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Policies at The Sewing Bee Cafe

At The Sewing Bee Cafe, we’re dedicated to giving our customers a fair, rewarding and enjoyable shopping experience. Take a look at our store policies detailed below to learn more, and reach out today with any questions.


Currency and GST

How It Works

All sales are made in Australian Dollars and include GST where applicable. Conversion to other currencies will depend entirely on the conversion rates applied by the financial institution providing your payment service.

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Our Shipping Policy

How It Works

We will ship by Australia Post or other freight providers. We can deliver anywhere in the world. We reserve the right to consent to fill any order. We will only ship once full payment has been received. Orders will be shipped within 5working days of payment being received. We will inform you within 10 working days of products on backorder. We cannot guarantee shipping times. Delivery within Australia usually takes 1-15 working days. Deliveries outside Australia can take between 2 - 6 weeks depending on where the product is being shipped. Shipping is calculated by weight and/or size of the parcel. Shipping rates are sometimes overestimated at time of purchase. The Sewing Bee will amend these rates when packing and processing the order to reflect the true value. You may be notified if changes are made to charges via e-mail once an order is processed. Individual country's duty & tax charges are the responsibility of the purchaser (The Sewing Bee Cafe does not bear responsibility for these charges). Delivery times are outside The Sewing Bee’s Control.

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Our Return Policy

The Small Print

Please choose carefully when purchasing merchandise as there are special conditions that apply when returning merchandise. You must notify us by email immediately to, if you intend to return goods, stating the reason for the return. All items must be returned within a reasonable time frame (but no longer than 15 days for Domestic sales or 6 weeks for International sales) in the products original state, with a copy of the invoice/proof of payment. Fabrics may not be cut, dyed, or washed from the original state. All fabric packs and kits must be complete. All packaging must be returned. We cannot accept the return of patterns or books due to copyright law. Refunds & exchanges will not be provided after delivery has occurred unless the item is proven to be faulty or does not match the description provided. Refunds will be at management's sole discretion. Shipping & handling charges will/are not included in refunds. Refunds will only be credited to the same credit card as used in the original purchase. Please send all returns to The Sewing Bee Cafe address as detailed on the contact us page. Goods must be returned to our store at your cost prior to any refund or exchange taking place. Proof of ID may be requested, and this ID must match the details that were provided at the time of the purchase.


Discount Vouchers

Our Policy

It is usual business practice not to apply discounts offered to all products. Not all products and classes are eligible for discounts or vouchers. Previously discounted products, sale items, specials, books, magazines, classes, kits, fabric packs, and speciality products are often priced at a level that doesn't allow for additional discounts. Management reserves the right to decide which products are eligible to be discounted.  Management reserves the right to refuse a sale if there are errors or omissions in the pricing or shipping calculations. (Errors and Omissions Excepted). From time to time, some previously issued discount voucher may be revoked or replaced with other offers such as free shipping. Whether to honour a voucher is at the sole discretion of The Sewing Bee Cafe. Vouchers and discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, such as free shipping.

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Privacy Policy

Trust Us with Your Information

The Sewing Bee Cafe is committed to protecting your privacy and any information you share with us! We keep all customer information confidential and do not sell or share any information with any third parties.

Your personal information: When you place an order through our site, we will hold your order information for our records only. Personal information volunteered to The Sewing Bee for Block of the Month or any other fabric is kept on file for the duration of the program or until customers opt-out of the program. As always, The Sewing Bee does not share this information with third parties.

Information we collect: We may collect information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site, add an item to their cart, place an order or subscribe to our newsletter. Users may be asked for, where appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. We will collect this type of personal information only if it is voluntarily submitted.

Cookies: Like many websites, our site uses "cookies". Cookies are small data files placed on a user's browser or device by a website. These files contain an anonymous identifier that allows a website to recognize you when you visit. They do not contain any personal information. A user may choose to set their web browser and/or device to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. This can be done through your browser and/or device settings. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly. We may also use log files or pixels to track actions occurring on our site. These would collect data including your IP address, browsing activity on our site, and dates/times.

How we use collected information: The Sewing Bee Café collects and uses visitor information for a variety of purposes. For example, we may use cookies and other personal information for the following purposes.

To improve our Site: We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information, site usage data, and feedback we receive from you.

To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

To process transactions: We may use the information users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

To administer content, promotion, survey or other site features: To send users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

To send periodic emails: If a user decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include new products, updates, related product or site information, etc. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include unsubscribe links at the bottom of each email.

Changes to this privacy policy: Our privacy policy may be updated at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Our privacy policy was last updated on May 2022.
By accessing this site and buying from this site you agree that your access to, and use of, this site is subject to these terms and all applicable laws and is at your own risk. This site and its contents are provided to you on "as is" basis", the site may contain errors, faults and inaccuracies and may not be complete and current. Images of stock on this site may vary from actual stock. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials or products included on this site, except as otherwise provided under applicable laws. Myself trading as the Sewing Bee Cafe nor its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, successors or assigns (herein referred to as the GROUP) will be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of, or in any way related to, the use of this site and any other site linked to this site. This limitation applies to direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other damages you or others may suffer, as well as damages for loss of profits, business interruption or the loss of data or information.


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