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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!

Whether you’re a fashion sewing newbie or a super-skilled seamstress, you’ll love the creative potential the Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 brings to your design table. Dream it, sketch it and make it your own with Innov-ís 40’s awesome array of decorative stitches and fantastic machine features.

With the Innov-ís 40 you get:

- 40 built-in sewing stitches, including 5 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles

- Stitch selection via dial and LCD display

- 7-point feed dogs

- Free-motion stitching

- Jam resistant top bobbin with Quick-set™ bobbin

- Built-in automatic needle threading system

- Soft cover to help protect your machine

This is your chance to win this beauty for yourself if you can comment below your answer to the following question:

What fashion project would you tackle if you were the lucky winner of the Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40?

Leave your comment by 930am EST on Monday, April 4th for your chance to be eligible. This contest is open to all BurdaStyle members worldwide.

Good luck!

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    Nov 15, 2011, 07.50 AMby lails08

    I would tackle my first blazer/fitted jacket, but I would love to add embroidery to it, kind of like the old fashioned sailor style jackets. Just started sewing again a few days ago and I’m so inspired by everything I see!! So many projects in mind!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 03.45 AMby shanshasha

    If i won this machine i would try to complete the cupcake skirt and a tulip skirt i started but never finished because of a currently broken sewing machine .

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    Aug 23, 2011, 11.59 PMby goga

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    May 20, 2011, 12.57 PMby zhului

    I’ve been sewing for all 8 of the children for years, 642-691 test they are all grown up now and out of the house with children of their own and I finally get to sew for me, SK0-003 test the last time I did any serious me sewing was more than 30 years ago! I’m “sew” excited! I love Burda Style magazine and have so many things LX0-101 test I’d love to make for myself! This sewing machine would be a wonderful addition!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.21 PMby vivientropy

    I’ve been sewing for all 8 of the children for years, they are all grown up now and out of the house with children of their own and I finally get to sew for me, the last time I did any serious me sewing was more than 30 years ago! I’m “sew” excited! I love Burda Style magazine and have so many things I’d love to make for myself! This sewing machine would be a wonderful addition!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 06.27 PMby emmelou

    My 10th Wedding Anniversary is coming up and my hubby & I are renewing our vows. I have plans to make a dress and a new sewing machine would be absolutely wonderful. I want to be able to do some embroidery on the dress, but my current machine doesn’t have that feature.

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    Apr 10, 2011, 12.38 PMby reLYME

    I’m a single teacher who just bought her first house last summer. There’s a room in my house, a loft, that I’ve been hoping to turn into my little sewing haven. My big project would be sewing curtains and throw pillows for the loft. (My next project is sewing well-fititng summer dresses because of my recent weight loss!)

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    Apr 5, 2011, 10.16 PMby PaulainAz

    I’ve been wanting to get back into sewing more than curtains and drapes, and shortening pants for my dear hubby, and mending torn seams for some time now. I know there is nothing wrong with my current 30-something-year-old machine, but just maybe a brand new machine with FIVE different buttonholes that sew automatically to the button’s size and other electronic “goodies” is just what I need to get myself back to making some better fitting clothes for myself and some really cute items for my seven grandchildren. I have plenty of fabric—I’m just one of the many ‘fabriholics’ that are around—and I should really put it to good use!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 02.21 AMby starry

    Wow a fabulous machine to tackle my huge fabric collection! All the inspiration from clothing, quilting to crafts will be much easier with this Project Runway Brother sewing machine. Some of the projects on the drawing board include blazers, outercoat, pants, blouses, slipcovers, quilts, crafts- doll clothing. This machine will be well loved and cared for and be used to shape many shelving units of delicious fabric. Very passionate about sewing and machines. Lynn

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    Apr 4, 2011, 08.44 PMby michellee

    I would love to win the fab new Brother Limited Edition Project Runway sewing machine as I have an awesome sewing project to create involving offcuts of high quality upholstery fabric and some awesome funky handbag patterns! I am sure this will put the machine through all it’s paces and allow me to experiment with it’s great new features!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 02.40 PMby somethingcute

    i would sew some new blouses using the button hole feature! :)

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    Apr 4, 2011, 12.29 PMby Nancysue

    I would use this machine to sew up camping gear. From sewing camping hats, dish washing bags, to sleeping bags, I would love to sew on this machine this spring while watching new episodes of Project Runway. Whew! Why do they make us wait so long for new episodes??!! I heard the new ones are starting late spring :)

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    Apr 4, 2011, 12.24 PMby SonjaMullen

    Looks like a neat machine – and so very portable! I’d love it – and would like to teach someone to sew!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 06.47 AMby mixtlii

    I would love to win this sewing machine, to sew all my summer wardrobe! I would make a white dress using all the decorative stitches on the machine to make it unique! Right now, my sewing machine is the more basic tat you can find on the market, well it works ok but anything a bit difficult becomes complicate, and watch your ears when I use it!! Thanks :)

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    Apr 4, 2011, 03.18 AMby amabbate

    I’d love to make my first spring dress on a machine. I saw a super cute pattern on here!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 02.40 AMby Donna Battle

    I’ve lost over 40 pounds (on my way to my goal of losing 100 pounds this year), so my first project would be to take in my clothes that can be altered, and sew some new ones – I’m thinking some sun dresses for summer, maybe some pants and skirts for work.

