The Aussie Guide to Online Craft Shopping

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)



  • USA
  • $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

  • USA
  • 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.  🙂

Minerva Crafts

  • ~$18 shipping (10 pounds)
  • UK


  • UK
  • approx $20 shipping
  • sells Liberty – swoon


Sew Squirrel

  • 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

Deer and Doe

  • France
  • 4 euro shipping for 2 paper patterns (about $6)

Indie Stitches

  • Australian
  • stocks Cake, Victory, Megan Nielsen, Bluegingerdoll and Sewaholic.
  • free postage within Australia

Stitch 56

  • Australian
  • 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.


Bendigo Woollen Mills

  • Australian
  • $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.

  • American
  • About $20 postage
  • Gigantic range

 Lingerie Supplies

  • Australian
  • 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!



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