Tracking Down a Discontinued Pattern

If you've sewn for a long time, odds are that you have a huge stockpile of sewing patterns. What happens to those patterns when disaster hits as in a fire or flood? The patterns are gone. What happens when a piece of a favorite pattern comes up missing and you want to replace the pattern? The search is on and this information will help you find that elusive discontinued pattern!

Pattern companies change their pattern offerings over the years so the exact pattern may not be available but you...MORE may find a new pattern that is very similar at the companies website. If you have the pattern number you may also want to email the company from their website asking about the availability of the discontinued pattern.

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    Simplicity Pattern Company
    Simplicity Pattern Company Website. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Simplicity Pattern Co. has a wealth of information on their website. Simplicity recycles their patterns after one year in their own paper mill to make new patterns.

    For information on obtaining discontinued patterns:

    • The right sidebar on the Simplicity contact page, list their phone contact information with different departments and the hours help  is available.

    To snail mail...MORE Simplicity:

    • Simplicity Patterns
      Consumer Relations
      901 Wayne St
      Niles, MI 49121
  • 02 of 06
    McCall's Sewing Patterns
    McCall's Sewing Pattern Company Website. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Visit the McCall's Pattern Company website and their Out-of-Print Patterns page. Their Contact Information can direct you to any department or source for answering various questions.

    McCall's will keep their discontinued patterns in stock for 1 year or until they are sold out. After one year they recycle the paper. They do have a list of resources for discontinued patterns, including the Internet if they are unable to help you.

    • Customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to...MORE 4:30 PM Eastern time.
    • Phone: (800) 255-2762, extension 488 Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM CST
    • To snail mail McCall's:
      McCall Patterns
      120 Broadway, 34th Floor
      New York, New York 10271
    • Email: Discontinued Patterns discards@mccallpattern.com
    • How to Reach Usis a great form which will be directed to the area selected on the form.
  • 03 of 06
    Butterick Sewing Patterns
    Butter Sewing Patterns Website. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Butterick Pattern Company has many avenues for you to follow. Follow theContact Us Page for information requests, hours they are available for contact ad more. 

    • Customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern time.
    • Snail Mail:
      Butterick Patterns
      PO Box 3755
      Manhattan, KS 66505-3755
    • Email: Butterick Discontinued Patterns discards@butterick.com
    • Phone: (800) 255-2762, extension 488 Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM CST
  • 04 of 06

    Vogue

    Vogue Patterns
    Vogue Patterns Website. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Vogue Pattern Company, a part of McCall's Pattern company, does not have as many out-of-print patterns as other sites but they do have some out of print sewing patterns. The Vogue Contact Us Page offers a form to ask questions, contact information and the opportunity to sign up for their newsletter.   

    • Snail Mail: Vogue Patterns
      120 Broadway, 34th Floor, New York, New York 10271
    • Email: Vogue Discontinued Patterns discards@voguepatterns.com
    • Phone: (800) 255-2762, Customer service hours are...MORE Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern time.
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  • 05 of 06
    Kwik Sew Patterns
    Kwik Sew Sewing Patterns. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Kwik Sew Patterns, a division of McCall's pattern company, also offers an entire section of out-of-print patterns. Their contact page offers a form and more

    Written correspondence should be sent to:
    Kwik Sew Patterns
    120 Broadway, 34th ​Floor
    New York, New York 10271

    Customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern time.

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    Stretch and Sew Patterns

    Stretch and Sew Sewing Patterns
    Stretch and Sew Patterns. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com