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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 12, 2012, 07.00 PMby sticher63

    I can never ever find leather! or elastic blend fabrics:( a lot of ideas I get require elastic blend cotton or polyester and I can never find it!!! and there are so many cute inserts or dresses and bags that I could make with leather, but they don"t sell it any where except online with a very high shipping price!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 05.36 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Twill tape in the UK. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s an American product and we have to use ordinary cotton tape. Also, seam binding. All I can find is bias binding.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.30 AMby 1diane

    buttons for every need

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.46 PMby corvus

    Good lingerie elastic.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.08 AMby deChez

    Nice snaps for mens shirts, and jackets…even the plain snaps seem to be available in only black and white in the stores.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.54 AMby Grannylisa

    I live real close to Louisville KY and have access if possible to JoAnn, Hancock, WalMart, Hobby Lobby, many small dealers, and everything else online and ebay. I am in need of pinking shears now. I don’t get around very well now since being diagnosed with brain cancer. I don’t have alot of energy and can’t drive now. I wore myself out at Christmastime with projects. Shears are very dull. I heard they can’t be sharpened. Is that true, anyone?

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    Dec 23, 2011, 11.05 PMby meggiemoo

    I can’t find horsehair braid or tailors hams anywhere! Mind you we only have one fabric/craft supplies store in town, so that is probably why.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 09.42 PMby jilsmith

    Perhaps my needs are simple (eg. I don’t know yet what to do with hair canvas, but will find out) but I can usually find what I need at a local shop or online.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 09.08 PMby constances

    I live in a small city and can find what I need usually. If I cannot, I find it online.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 08.15 PMby tenajl

    Everything. There’s a small JoAnn’s store about 15 miles from me but they don’t the space to stock a good supply or assortment of just about anything.There’s a Wal*Mart closer but about a year ago they took out their fabric dept and now sell only a small grouping of pre-cuts.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 08.14 PMby anneecharri

    yea for a giveaway open to international members!!! none of which items, I am ashamed to admit, are currently in my sewing possession, sou would be fantastic to win this!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 07.52 PMby frg

    Hardest notion to find in my area………….large packs and good selection of sewing machine needles.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 07.52 PMby frg

    Hardest notion to find in my area………….large packs and good selection of sewing machine needles.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 07.42 PMby heatherrique

    Pinking shears.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 07.05 PMby spktme

    Matching zippers at local store instead of internet which may not be the right color because of the difference of the monitor.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 07.01 PMby couturecutie

    tailors ham!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 06.35 PMby lienepien

    I think so far everything I need I can find but always have to travel or buy online.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 05.57 PMby sewneenee

    vilene bias tape where in the US is it???

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    Dec 23, 2011, 05.55 PMby ThomasLeeDesigns

    I have a hard time finding metal zippers.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 05.43 PMby serenityslr

    Colored piping, long zippers, and a french curve. All of these items have been difficult for me to find locally.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 05.41 PMby carmencitab

    Good interfacing, around here it’s like the holy grail!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 05.26 PMby debilovessewing

    Horsehair braid!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 04.32 PMby flutefish

    I wish I could find nice printed knits that are appropriate for individuals over the age of five.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 04.27 PMby peachypanda

    A tailors ham. so I’ve had to make one for myself in the past

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    Dec 23, 2011, 03.18 PMby pamchar

    I live in a small town in Québec, Canada so almost everything thing is hard to find, usually I shop on the internet but it takes about a month to receive it.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 03.02 PMby huddybuddy

    Embellishments – I use a lot of vintage trims, buttons, jewelry so when I do find them I stock up!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 03.00 PMby Mai-der

    In my city there aren´t many specialized shops… so to find any supply I have to drive 20 km or more… and sometimes I can not find what I was looking for!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 02.33 PMby masha51

    Wide, soft-backed elastic is hard to find.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.53 PMby Seeks Corey

    You know, I feel like I only find out what I need at the last minute and then forget what it was that I couldn’t find after I finish a project. Until I started going to the locally owned small fabric shop in my area, I was having a very hard time finding cotton batiste or other more specific types of cotton in the bigger chain stores.

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