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Seam Allowance – a Canadian Online Fabric Store {+ a giveaway}

2015 May 25

Happy Monday to you. Why don’t we start this week off with a giveaway. Sound good?! 

Today, I am happy to introduce you to Seam Allowance, a Canadian Online Fabric Store – and the 14th post in our Canadian Online Fabric Store series. I recently found out about this new Canadian Etsy shop. Seam Allowance has curated such a lovely selection of fabrics that I emailed right away to ask if I could feature them here! #shopCanadian

Nikki opened shop last September, and by the looks of things she’s got exactly the same taste in fabric as I do – lots of Cotton + Steel, Art Gallery & knits. So good!

I love their tagline. “sew happiness” sounds right to me! Before we get too far, here are my favorites from her shop:

Here’s a little bit more about Seam Allowance:

“I’m a wife and a mother to four young children, and a maternity nurse on the side. I really started sewing when I was pregnant with my third son. I discovered sewing blogs for the first time, and was suddenly inundated with ideas and inspiration! Sewing seems to bring a little bit of sanity and a sense of accomplishment to my sometimes harried life, and I love it for that.” ~ Nikki, owner 

Seam Allowance currently ships within Canada and the US. Canadian orders over $125 ship free and all other Canadian orders ship for their $8 flat rate. US orders have a $15 flat rate shipping fee.

Thread Riding Hood: Why did you decide to start Seam Allowance?

Nikki: I started Seam Allowance after being constantly frustrated by the selection at my local fabric shops. I usually ended up purchasing fabric online, but could only find American shops that carried what I like. The shipping, exchange, and duty were getting to be too much for me, so I took things into my own hands, and Seam Allowance was born!

Thread Riding Hood: What is your favorite type of sewing project? Quilting, Apparel… ?

Nikki: I love all kinds of sewing, EXCEPT alterations or mending. I usually end up sewing clothing for my kids or my nieces, although I recently sewed myself a shirt for the first time ever, and I love it! I’ve made a couple of quilts for my family, and although I consider myself a total amateur, I really really love making them.

Thread Riding Hood: What is something coming up in the near future that you are especially excited about?

Nikki: I’m really excited to be expanding the fabric selection I have in shop. My shop is new, and I started small, but now I’m able to bring in some more from my long-time favorite designers, and I’m super excited. I’m also VERY excited about getting my first-ever serger, and learning how to use it.

Thread Riding Hood: Thanks Nikki! 

Today, you can enter for your chance to win a $30 shop credit from Seam Allowance

This giveaway is open to Canadian and US readers, from today (May 25th) until midnight June 1, 2015. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter – and if you don’t have Facebook to sign in with, just use your name and email address. There’s a “click to enter”, no social media login entry too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Disclosure and Privacy Policy: I asked Seam Allowance to be a part of this series.  I will never recommend or highlight a shop that I do not love, and my opinions will and have always been my own. Thanks for reading! Photo credits: Seam Allowance Fabrics

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  1. LINDA permalink
    May 25, 2015

    HELLO, I like the Prisma Element Metallic in Pearl and Gold ! Thanks for sharing!

  2. May 25, 2015

    I love the Urban Sprawl – can’t get enough of the sketchy feel.

  3. Lori Morton permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Looooving the “Wee wander Glow Friends in Sea”!!!! Perfect for backing an in progress lil’ boy Quilt!!! :)

  4. May 25, 2015

    The knit Kilim Inherit for Reccollection is to die for! I favorited the shop for future shopping. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  5. May 25, 2015

    I’m always happy to hear about a Canadian fabric shop! I just ordered a couple things! And thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Dot H permalink
    May 25, 2015

    I would like Dottie’s Cousin in Natural for backgrounds.

  7. Sandy K permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Wispy Daybreak in Aura caught my eye.

  8. Vicki H permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Hello Bear Firefly in Whisper is one I like.

  9. Michele T permalink
    May 25, 2015

    I see some Cotton + Steel Tiger and Hello Bear Firefly that I’d love to add to my stash!! Thanks for the chance!!

  10. May 25, 2015

    love the wispy daybreak knit

  11. Joan M permalink
    May 25, 2015

    I love Wispy Daybreak in Aura for Morning Walk. Thanks for the giveaway. So pleased to find another Canadian fabric shop.

  12. Ginny Worden permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Thanks for the heads up on another on line Canadian store, looking forward to ordering from them soon.

  13. Allison C permalink
    May 25, 2015

    C+S moonbunnies in teal

  14. lisa mc permalink
    May 25, 2015

    I like the c+s fernbook in mint.

  15. Jennifer permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Love the canyon wall & woven path!!

  16. May 25, 2015

    Love the arid horizon fabric. Saw it used for quilt back and loved it!

  17. Sandra W permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Really loving the prints of the Hello Bear collection! Sure is nice to hear about a Canadian online fabric store to support!! Thanks!

  18. Laura E. permalink
    May 25, 2015

    I love the knits selection!

  19. May 25, 2015

    Love the Woodland Oak Teepee print … reminds me of fort-building with my boys, fun times :-)

  20. Debbie Rogowski permalink
    May 25, 2015

    I love the ‘Steel Harajuku in Aqua’ all those little animals cuddled together!!

  21. Kathy E. permalink
    May 25, 2015

    One of my favorite items is: Cotton + Steel Dottie’s Cousin in Natural. I am collecting fabrics to make a low-volume table runner and this would fit in perfectly with what I have!

  22. May 25, 2015

    I love the Sacred Seeds, but I also love all the Prisma colours and anything by April Rhodes.

  23. Faye Gareau permalink
    May 25, 2015

    my favourite fabric in your shop is C&S Moonbunnies.

  24. Donna permalink
    May 25, 2015

    I liked the Cotton + Steel Tiger Stripes in Blue and pink.

