I am a hopeless collector of patterns. I remember going to the local thrift store with my grandmother at the tender age of eight. There we would sort through the patterns to find something that she could use to teach me to sew and that I could wear when we were done. I was hopelessly in love with sewing and patterns from then on.
As the years past, my collection grew. I have collected more than my fair share over the years. Many patterns have been purchased because of the inspiration they have provided me for sewing projects or have reminded me of my grandma or mom (who is also a sewing enthusiast). Many patterns however, have gone unused.
When I started a family, decreasing the number of patterns to manageable and usable levels was needed. I started Pattern Memories as a way to share the patterns I find in thrift shops and still be able to enjoy the beautiful pattern envelopes.
I also love the idea of reproduction patterns. I started creating reproduction patterns so others can share great patterns from the past from books and leaflets that are hard to find or expensive to buy. I have amassed a small collection of vintage crochet and knitting patterns and am always on the look out for vintage craft books that I can reproduce and share.
Gathering patterns that remind you of the past, sew that fashion look that has come back in style, or just wanting to make something that is different and unique is important. Browse and buy often, new patterns are continuously added for sharing with you.
Visit my other stores at:
patternmemoriespdf.etsy.com - PDF reproduction patterns
Lovesnhugs.etsy.com - (in the future)- preemie, and infant and children's items.
I am a collector of vintage sewing, crochet patterns. Reading, sewing and designing infant and kids's clothes are among the things I enjoy. I love being a mom of two great kids. I like to stay busy and enjoy time with my kids when not working.
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Frequently asked questions
As an International Buyer will my VAT Tax be paid when I purchase a pattern?
No. Because I am a U.S. seller, I do not collect VAT. As the buyer you are responsible for all VAT, customs, taxes, and import fees.