CAVUFabrics

Where fabric flies off the shelf! CAVUFabrics.com

Brookshire, Texas

Announcement    Find us on Instagram @CAVUFabrics where we frequently announce new fabrics and exclusive offers! Be sure to turn on your post-notifications so you are the first to know!

Please ensure you read our shipping & policy information before placing an order.

Thank you for being understanding with CAVU Fabrics as we all anxiously await the arrival of these awesome fabrics! Your pre-orders help us understand how much you love the items so that we can order the right quantities.

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Last updated on May 6, 2021

Find us on Instagram @CAVUFabrics where we frequently announce new fabrics and exclusive offers! Be sure to turn on your post-notifications so you are the first to know!

Please ensure you read our shipping & policy information before placing an order.

Thank you for being understanding with CAVU Fabrics as we all anxiously await the arrival of these awesome fabrics! Your pre-orders help us understand how much you love the items so that we can order the right quantities.

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About CAVUFabrics

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On Etsy since 2020

Blue skies ahead!

CAVU Fabrics was established in 2020 and offers the latest bright and exciting modern premium fabrics the world's designers have to offer! In addition, CAVU carries modern sewing patterns including independent up and coming designers!

You're likely wondering what CAVU means and why name a fabric shop such a silly name...

CAVU is a term commonly used in aviation to describe what type of day it is for flying - perfect conditions. It is actually an acronym of Ceiling And Visibility Unrestricted, indicating a ceiling of at least 10,000 feet and visibility of at least 10 miles.

CAVU was chosen for many reasons. It’s a phrase I have used frequently for more than a decade. I even have it in the signature of my emails!

I often find myself looking at a bright beautiful day with the potential to accomplish anything and saying CAVU day... knowing it's an ideal day to fly (physically - most days - but mostly metaphorically).

I once worked with a lady that heard me say “oh it’s a CAVU day” and after explaining what it meant she went on to shout CAVU day as a greeting with a big smile upon her face every time she saw me. It's hard not to smile while looking up at the bright blue sunny sky and should CAVU day!

Lastly, I love nearly all things aviation and like to blend my passions hence CAVU Fabrics... so next time you wake up, see a blue sky without a cloud in sight, or see an amazing fabric or pattern tell yourself it’s a CAVU day and think about all that you can accomplish when the conditions are ideal.

Happy stitching... sky is the limit!

PS - watch out for flying fabric over here!

Ashley, Owner & Creator

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  • Ashley

    Owner, Curator, Customer Service

    Ashley started CAVU Fabrics as a way to curate fabrics & patterns that cater to the modern artists. She has sewn for nearly 15 yrs & enjoys making everything except clothes! She is also a student pilot & enjoys living and running CAVU in her hangar!

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Last updated on May 6, 2021
Frequently asked questions
I placed an order but have not received it. Where is it?

Orders typically ship within 24-48 hours & a tracking number is available on your Etsy order. 99% of our orders ship with USPS.

If you purchased a PRE-ORDER item the full order will not ship until all items are in-stock. Pre-order items are not in stock but provide you with 1st access when in-stock and have an estimated arrival date in the description. The date is when it's anticipated to arrive @ CAVU Fabrics. The estimated arrival date isn't firm and based upon the distributors estimated delivery date. The exact ship date cannot be guaranteed. We are frequently communicating with the distributing companies & will update you as information is received. When your order is fully in-stock it is packaged and shipped within 24-48 hours.

I purchased in-stock and pre-order items - do you ship separately?

A single order that contains in-stock and pre-order items will not ship until everything arrives at our shop. At the time of order we pull/cut any in-stock items and set aside with your name on it to ensure it is not over-sold. Once the pre-order item(s) arrive and your order is complete everything will be packaged and shipped. Etsy notifies you when a shipping label is created which indicates your order will ship within 24-48 hours.

If you would like to receive your in-stock items before your entire order arrives please place separate orders, including pre-order items that have different delivery months. If you are unsure, please send us a message! It is our pleasure to help you place an order correctly.

When do pre-order items arrive?

We love offering items as pre-order. It helps you secure items before they can sell out & it also helps our shop know how much to order to ensure we have enough for everyone.

Fabric distributors provide an estimated ship month but this isn't a guarantee. EX.: we anticipated Curiouser & Curiouser to arrive in April '21 - Free Spirit let us know it was delayed & would likely ship in May. They then updated to say late May which means it likely will not arrive at CAVU Fabrics until early June. We are in regular communications with distributors to ensure we have the latest information which is then passed onto you!

We appreciate your understanding & hope you recognize we do our very best to receive items as quickly as possible!

What is your return/refund policy?

CAVU Fabrics does not offer refunds after 24 hours of purchase, including pre-order items.

We carefully cut, fold, & package each of your items which allows us to inspect the product for defects.

Sometimes things can be missed! If for some reason you have a defect send us a message with a picture asap.

If you've used fabrics for awhile it is likely you've seen "oil" stains or small snags from the manufacturing/ folding process. When we find these we do our best to cut them out. If we've missed one we will do our best to find a resolution.

If we mistakenly shipped the wrong product please send us a message so we may correct the order.

If your order arrives damaged please speak with your local USPS office to file a claim.

How do you ship?

99% of our orders are shipped using USPS, including international. USPS pricing is competitive, trackable (domestically) and pretty reliable.

We also strive to provide the lowest shipment price possible. We recommend selecting Flat Rate Envelope if you're purchasing a cumulative yardage of 1-6(ish) yards. If you're unsure it will fit please send us a message and we can recommend the best shipment option.

If we see an order placed that is over the cost of a Flat Rate Envelope by more than $1 we will ship using a Flat Rate Envelope and refund any difference >$1.

Shipping is a fun part of the process! We enjoy wrapping each order with a little love and joy. Often times you'll find a surprise or two included!

I received more than I ordered in my shipment, why?

As you may have read in the previous response, we love packaging your orders!

Each order includes at least 1 surprise but often times many depending on what we have on-hand.

Each time an order is packaged we tend to imagine the joy you will have opening it! We think surprises are a great way to spoil each of you. So don't be surprised if you find more than you ordered!

PS - for big releases such as Curiouser & Curiouser we like to ensure the surprises are "on theme" ;). We cannot wait to receive the shipment and start packaging these orders!

Feel free to tag us on Instagram using #CAVUFabrics or @CAVUFabrics.

I am looking for a particular pattern/fabric but do not see it in the shop.

If you are looking for a particular fabric, pattern, notion, etc send us a message! We may have the item on order or we can order it - Send us a message!

Please note that most fabric collections are not reprinted but it never hurts to ask!