Free Shipping on All U.S. Orders!

My Cart

Taxes and discounts calculated in checkout.

This order will earn you 0 POINTS in Sewciety Rewards

Order Subtotal
$ 0.00
Total Savings
$ 0.00


Shipping, Returns, Policies, etc.

Regarding USPS Worker Shortage, etc:  We want to reassure you that as a small family business, The Featherweight Shop is dedicated to supporting our customers.  Please be extra patient as we process orders and you wait for packages to arrive.  Post offices around the world, UPS and FedEx are also experiencing some longer delays, with international orders taking up to 12 weeks to deliver, depending upon customs clearance time and location.  


All USA customers will enjoy FREE shipping unless otherwise noted.  Free standard shipping will be our selection based on package type (Media Mail, First Class, Ground Advantage, UPS Ground) and may be sent in multiple shipments.

If you opt for the extra Priority Mail service, additional postal charges will be applied.

For our international customers:

International shipping rates will vary depending on total package weight and the country where the parcel is being shipped.  The actual cost will be calculated for you during the checkout process (but before you submit the order). If you are curious about the postal rates for any item, add the item to your cart and at the bottom of your cart window click the "Get Rates" calculator that can be applied.  The rate will automatically be calculated for you based on the weight of the items and your address.  (So, you have time to change your mind if it doesn't seem worth the postal charges, and we will totally understand!).  On that note, we have discovered that the postal system has a minimum ounce requirement, so it usually advantageous to order several things and the rate will not increase that much, if at all, especially for very small items.

Import Duties: All orders are shipped with a reported customs value showing the full retail price of the items in the order. Any discounts or coupon codes used are not reflected in the reported customs value. We are not able to change this. You are responsible for any customs and import duties imposed by your local customs service. Every country has different customs policies, so if you have any questions on this, please contact your local customs service.


What shipping method do you use?

All domestic orders are shipped via USPS or UPS. We pack everything very carefully and the shipping method is determined by the weight of the parcel. International Shipments will be shipped via USPS International or handled through a third party international shipping service (e.g. FedEx) by special request and additional cost.

Please make sure your shipping address is entered correctly at the time of order.  If a package is returned to us with an insufficient or incorrect address, we will make contact with you for re-shipment.  However, due to the additional expense of shipping a second time, postage costs will be collected for reshipment.

WARNING!  Shipping to an alternate address that is not your own: Due to an increase of stolen or mishandled packages, we will not be able to provide delivery guarantee or replacements for shipments to locations such as hotels, businesses or other addresses not your own.  Delivery and assessment of the individual, facility or staff to accept and re-deliver the package safely and complete to you will be at your own risk.  If the order is missing or determined to be mishandled by the facility who received your package at the alternate address, you will need to make arrangements with that person, place or entity or contact your private insurance company for additional third-party coverage in advance of ordering.   

When will my order ship?

Generally, in-stock items are shipped within 1-2 business days following payment unless otherwise requested. Orders are processed in the order they are received with most items being mailed via Media Mail, First Class, Ground Advantage, UPS Ground, depending on product type. We strive to get your shipments processed within 1 or 2 business days, but during special promo times, holidays, etc. there may be some additional delays.  You will receive a shipping confirmation e-mail when your order has shipped. This confirmation will also include tracking information so you can track your parcel along the way*.  If you think you have not received a shipping confirmation, please check your spam email folder, or login to your account and check order status. 

*International shipments using our Standard International Mail services will not have tracking information available to their country of destination.  They will only have tracking within the US while the package is on its way to the international acceptance center before leaving the country.  At that point, the package will not scan until it is delivered to you, often several weeks after leaving the acceptance center (most often in Los Angeles, California).  Your package is not lost, so please be patient. This page offers additional insight into the tracking process. 

