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Shop Policies and FAQs

What are your shipping policies?

First Class USPS non-priority shipping within the USA is included in the pattern price.  I ship within two business days.  Please note that I do not control the United States Post Office.  After I deliver the items to USPS, there may be delays in delivery.  It is as frustrating to me as it is to you when that happens, but I can only promise that I will do my part and ship within two business days of your purchase.  You will receive a shipping confirmation with tracking information so you can follow your shipment's progress.  I will not pay shipping a second time if you did not enter the correct address in your order.   

How do you decide your pricing?

I choose to objectively set my prices by decade of manufacture date, respecting how many years the pattern has survived uncut, as opposed to subjective markups based on trends.  

"I can get that at a yard sale for a quarter."

That's true, and a small amount of my inventory was even acquired that way.  The value-add I provide in this shop is a searchable and filterable database.  A great deal of time, thought, and effort goes into creating a shop where you can efficiently search hundreds of patterns, i.e., by decade, by style, or by theme.   You can't get that at a yard sale, not even for a quarter.

Is the pattern in the photo the same one I will receive?

The pattern that I used for the main listing photograph may not be the exact one you receive, due to quantity and restocks.  The listing photos show you my catalog.  I sometimes have dozens of the same pattern and listing detailed photos of each pattern individually is impossible.  Every single pattern in my shops meets the following three standards:  (1) The pattern is uncut; (2) The instructions are intact; and (3) All of the necessary information provided on the envelope is readable.  If you are considering purchasing a pattern and would like photos of the exact one you would receive, please feel free to contact me before purchasing for photos and more detailed information about the specific pattern you are considering. 

Will you scan and email the pattern to me?

I do not reproduce patterns or instructions, nor do I support unauthorized reproductions.  To the best of my knowledge, every pattern in this shop is an original pattern. Upon purchase, you will receive the hard copy original pattern by mail.

What is your refund policy?

Due to the nature of selling patterns, all patterns are sold as-is. 

Do you offer gift cards?

The perfect gift for any sewist. PennsHollow gift cards do not expire.  If you would like a different amount than the options offered, please contact me.  This is a digital gift card only.  If you would like a customized printable pdf to give to your gift recipient, I'm happy to create one for you.  Turnaround times may vary for the customized pdf, but I will let you know up front what to expect regarding timing.

What if I don't see the pattern I want when I search the shop?

It may be in my inventory, waiting its turn to be listed.  I post new items as quickly as I can, but I always have thousands more to list.  I am happy to check my inventory for the pattern you seek.  Click here to submit your request.


If you love this shop, you might also enjoy its sister shops and my sewing blog: - Vintage/timeless adult garments and fashion accessories - Patterns to sew clothes, accessories, and gifts for infants, toddlers, and children.  Newborn to junior sizes. - Check out my new sewing blog where I share my sewing philosophies, ideas, and tidbits about my sewing journey.  Join the discussion!