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Welcome to Day 22 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Tailoring Supply Kit from the online shop A Fashionable Stitch! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Friday, December 23rd to be entered to win!

A Fashionable Stitch specializes in high quality sewing supplies especially for garment makers. Get to know Sunni Standing, proprietress of A Fashionable Stitch, who loves fine sewing and can be found gallavanting around her own corner blog.

This supply kit includes: A tailor’s ham and seam roll set; 1 yard of premium quality hair canvas; a bamboo point turner; a bundle of tailor’s tape and a $25 gift certificate to A Fashionable Stitch!

Comment to Win: What is the hardest sewing notion/supply for you to find?


This giveaway is sponsored by A Fashionable Stitch

*Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/23/11] – Congratulations to member Kobydk for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 22!


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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.30 PMby Marcella H

    I would have to say hair canvas. I’m into tailored jackets and bustier gowns but I usually would have to alter my designs b/c my local fabric store doesn’t supply it. There’s this online store that sells it but there’s a $80 min. order so for now I can only dream of hair canvas!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.23 PMby kmccusker

    I like to make low-waisted pants, and can never seem to find zippers that are the right size 3.5" -I usually end up recycling one from an old pair of jeans.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.08 PMby rose

    I have a hard time find tools to keep my pins in order. I have a magnetic tray, which I love, but I need to keep it away from my computerized machine. I also have a pincushion ring that I plan on replacing this year. It’s just worn out…


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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.07 PMby piackdy

    Kits for making fabric covered belt buckles. Fabric covered buttons are dime a dozen. But where have the buckle kits gone? I’m rather surprised by this state of affair considering how many vintage fashion sewers there are. Dritz, anyone, please bring them back. And offer some skinny belt version too!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.07 PMby Barbara Hilow

    Rayon seam tape! And Petersham for waistbands.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.05 PMby abmoyer

    Fabrics, surprisingly. There is no place for apparel fabric nearby besides JoAnn or quilting shops, I would like access to more high quality apparel fabrics. There is always online, which I do use, but I would love to see and feel them in person before buying.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.04 PMby Auding

    My challenge is to find fabric for clothes. When my kids were small, our district was known as a textile district, and I sew almost everything to them. The choise of fabrics were an inspiration. Now the times has changed, and I have to go online. When it comes to fabrics, I like to grab, hold and feel them, not only see the colors and pattern, I am often disappointed because I get something I didn’t expect.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.03 PMby watatoe

    Heavy duty snaps (for parkas and other outwear gear). I’m not talking about gripper snaps….I’m talking about the 4 part snaps that have a super long post to go through several layers. They have a stem splitter and a round pound circle and have to be hammered on to roll the posts. But once they are on, only a nuclear blast would ever get them off!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.58 PMby thecraftyone

    Metal zippers with nice colored tape besides white/black/navy/grey

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.55 PMby tssk10

    Metal zippers are so hard – everything is plastic.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.54 PMby ellenjane

    Double-faced satin ribbon!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.48 PMby sharonspils

    Zippers, open ended, long, the right coloured invisible zip.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.48 PMby momofgmd

    I have to agree with an earlier poster. The hardest thing to find is time. Time to get everything done that I want to do.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.47 PMby Scrowe

    Wide colored elastic

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.42 PMby larkin2sf

    Though there’s many choices, picking perfect buttons is always hard for me!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.40 PMby gedaste

    mettler thread!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.27 PMby Mia1

    feet for my sewing machine ‘cause she’s pretty old!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.27 PMby Mary Sue Wysocki

    Good tracing paper, what I buy seems to fall apart fast. A also agree with an earlier post that time is certainly hard to find.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.24 PMby Deborah Gebhardt

    Haven’t done much tailoring. Have done some alterations for co-workers. Would to nice to have some quality supplies.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.14 PMby Carole Borinstein

    The hardest thing for me to find is clear elastic. I love to use it in stretchy projects, like tops and bathing suits.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.11 PMby tario

    Quality interfacing is definitely a challenge to find locally.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.08 PMby talldrinkofwater

    I have a pretty hard time finding quality fabrics. Polyester seems to be the norm here.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.07 PMby rita61

    A decent tracing wheel and chalk! Also heavy duty snaps for jean jackets!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.02 PMby venusian

    I went to three fabric stores looking for hair canvas, and I got the same answer from the sales associates “what’s hair canvas.”

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.00 PMby Claire Cooper

    Stretch interfacing – my local haberdashery does not stock it.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.52 PMby stellacadente

    Buttons, seems I can never find the right ones…

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.49 PMby Kobydk

    Fabriks with original design

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.48 PMby reliablechef

    velvet cording can be difficult at times to find

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.46 PMby conniereed

    I seem to lose tape measures faster than I can buy them.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.39 PMby Deb Baker

    French Curves. I have to buy everything online and that stinks!

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