How to Track Down a Discontinued Sewing Pattern

If you've been sewing 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? 

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

Check out this information to help you find that elusive discontinued pattern.

  • 01 of 06
    Simplicity Pattern Company
    Debbie Colgrove

    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, contact Consumer Relations using their website.You will also find links to their education department on their contact page.

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

    • Address:
      Simpl...MOREicity Patterns
      Consumer Relations
      901 Wayne St
      Niles, MI 49121
  • 02 of 06
    McCall's Sewing Patterns
    Debbie Colgrove

    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
  • 03 of 06
    Butterick Sewing Patterns
    Debbie Colgrove

    Butterick Pattern Company has many avenues to seek discontinued patterns. Follow the Contact Us Page for information requests, hours they are available for contact, and more. 

    • Customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern time.
    • Address:
      Butterick Patterns
      PO Box 3755
      Manhattan, KS 66505-3755
  • 04 of 06
    Vogue Patterns
    Debbie Colgrove

    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.   

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

    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.

    • Customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern time.
    • Address:
      Kwik Sew Patterns
      120 Broadway, 34th Floor
      New York, New York 10271
  • 06 of 06

    Stretch and Sew Patterns

    Stretch and Sew Sewing Patterns
    Debbie Colgrove

    Stretch and Sew patterns are no longer produced but a search of the internet may turn up an ebay or Etsy sale.