  25. Karon permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Love all the Cotton & Steel fabrics in store

  26. Leanne permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Thanks so much for sharing a new Canadian fabric store!! That can be dangerous though :) !

  27. Pam S permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I love the Wee Wander Glow fabric. Thanks for introducing this lovely shop!

  28. Pauline permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I love the Moonbunnies by Cotton and Steel and my granddaughter would adore something made in that fabric.
    Pauline

  29. Barb Glasscoe permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I really like the Knit Springs Sun. Love all the neat geometrics you have!

  30. Sarah permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I love Mesa – Cotton & Steel!

  31. Kathy Nester permalink
    May 26, 2015

    Love all of the fabrics, especially anything with teal/turquoise!

  32. Beth permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I like the cotton & steel mustangs the best!

  33. Doris McCarty permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I love the woodland oak and teepee print. I have a project in mine for that print. Love it!

  34. Janie permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I would have to go with Hello Bear. Thank you for the giveaway!

  35. Debbie Unelli permalink
    May 26, 2015

    love that another Canadian option has opened shop! More options for fabric…once I get caught up on current projects!

  36. Debbie Unelli permalink
    May 26, 2015

    forgot to say..cotton and steel!!!

  37. Delaine permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I like the Wispy Daybreak in Aura. Thanks!

  38. May 26, 2015

    So hard to choose just one favourite but I’m going with hatbox tigers! https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/207115979/sale-12-yard-of-cotton-steel-tiger

  39. Rhona permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I like anything from art gallery, really like the Prisma Element in Apricot Sunstone, great to hear about another canadian shop , I am always looking for new ones to shop at, thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Sarah C. permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I Love Woven Path by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics I bought a fat quarter set of Maureen’s and as of yet been unable to cut into it.

  41. May 26, 2015

    I love that Stampede in Navy print by C+S. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. May 26, 2015

    She has so many great fabrics but my favorite is Unicorn Fable. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  43. Sandi permalink
    May 26, 2015

    Seam Allowances is such a great shop! I just discovered it the other day. I had a question, asked on Etsy and Nikki responded so quickly. My order was placed and shipped so fast and arrived within a day! (We are local to one another so that helped, but she got my package out in the mail so quickly!)

    • May 27, 2015

      Thank you so much Sandi! Reading this compliment totally made my day!

  44. Kathy Davis permalink
    May 26, 2015

    Hello from the Missouri Ozarks, I like the Domino Dot in Starfruit by Violet Craft for Michael Miller the best. Thanks, Kathy

  45. MaryLou permalink
    May 26, 2015

    Thanks for the giveaway! I like Wild and Free Sun Tracks a lot!!

  46. barbara woods permalink
    May 26, 2015

    i love ‘we wonder glow’

  47. Karen permalink
    May 26, 2015

    I loved the Desert Needlework in Honor of Morning Walk. Organic yet feminine.

  48. Sarah J. permalink
    May 26, 2015

    Moonbunnies in teal, please!

  49. Mary permalink
    May 27, 2015

    I’m in love with KNIT Gust of Leaves in Silver for Wanderer!

  50. Amy permalink
    May 27, 2015

    The Tiny Trucks fabric is cute.

  51. auschick in va permalink
    May 27, 2015

    I love all their fabrics! I like this C+S one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207101564/sale-12-yard-cotton-steel-steamer-trunk?ref=shop_home_active_15

  52. Brianna P permalink
    May 27, 2015

    I love Cotton+Steel!

  53. stanleybeagle permalink
    May 27, 2015

    How on earth do you choose? :) I do love the cactus print

  54. Linda Webster permalink
    May 27, 2015

    I saw a great fabric – Pebbled Path in Terra. I’d love to own some of it!

  55. May 28, 2015

    I am loving the cotton and steel pink mustang fabric!

  56. May 29, 2015

    Spring sun knit is my fav!

  57. May 29, 2015

    Agh! I have to pick one?! Impossible! I just found them myself a week ago and ordered both Hello Bear Buck prints, I will say my first cart was a $200+ order before I settled on just 3. But if I had to pick lets go with Hello Bear Buck print.

  58. Ashley permalink
    May 30, 2015

    I’ve purchased from Nikki before and LOVE her selection! I have some of her canvas in my checkout cart ready to go! :) I can’t to try waxing it!!

  59. Margaret permalink
    May 30, 2015

    I’d love to make a Scout Tee using the C+S Steamer Trunk fabric.

  60. Veronika permalink
    May 30, 2015

    I love firefly sigh! And all Leah Duncan too :)

  61. Bonnie permalink
    May 30, 2015

    Any Art Gallery fabric is my favourite.

  62. Lee permalink
    May 30, 2015

    I love the knit fabrics -Love Daybreak in Aura especially – thanks!

  63. Cecilia permalink
    May 30, 2015

    I like Hot Cross Buns in Natural by Cotton + Steel. Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Claire Ross permalink
    May 31, 2015

    Hello Bear Buck in Forest Mist is my favourite x

  65. Judy permalink
    June 1, 2015

    I would love to have this fabric. Hello Bear is a favorite. Thanks for the give away chance

  66. Denise/Folsom,Calif. permalink
    June 1, 2015

    Love the Countryside fabric.

  67. Tara permalink
    June 1, 2015

    Ok..bravo ladies! You have officially peaked my interest in fabric shops online! I love your selection…now, to find the time to choose and order! Sheri…I hold you responsible! Haha!

  68. June 1, 2015

    Just recently found out about this shop, too! LOVE!!! I’m totally a C+S hoarder.

  69. Deana W. permalink
    June 1, 2015

    Unicorn fable!!! I have been looking all over for a Canadian fabric shop that has this fabric. Super excited to have found your post and this shop!

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