Like a lot of people, I really like shopping online for fabric and patterns – but as an Aussie it can be a little irritating trying to figure out the postage pricing – if it’s displayed at all.
So, I decided to start up a little bit of a resource for shopping online from Australia, as a central reference point with all the shipping details and such.
(It’s a bit of a work in progress at the moment – I’ll be adding more as I find it and hopefully getting some more info on each place. Feel free to let me know if there’s something you think I should add)
- $15 shipping
- arrives within 1-2 weeks
- Fed Ex – they won’t leave the parcel at the house, so I usually have to go down to my local 7-11 petrol station to pick it up.
- My favourites: Michael Miller cottons are about $8/yard and radiance cotton (silk blend) for $15/yard
- I put a $65/3m order through their checkout – shipping came to $45, so on the expensive side
- Stock all the amazing fabrics I dream about at night. 🙂
- ~$18 shipping (10 pounds)
- approx $20 shipping
- sells Liberty – swoon
- Bluegingerdoll, By Hand London, Colette, Sewaholic, Jalie, Cake, Megan Neilsen, Victory Patterns.
- free shipping to Australia
- arrives quickly
- doesn’t always have everything in stock
- 4 euro shipping for 2 paper patterns (about $6)
- stocks Cake, Victory, Megan Nielsen, Bluegingerdoll and Sewaholic.
- free postage within Australia
- stocks By Hand London, Colette, Thread Theory, Megan Nielsen, Christine Haynes, Oliver+S, Sewaholic, plus a whole heap more I haven’t heard of before.
- Shipping rates:
- $3.50 for 1 paper pattern
- $4.30 for 2 paper patterns
- parcel prices range from $8.25-$23.60 (up to 5kg) – standard Australia Post prices depending on size of parcel.
- $5 shipping – free if spend over $50
- Shop front if you live in Bendigo
- Great value – most yarn comes in 200g balls, prices from $10-20 each.
- I’m currently knitting a cardigan using the Alpaca Rich in black and it’s an absolute joy – very soft. I haven’t knitted with the cotton, but I’ve fondled it extensively and it’s REALLY nice. Like, every item I knit for the next ten years will be in various colours of their cotton.
- If you email them you can ask them to send you a shade card – my grandma signed up and they send her shade cards periodically.
- About $20 postage
- Gigantic range
- Stocks bra making kits ($18-30 each), swimwear kits and lingerie-oriented haberdashery
- $10 flat rate shipping in Australia
- Lingerie sewing classes if you live in Northern Sydney
- Note: If I access their website on my Android mobile phone, I can’t see any of the sewing related content for some reason, just the RTW corsets. Use your computer!