Browse our extensive fabric stock and order samples

Sherwoods Fabrics’ sample service provides you with the opportunity to see and feel the fabrics you are interested in, helping you to make the right choice from the extensive range.

Generally, our samples measure approximately 10cm x 15cm. If a bigger sample is necessary to display the pattern repeat on the fabric a larger sample will be cut.

Although every effort is made to ensure a true likeness is presented in the fabric images, we strongly advise that you take advantage of our convenient sample swatch and sample length service to ensure that you are fully satisfied with your purchase. In the unlikely event that we are unable to provide one or more of your sample choices, we will substitute with a similar alternative to the fabric you have chosen.

All UK sample orders will be sent by Royal Mail first class post unless you select the ‘next working day’ option, in which case these will be sent via a next day courier service. Please note we are not able to offer timed deliveries although the courier will invariably send a text message with an approximate window for the delivery subject to providing a valid mobile number on your order.

Sample orders to countries outside the UK are sent by Royal Mail’s standard airmail service. A next day service is not available on sample orders which are sent outside the UK. If the next day option is selected, the samples will still be sent via the Royal Mail standard airmail service.

The sample swatch service is in place on most products, to assist you in choosing the perfect fabrics for your requirements, and to avoid misunderstandings and queries arising when viewing products on a device screen in which colours and textures may appear different. Where a sample is not available to order such as on a sale item, remnant, or reduced item, then the minimum sample-length amount which can be ordered is 0.5 metre. It is still our recommendation to order this as a ‘sample piece’ for the reasons stated above. Please note that samples and sample lengths are non-refundable.