We are currently offering a flat rate of $5 postage within South Australia and $10.00 per order across Australia, and orders over $200 ship free within Australia.
We proudly send all online orders in 100% COMPOSTABLE satchels! Even the stickytape we use is cellulose based and biodegradable. Occasionally we re-use a bit of bubble wrap that we've collected from things sent to us, to protect your items.
We will pack and post your order generally same or next day, and at the most, within three working days. If your order is urgent please leave a note at checkout enquiring about Express Post. We do our best to help!
We use Australia Post, and we will email you a tracking number so you can follow your goodies from us to you. Please be a little patient in these weird times; Australia Post is probably under a lot of pressure.
New! Order online and pick up from our Adelaide shop during business hours. (As of March 2020 pickup times are limited - please check Facebook and Instagram for updates.) Enter code pickup at checkout and your postage will be $0. You'll receive an email notification when your order is packed and ready to collect. Please bring ID!
SINGLE PATTERN POSTAGE - SPECIAL RATE
We can mail most single patterns (and sometimes two small ones) anywhere in Australia in an untracked paper envelope for $5. This has to be processed manually, by calling our shop during business hours. Sorry, Parcel Locker addresses will not accept plain envelopes. Patterns ordered on this website will be charged at the regular $10 postage and sent in a tracked satchel.
We love to post overseas! Postage rates are calculated by weight, so please send us a message via our contact page detailing what you'd like to order and where you'd like us to send it. We'll get back to you with a shipping estimate.
THE DRAPERY IS RETAIL ONLY
Please note we are a retail store specialising in fabrics for garment sewing. The majority of our fabrics are seasonal and stocked in small quantities, not available for re-order or bulk purchase. Sometimes we are able to offer a discount on 10m+ of a single fabric, if available.
FABRIC SOLD IN 25 CENTIMETRE INCREMENTS, CUT AS CONTINUOUS
Your fabric will be cut as continuous meterage e.g. 3 units ordered = 75cm cut.
If you visit our shop in person, our minimum cut is 20cm, and you can choose any 5cm increment after that.
Because we run a retail store as well as online, it is possible we may have sold out of an item before updating this portal. In such circumstances we we will contact you, say a very sincere 'sorry!' and arrange for a refund or replacement to suit you.
We have made our best efforts to photograph and replicate colours of fabrics accurately on this site. Please be aware that different computer screens may display colours differently.
There are no returns on cut fabric meterage. We inspect fabrics quite carefully before sending them out but if we have overlooked a defect or you have specific feedback on a product please let us know so we may be able to help.
Ensure that the address you provide (especially if automatically applied via Paypal) is correct and unambiguous. We can't be responsible for missing parcels if the address is incorrect. We are happy to write on your parcel that it may be left in a safe place (e.g. 'please leave on verandah if no-one home') but we can't then be liable for a parcel that goes missing if Australia Post informs us it has been delivered as labelled. It's a pain to have to say all that, but it's done now, so why not soothe your eyes and mind by browsing the lovely fabrics.
Natural fibres have a tendency to shrink a little in the first wash. We recommend pre-washing all garment fabrics so this happens before you cut out your pattern!
Pre-wash in the manner you intend to wash the finished garment. Overlocking or zigzagging the cut ends of woven fabrics will reduce fraying during pre-wash. Be sure to fully unfold the fabric before washing. Wash bold or dark colours separately in case of dye release. Most of our fabrics are quite hardy and withstand normal 30 - 40 degree machine washing. Common sense applies of course for more delicate fabrics such as loose weaves, wool, silk etc. For example, dry cleaning every year or two may be the best solution for longevity of a lovingly handmade wool coat.
Consider use of resources in your laundering - many garments can go for longer than you may think before requiring a wash, thus saving water, energy and detergent!