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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, 09.29 PMby teresa201

    I have a hard time finding good quality silks in my area and when we do its never the right color!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.28 PMby cathyp

    Good quality interfacing is scarce in my part of the world. Also buttons.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.23 PMby tracylou

    I have a hard time finding good chalk-wheel markers and fabric glue in a pen-form. Easier to get in the States than in Sweden. I’m also looking for a wooden clapper/presser without much success. But I’ll be in the States for a visit after Christmas – bringing av empty suitcase for fabrics and notions :)

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.19 PMby vickit

    I’ve always had a lot of trouble locating rib knit in my area. If I can, it’s never a good quality and usually the wrong color.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.12 PMby girlsinitaly

    The hardest thing for me to find is really good and small silk needles for hand sewing and for my sewing machine.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.12 PMby gossamerian

    I had a heck of a time finding a clapper, and sometimes it’s surprisingly difficult to find staples like black/charcoal wool flannel. High-quality basics are apparently too boring to keep in stock, but if my entire wardrobe was bright colors and extravagant prints I’d have a heck of a time getting dressed.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.09 PMby blulagoo

    Good quality swimwear elastic. My daughter is a synchro swimmer and I have made costumes for her but good quality chlorine resistant elastic seems a bit like rocking horse droppings (impossible for me to find!)

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.06 PMby gardentyme

    It is hard to find good notions and a nice selection of fabrics in my area. I go crazy when I travel.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.02 PMby lauramae

    Hair canvas! And quality buttons are always difficult to find.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.53 PMby Jesus4Mayor

    Time. Time is definitely one of the hardest things to find.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.51 PMby knitmehappy

    good quality bias binding. I often make my own but it’s time consuming, time I just don’t have.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.46 PMby hayleyroper

    tracing paper

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.40 PMby representativekelly

    making bag tools …the right zippers with the right fabrics.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.40 PMby turtlegirl00

    so far i am having a hard time finding “boning”. No stores in my state sell it—i have had to order online and that always makes me a bit nervous.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.34 PMby Katie Sayers Raschdorf

    really good interfacing is by far the most difficult!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.33 PMby sewcenlisa

    I find that quality interfacings (anything but Pellon brand items) are difficult to find in my area. Is HTC out of business?

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.32 PMby Joanne Freed

    Time is hard to find!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.32 PMby SoPark

    Pant-weight cotton knit is impossible for me to find. I find it in ready-made, but not in yardage.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.29 PMby jilleileen

    I have trouble finding fold over elastic and quality bias tape.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.28 PMby mayapop

    a waterproof PUL fabric for diapers

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.20 PMby Kasey McCourtney

    I can never find special trims.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.20 PMby Christianne DeHart

    I wanted an aluminum french curve with both metric and inches on it; I had to choose one over the other. They are pricey, it should have had both on there! And why arn’t drafting tools at the store? Or tailor’s tape or Oak tag? I want some oak tag!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.13 PMby autumnrain45

    Finding fabrics I really like that aren’t completely doused with chemicals. Ever since my first pregnancy I have the nose of a hound and can smell the chemicals used to keep the fabric wrinkle-free or whatever it is used for.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.09 PMby lokicat

    the fabrics and buttons I want are a challenge to find.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.09 PMby laurel37

    I think the hardest things for me to find are pattern-making tools, like hip curve rulers and pattern drafting paper. I hadn’t even heard of tailor tape until this contest. The other notion I want to find is cross-stitch counting tape, which I’ve only found on the internet.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.04 PMby mury84

    The hardest thing to find for me is always fabric. I usually don’t find what I would like..

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.04 PMby rltejkl

    I live in the middle of nowhere, so almost all notions are hard to find. The internet is great but you can’t touch and feel the quality online. Most of the quality fabrics which I would love to sew with are the hardest things for me to find. Quilt shops don’t carry silk and apparel weight wools.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.03 PMby pattisuesews

    Just the right fabric. Even though we have 4 good fabric shops here, I still have trouble finiding exactly what I want.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.00 PMby sewbella

    The hardest thing to find is specailty zippers for those specail items. Closed or open in the right color and type.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.00 PMby coffeeaddict

    the hardst part is finding quality fusible interface. I’ve used some dingy ones and my shirt collars turned out crumpled and soft :-(

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