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Comment to Win a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 Sewing Machine

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Want to sew like your favorite fashion designer? Of course you do, and BurdaStyle is here to help! We’re giving away one of Brother’s awesome new Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 sewing machine to a lucky BurdaStyle member to make their fashion sewing dreams come true! Rival designer looks and show off your unique creativity with your own handmade creations. Click through to learn how you can comment to win your own fantastic Innov-ís 40 machine!

Comment to Win 'Pure Elements' Fabric from Art Gallery!

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Comment on this blog post or connect with us on Twitter to win fabric from the new Pure Elements collection by Art Gallery Fabrics.

Comment to Win with Snoozer Loser!

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Connect with BurdaStyle on Twitter or comment on the blog to win 3-5 yards of fabric from Snoozer Loser!

BERNINA Presents the Show Us, Don't Tell Us - Brand Ambassador Competition

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BERNINA USA is looking far and wide for three US-based Brand Ambassadors to experience and help spread the word for their new BERNINA 3 Series machine, so BurdaStyle has partnered with BERNINA on a competition to help find the best candidates for the job! But have no fear, this contest is international! BERNINA still wants to show some love to our community outside the US, so we made this a two-part competition.

We want you to Show Us, Don’t Tell Us: How do you express your love for sewing?

Comment to Win a Copy of "Flirt Skirts"!

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One of Brooklyn’s most beloved boutiques, Flirt, is gearing up to release it’s first sewing book called Flirt Skirts, and we are giving away two copies to our BurdaStyle members!

With 3 basic patterns, Flirt’s creative minds Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter show you how to make 20 different skirt variations plus provide tips for adding unique details to create your own customized pieces! Easy to follow diagrams, step-by-step instructions and great styling tips make this a must-have book for all skirt enthusiasts.

Meet the Winners! Fiskars Unzipped: The Tutorial Contest

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Thanks to everyone who submitted amazing technique tutorials to our Fiskars Unzipped: The Tutorial Contest.

Thank again to Fiskars for inspiring and supporting this contest and to all our amazing members for once again blowing us away with your creativity and sewing savvy! And don’t forget to check out Fiskars on Facebook for more info on the latest tools and some great projects you can use with your new scissors!

Now, for the exciting part! The winners are…

Last Week to Submit: Fiskars Unzipped: The Tutorial Contest!

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Sewing School is in session and we are learning a lot! Thanks to you guys and your amazing submissions to our Fiskars Unzipped: The Technique Contest, we’re adding all kinds of tricks to our sewing encyclopedia. Haven’t had the time to upload your technique yet? You still have a few more days left to submit your step-by-step photos or short video complete with detailed instructions to our Learning section with the words “Fiskars Unzipped” in the title before Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 11:59PM EST for your chance to win great prizes from Fiskars! There’s no limit to the number of tutorials you can post for the competition!

Comment to Win a Copy of Wendy Mullin's New Book, "Built by Wendy Coats and Jackets"!

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Wendy Mullin is an established designer, author, and all around indie creative force. Her line, Built by Wendy, is continually considered one of the gems of independent fashion and her series of books and patterns have established her as a DIY design icon for a new generation of sewing enthusiasts.

Making Button Rings + Comment to Win a Copy of "Button Ware"!

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There’s no way around it, buttons are magical. They are both commonplace and remarkable, functional and decorative. Did you know that, even though buttons appear as far back as 2000 BC, the buttonhole did not appear until the thirteenth century? Before that, they were solely for show. They’ve been made of wood and metal, plastic and bone, rubber and mother of pearl.

Comment to Win with Yvette Stanton!

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Comment on the blog or on Twitter for your chance to win “The Left-Handed Embroiderer’s Companion” and “The Right-Handed Embroiderer’s Companion,” written by Yvette Stanton!

Meet the Designers: BurdaStyle DIY Fashion Show!

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Watch out Austin! Our DIY Fashion show is less than a month away and with our 15 designers chosen, it looks like we’re going to pack a powerful punch!

It was a tough job narrowing it down to 15, but we’ve made our decision and we’re so excited to have you to meet this group.

Let us introduce the participating designers…

Announcing Fiskars Unzipped: The Tutorial Contest!

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At BurdaStyle we love sharing new things with our members. New project ideas, new patterns, new trends to love or hate. We also love sharing new techniques! From stitching button holes to inserting zippers to interfacing a collar we think having an arsenal of different techniques and tips makes your sewing life so much easier.

Fiskars & BurdaStyle want you to share a fantastic technique or tutorial with us! For the month of February Fiskars is challenging all BurdaStyle members to create and upload a great technique to our Learning section for the chance to win some awesome prizes from Fiskars!

Comment to Win with Mark Cesarik and Free Spirit Fabric!

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Comment on the blog or on Twitter for your chance to win 3 yards of fabric from the “Calypso Swing” collection at Free Spirit, designed by Mark Cesarik!

Last Week to Submit: BurdaStyle DIY Fashion Show!

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Wow! Your submissions are blowing us away, there’s sooo much talent out there! There’s still time though, submission deadline is this Thursday, February 10th, at 9am EST!

We adore our creative community and we’re so excited to feature them in Austin this March. If you are, or plan to be, in the Austin area we would love you to participate in our fashion show!

This is your chance to take center stage with a dream audience: 500 guests, including influential fashion bloggers, DIY world influencers, and the BurdaStyle family.

Submit Your Designs to the 2011 Independent Handbag Designer Awards

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When it comes to sewing contests and competitions sometimes it feels like garments get all the love. I know we have tons of talented handbag designers out there, so listen up because we have an amazing opportunity for you guys!

The Independent Handbag Designer Awards is now accepting entries for its 2011 contest and we want you to enter. Simply head over to their website for all the details, including how you can submit your one-of-a-kind handbags and designs to categories such as Best Red Carpet Ready Evening Bag and Best Handmade Handbag. We’re sponsoring the Best Handmade category along with our friends at SINGER®, but BurdaStyle members are free to submit to any category.

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