Buy online! Orders over $200 ship for free!
$10 FLAT RATE SHIPPING
AUSTRALIA WIDE
A HAVEN OF TEXTILES & PATTERNS
BASED IN ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

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.

ALL FABRIC SOLD IN 25 CENTIMETRE INCREMENTS

Prices quoted on each item in our online store are per quarter metre (25cm). Your fabric will be cut as continuous meterage. E.g.

  • 1/4m = 1 unit
  • 1/2m = 2 units
  • 1m = 4 units
  • 1.5m = 6 units, etc.

If you visit our shop in person, or call us during business hours (see our contact page) and order over the phone, we will happily cut other amounts for you, with a minimum cut of 20cm.

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.

POSTAGE

Postage & packing is a flat rate of $10.00 per order across Australia, and orders over $200 ship free within Australia.

We will pack and post your order within a maximum of three working days, usually much sooner. If your order is urgent please leave a note at checkout because we may be able to arrange Express Post. Sometimes this may incur an extra fee. We do our best to help!

We use Australia Post and everything will be sent in trackable parcels, and we will email you a tracking number. If your parcel appears to have gone astray or the tracking number isn't working, please email us on info@thedrapery.com.au

SINGLE PATTERN POSTAGE - SPECIAL RATE

We can mail most single patterns anywhere in Australia in an untracked paper envelope for $5. This has to be processed manually, by calling our shop during business hours. Patterns ordered on this website will be charged at the regular $10 postage and sent in a tracked satchel.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

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.

FABRIC CARE

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!