Sewing Central and The Merlion's Tail.
Historic Patterns from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through the 1920's.
Fabrics of all sorts.
Corset patterns and supplies
Dolls and clothes patterns
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Sewing Central takes your privacy seriously. We will not sell customer or browser information to anyone, nor reveal it to anyone without compelling legal reason, such as a court order. Our customer database is not Internet-accessible. does not use cookies.

Sewing Central does, from time to time, send emails to an email list of customers. This list is strictly "opt-in": a potential customer must specifically request that he/she be added to the list. All requests to be removed from this list will be honored as a matter of course.

Because patterns and books are so easily copied, we regret that we cannot accept the return of patterns or books. We will cheerfully replace defective copies.

Because fabric loses value when it is cut, it would be virtually impossible to re-sell odd lengths of fabric. Therefore, fabric is non-returnable. Swatches of most of our fabric are available at no cost, and we urge you to take advantage of this policy before ordering.

Because the majority of our fabric is all-natural, there will be natural slubs and variations in weave. Defects other than natural slubs and weave variations will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Due to issues with our toll-free number, we have discontinued it.

We have created a Google Voice number that will forward directly to our mobile phone during business hours, and be available to take messages. You are welcome to send texts to that number as well. Somehow our toll free number got into a database that is calling it all hours of the night, from non-existant phone numbers. The very best way to contact us is by sending an email though the web site! If you must phone us, our Google Voice number is Four-zero-two, seven-three-nine, nine-four-seven-five. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

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