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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

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 12/27/11] – Congratulations to member ealis for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 24!


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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.14 PMby lecsmiscellany

    Bobbin’s Nest!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.09 PMby picaropicara

    Sewbox.co.uk and ebay!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.06 PMby thisdamselflies

    I love A Fashionable Stitch for hard-to-find supplies and patterns from small pattern companies like Colette Patterns and Sewaholic.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 06.02 PMby captain-obvious

    I like to buy stuff from The Fancy Tiger in Denver.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.51 PMby 09extrastuff

    I wish there was such as shop in my area. All we have are the big stores like Hancock’s Fabric and Hobby Lobby. Sometimes you can get lucky but not often.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.42 PMby elnajay

    For supplies, Sew Lo Fabrics in Cambridge, MA. I don’t really have an independent source for books…mostly just Amazon.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.40 PMby Cheryl Henderson

    Beverly’s Fabrics, Monterey and Salinas, California

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.35 PMby Michalgsaw

    I love amazon because a lot of things are unavailable locally in Israel and you can read and provide reviews

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.31 PMby tru

    My fav shop for supplies is Sewfisticated in Cambridge Mass. They are also in Dorchester and Framingham. But for books, my favs have gone. I check out what’s new at http://www.threadsmagazine.com/. for articles and publications on sewing. Their parent company, Taunton Press at http://www.taunton.com does a great assortment of books in 4 great areas of creativity. Tru

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.31 PMby nouvellegamine

    i go to Quilter’s Coop in Temecula. It has an amazing selection of cottons!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.31 PMby dyeabolical

    We used to live in michigan, and I loved Field’s Fabrics in the Grand Rapids area for all my sewing needs, but liked Fabric Gallery in Williamston for my fancy fabrics

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.30 PMby lisbeth-s

    For supplies, a shop in montreal, called «La Gaillarde». It is a second-hand shop, but with a lot of local designers and recycled fabrics, where I find really special and unique stuff. But for the books, I don’t have a particular place to shop… A lot of stores have a sewing section, I don’t know, I fancy «l’oseau bleu» at this moment (a craft shop).

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.28 PMby capncornbread

    I love Amazon because of their recommendations and review system.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.19 PMby lgenie

    barns and noble store and amazon online.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.18 PMby moorjenn

    The Fabric Depot in Portland OR has every.single.thing you could possibly want to have for sewing, crafting, and creating of any kind. It is fantastic, and I can get lost in there for hours at a time.

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      Dec 24, 2011, 05.21 PMby elimaem

      when i visited there years ago I was so jealous…i want that store on the east coast. so nice!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.17 PMby flowergirl3

    My favorite indie shop for buying craft books and supplies is Etsy. I purchased an out-of-print Japanese sewing book from a Japanese vendor earlier this year. I also buy sewing notions, materials and craft books from independent sellers on ebay. Then I buy new and used sewing and craft books through Amazon. I don’t know of any walk-in stores that carry the items I am looking for.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.17 PMby pattisuesews

    Bolt in Portland, OR.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.16 PMby vanessa

    I love Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, MI! Their customer service is tops. (www.nicolasbooks.com)

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.13 PMby rebekahricker

    I love pinkchalkfabrics.com

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.12 PMby Karen Caron

    I use my local library whenever possible. If they don’t have what I am looking for I usually have to resort to a big chain unfortunately because there isn’t anything else around here that I know of.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.05 PMby emilynd06

    We don’t have much where I am, but there are a couple of good indie yarn stores.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 05.01 PMby foursquarewalls

    Amazon’s definitely the most convenient, affordable and helpful for craft books. Our local bookstore, Carmichael’s, can custom order anything, though, so I try to go there for gifts.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.56 PMby drainl

    Great collection of books! I had a nice local sewing store I used, but they closed recently. Need to look online now!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.54 PMby itisoktosew

    The library is a great resource to be able view the book before deciding if I want to buy the book. For books not in my local library, I love to read the reviews on Amazon and the “look inside” areas. Sometimes the reviewers will lead me to another book I never would have thought about.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.53 PMby boydagoyl

    I’m still looking for one locally! I would prefer to shop local. I’m new to the area, and new to sewing, so I still have hope there may be one in the area. But I haven’t found it yet.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.47 PMby monikago

    LIke many people here, I go online on Amazon,“look inside” books.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.45 PMby splendarose

    I love to shop at Half Price Books. There I find all kinds of sewing books, some old some relatively new. This bookstore also accepts used books and magazines and will either give you money or store credit. I also “shop” at my local library. I search their website for sewing books and if another library within our County has the book they will shuttle it over to my local library then call me to pick it up. This allows me to paruse the book and decide if It’s worthy of earning a space in my “sewing library.” After reading other posts, I feel fortunate to have these book resources so close to my home.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.44 PMby chopsticks

    i usually find books on amazon or ebay

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.39 PMby mirig

    Purl Soho and the City Quilterr, both in NYC. There are also some old-school gems in the Garment District.

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