Butterick continued to lead the way all over the world in make-it-yourself fashions for the next 150 years. Now part of the McCall Pattern Company, Butterick is taking this expertise further by launching a new range of sewing machines and accessories to market, exclusively available at Create and Craft.
Did Butterick go out of business?
CSS Industries, the company that owns the Big 4 sewing pattern brands (Simplicity, McCalls, Vogue, and Butterick) has announced that it is being acquired by Design Group, a UK-based company specializing in gift wrap, greeting cards, bags, and creative play products.
Who owns Simplicity patterns?
In 1998, the company was acquired by Conso International Corp. Conso subsequently changed its name to Simplicity Creative Group, Inc. Simplicity Creative Group was acquired by Wilton Brands, Inc. in 2013, and sold in November 2017 to CSS Industries.
Where are Butterick patterns made?
The Butterick family began selling their patterns from their Sterling, Massachusetts, home in 1863, and the business expanded so quickly that, in one year, they had a factory at 192 Broadway Street in New York City.
How old is Butterick?
In 1903, the company built the Butterick Building at Spring Street and MacDougal Street (now Sixth Avenue) in Manhattan. The building, which still stands, is 16 stories tall and has an additional two stories underground.
Are old Simplicity patterns worth anything?
While they may have been used many times, they still have value. For example, a simple A-line dress is a timeless style, and an old pattern can be altered to make a summer dress, a winter jumper, or a shirt (if its shortened).
Does Simplicity own Burda?
And one quick correction: Simplicity does not own Burda. Although, this isnt the first time Simplicity has been bought. Wilton Brands acquired Simplicity Creative Group in 2013.
Who invented Butterick patterns?
Ebenezer Butterick Ebenezer Butterick, (born May 29, 1826, Sterling, Mass., U.S.—died March 31, 1903, Brooklyn, N.Y.), American manufacturer who is regarded as the inventor of standardized paper patterns for clothing (1859), first sold in Sterling in 1863.
What happened to Kwik Sew patterns?
The McCalls Pattern Company (parent company to Vogue, Butterick, and McCalls patterns) purchased Kwik Sew in late 2011. A New York-based, privately owned company, McCalls was founded in 1870 and acquired Butterick and Vogue in 2001.
Who bought simplicity?
BRIGGS & STRATTON COMPANY NEWS; BRIGGS & STRATTON ACQUIRING SIMPLICITY FOR $227.5 MILLION. The Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a maker of small engines, said yesterday that it would buy Simplicity Manufacturing Inc. for $227.5 million, adding lawn mowers and tractors to its product line.
Who invented pattern?
Ebenezer Butterick invented the commercially produced graded home sewing pattern in 1863 (based on grading systems used by Victorian tailors), originally selling hand-drawn patterns for mens and boys clothing.
What can I do with old paper patterns?
Crafting with Vintage Patterns You can use torn, unreadable, or incomplete patterns to make many different art and craft projects. Try using them as wrapping paper, making them into a paper flower bouquet, or creating various decoupage pieces.