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Shipping & Returns

We offer FREE SHIPPING discounts for everyone!
  • Free domestic shipping in the U.S. on patterns and booklets for purchases over $35.00.
  • Free international shipping on patterns only for purchases over $75.00.

    We ship via the United States Postal Service (USPS). We will ship your items within three days of payment, excluding Sundays and US holidays as the Post Office is closed. We always try to reuse and recycle clean and robust packing materials whenever possible.

    In the effort to save a tree we no longer include print packing slips unless you specifically request it (leave us a note at check out).

    We do not make money on shipping. No one likes to be overcharged for shipping and handling. Please note that as of January 2013 the US Postal Service (USPS) drastically increased international shipping rates and our shipping rates have been adjusted accordingly. Please also understand that our shipping costs also include "handling" costs for the mailer, packing materials, etc., and that often the shipping price that you pay does not cover those costs.

    We are not responsible for lost, damaged, or misdirected items. You are responsible for providing an accurate ship-to address, as well as requesting and purchasing insurance (and we highly recommend it for higher-end items or breakables). If you would like insurance, please contact us for a quote.

    Want it faster? Let us know if you would like to have your items sooner, in which case we recommend USPS PRIORITY MAIL. Contact us for a quote.


    Most sewing, knit, crochet, and embroidery patterns are shipped in a protective mailer envelope. Depending upon the condition of the pattern and method of shipping, the pattern may also have a new or reclaimed cardboard backing to protect it from shipping damage and/or a poly sleeve. We NEVER fold patterns in half to ship them!

    Domestic Pattern Shipping by First Class Mail (within the United States)
    1 Pattern $ 2.50
    2 Patterns $ 3.00
    3 Patterns $ 3.50
    4 Patterns $ 4.00
    5 Patterns $ 4.25
    6 or more patterns: if you haven't reached the $35 free shipping order minimum, then the best shipping rate is via a medium USPS PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE BOX for $13.45. 
    Pattern Shipping to Canada by First Class Mail
    1 Pattern $ 7.50
    2 Patterns $ 9.00
    3 Patterns $ 9.00
    4 Patterns $ 9.50
    5 Patterns $ 9.50
    6 or more patterns, contact us for a USPS PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE quote.
    Pattern Shipping Worldwide by International First Class Mail
    1 Pattern $ 9.50
    2 Patterns $ 13.00
    3 Patterns $ 13.00
    4 Patterns $ 15.00
    5 Patterns $ 15.00
    6 or more patterns, contact us for a USPS PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE quote.

    Note: The actual value of your order will be noted on the Customs form. Please keep in mind that you may have to pay VAT or Duties Tax if your order total is over $35.00 USD. We are not responsible for any customs fees or taxes.


    Light pattern booklets and pamphlets are shipped via USPS First Class Mail anywhere in the world.

    Books are sent only within the domestic United States and will be posted via USPS Media Mail unless prior arrangements are made. Just send us an email with your shipping preference; you will be responsible for the difference in shipping costs.



    Most other vintage items such as costume jewelry, sewing notions and tools, yarn, and fabric will be sent in a protective mailer or a reclaimed cardboard box via USPS First Class Mail anywhere in the world.  



    All items are currently stored in a smoke-free environment. Due to the fact that items come from many different sources, we cannot know for certain what elements they may have been exposed to in the past. Please remember this information if you have allergies (and we have allergies, so we understand!).

    Please understand that handmade items are not machine-made and sometimes will have slight variations that do not affect the integrity and beauty of the piece.

    Please also understand that if an item is vintage it almost always means that the item has been used and/or may show signs of age. Although an item may an appear to be flawless or near-flawless in photographs or scans, upon closer inspection it may show signs of wear due to age, use, storage, or display ("shelf wear"). We disclose obvious imperfections or signs of use in the listing text and in the scanned or photographed images of each item.  If necessary, we lightly clean linens and other items, but deeper cleanings will be left for the buyer to do at his or her discretion.


    All items are sold as-is. As a general rule, all sales are final. However, if you believe that an item was incorrectly described, please contact us via email for a resolution within three days of receipt of the item. In the case of a return being accepted, the buyer pays for shipping and all shipping fees are non-refundable. Our goal is to for you to be 100% satisfied and happy with each purchase!

    Thank you for stopping by! We look forward to serving you.