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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, 08.38 PMby huddybuddy

    We have a great thrift store in our area with a fantastic crafts department! I also love to shop rummage sales for books and supplies.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 08.20 PMby Irene Bullock

    For supplies I love Ray Stitch in the UK, and for sewing books I buy most of them second hand.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 08.15 PMby jitterbug1973

    I can’t afford to buy books, so I usually just borrow books from the library and as for supplies, I buy my fabric and stuff at Fabricland.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 08.10 PMby libra-s

    Sometimes, amazon for books, but I never bought notions on line.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.57 PMby lala86

    Well, In Buenos Aires there are a few especialized bookstores that import a lot of art and design books but there’s not much about sewing so I like buying at amazon.com, on the other hand, I like going to the fabric district where they sell all kinds of fabrics and supplies.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.32 PMby deannetheresa

    There are no little indie shops in my city, so I do most of my shopping online when Michael’s and Fabricland don’t have what I want (which is quite often!). I like Etsy and SuperBuzzy.com. Vintage shopping when I travel usually turn up some good finds too. :)

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.32 PMby tyketto

    There is a chain of used books super stores here in Massachusetts. I love browsing there. You never know what gem you’ll find.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.29 PMby slj1224

    Like Etsy and amazon but checked out modcloth- it looks pretty cool.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.22 PMby kschum20

    Honestly the best way I’ve found to get supplies or books is to find a mentor. There’s enough old fabric out there that it’s easy enough to share and usually somebody older has all the good old books- I just make photocopies and only buy the undeniable classics- like vogue sewing. Most new books are just filler- maybe that isn’t true for the ones you’re giving away, but it usually is. Sometimes I buy fabric at Santa Fe Fabrics- they do have a very good selection.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.21 PMby amiee32

    I haven’t done much online shopping but would love to find great source :)

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.20 PMby calendar

    I enjoy checking out Purl Soho – it is a brick-and-mortar shop, and sells online. It’s a beautiful website/store!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.08 PMby sewneenee

    Downtown books, in of course, “downtown” Milwaukee. They are currently moving to a new location but I would be lost for hours in their store. So many floors, rooms and books…heaven!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 06.58 PMby galatina

    There’s a little shop in the town next to my village- it has all sorts including some very random things but that makes it great to explore.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 06.44 PMby Victoria Callas

    I shop at local small shops and love them. They do not have so much variety and you never know what you’ll be able to find. But they do have their own aura! Another great “shop” is my grandmothers house- I find the most beautiful notions and old-school (but so handy) books there. And I’m so lucky to get them! (Thanks, Grandmom!)

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.50 PMby roodles

    I’m a fan of rummage sales. I’ve found many good books, notions and fabric that way. Even a really good tailor’s ham for fifty cents!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.32 PMby shortpants

    I love Dritz website for supplies. I’ve bought from eBay, Dritz and my local Janome dealer. A girl can never have enough supplies!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.14 PMby espinita

    I buy all my crafts supplies in small crafts shops in my town, hard to find things on the Internet.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.03 PMby jgilmer

    I live in a small town without a good bookstore. We had a used bookstore, but it shut down. Our local library has book sales about 4 times a year, and I can find some good stuff there. Otherwise, Amazon and Barnes and Noble are the best.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.43 PMby Dakirr

    I usually use amazon.com or eBay:) The easiest way I know:D

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.39 PMby heatherrique

    There was a local fabric store that recently closed its door in a historic part of our city.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.38 PMby Anne-Marie Zaccarin

    I really love all of modcloth.com ’s craft books :D

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.34 PMby sewhappy-1

    Not sure if this counts as an indie store, but my fave notions store in town is Windsor Button. It’s amazing.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.19 PMby ifkagljifka

    ther is no place like that in zagreb, it’s impossible to find everything on one place, so i always have to spend a lot of time going around to find things. for craft books, i always have to do it on-line, cause literature concerning sewing is not so popular around here…not enough consumers!hope this will change :)

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.11 PMby coffeeaddict

    I like to buy my supplies form our local fabric store, if I’m looking for vintage stuff I raid my mum’s closet and I like to buy used books whenever possible so my first option has always been Abe books.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.57 PMby Monkee Boo

    sew l.a. in silverlake, los angeles

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.45 PMby inaida

    There’s a little shop in my town..his owner is indian and he has the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen on sale! just amazing!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.43 PMby iin

    I usually go to amazon for my book purchases,and lokal shop or sometime other city for my craft stuff. And almost my fabric I got when holiday.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.26 PMby knuckleknuckle

    My favorite indie shop is in Chattanooga, TN and is called Leo Handmade. They sell some cool DIY books and also handmade clothing and things.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.24 PMby wagnerrs

    Unfortunately the sewing places around Milwaukee are chain stores. I usually go to Half Price Books or Amazon for my book purchases. I have however found some great vintage Vogue sewing books at thrift stores.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.15 PMby talldrinkofwater

    We have a great shop in Columbus, OH called Sew to Speak that I love to spend time in. They sell great quality fabrics with amazing prints.

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