Do you offer refunds?

Offers of a refund are only if we have made a mistake ourselves, but please contact us as we will be happy to resolve any problems. We pride ourselves on our 100% customer satisfaction as we want all of our customers to be 'happy sewers'.

Please note;  refunds are not accepted on instand PDF downloads.

Do you offer returns?

We will offer a replacement if it was a mistake by ourselves at no extra cost. Returns are not accepted on digital PDF downloads.

I have given you the wrong address?

Don't worry. If we haven't already dispatched, we will amend your delivery address. Please contact us within 24 hours.

My pattern hasn't arrived.  What do I do?

First of all please check that it hasn’t been left at the door and you have missed it or check that your neighbour hasn’t taken it in for you - you may have missed the postman’s note. If your pattern is late there will be a clear explanation, e.g. postal services are slower than normal, so please check your emails.

Can I leave a Review?

We would love you to! Please send us a photo of your finished garment and we will include it in our image gallery. 

Where can I find recommended fabric companies?

We have a link to our 'Recommended Partners' in each description to help you choose your perfect fabric. 

Are you on Social Media?

Yes, we are on all Social Media platforms - please follow us.  The links are on the bottom of the first page of our website - just click the Social media logo.

Do you do collaborations?

We love collaborations, so please contact us! 

Could we advertise on your Vintage Sewing Pattern website?

We have a Recommended Partners tab on the main menu and as long as we feel it would be beneficial to our customers.

I missed the last pattern release and special offer.  How can I prevent this for next time?

Simple! Subscribe to our mailing list for our latest releases and offers. 

Do you sell your patterns to wholesalers?

Yes, please email us for prices and we will be happy to help you.