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Welcome to Day 24 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win Sewing and DIY titles from STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Monday, December 26th to be entered to win!

These titles include: (from top to bottom) Oliver + S Little Things to Sew, by Liesl Gibson, Stitch Magic, by Alison Reid, Sewing Basics, by Sandra Bardwell, The BUST DIY Guide to Life, by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel, and Alabama Studio Style, by Natalie Chanin. Visit the blog!

Comment to Win: What’s your favorite indie shop (online or local) for buying craft books and supplies?


This giveaway is sponsored by STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books

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[Update 12/27/11] – Congratulations to member ealis for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 24!


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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.02 AMby sarahfayann

    I don’t buy much locally where I’m located now, I just haven’t found a store I like. But when I go home I stock up at Fabric on Mill and MeadowFarm Yarn Studio. These are two of my all time favorite shops =)

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.00 AMby amberelayne

    I love Dressew in vancouver! What a treasure trove of everything!!!!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.54 AMby reliablechef

    Never heard of an indie shop before. Most of my craft books are passed to me or from the bargain bookstore.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.53 AMby karenelisam

    I don’t ever buy books from indie shops. I love etsy for supplies and handmade gifts, though.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.48 AMby ahkisha

    There are these two stores by me in Boston: sew fisticated and sew low discounts. They’re amazing because they carry EVERYTHING and are so cheap!!!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.38 AMby Kim Lapacek

    I love Etsy and I am in the Madison, WI and I love going to the Glitterworkshop for make n take nights on tuesday! too fun!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.29 AMby babyjenn

    I love Etsy!! It is the easiest way to find out of print and specialty fabrics

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.28 AMby girlsinitaly

    I don’t know of too many indie stores in my area, the only one I have purchased at is Far North Yarns.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.27 AMby sprytehart

    We have one local quilt shop that I use when I am quilting… Fabric and Friends… otherwise we shop Sew Mama Sew, Etsy, Sewzanne, Sewbaby, or Ebay shops… wherever we can find the particular good we need. I do prefer local shops, because who doesn’t want to touch that fabric before buying? Wish we had more local shops…

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.10 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    my favorite shop for buying craft books and supplies is Naing Star at the Thein Gyi market in Yangon .

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.09 AMby planet

    alewives fabrics down the road in damariscotta mills, great selection

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.03 AMby tsedai

    Love Yardage Town, Jenny’s and M&L Fabrics – local fabric stores with good deals!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.46 AMby jp4u2cme

    I shop at two local independent shops in my area – I try to support the local shops with my dollars and they can special order some items for me.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.41 AMby gedwoods

    I use m’y local fabric store, Club Tissus, for magazines and Books though I buy more and more online now

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.41 AMby lonelyacrobat

    I’m in.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.35 AMby dol

    Etsy and Dawanda…and anything vintage/local/secondhand here in Brussels.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.30 AMby corarae

    I love Pacific Fabrics B&M

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.24 AMby megatron

    Etsy is one of my favs, I had a store for a while. I like to shop at Currys Artists Supplies in Toronto, Ontario too.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.23 AMby annsunny

    I actually try to buy from small businesses as much as possible. I shop at a local quilt shop, a local sewing supply store, and a lot of different online shops.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.19 AMby madyb

    Not so many indie stores around my area,so i have to say etsy!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.09 AMby stacystemp

    I don’t know of any local indie shops for craft supplies, so I would have to say etsy.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.04 AMby blulagoo

    I tend to buy from Amazon or from charity shops – otherwise freecycle is a good source too!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.01 AMby anothersewingmama

    I joined several fabric coops on line and learned so much about what more experienced sewers are buying, how to judge quality etc. Sometimes I search Amazon and Etsy too.

    Thanks, the books look lovely!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.00 AMby cassie69emt

    I try going to any local shop whatever it may be because if there is something I can get to use for sewing at a hardware store so be it but the best store is Goodwill

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.00 AMby Heelin Mint

    Etsy, Joann Fabrics and Hancock.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.56 AMby Jesus4Mayor

    I don’t really know of any indie stores around here but I love Etsy and Ebay. I find all kinds of links to great sellers on Amazon. I get patterns and things like that from all kinds of different blogs. I like to go to Edward Mckay’s for crafts books. There is also a new used book store that just opened that I want to try.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.54 AMby easbrooke

    I always try to buy supplies from the local shops, my favorite being Schoolhouse Fabrics, a large fabric shop in an old three-story school building.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.40 AMby jsrose

    For Books: there’s a store called Bookends, In Kailua, where I like to go. They have a mixture of used and new titles, so there’s always something interesting. Also, the small independent library in Makiki by where I live has awesome book sales, and there are often many craft books available that you can’t find in stores.

    Craft/Fabric Stores: we have Kaimuki Dry Goods, which sells fantastic fabrics, lots of Asian prints, silks, and one of a kind materials. There’s also Craft Supply of Honolulu, and Flora Dec.

    Online, of course there is the internet, but unless you find a local seller, shipping to Hawaii is just painfully expensive.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.38 AMby smockinggirl

    Elegant Stitches, Bessie Mary and Farmhouse Fabrics

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.37 AMby tnjen

    Sadly living in the middle of nowhere there are no indie shops around and it’s more than an hour’s drive to get to anything that sells crafts or craft books. I do however, enjoy Etsy, Fabric.com and Amazon’s support of all kinds of mom and pop vendors found on their site.

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