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Returns & Exchanges


If for any reason you are not happy with your The Avid Seamstress LTD products, please follow our Returns, Exchanges and Repairs Policy, so that we can assist you in the exchange or refund of your order. The Avid Seamstress LTD reserves the right to reject the return of products that are not returned in accordance with our Returns, Exchanges and Repairs Policy Procedure and we may request that you pay for delivery charges in returning such goods back to you. Our returns policy does not affect your statutory rights.

Returns or Exchange

You may exchange or return new, unworn or unused products within thirty (30) days from the date on which the goods were shipped to you. Where you wish to exchange a product, please note that you may be required to pay an additional sum where the replacement product is more expensive than the original item purchased.

Cut patterns cannot be returned for any reason. Fabric, ribbons and trims cannot be returned unless damaged during shipping. We will reimburse any shipping costs incurred when returning damaged merchandise and will send replacement merchandise at no cost. Please include a description of the damage with your return.

To make a return, send items with your order number, email address used to pay for the order, phone number and shipping address to:

The Avid Seamstress LTD
Unit D, First Floor,
High Lea Farm Business Centre
Witchampton Lane
BH21 5AA

Please send the item with a trackable service as we are unable to accept responsibility for items that haven't been received by us.

Please note: your right to exchange or return products is separate from your statutory right to cancel your order under the Distance Selling Regulations (see below).

Delivery Costs

    If you are returning goods for exchange or return, you are responsible for the cost of returning them to us.

      We will not refund the original delivery charge in the case of exchanges or returns.

        Please note: you will only be reimbursed the original delivery charge where you exercise your statutory right to cancel within the 7 working day period beginning after the day of receipt of the goods under the Distance Selling Regulations – see Statutory Right to Cancel below.

        You will also be liable for the delivery costs incurred by us in sending you any products as exchanges.

          In the case of returns, you will only be refunded the value of the goods ordered.

            We will only pay the return costs and subsequent re-delivery costs (if applicable) if the return is a result of our error or the goods are faulty.

              This Returns Procedure does not affect your statutory right to cancel or any of your other statutory rights.

                Statutory Right to Cancel

                  If you are a UK or EU customer, in addition to our Returns or Exchange Procedure, you have seven (7) working days (beginning the day after receipt of the goods) to cancel your purchase order under the Distance Selling Regulations.

                  These legal rights do not apply to non-EU customers.

                  Delivery Costs

                    a) Where you exercise your statutory right to cancel, we will provide a full refund on the price paid for the goods and the original delivery charge.

                      b) Where you fail to return the product(s) in question or you send them at our expense, or if our appointed courier collects the goods from you, we reserve the right to charge you for the direct costs incurred by us in collecting or returning the goods (other than where the goods have been sent to you in error or where such goods are faulty in which case, such costs shall be at our expense).

                        Where you exercise your right to cancel within 7 (seven) working days, you should return the goods to us as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note: if we have provided any services as part of the purchase (e.g. products made to order or gift wrapping) and we have begun to provide these services before you have exercised your right to cancel, we shall not reimburse the costs of such services.

                        How do I exercise my statutory right to cancel?

                        In order to exercise your right to cancel, please:

                          a) send an email to; or

                            b) write to us at our address at the end of these terms;

                              making it clear in your correspondence that you are giving notice to exercise your statutory right to cancel.

                              Your email or letter will be deemed to have been received by us on the date you send it (provided it is sent to the correct address and it is sufficiently clear that you are exercising your right to cancel). Please try and keep the confirmation of any letter or email to demonstrate the date when you sent it.

                                Conditions for All Returns, Exchanges or Statutory Right to Cancel

                                  All goods must be returned to us unused, together with all original packaging (please note you have a duty to take reasonable care of returned goods and any refund may be withheld or a charge incurred if you fail to take such care and damage the goods). Please make sure that your return package is packed and sealed securely (in or with the original packaging if possible). Packages must be returned with the freight prepaid. We recommend the use of an insured parcel service, such as Royal Mail Special Delivery.


                                  If there are any discrepancies with your order, you must notify us as soon as possible. If you have been shipped the incorrect goods then please do accept our apologies. Please follow the Returns Procedure and on receipt of your order, we will reimburse the cost of returning them to us. Any replacements will be sent to you at no extra cost to yourself.

                                  Please note that the return postage refund will be sent by cheque. Please allow up to thirty (30) days for your refund to be processed.

                                  The Avid Seamstress LTD
                                  Unit D, First Floor,
                                  High Lea Farm Business Centre
                                  Witchampton Lane
                                  BH21 5AA
                                  United Kingdom

                                  +44 (0) 7983 413 929 - Lisa Falconer

                                  Sewing Pattern Product Options

                                  Printed Sewing Pattern

                                  Encased in a beautiful re-closable envelope, you'll receive one copy of the sewing pattern sheet for your selected pattern printed on high quality 60gsm sewing pattern paper, a photographed step-by-step a5 instruction book, a guide to taking accurate measurements and a checklist card.

                                  Printed Sewing Pattern with additional pattern sheet

                                  The same as the printed sewing pattern option plus an additional sewing pattern sheet. The second pattern sheet copy is perfect for those that don't want to trace or if you are making it in another size.

                                  Digital PDF Pattern

                                  After purchase, you'll instantly receive the digital files which contains:

                                  This is a digital product. You will need to download the files and then print them at home or at a copy shop. The digital instruction book is perfect for working through on your mobile or tablet screen.

                                  The files will be emailed to the email used to purchase the product.

                                  Digital PDF Pattern Plus A0 Pattern Sheet

                                  With this option you'll receive the digitals files via email and will also receive the A0 pattern sheet in the post. 

                                  Please note that when you select this option you will only receive the digital files via email when we fulfil the order. 

                                  You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files -

                                  View our helpful guide on digital patterns and how to put them together and FAQ's -

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