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Responsible shipping

Postage and handling costs are added to your order at the time the purchase is made.  The Next Stitch uses Australia Post for deliveries within Australia and for the majority of international orders.

We are not responsible for damaged or lost orders once shipped.

The Next Stitch aims to dispatch orders as promptly as possible .  The exception to this are goods on pre-order. 

Shipping in 2021 & 2022

Delivery times will depend on your location.  COVID-19 has had a significant impact on both domestic and international delivery times.  You can read the latest updates on delivery services here

When we ship your order we send you an email containing the tracking information.  This will be sent to the same email address that you provide during the checkout process.

Our packaging

The Next Stitch is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and limiting the use of single use plastic wherever we can.  We also want to make it easy for our wonderful customers to do the right thing, all while enjoying the convenience of on-line shopping.

We use compostable mailers and re-purposed cardboard to ship ALL orders.  Our mailers look, and feel like black plastic but are certified to break down in 180 days in a home composting environment.  

online fabric shop with compostable packaging

We also sometimes use clear cellophane bags inside our packaging.  If it has been closed with a piece of sticky tape, then you can be certain this is also compostable.

We use Australia Post as our carrier because they better serve our customers in regional Australia and they offset the environmental impact of their deliveries.  You can read more about how they go about it here

We do our best to find the most economical way to ship your order, and if we find a less expensive shipping method we will always refund you.

The domestic postage on an individual paper pattern is $2.20. Unfortunately it is not possible to automate this within out checkout system at the moment, but you will receive a refund on any excess shipping charged.

To to help you make the most of the capacity in your parcels here's a summary of how much you can fit in a few common sizes 

  • up to 500g - fits up to 2.75m of fabric, or 11 metric FQs
  • up to 1kg  - which fits approximately 4.5. of fabric
  • up to 3kg fits up to 6 m of fabric

The above are an indication only, and calculated using quilting weight cottons.