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Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a BurdaStyle Sewing Kit!


BurdaStyle has created the most useful gift ever! I know, it’s quite an accomplishment, but we have done it. This handmade sewing kit is made of soft brown leather and comes with needles, buttons, safety pins, and the smartest way to carry a lot of thread, a braid. Once you have this kit, you will never want to leave home without it. To enter, just leave your comment below by midnight (EST)

Congratulations to cfederer


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win Amy Butler's Sew-It Kit!


With 15 simple sewing projects for around the home, Amy Butler’s Sew-It Kit from Chronicle books is an awesome thing to have. The kit comes with 7 patterns, an instruction booklet, enough fabric and thread to make the tissue box cover project and much more. So if you want to make anything from floor pillows to a leather-handled shoulder bag, this kit is for you! Just leave your comment below by midnight (EST) to be entered to win.

Congratulations to nenasew on winning the Printenbox!


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win Delicious German Gingerbread!


What holiday would be complete without some kind of gingerbread? This traditional soft German gingerbread has a long history, dating back to the 14th century (though we assure you this is quite fresh). To enter to win this delicious treat, just leave your comment below by midnight (EST)

Congratulations to Minnietheminks on winning the Ledthread Obi belt!


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win an Obi Belt from Ledthread!


Every time she post one of these on the site, she gets tons of requests. So here it is, Ledthread has generously donated the beautiful leather Obi belt, pictured above, to the holiday giveaway contest. Just leave your comment by midnight (EST) to be entered to win.

For all those not lucky enough to get picked for this awesome prize, check out her shop to buy your very own belt.

Congratulations to redbean009 on winning the Singer Rolling Sewing Machine Tote Bag.


Contest: Design and Sew a Suit Variation


We are in the midst of designing our spring collection and we need your help! Pair any of the patterns on our site to create your perfect variation on the traditional pant or skirt suit.

Design and sew a variation of your suit and send a photo to Once all the pictures are received, they will be put up for you to vote on. The suit with the most votes will be part of our professional photo shoot along with the BurdaStyle creation.

Additionally, the winner of the contest will receive a CD of high resolution photographs from the photo shoot, a look book with prints and cards with the image on it for you to hand out to friends.

Send in your photo of your variation to by the 5th 12th of January, along with a brief description on the pattern changes you have done. TIP: Keep it simple. If you are the winner, we will ask you to create the how to explaining the pattern changes as well!!


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a Singer Rolling Sewing Machine Tote Bag!


Today our friends at Singer have offered an awesome Rolling Sewing Machine Tote Bag. This bag enables you to take your sewing machine with you anywhere you want! Originally designed for the Singer Futura, it will fit almost all makes and models providing quick and easy storage and transportation. It also has 3 zipper storage pockets for scissors tools and thread. The measurements are 21-1/2”L x 15"W x 17"H. To enter, just leave your comment below by midnight (EST).

Congratulations to galaxy_grrrl for winning a one year subscription to Craft:


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a One-Year Subscription to Craft:


Our good friends at Craft: have generously donated a one-year subscription to one of our members! If you are not familiar with this magazine, you definitely should be. This quarterly magazine celebrates all things DIY. Their 160 pages are jam packed with projects, interviews, how tos and much more! To enter, just leave your comment below by midnight (EST)

Congratulations to sewingbee29 on winning the Christstollen!

Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win Delicious German Sweets!


Nora and Benedikta are returning from Burda’s birthplace in Offenburg, Germany with some traditional cakes and sweets for you, our members. Today we have a delectable German cake called Christstollen. This buttery, marzipan deliciousness is a perfect pre-Christmas treat. Leave your comment below to be entered to win the yummy cake!

Congratulations to graciesmom for winning Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones.


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones!


Today we are giving away a copy of Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones from Chronicle Books. This book describes 20 projects perfect for little ones and their surroundings. With 7 patterns folded right into the book and advice on things like picking the right kind of fabric for a baby’s sensitive skin, this book is full of helpful tips techniques and instructions. Just leave your comment below to be entered to win this great book!

Congratulations to Ludosti for winning the Etsy Gift basket!


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win an Etsy Gift Basket!


Who wouldn’t love to win an Etsy gift basket? Well that is exactly what is being offered today. Our wonderful friends upstairs are giving away a fully loaded Etsy gift basket. As you know, all you have to do is leave your comment here by midnight (EST) to be entered to win this awesome prize!

Don’t forget to check back this weekend, just because it’s not part of the workweek doesn’t mean we wont be giving away prizes!

Congratulations to youhungerdefinesyou for winning the VenusZine subscription!

Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a Subscription to VenusZine!


Win a subscription to Venus! That’s right, our friends at VenusZine have generously donated a 2009 subscription to our Holiday Giveaway Calendar! As you know, just comment on this blog by midnight tonight (EST) to be entered to win!

For all those who aren’t lucky enough to win this, you can still get $5 off a 1-year Venus Zine subscription! Go to and enter “Burda08” as promo code at check out. Offer valid until December 30, 2008.

Congratulations to Summerland" for winning the French General: Home Sewn book.


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win "French General: Home Sewn" From Chronicle Books


French General: Home Sewn from Chronicle Books, has 30 simple French inspired sewing patterns for projects around the house. It comes with ready to use pattern sheets and embroidery transfers as well as simple step by step instructions to guide you through your projects. Leave your comment below by midnight (EST) to be entered to win! Check back tomorrow for another great prize!

Congratulations to conchens for winning the $100 Mood Gift Certificate


Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a $100 Mood Fabrics Gift Certificate!


Today’s Gift on the Holiday Give Away Calendar was generously supplied by our friends at Mood Fabrics. Just by leaving your comment below (by midnight EST) you are entered to win this $100 gift certificate. Check back everyday for a new gift! Good luck and happy commenting!

And a congratulations to WenStuPen for winning the Lynn shawl!

Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win the Lynn Shawl!


It’s that time again! The year is winding down and now is the time for gifts. In the spirit of the Holidays and gift giving in general, everyday until the 24th we will be giving away great gifts; all you have to do is comment on the daily blog post by midnight (EST) the day the gift is posted. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the comments written that day. If you aren’t picked today, don’t fret; you still have 23 more chances to comment and win!

Today’s gift: we are giving away our very own wonderful Lynn shawl. So just write any comment below and you might just win!


Congratulations the Winner of the Recycle Mini Challenge


Congratulation to Marina_Glory! Her awesome Recycled Flannel Shirt-Dress/Skirt has won the Recycle Mini Challenge. He ingenuity set her ahead, but there were two who were very close behind. Erdroren’s “All I Need Is Uggs… Liz’s Recycled Fleece Liz” came in a close second and Prudencerabbit’s “From Coverlet to Esther—RECYCLED” was right behind Erdroren. Marina_glory will receive a copy shop printout of a pattern of her choice, a $25 fabric voucher and of course, lots of goodies from BurdaStyle. So congratulations to all, this was such a great challenge with absolutely incredible entries! These entries have certainly inspired me (as I’m sure it has others) to think outside of the box. Congratulations once again!


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