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Thread: I have a question and I hope its ok here about vintage patterns.

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    I have a question and I hope its ok here about vintage patterns.

    I have 60+ vintage clothing patterns 1950+70 . Does anyone know where I can sell them in bulk? People here do so many things I was hoping someone knew of a place. I do not want to have to take pictures or pull them apart to see if everything is there. I spent an entire day putting thing up and I am done. lol

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    I would suggest selling them here, some might be interested but without photo's or knowing that the patterns are complete patterns ... it might be a tough sell. I think the biggest part is not knowing if they are complete.
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    I don't think we can sell them here. I think it has to be quilt related.

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    that's correct.

    however, eligible members are permitted to sell garment patterns that can be adapted to quilting. Loose-fitting jackets, vests, aprons, tote purses, and some other types of accessories, for example.

    if they have genuine value as true "vintage" i would try first to sell them on ebay. for the purposes of a Thrift Shop, like ours, patterns that old would have to be priced for next to nothing.
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    Yes these are true vintage :-) Nothing that could really be transfered to quilting. Except maybe a housecoat pattern. And yes it would be pennies as some are priced 35 . lol

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    Vintage patterns are becoming popular. I recently bought some from ebay for several dollars each, but you have to post a photo.My niece is very into vintage designs.

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    Put them on Ebay as a bulk purchase, no return allowed.

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    Ebay has gotten so expensive to list. I have been staying away but may do it for these. I may separate them somehow. Not sure yet. Can I just state I hate clearing things out. lol

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    You could try Craigs list or the Facebook garage sale pages.
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    I think the best place to sell these with the least hassle would be the SewItsForSale group on yahoo.groups.com . Once you join and familiarize yourself with the rules, you can simply make a post listing what is in the bundle and the price you want for the bundle. The group was created specifically for buying and selling sewing and quilting related items and there are no commissions. I will try to post a direct link:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SewIts...guid=269586551

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I think the best place to sell these with the least hassle would be the SewItsForSale group on yahoo.groups.com . Once you join and familiarize yourself with the rules, you can simply make a post listing what is in the bundle and the price you want for the bundle. The group was created specifically for buying and selling sewing and quilting related items and there are no commissions. I will try to post a direct link:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SewIts...guid=269586551
    thank you Prism. This is exactly what I was looking for. I don't know why your post didn't come through in my email. hmmm

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    I bought a whole box for $2 at a Community Center sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limey View Post
    I bought a whole box for $2 at a Community Center sale.
    Yeah I know I have paid that for 1 and if you look online there are some that are selling in the $20 plus range on some websites.

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    Thanks for the info..I'm going to look into this. I'm clearing out my old clothing making items (even doubleknits)..I know I'm not well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I think the best place to sell these with the least hassle would be the SewItsForSale group on yahoo.groups.com . Once you join and familiarize yourself with the rules, you can simply make a post listing what is in the bundle and the price you want for the bundle. The group was created specifically for buying and selling sewing and quilting related items and there are no commissions. I will try to post a direct link:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SewIts...guid=269586551

    Thanks for this link!

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    Seems as if vintage clothes patterns are quite popular these days and some of them go for what I consider a large price.

    Try googling vintage clothes patterns to get an idea, one page sells nothing but vintage patterns and the older the more they cost.

    Good Luck!!

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    this lady buys and sell vintage clothing and pattern contact number at bottom of page
    http://www.woodlandfarmsantiques.com...2/index11.html also here

    http://sewcraftful.com/how-to/how-to...wing-patterns/ there is more if you type in buy vintage patterns in you search field

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    Had trouble and had to use DH, but finally got onto sew its for sell group. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb View Post
    Had trouble and had to use DH, but finally got onto sew its for sell group. Thanks
    I got on it with no problem but it will just be too time consuming for me . they want each pattern listed separately with company, size , and I don't remember what all else. Not allowed to sell a big lot . I have over 130 patterns from the 40 or 50's to the 70's I just don't have time to list them all. I would be here until next month. I think I am going to try craigslist

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    I would email the moderator to explain your dilemma and ask if you could list them as a lot (or smaller bundles). To me, anyway, vintage patterns are different from other patterns because they appeal to vintage collectors (not necessarily to someone who needs a specific size or brand or style of item). Or perhaps they could be bundled into categories such as children's, ladies, costumes, toys, household items, that kind of thing.
    Last edited by Prism99; 01-09-2012 at 10:22 PM.

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    Have you tried a local university with a clothing design department and/or a theater department that often needs period patterns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totsy View Post
    Have you tried a local university with a clothing design department and/or a theater department that often needs period patterns?
    No I didn't even think of that. I have put them up on etsy and facebook and craigslist for now and my DD maybe has someone she knows so if none of those things pan out I will try there. I packed them up in large square prioity boxes and stuck them in the attic for now. 2 boxes stuffed full. LOL

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