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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 23, 2011, 02.12 AMby KathfromOz

    Vintage style decorative embellishments and accessories that are good quality, not plastic and not artificial looking. Wonderful to find A Fashionable Stitch here. All it’s products are in definite need. Thank you.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 02.06 AMby rstott82

    Just about anything that’s not a basic. Anything other than a neutral colored bias tape, elastic thread, quality apparel fabrics, GOOD jersey knits…….. and so on and so on and so on. I’m in an apparel sewing wasteland here.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.55 AMby tru

    Findings for accessories are scarce. Good sturdy colorful strapping for different type bags would be nice. I was told to try rock climbing stores but haven’t found any sports departments that cater to that area. Still looking. While in NYC I was in a wonderful store with great findings that were art in themselves for hairpieces, belts and imaginative attachments. That store later closed. Sigh. Tru

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.53 AMby lisbeth-s

    Bias tape that is pretty/eye-catching. The colors offered are often basic and kinda bleak.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.51 AMby blackpearl05

    everything you have! we don’t have that here :( i need to go to the big market to look and gather what i need and that’s 2 to 3 hrs bus trip

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.50 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    nylon thread

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.47 AMby wildcatspow

    Good quality jerseys/knits! I have a hard time finding anything that isn’t super flimsy and sheer.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.44 AMby thewallinna

    Foam cups for bra and nice picot edge lingerie elastics :(

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.34 AMby burda-user-913639

    elastic in non-boring colors!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.34 AMby burda-user-913639

    elastic in non-boring colors!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.25 AMby curbcheck

    I’d like to see more fabrics that are woven in the U.S.A. Also, I have a hard time finding specialty threads and prints for boys (so many florals!)

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.16 AMby stephiaffi

    An affordable tailor’s ham and horsehair braid

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.14 AMby renatap

    Some I haven’t even found yet. Here where I live most tailoring supplies don’t exist, like hair canvas, tailor’s thimble, pressing tools… And that’s just a start!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 01.09 AMby jmurray123

    Buttonholes!!!!! They are my worst sewing nightmare, and zippers because I didn’t learn how to do them or get the special type of foot for the buttonholes or zippers.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 12.49 AMby Lea Bishop

    I am really new to sewing clothes but so far the hardest thing was a zipper foot. I have an old machine and I had to go to three stores before I fould one. Considering that this seems like a basic tool I can only imagine what else I will have trouble finding before long.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 12.41 AMby mlssfshn

    Silk Thread

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    Dec 23, 2011, 12.41 AMby jrees09

    Lace and trims that aren’t bound On one side. And high quality anything. We only have cookie-cutter stores around here.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 12.36 AMby pambox

    really good tailor’s chalk or tailor’s pencil. too many don’t mark clearly or rub off the fabric too easily.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 12.22 AMby alyssajs

    Pretty much anything beyond thread are hard to get around here but at the moment I am trying to find a good heavy duty metal separating zipper.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 12.09 AMby anothersewingmama

    I wish I could fine more fabrics and notions that are made in the US. I also love naturally dyed and organic fabrics, which can be hard to find. And I love very soft wool interlock.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.53 PMby freakusbzzz

    Wide stretch lace

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.50 PMby becci

    Good quality interfacing is hard to find locally

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.44 PMby brunettetruth

    I have trouble really stiff interfacing and quality wool felt.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.44 PMby gibbylet

    I find it hardest to find laces and trim that go with what I’m making. Should probably shop more online but I worry about the quality sometimes.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.38 PMby siminators

    Really huge (were talking novelty sized here) good quality silver zippers. And I sometimes find difficulty finding a leather I absolutely love from a sea of differing kinds of leathers.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.38 PMby elnajay

    I can never seem to find metal zippers in a variety of colors. I’ve seen so many amazing projects that use them, but basically only see black and white metal zippers…

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.37 PMby kdeshazer

    I have trouble finding good quality structural fabrics locally. I always want to touch…

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.33 PMby madyb

    Time is really the hardest thing to find!But talking for notions/supplies,I can’t seem to find good quality interfacing or nice buttons!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.31 PMby vbsargent

    Since I now concentrate on late 19th century garments, my problem is finding the modern day equivalents and make-do fabrics. It is also interesting to have instructions for drafting a pattern for only the shell of a garment with instruction to make or sew “the garment in the usual manner.” It makes for an interesting project.

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