Discontinued Pattern Sources
Major pattern companies keep discontinued patterns for up to one year, but they may or may not have a large stock of any particular pattern when it is discontinued. Availability of recently discontinued patterns is not guaranteed. Some pattern companies require a written request others will take calls. A few companies also take calls for pattern problems.
Please keep in mind time zone differences when placing your call.
You must have your pattern number available.
Ask for the Consumer Information Department
Kwik Sew Pattern Co.
Customer Service 1.888.594.5739
McCall Patterns Co.
615 McCall Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Send a check covering the price of the pattern plus $1.50 for shipping, The check will be returned if the pattern is not available.
Simplicity & New Look Patterns
901 Wayne St.
Niles, MI 49120
Simplicity no longer carries the Style pattern line. Please email any questions regarding this change to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the pattern is available, it will be mailed to you with a bill for the pattern plus shipping.
Searching & Sources
118 Florence Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
This is a search service for old patterns. Send the company name, pattern number and size, and a brief description of the pattern along with a self addressed, stamped postcard.
Some have had success searching the internet for discontinued patterns. Start with a search engine like Google or try one of the auction sites like Ebay. Be prepared to spend some time on a search like this; going from broad search terms like “discontinued sewing patterns” then searching within promising sites with tighter information like the pattern company and number.
Debs Recycled Sewing Patterns
Lily Abello’s Vintage Pattern Shop