Where can I find discontinued sewing patterns?

Where can I buy discontinued sewing patterns?

Old Patterns.com

The OldPatterns.com site offers over 5,000 discontinued patterns for sale. Most of the patterns are secondhand. They ship the pattern in a plastic bag via the U.S. Postal Service. As they are a vendor on Amazon.com, you may find their patterns for sale there.

What happened to Kwik Sew patterns?

The McCall’s Pattern Company (parent company to Vogue, Butterick, and McCall’s patterns) purchased Kwik Sew in late 2011. A New York-based, privately owned company, McCall’s was founded in 1870 and acquired Butterick and Vogue in 2001.

Can you download Simplicity patterns?

you can’t download the pattern, and you can only print the pattern three times. This is stupid DRM-thinking: “Let’s make it difficult to use the product we sold you, and that will stop piracy!” In three minutes I can figure out five ways to subvert this.

What can I do with old sewing patterns?

You can use torn, unreadable, or incomplete patterns to make many different art and craft projects. Try using them as wrapping paper, making them into a paper flower bouquet, or creating various decoupage pieces.

How do you date vintage patterns?

If you want to know when your pattern was made, there are several ways to find out. The easiest is when the maker has put the date on the envelope or on the instruction sheet. McCall, later McCall’s, patterns are always dated. Look along the edge on the back of the envelope, or sometimes on the flap.

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Does simplicity have digital patterns?

Simplicity, McCall’s, and the other major sewing pattern brands have offered digital versions of their patterns since 2006, but sewers have consistently voiced complaints about the system.

Is Simplicity patterns still in business?

In 1998, the company was acquired by Conso International Corp. Conso subsequently changed its name to Simplicity Creative Group, Inc. Simplicity Creative Group was acquired by Wilton Brands, Inc. in 2013, and sold in November 2017 to CSS Industries.

Is McCall’s patterns going out of business?

The McCalls printing plant in Manhattan, Kansas, will shut down at the end of 2021. The plant currently employs 85 people and prints and folds sewing pattern tissue. … At its height in the 1970s, Simplicity and McCalls combined printed 200 million sewing patterns each year. That number is down to 20-30 million today.

What happened to McCall’s patterns?

A year ago, in December of 2016, CSS acquired the McCall Pattern Company for $14 million, which means that now this single company owns all of the legacy American sewing pattern brands: Simplicity, McCall, Butterick, Vogue (together known as “the Big 4”).