NOTE:  Priority Mail requested orders (additional postage fees paid) are given first priority in our shipping department and moved out of the standard, chronological orders with free shipping and put at the front of the shipping processing line.  Also, if the order is placed before 12 pm and Priority Mail is selected, the parcel will usually ship out the same day**.   When opting for Priority Mail service, please note that the USPS advertises a 2 to 3 day delivery time for domestic deliveries, but those delivery times are not guaranteed, and may actually take longerThe shipping label is automatically generated based on the delivery address (the 2 or 3-day distinction or delivery time is not anything we can choose or control, but is something the USPS configures).

**Same day service may not be available during special promotional events or during our annual Holiday Sales.


How long will it take for my order to arrive?

Please allow seven business days for delivery to US addresses.  Often, from overzealous scanning, a package will scan as delivered a day before the package actually arrives.  If it doesn't arrive the next day after showing as "delivered" in the tracking, the good news is your local postal service can access additional tracking info and can pinpoint the exact house delivery location via GPS tracking for the delivery scan.  They can then locate the parcel and redeliver it to you.

Parcels delayed by the carrier and arriving after the USPS time indication are not eligible for refunds, but please feel free to contact your local post office to present your case for delivery expectations and their services rendered. 


I live outside the USA, what do I need to know about international shipments?

Delivery time to your address can vary significantly depending on how long your package takes to clear customs in your country and the delivery performance of your country’s postal service. We find that the majority of international orders arrive within two to three weeks, but occasionally an order takes longer. Under normal shipping times, we do not consider an international package to be lost in transit until six weeks have passed from the date of shipping (now, 10-12 weeks post-Covid times). International orders are almost never lost in delivery, but they can definitely take some time to arrive. If delivery time is of great importance, then contact us for a FedEx quote. it is much, much more expensive, but it is extremely fast and efficient.

Tracking information and status of delivery on international shipments is only available while the package is enroute within the United States.  Once it leaves the country, tracking is inconsistent or altogether unavailable.  Your parcel will sometimes even show as "delivered" when it's sitting at the post office, so be sure to check with your local postal carrier in these instances. This page offers additional insight into the tracking process.  

Import Duties: All orders are shipped with a reported customs value showing the full retail price of the items in the order. Any discounts or coupon codes used are not reflected in the reported customs value. We are not able to change this. You are responsible for any customs and import duties imposed by your local customs service. Every country has different customs policies, so if you have any questions on this, please contact your local customs service.



What is your Return Policy?

We stand behind the products we sell. Returns of eligible* items are accepted within 30 days of the delivery of your order.  Contact us to begin a return.

Because we pay the postage to ship most orders, returning shipment costs are the responsibility of the buyer.  Eligible* returns will be given an in-store credit or refund for the purchased price of the item(s).  Additionally and if applicable, any promotional items not returned with qualifying orders will be deducted from the total refund or credit.  Please include a copy of your order along with any email correspondence, notes or requests (be as specific as possible) to the address below:

The Featherweight Shop
P.O. Box 620
Kooskia, Idaho 83539 USA

*Items not eligible for return or refund: consignment products, tools, printed books, manuals or patterns (digital or printed), services rendered, clearance / closeout items, used or opened merchandise.


What if an item goes on sale a few days after my purchase?

Occasionally, our suppliers permit us a special buy in bulk quantities at various times of the year, and we enjoy passing these savings on to our customers!  We may sometimes have old inventory that is on clearance or close out sale with limited quantities available, too.  Thus, in order to be fair to all of our customers, any and all promotional discounts are only provided during the allotted dates and / or times in the Pacific Time Zone with no rainchecks available. (Because we have to have a cut-off time for everyone, it may as well be the advertised dates/times.) 

To be the first to know of our promotions, be sure to sign up for the newsletter here


The item I would like to purchase is a gift, do you gift wrap?

All purchases are given an extra special personal touch and care in packing. Whether it is a gift for someone else or a gift for yourself, most all of our items are gift-wrapped or include a touch of ric rac, whenever possible -- we have you covered!

Payment Methods Accepted:

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Cash, Check, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, and PayPal. 

You can order through our website by checking out online, or give us a call and we can take your order over the phone, or submit your order request in writing to the mailing address on our Contact Us page.