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Topic: Vintage Patterns in Chicago?  (Read 986 times)
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« on: April 26, 2008 12:46:14 PM »

Hey all!
I just recently got a new sewing machine, so I'm looking for some new patterns of course!
Does anyone know good places to shop for vintage patterns? Preferable cheap ones, or places close to the cta (buses or trains!).


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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008 04:37:24 PM »

I'm new to Chicago, but I saw some vintage patterns at the Unique Thrift stores recently.  I was at the one in Howard, but they probably have them everywhere.  I also saw some at a Salvation Army in the south somewhere out the pink line.  Again, they probably have them everywhere.  Might be worthwhile to call some costume shops.  I used to work at a costume shop out of state that had vintage patterns in a box for a quarter.

There are some good websites I've seen on google searches.  If you are okay at building your own patterns, the library has some good costume books that show you how to draw a pattern from a scaled down version.

Good luck!


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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008 02:33:19 PM »

Thanks so much for the tips! I'm going to try to hit up some thrift shops!

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008 09:14:04 AM »

If you go to LZ Products [which just says DISCOUNT TEXTILE OUTLET on the front of the building. It's like two blocks off of the pink line], they just had a HUGE pattern sale where everything was a quarter. I'd dig through there! Smiley

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