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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, 07.32 AMby Marilyn Strain

    I get all my books from Crafters Choice and usually review and order them online. I love their little peek you can get at some books before buying them. Most of my fabric and patterns I buy locally.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.32 AMby lpninpaingmailcom

    I kinda shop everywhere online for free information. The Library for books and my fabric comes from everywhere even thrift stores and my moms old stash

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    Dec 25, 2011, 07.09 AMby sunquistadora

    Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL is close by me and carries specialty stuff, so I guess that’s what it would be.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 06.28 AMby Alyssa Lorraine

    I’m a big fan of Purl Soho’s craft/sewing book collection, it’s so well curated.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 06.18 AMby tanyah

    amazon for books, locally for fabrics in Greenville sc, Kim’s fabrics&more, Jackie D’s, and Tony’s. We have a small cut and sew factory that sells really great bargains of fabric and trims from their outlet store-Mac Shore factory. If you travel about an hour north of here you have MaryJos, my absolute favorite place to go for almost anything sewing, and the most fabric to be seen in one place ever.
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    Dec 25, 2011, 06.14 AMby lennert

    Well, since I live in the Middle East it’s easier to order books on the internet for me as the variety of sewing books over here is not the best…

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    Dec 25, 2011, 06.08 AMby venusian

    I love etsy. But I buy a lot of my books from amazon

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    Dec 25, 2011, 06.00 AMby watatoe

    One of my favorite places is farmhousefabrics.com. They’ve got books, magazines, and notions and supplies……I can always drop a lot of money at that place!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.59 AMby kayd4nce

    Any cheap craft supply store on etsy….they have GREAT jewellery supplies on there!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.48 AMby cucperson

    I buy from fabric online from Emma One Sock where the selection is great and service is astounding.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.48 AMby cucperson

    I buy from fabric online from Emma One Sock where the selection is great and service is astounding.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.45 AMby susansvelvetmonkey

    Drygoods Design is a nice online store for a lovely selection of fabrics and fun small items. They sell fat quarters, half yards and up. I like that as I sometimes only need a bit of fabric plus I can get lot of great prints. Chronicle Books is a good online source for books of all subjects…nice art and craft books and good gifts. Being an artist, I also try to shop at the shows to get the more unusual items and offer my support. We, in Albuquerque, NM, have an organization called OFFCenter; a community art project—any and all may come in and make art as all supplies are donated. They work on a shoestring but offer a vital service. There is a small shop/gallery there and all of the items are handmade while benefiting the artist and the center.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.26 AMby megabyte24

    Sugarloaf crafts festival, and Etsy mainly.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.21 AMby ealis

    SAS Fabrics in Hawthorn, CA and Rimmons Fabric in West LA are two little shops that I like to visit. Both carry factory remnants, so you know what you’re getting is current. I once left the mall, after trying on a dress that looked great but was out of my price- range, and found the exact same fabric at SAS.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.17 AMby kmtwriter

    Not sure this counts as Indie but I shop at Marukai, which is a supermarket, but it also carries interesting Japanese craft books and supplies.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.16 AMby uglybeat

    The Stitch Lab in Austin, TX is pretty groovy. Nice gals too!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 05.13 AMby RJMCreations

    I check out local used book stores and my back up is Amazon. I have bought reference items from online blogs that I like and follow.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.58 AMby mtandg

    Etsy or locally various thrift stores and garage sales

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.54 AMby morkin13

    I’ve never bought craft supplies online.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.53 AMby masha51

    Sew Green in Ithaca, New York.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.46 AMby gdavid3039

    Contempory cloth, amazon

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.33 AMby Timmithea Leeds

    Amazon, Etsy, and local estate sales provide me with hours of learning, creating and designing. Oh, by the way, so does Burdastyle!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.20 AMby Laurie Green

    Auctions and estate sales! I love buying boxes of vintage and not so vintage sewing supplies for pennies on the dollar. Plus I love reading the vintage craft magazines and books to see what was in style way back when.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.19 AMby Cassandraj16

    I like shopping at amazon because they have everything!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.12 AMby multifaceted

    cheeptrims.com for unique, good quality trims, tapes, laces, etc.

    And abebooks.com for the biggest and best selection of used books from small sellers everywhere (not only do you help small businesses, you can also help benefit charities with some sellers!)

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.12 AMby MsAnthropy

    I love finding books and supplies in thrift shops, I haven’t found many indie shops in my area.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.45 AMby doc2ft

    My favorite shop/on-line source for purchasing craft books and supplies is Amazon. I find that it is hard to beat Amazon’s selection, and Amazon offers several purchasing alternatives which include the choice of purchasing items brand new or used. Further, there is NO DUTY on books and many products coming from the USA to Canada (where I live), and who can beat Amazon’s offer of free shipping and handling on orders over $25.00 (some conditions apply)?

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.43 AMby btstars

    I love this shop in my town called Modern Mouse. It has great handmade things from local artists and it has some craft supplies for sale as well! If you’re ever in Alameda, CA, you should stop by!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.29 AMby sewmyway

    I regularly check out my local second hand shops (st vincent de pauls & salvation army stores). the fabric is cheaper and better quality than larger fabric stores nearby (like spotlight). plus sometimes I pick up vintage sewing books which can be very inspiring (though the instructions aren’t as good).

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.18 AMby natsunoyoru

    I live in suburb and I don’t know of any such store here… I got majority of my fabrics from fabric.com and Etsy~

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