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Patterns from the Past resells out-of-print vintage, retro and costume sewing patterns from the 1920s to modern day. You can also find older knitting, crochet, and tatting books. All of these items are original, not reproductions!

I am Michelle, the owner and CEO of oldpatterns.com since 1995. I am a one-woman show selling my ever-escalating boxes of patterns in Massachusetts. I am a treasure hunter by nature, finding the best patterns from yard sales, estates, thrift stores, and from my travels across the world. I started off selling grab bags on listservs and have grown to sell individual patterns on Etsy, Amazon, and oldpatterns.com.

Vintage fashion is my passion, and when I am not hunting for patterns, you can find me at the latest museum fashion exhibit. I love seeing old patterns come to life and find their next homes!