Where is the best sewing supplies shop IN Chicago please?

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My wife wants me to get her sewing "notions" for xmas, the problem is that I
have no idea what this is or where to get them from. I am going to rely on
my old tried and tested method for solving this and ask the experts ( you
kind folk) and throw money at it ( get the store to shop for me). Could
someone please tell me where the best Sewing supplies shop IN Chicago ism I
stress the IN because I don't want to have to leave the city limits to find
it. Thanks in advance

harry

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Re: Where is the best sewing supplies shop IN Chicago please?
Well, it depends on what she wants.  "Notions" is basically everything
that you use to sew that isn't fabric or a pattern.  Pins, needles,
thread, sewing machine feet, pincushions, elastic,beads, buttons,
elastic, boning, interfacing, ribbon, hem tape, zippers, etc.

Hancock has a decent selection of notions, and they are having a really
big sale on Saturday the 17th.

If you want a ridiculous level of variety, Evanston's Vogue Fabrics is
the place to go.  It's only a few minutes out of the city (on Main
Street between Chicago and Ridge).  Vogue also has a location on
Roosevelt, but the Evanston location has a better selection.  They even
carry corset busks and stays!  (swoons)

Ahem.  *gets grip on self*

If you tell me the kind of stuff she sews (clothes, quilting, crafts,
art-to-wear, etc), perhaps I can help you better.  Or perhaps a gift
certificate might be a better choice - I know Hancock has them.  That
way she can pick out what she needs.

I happen to live 2 blocks from the Broadway/Glenlake Hancock Fabrics,
and would be happy to play friendly native guide if needed.
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 Hi Wendy
 thanks for the great and very complete advice. It's exactly what I needed
to know and will probably make the trip to Evanston's Vogue. Thank you for
the great offer of being a native guide but I wouldn't want to impose. I see
you do the medieval costume thing, I used to live in a place called
Rochester in Kent UK, where pretty much everyone dressed up. They made me be
the visiting sea captain. Lots of laughs.



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Hah!  I live near there!  <Waves madly at Harry from the top of the
North Downs>  I live just outside Sittingbourne.  Did you work at
Rochester Airport Works?  DH is based there.

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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 No I used to live on an old Motor torpedo boat on the Medway near Sun Pier.
You might have seen me on the BBC show Rescue 999 when I got those two men
out of the river by crawling across the mud :-) I had to go to Chicago to
get away from the fame.




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Harry Palmer wrote:

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Ah...  I vaguely remember that incident.  Shall I give the 'Mudway' your
regards next time I cross it?

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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please do and also my regards to Burham where we spent the last two years in
blighty before becoming proud Americans.



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