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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, 03.15 PMby cam557

    I’ve never bought craft supplies online, I usually go to some local stores.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.14 PMby magnolia729

    Books: I usually get them from Amazon. Fabrics: a small local shop most of the time.

    Happy holidays everyone!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.49 PMby Marie-Christine B

    For notions and fabric i go to Tania in downtown Québec, or Fabricville, or thrift stores. i try to find books at the library first, and decide if will but them online.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.43 PMby Testosterone

    The “Book Loft” in Columbus, Ohio! It has something like 37 rooms – it’s a warren lined with all sorts of books – some of them on patterning, sewing, and crafting. Never seen anything like it anywhere.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.43 PMby LéonaDy

    I buy amazon. As a matter o’fact, my mentor and lovely aunt always sends me an amazon gift card for Christmas. This year, I chose some japanese pattern books. Happy Happy Happy Christmas everyone!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.26 PMby teachny

    I check online and usually go to Amazon.com

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.58 PMby Stitchgirl78

    I usually start looking/pricing with a general Google search, then go on to ebay, etsy, and amazon to see where I can get the best price : )

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.46 PMby sew-darn-cute

    Not really indy, I go to amazon or ebay, then to etsy too.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.39 PMby hands-of-gold

    we don’t really have one where i live now… when i travel – that’s one of my goals to find!!! happy holidays!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.18 PMby meggiemoo

    My favourite one so far is A Fashionable Stitch online – unfortunately I don’t have any independent sewing supply shops in my area, though we do have about 6 quilting shops. So if you’re a quilter in north QLD you’re set!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.18 PMby spicelmf

    Not really an indie shop but in Dublin Woolen Mills is very good for notions, as for books though I love The Strand in NY. Everytime I’m home in NY my mom and I make a trip to the strand and I pick up a few gems for cheap.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.09 PMby jebyjacob

    I buy from a local store called Zubair here in Dubai.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.47 PMby sewbonloot

    Forgot! My favorite favorite favorite notions store is Sew True in New York and on line and also Emma One Sock for unforgettable fabrics and Gorgeous Fabric for absolutely GORGEOUS fabrics and Paradise Fibers for all those nice embellishments and yarns!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I can find an on line store I will shop in it ……………. even if it means cutting down the food budget (who needs food?)

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.44 PMby sewbonloot

    I love reading about sewing and a huge reference library is a must! I still use my mom’s sewing book from back in the early 1940s! The illustrations are great and it’s very helpful – I have dreams of my own very own label some day ………………..

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.40 PMby jenyjenny

    I like Yarnworks in Gainesville, FL for needlework projects. For sewing, I usually have to resort to online. Indie sewing and crafting stores are rare, aren’t they? The big box stores put the little guys out of the running.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.23 PMby mommybear

    A little shop round the corner called “La Creativa Mertxesites” for supplies, but for books I have to buy them on line aboard as they are not usually translated into Spanish and neither sold in English in Spain.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.21 PMby xxmazenxx

    Chamblin’s in Jacksonville, FL. The Local Library sale is another place I love to get my sewing/craft books at.

    Happy Holidays!!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.19 PMby thewickedgrape

    When I lived in the States, I used to depend on yard, rummage and estate sales for books (also, we had a great annual library book sale in our town). Now that I live in Italy, I really count on Burda for how-tos/instructions and I go to a fantastic remnants (scampoli) store called Giesse for my supplies.

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      Dec 25, 2011, 12.48 PMby sewbonloot

      I want to live in Italy! How lovely! You must have awesome fabrics there ……….

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      Feb 15, 2012, 10.52 AMby thewickedgrape

      @sewbonloot – the fabrics are great b/c we live in a clothing manufacturing region – I’ve gotten Versace, Iceberg and Alexander McQueen remnants from the previous season for nothing (like, 2 euros a yard). It does seem like there isn’t as much of it as there was when I first moved here – I am afraid that Italy is in the same stage America was 20 years ago with its shrinking/disappearing mills.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 11.22 AMby lokicat

    For japanese craft books and beautiful fabrics I shop at M is for make. When on holiday I love exploring local markets for unusual fabrics. When in Amsterdam I always go to the Noordermarkt for vintage buttons. I also look for interesting duvet/ curtain fabrics in charity shops to make them into clothing.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 10.54 AMby farian

    Dont know what an indie shop is. Have been buying books and supplies mostly from ebay and from a few online stores that i know.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 10.15 AMby darlene antonio

    for fabrics: the thrift store near my apartment; for books: amazon

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    Dec 25, 2011, 09.51 AMby Prys

    I find that stuff I like is hard to find. Resources like this give me inspiration for making things, and helps me find places to buy what I like at prices that don’t make my bank manager call up to lecture me…. Thank you Burda!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 09.49 AMby rita61

    The thrift store, and something local called UsedVictoria & UsedCowichan & UsedNanaimo

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    Dec 25, 2011, 09.23 AMby cougar2

    I bought my first Burda magazine in 1982 at a local German deli and to this day I still get them every month! I make most of my clothes and Burda is my first source for inspiration .

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    Dec 25, 2011, 09.04 AMby Claude Tyler

    I get the Burdastyle magazine locally from paper plus yeah always love it and my craft stuff online from different web. Love the local Library and when I really need a book 100% I get it from the local shop or bookdepository. I am not so happy with the local craf supplies and often have to stock up online. Love our local shop called “STitch”

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    Dec 25, 2011, 09.01 AMby iloveicecream2

    Etsy is a great resource!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 08.49 AMby missb-1

    There aren’t many indie shops around here, so I mostly use Etsy.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 08.31 AMby roxydre

    Second hand shops and Etsy

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    Dec 25, 2011, 08.00 AMby amraka

    i buy when i find something i like. that’s usually local market, or local store, lady that sells there has my number and i have a first look when new stuff arrive :) sadly i don’t have much time to sew, i have a 3y old daughter and recently i got full time job, but so love when i make something!

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