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    Apr 4, 2011, 01.11 AMby jennaleigh-1

    If i won this amazing Brothers Project Runway edition sewing machine i would be the happiest person in the world. I have been saving up for a new sewing machine for about half a year now bc i would like to make most if not all of my own unique cloths for my senior year. I would also like to be able to create my own homecoming and prom dress. If i could do that it would be a dream come true. If i were to win this machine i would also make blankets for some friends of mine. And cloths for a little girl that i babysit.. i am also considering going to college for fashion design. Please help a girls dreams come true. Thank you so much.

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    Apr 4, 2011, 12.34 AMby laadylizz

    If I won the Brother Project Runway sewing machine I would create my clothing line of 70s and 80s clothing with a modern twist =) Also clothes for my nieces because they love wearing the clothes I make for them. My sewing machine right now is a very generic brand that breaks the needles for lightweight garments, the only needles it doesn’t break are the jeans needles :( poor fabric!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 12.25 AMby polyperk

    My current machine sounds like a freight train thats about to derail. I’d love to sew my summer wardrobe with this beaut! Then maybe I’d have some peace and quite in my apartment.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 09.19 PMby kraft4fun

    If I am the lucky winner of the Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 then the first project that I would make is a mixed media wall hanging. Then I would love to make home items spruce up my home. Maybe some mathing cushions. So, keeping my fingers crossed. ….and hoping to win.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 09.08 PMby lilsenh

    I would make a belly dancing costume ready for my first ever show appearance in June. I inherited an old-style wood-topped iron foot-peddle Singer sewing machine from my grandmother which is a great spiritual inspiration, but falls short on the practical incentive. I would love such a fabulous brand-spankingly modern machine to make the intricate details and embellishments every hand-made garment-maker desires. There are some great belly-dance projects featured here. The BurdaStyle community has inspired me to plunge in at the deep end to make an outfit for a dance that honors the female body of every proportion whether luscious or wispy, and that physically expresses womanliness in all its infinite adaptations and styles. A big challenge but if I can do it on time I could be wearing it on stage in a few months!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 08.37 PMby layaly42

    I was always told that i have really good style and fashion and that’s what made me think of learning to design clothes, other than the fact that i have a passion for fashion. My dad got me a small sewing machine to practice on, and that’s when i started teaching myself how to sew and design dresses of different kinds.

    If I was to have this sewing machine i know i would design the dress that i had in mind for a while now, which i am quite sure will get me into the fashion desgin business and get me to the top line……and that is a dream to come true sooner than later :)

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    Apr 3, 2011, 07.54 PMby Mallory Katz

    Actually- funny story. My seamstress friend was teaching to me to sew, and we were doing costume comissions together. She had this exact machine, but had to move, and it broke in transit.

    My friend has had a really hard year, so I would love to win this for her. And as for the project I’d do? We’d finally be able to get back to the costumes!

    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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    Apr 3, 2011, 07.25 PMby Mj Lester

    I’ll be teaching summer school in the south this summer. I’d make some cool, cotton sundresses!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 04.36 PMby lazyandvain

    I would make a 1920’s One-Hour Dress out of tie-dyed silk. My poor old sewing machine got me through fashion school and is now on its last legs. The spool holders came off and now I have to stick a double-pointed knitting needle into the machine to hold the thread! Not ideal. I make all my own clothes and would be so grateful to win this machine.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 02.46 PMby nyphertiti

    I have so many projects on my sewing ‘to do’ list’ but now that spring is finally here I guess I’d start witha pretty blouse.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 08.31 AMby marmota-b

    All of them, naturally. :-) But one of them would be a dress for my mother we came up with together.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 04.08 AMby cheritwist

    I have a number of BurdaStyle Magazine patterns cut out and ready to go. I need a machine!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 03.39 AMby chieflotsahair

    I believe I would be a bit selfish and the first few items made by the machine would be for my wardrobe. Then I would get to projects that I would like to make for my niece. This would also be a second machine, so I would finally be able to pass on a sewing machine to my sister who would really like to sew again.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 03.12 AMby Ashlee Hatten

    If I won this machine I would make a dress that I’ve had the pattern and the material since November but have been scared to start. I’m new to sewing and am still building my skills. I really enjoy it though. I also would complete alot of recon projects.

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