Earnest Threads is based in Minneapolis, MN.

We ship via the United States Postal Service (USPS) and its international partners.

Orders are generally shipped within two business days. Orders containing Vilene may require 1-2 days extra processing. Earnest Threads is not responsible for any delays or damage incurred by USPS or any of its shipping partners.

United States
First Class (4-10 days)
Priority (3-5 days)
First Class (4-14 days) *no tracking*
Priority (4-6 days)
First Class (10-21 days) *no tracking*
Priority (6-10 days)

International Buyers – Please Note: 
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost**. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.  Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs may be and whether they will apply to your purchase prior to placing your order.
**Orders to UK customers totaling £135 (about $150 USD) or less will be charged a 20% VAT tax, as of 2021. UK orders of higher value may still be subject to VAT, but it is not our duty to collect it. Read more here.

Solo dresses and other custom work have a separate shipping and return policy.


Printed Patterns
Standard Printed patterns may be returned within 30 days of delivery if the patterns are not cut or damaged in any way.  Please email before mailing.  The customer pays return shipping.  

PDF Patterns
Download links for PDF patterns are active for 30 days, so download your patterns promptly.  Due to their digital nature, PDF/Print-at-Home patterns are non-refundable.  However, if the wrong format was purchased accidentally (Letter vs. A4), contact us to receive the correct format of the same size.