McElroy Fabrics’ provides you with the opportunity to see and feel the fabrics you are interested in, helping you to make the right choice from its extensive collection of fabrics.

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 on the website, it is strongly advised that you take advantage of our convenient sample swatch online ordering service to ensure that you are fully satisfied with your purchase.

Sample orders are currently being dispatched within 7-14 working days of order, and are usually sent via Royal Mail unless placed with other products, in which case they may be sent by an alternative courier.

Please note that current working days do not include Fridays, Weekends or Public Holidays.

Sample swatches are chargeable through our website at £2.50 each, plus a postage and packaging charge*. However, some Luxury products which may cost more for swatches. Prices for such will be calculated automatically online, at the time of ordering.

If you require a larger sample, i.e. a sample length, then please order this through the E Shop as wholesale minimum sized pieces start at 15 metres.

Sample swatch charges are creditable against placement of a main order on the basis that a) you go on to place an order for the items you have ordered swatches of, and b) that your order is in excess of £500.00 & vat, then the cost of the swatches for the fabric you are ordering will be refunded back to you against the invoice for your new order.


Postage and Packaging charges for sample-swatch orders are as follows:-

UK mainland = £1.99

Rest of the World = £3.50