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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

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


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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.43 PMby mcgjean

    I always look at etsy and ebay first.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.42 PMby mochimo

    Etsy. No local shops :-(

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.41 PMby mitteschnitte


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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.36 PMby jmelsha

    That’s easy! It’s my daughter’s shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/akwerk She’s creative and beautiful!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.25 PMby grammaheh1

    JoAnns, Hancock Fabric, Hobby Lobby , Michaels, and Ebay are my favorites

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.19 PMby vintagegal

    Etsy, definitely. I can find the most wonderful trims and fabrics there. For books, I love Edward Hamilton-lots of remainders on fashion books at great prices.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.18 PMby befadee

    etsy is definitely the spot!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.15 PMby sala22

    I love pink chalk fabrics for getting patterns from independent companies, and then of course i always search through etsy!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.14 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Indie?? I don’t really do much online shopping, but I have discovered bookdepository.com and have purchased a few craft books from them (free shipping to Canada- you can’t go wrong!). There are so few places locally to buy sewing stuff. For cheap stuff, I like Northwest fabrics, but for more interesting stuff (including some cheap vintage fabrics) Mitchell’s is the way to go.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.13 PMby Rachel Bain

    I live in Toronto, so for fabric I usually head down to the fashion district and stop into all the little fabric and notion stores. Book-wise, I use the library. :)

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.08 PMby dianajanssen

    Unfortunately, nothing local. the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo comes once a year and brings some of the indie products and notions. Otherwise, I by online from the indie company as much as possible so that we can try to support the independent companies. I love the books that STC produces (just got Stitch Magic for Christmas) and I’m in love with the patterns that Tasia at Sewholic is producing. First time I’ve bought a pattern in years since I mostly use Burda magazine patterns now.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.55 PMby suntory

    Etsy for sure.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.55 PMby aega

    Fiber Gallery

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.33 PMby januacoeli

    Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Jo Ann"s and Shady Maple Country store.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.26 PMby larkin2sf

    I love Alibris – they’ve got a great selection of craft and sewing books.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.13 PMby mimizan

    Etsy of course!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.12 PMby saxysarah

    I love thrifting for old sewing books but I work at hancock fabrics so any new books I buy I get there.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.12 PMby librik

    I mostly go to G-street Fabrics for all things sewing… On the web, Etsy I’d say

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.01 PMby vickit

    Anytime I am looking for books I check Amazon first. The reviews and ability to see inside some books can be invaluable. As far as other things, I am turning to Etsy more and more.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.01 PMby vector

    A Fashionable Stitch is a great online shop.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 07.00 PMby Lea Bishop

    I am new to all this and sad to say so far I mostly go to Joann Fabrics. I wish there was a better local shop to go to though. It is hard to buy fabric on line without being able to touch and feel. I haven’t learned the names of everything yet to know without seeing and feeling.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.59 PMby karne144

    Unfortunately nothing local, just the big stores. We had a great quilt shop, until the May Tornado in Joplin, MO took it somewhere else :( Online I buy most books at Amazon, and my fabric at Ann’s Fabrics and Crafts. Also love Fabric Mart and Gorgeous Fabrics, Create For Less for notions, and generally Google the different craft supplies I need. Oh, did you say ONE? not possible!!! Lol

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.55 PMby aluckmann

    S.R. Harris is my favorite fabric retailer. For patterns I love eEbay, Sewaholic and Colette.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.51 PMby monstery

    Hi! ETSY! I’m sure you understand:)

    Happy Christmas eve:)

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.47 PMby lejn

    Amazon for books, ebay for old patterns.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.44 PMby jessacuh

    I love Etsy! And of course Amazon for books

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.31 PMby rltejkl

    Ebay is were I usually go or just Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. I am amazed at what I find at times.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.19 PMby lunacyfringe

    I haven’t discovered any cool sewing places in Fredericksburg as of yet. So I mostly use Ebay and Amazon

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.18 PMby indigoeve

    I don’t have one…we used to have two fabulous local craft stores in our valley but they closed when Michael’s came to the closest city (an hour away)….so sad :(

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