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Frequently Asked Questions

Order Related
How do I know that my credit card is secure when I order from your website?
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software that is among the best available today for secure Internet transactions. When you place an order online, this software encrypts all of your personal information, including your credit card number, so that it cannot be read as it travels over the Internet.
Can I place my order by phone?
Yes, you can! Just call us at (800) 582-6643, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. You can also mail your order to us at Annie's, P.O. Box 8000, Big Sandy, TX 75755.
Can I change my order?
Our goal is to ship your order as soon as possible. Therefore, we are unable to change your order once you have submitted it and before it is shipped.
How long does it take to receive my order?
Orders take between 6-8 business days to be received. Customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories should expect delivery times of 2-4 weeks. Customers in Canada should expect delivery times of up to 4 weeks. Please see below for shipping time for drop ship items.
How long does it take to receive my drop-shipped order (coming directly from the manufacturer)?
Some items are shipped directly from the manufacturer. These items can take a little longer to be delivered. You'll find the delivery information specific to your product in the product description.
How do I know if you received my order and when it has shipped?
If you have provided us with your email address, you will receive an email confirmation when we receive your order and when your order is shipped.
Why is sales tax added to the shipping and processing on my order?
The individual states tell us that we must tax shipping and processing charges. This is not a company policy but a state requirement.
What other shipping considerations should I be aware of?
Annie's reserves the right to review orders and apply additional shipping charges if necessary. Should additional shipping charges be required, we will contact the phone number provided on the order to review the shipping costs
Why is GST tax added to my order?
As a GST registrant, we are required by the Canada Revenue Agency to collect and remit GST for all products (print and electronic) delivered to Canadian addresses. Our GST/HST number is 89817 7290 RT0001.
Can I track my order?
Most orders can be tracked in shipment. If you provided your email address to us, we'll send you an email when your order is shipped which includes the tracking number. Just click on that number to find out where your order is. A few orders are shipped via first-class mail and can't be tracked.
Do you ship orders overseas?
We are not able to ship physical product to addresses outside of the U.S. and Canada. International customers can purchase many of our patterns in electronic download format directly from our site.
Returns policy

You may return eligible items within 90 days for an exchange, credit or refund. If the item is damaged, please notify customer service.

Items labeled All Sales Final are non-eligible for returns, credit or refund.

We do not accept returns for downloaded material. However, if you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact customer service. Notification of any issues must occur within 10 calendar days of the original sale.

I submitted my order and got an error message. Did it go through?
If you have provided us with your email address, you will receive an you will receive an email confirmation when we receive your order. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours, you may either re-submit your order online or contact customer service toll free at (800) 282-6643, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.
On my last order an item was backordered. When will this item be available to ship?
We receive most of our backordered items at our warehouse within 30 days of the date orders are placed. If there is delay in receiving the product, we will notify you by mail or email.
How long does it take to receive a drop-shipped, back-ordered item?
We notify you as soon as the manufacturer lets us know that the item is back-ordered. We will then let you know when the estimated date that the item will be available and sent to you.
Do you carry...?
Our catalog is updated frequently. You can search our website to locate the product.
Do you have product suggestions? We'd love to hear from you! Just click here to go to our online form.
I requested a catalog and haven't received it yet. How long does it take?
You should receive your catalog within 8 weeks after your request is made. You can always see our latest catalog online.
I have moved and need to change my address.
You can change your address by using this online form or by mail at P.O. Box 8000, Big Sandy, TX 75755. Please be sure to include your old and new address along with your address change request. You can also call us at 1-800-282-6643 to make the request.
How do I return a product?
Send the product and a copy of your receipt which includes all of your account information to:
P.O. Box 8000
Big Sandy, TX 75755
Request for print catalogs in Canada
We do not mail catalogs outside the US. However, we do accept orders from our Canadian neighbors through our website, by phone or mail. We encourage our Canadian customers to check out our online catalog. We are able to offer a wide assortment of patterns and supplies online.
How do I return an item that was drop-shipped to me?
Simply contact us and we will work out the details of shipping the product back to the manufacturer.
Check processing details
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

Pattern Instructions or Conversions
Do you have pattern corrections posted on
Yes, if you are an Annie's customer and have purchased a pattern with incorrect or unclear instructions, first check here for an errata (correction) document.
Where can I find color conversions for embroidery floss?
For a listing of color conversions, please visit our stitch guide libraries for embroidery and cross-stitch tips and techniques.
I don't know how to perform a specific stitch.
To get help with how to perform a specific stitch, please visit our stitch guide libraries for the specific technique.
What are the metric conversions for yarn or hook sizes?
For a listing of metric conversions for yarn or hook sizes for crochet or knitting, please visit our stitch guide libraries for crochet and knitting tips and techniques.
Where can I find out what the abbreviations in patterns stand for?
For a complete listing of pattern abbreviations, please visit our stitch guide libraries for the specific technique.
What type of presser foot fits my machine?
Click here for our "Helpful Tips" information page.

How do I get special discounts and offers from Annie's?
It's easy! Send us your mailing and/or email address, along with your request to be added to our mailing list, by completing our online form, calling us toll free at (800) 282-6643, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m CT and Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, email us at or by U.S. mail to: PO Box 8000, Big Sandy, TX 75755.
My claim code is not working or I forgot to include my claim code with my order. May I still use it?
Customers may send the claim code or type of promotion that was to be received, along with their account information, by completing our online form, calling us toll free at (800) 282-6643, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, email us at or by U.S. mail to: PO Box 8000, Big Sandy, TX 75755.

Site Help

Why didn't I receive my email message?

Typographical error in the email address entered during registration.
We've found the most common reason that emails are not received is that a typographical error was made while entering an email address. Sign in on the site and modify your account information.

Preferences or email filters may be blocking our email.
Most email filters control unwanted email by blocking email addresses originating from an unwanted source. If you suspect that an email filter is preventing you from receiving your order and shipping confirmations for orders from our site, you will need to add our email address to your address book or list of approved senders. This applies to the following:

Stand Alone Applications
Email programs installed on your computer to control junk mail (such as Human Authenticator, HushMail Spam Control, Mailblocks, Spam Arrest or Spam-Sieve).

Internet Service Providers
Add to your safe sender's list
Some internet service providers filter email. You may want to contact your internet service provider to confirm that you are able to receive emails from If you continue to experience issues receiving our emails, you may want to subscribe to a free email service provider (such as Gmail, AOL Mail or Hotmail) to receive emails from us. You will need to update your account on the site, and re-sign up for your daily emails.

Corporate Email
If the email address you entered for your order is a corporate email address and your company's network filters for junk email or email that is not business related you may not receive the confirmation or shipping status emails.

Your Computer
If your email program allows you to set up restrictions around incoming emails you may want to review this as a possible cause.

I think I saw one of your patterns posted on someone's site. What should I do?
Please contact us via a simple form located here.
I have questions about the class videos.

Are there system requirements to view the classes?
If your computer system was manufactured in the past few years, you should be set-up to view the classes. We do recommend making sure your browser is up-to-date, whether you use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or others, as that will help ensure your experience is superb.

Can I view the classes if I have dial-up Internet?
If you can successfully view other videos online, then your dial-up connection should be adequate. We do not recommend this access speed for an optimal experience, unfortunately.

Can I access the classes from my mobile device?
You can access your purchased classes from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but our classes are best viewed on tablets or computers.

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