Bobbins and Bolts is an online store that was established in 2015 and is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK.  

Shipping and Delivery

Our shipping is a flat rate of £5 for all orders and they are sent Royal Mail Tracked 48. If the dimensions of your order are larger than Royal Mail large letter size then we may ship via courier. The courier may change depending on the market rate at the time of dispatch but is typically Every (formerly Hermes) or Collect Plus.

Please ensure that you add a mobile number to your order for tracking and redirection options.

If you are not based in the UK, checkout will automatically calculate shipping for international rates. Parcels are sent using Royal Mail International Standard rate and may take up to 7 days to reach European destinations, although this is usually much faster.  For outside Europe, we will send via International Economy unless your parcel is particularly lightweight. We cannot be held responsible for any customs charges incurred when shipping internationally, so please check before ordering if you risk incurring these charges.

For orders sent outside of the UK, customs charges can now be applied upon receipt of your order and are the responsibility of the customer. All orders sent outside the UK will be handled by the courier as delivered duties unpaid, which means that the customer is responsible for paying import VAT and customs duties along with any handling fee in the receiving country. These charges will depend on the country, the value and the nature of the item. All customs forms are filled in accurately. Please check before ordering as returned items for unpaid charges may not be refunded.

Your package will be shipped in a biodegradable, water resistant envelope or corrugated card envelope for patterns. You will be emailed to confirm that your order is on its way along with any tracking details.

Although we keep proof of postage for all items, we cannot accept responsibility for items lost in the post. Royal Mail does not consider a parcel to be lost until it has been missing 15 days in the UK, 20 days in the EU and 25 days for the rest of the world. Please contact us if your order does not reach you in this amount of time from the confirmed dispatch date.

For all items in stock, we will ship within 48 hours of an order being placed from Monday to Saturday. All orders placed between 5pm on Saturday and 9am on Monday will be posted on Monday wherever possible.


While we aim to provide you with an accurate representation of colour by providing high quality images which are usually provided by the fabric manufacturer, they may appear slightly different to in real life. For this reason we do not recommend that you use the website images to colour match. We ask that you contact us at hello@bobbinsandbolts.co.uk if you require any help or advice on colour matching. Small samples are available upon request.

We aim to give you as many details on the products that we have in stock to help you choose the right product for your needs. If you require any clarification then please contact us on the above email address.

All prices are shown in Pounds Sterling unless you have selected otherwise.

Products that are selected will be added to your cart and quantities can be amended before checkout. Please check these carefully before paying. When you are ready to pay you will be redirected to either the PayPal payment gateway or prompted by Stripe depending on the options you select. These methods are both secure and not operated by Bobbins & Bolts Ltd. We do not receive any of your payment details ourselves.

We will ship to the address that you provided at the time of ordering and not the billing address provided by Paypal etc. as we do not receive the data that you provide to these external payment gateways.

Acceptance of your order

Completion of the online checkout process does not constitute our acceptance of your offer to purchase products or services from us. Acceptance of your order takes place when we dispatch the product or products or upon commencement of the services that you ordered from us. No contract will be formed between us as the suppliers and you as the customer until that point.

As soon as you place your order, the system will automatically email you to confirm that it is being processed. If we are unable to fulfill all of the goods that were ordered at the price we stated, we will not process your order, will inform you via email and telephone if you have provided those details at checkout, and refund you any money already paid as soon as is reasonably possible.

Unfortunately at present, we are unable to sell to the US and Canada for insurance purposes.


Fabric is cut in 10cm increments across the width of the fabric unless otherwise stated, with the minimum amount being 30cm.  Multiple quantities will be cut continuously whenever possible and we will contact you before dispatching your order if we are unable to provide a continuous length. If you would like to order a metric fat quarter for quilting use, please contact us when you order. This may not always be possible depending on stock levels.

Pre-washing is a personal choice but it is recommended that your fabric is pre-washed according to manufacturer’s instructions, especially if the fabric is a bright or dark colour or if there is any linen content in your fabric. Fabrics may shrink at first washing and we cannot accept responsibility for any fabric shrinkage. All shrinkage amounts quoted are estimates provided by the manufacturer.

Fabrics and fabric based products sold by Bobbins & Bolts Ltd are intended for decorative use only and should not be used in toys and children’s nightwear.

Scissors and Rotary Cutters

You must be 18 years or older to purchase rotary cutters of scissors. By accepting our terms and conditions when you purchase our scissors or rotary cutters, you are confirming that you are of the legal age to purchase these products.

Returns Policy for Online Sales

Cut fabrics, ribbons and trims as well as magazines and books are non-returnable unless they are defective.

If your goods arrive damaged, please contact us via email at hello@bobbinsandbolts.co.uk and we will advise you on how to proceed. Wherever possible we will send replacement goods at no extra cost within 48 hours of damaged goods being received by us. If it is not possible to provide a replacement, we will reimburse you for the damaged product. All returned items must be accompanied with a description of the damage.

Pre-packaged goods can be returned for an exchange or refund if unopened and in their original condition within 7 days from the goods being received by you. In these circumstances the customer is responsible for any associated shipping costs. We cannot be held responsible for items that are lost or damaged in transit.

For returned goods requiring a refund, the order will be processed within 2 working days of the goods being received by us in their original condition including all sealed packaging. Payment will reach you via the same method that the purchase was originally made. We recommend you send any returns by recorded delivery and obtain proof of postage.


Workshop Bookings and Cancellations

Full payment is required at the time of booking and can be made up to 24 hours before the class commences as long as there are places left. If the session that you want to take is full, you may sign up for the waiting list by dropping us an email or phoning. Customers on the waiting list will be given priority the next time a workshop is offered. If you are more than 15 minutes late, it may not be possible for you to take part in the session as it would be unfair to both the other participants and the tutor on the day if the same material has to be repeated.

Before booking a class please carefully check your own availability on the session date. If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend, we will endeavour to swap your booking to another workshop or date or provide you with a voucher to be used for a future booking, but only if you give us 14 days or more notice. If you give us less than 14 days’ notice, your place is non-refundable if the space cannot be subsequently filled. There are no catch-ups for missed sessions if the workshop is over more than one session. If you are able to send another person in your place then it is your responsibility to find your own replacement and inform us of who will be attending in your place. Without the place being filled (either by us or yourself) then we will be unable to offer a refund or voucher.

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a workshop, we will do our best to give you at least 24 hours’ notice and offer a transfer to another date, a voucher to be used at another time or in our online shop, or a full refund. We will not be held liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur in the event of cancellation by us.

When you book a workshop you will receive a list of materials and tools that are required. These vary from class to class so please check that you have all the items needed. We only have limited spares of tools on workshop days.

    Special Offers

    We occasionally have special offers and discount codes advertised in magazines, on social media or emailed out. These offers apply only to full-priced stock and are valid for 4 weeks from the date of publication or the date given on the advert. They are not valid in conjunction with any other offers and cannot be used to purchase gift vouchers or classes unless otherwise specified.

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    Company Information

    Bobbins & Bolts Ltd

    97 St. George's Road, Harrogate, HG2 9DW

    Registered company number 09757341

    Our website address is: http://www.bobbinsandbolts.co.uk