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[Update 11/14/2011] – Congratulations to mad14kt, who was randomly selected to win this dress form!

Dritz has an amazing selection of sewing notions, trims and tools that any seamstress or seamster would love.

We used some of their items for two of our latest craft projects, “Grommet Skirt” and “Make Hearts, Not War.” We loved using all of the supplies!

Now, until Monday, November 14th, Dritz is giving away one of their amazing “My Double Deluxe (Small)” dress forms. Here are all the great features it has:

- Designed to fit pants plus all other types of garments (gowns , dresses, suits & skirts).
- Off-set center pole for hanging pants
- Shaped hips -bottom & thighs for fitting pants
- Longer pole to accommodate taller women – wedding dresses & evening gowns
- Extended shoulders for supporting & setting in sleeves
- 12 Rotating dial wheels at bust – waist & hips
- Adjustments can be made in precise increments
- Adjustable back waist length
- Adjustable neck with pin cushion
- Pin Hem Marker
- Foam-backed nylon cover for easy pinning & marking.

Sounds cool, right?! To enter, answer the following: What’s your most treasured tool or notion in your sewing basket?

Good Luck!

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.


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    Nov 12, 2011, 12.19 PMby petuniajune

    Dritz’s wonderful seam ripper with the little red ball that prevents accidents is my most valuable tool! My grandmother taught me to sew but my mother taught me to use a seam ripper. Knowing how to unsew safely is an invaluable skill for continuing a garment to completion and perfection. If you sew with a machine you need Dritz’s seam ripper.

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    Nov 12, 2011, 11.38 AMby EnolaS5

    A bar of soap… I know this must sound a little funny… ;) When the bar of soap gets too small to handle in the shower, I use it in stead of chalk, its kind of like recycling, without the extra cost.

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    Nov 12, 2011, 10.45 AMby scandium

    My most valuable tool would have to be my left-handed shears, and notion would have to be premade bias tape.

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    Nov 12, 2011, 10.21 AMby alessandra69

    la carta velina!….come farei senza?!
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    Nov 12, 2011, 06.55 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    my tape measure!!
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    Nov 12, 2011, 02.08 AMby soulsister

    I recently got three different sized bias tape folders. I haven’t had much of a chance to use them yet, but they are already my favorite sewing notion! No more pinning, measuring and folding bias tape by hand!

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    Nov 12, 2011, 01.24 AMby elaineren

    I am fondly thinking of my Dritz beginner sewing kit I bought for home ec many moons ago. :)

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    Nov 12, 2011, 12.59 AMby mad14kt

    My guage metal ruler ;D

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    Nov 12, 2011, 12.04 AMby tonirenae

    I have a Dritz notion that I can’t remember the name of, but it’s a pair of tweezers on one end and has a flat hook sort of thing on the other. I use it constantly! The flat side stays by my machine to be able to catch my bobbin thread and pull it up and the tweezers are perfect for plucking fabric bits when I’ve had to use my seam ripper (my second favorite notion—ha!). If I ever see this notion again I will buy multiples to give as gifts to all of my sewing friends. I love it!!

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    Nov 11, 2011, 11.41 PMby viquena

    Probably my cutting mat. To think that I used to just risk damaging my table!

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    Nov 11, 2011, 10.39 PMby rubicat

    I’d guess my most favored tool would be my rotary cutter – I had despaired of cutting any more fabric due to arthritic hands until I finally tried then purchased a rotary cutter and had my eyes opened to the modern world!

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    Nov 11, 2011, 10.34 PMby lowson

    Just discovered how great a real point turner actually works, instead of a chopstick or a bamboo skewer.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 08.27 PMby kate1313

    I think I’m with the majority here in saying my seam ripper (sadly).

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    Nov 11, 2011, 07.44 PMby lionsforlove

    chalk. without a doubt i dont know what i would do without it.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 07.27 PMby bookishmegs

    My seam ripper ;)

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    Nov 11, 2011, 07.09 PMby dozz

    my rollerblade powder marking pen – with teeth =)

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    Nov 11, 2011, 07.05 PMby ggexpansive

    I have a love hate relationship with my seam riper, but i know i need it as much as my hand:(

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    Nov 11, 2011, 05.24 PMby claudiarelyea

    Seam ripper of course, and my scissors.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 04.20 PMby Saeriu

    What’s your most treasured tool or notion in your sewing basket? My treasured tools are my seam ripper and hand quilting needles. Use both of these for just about everything.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 02.33 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    A seam ripper is essential, but something else I would not consider my sewing kit complete without is my pair of fine-pointed embroidery scissors. They are perfect for clipping the corners of bound buttonholes. A thimble protects my middle finger. Also, I keep my pins in a rectangular trinket box – they look like treasure in a chest! The prettier the notions and tools the better!

    I just got a sewing gauge so I haven’t had much chance to enjoy it yet. I got the hemline one. I don’t know if the Nancy Zieman one is any better. Does anyone know?

    I also got a travel sewing kit to keep in my handbag. The stuff inside is very cheap, but the purse is very nice. It’s tartan with a golden fastening that clips shut like old-fashioned purses do.

    I wish I had a dress-form but hardly any come in petite. I really like those “catwalk” ones that are white. If I could design one it would have adjustable posture, be pinable, and have dark wooden feet with ball-like wheels hidden inside. Also, the armholes would be the correct shape instead of ovals.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 02.23 PMby psychorat

    My tracing feel with variable seam allowances. It made cutting so much faster.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 01.21 PMby Laurie Green

    I see I am not alone in saying that it is my seam ripper!

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    Nov 11, 2011, 11.30 AMby JoyceAnna D'Alessandro

    My very sharp fiskars scissors

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    Nov 11, 2011, 09.55 AMby Stitchgirl78

    Tough choice! It would have to be my seam ripper.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 04.35 AMby littlejay

    I need one of these. I’m not kidding.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 02.06 AMby captain-leslie

    My most treasured sewing notion is my Drits self covered button’s i can not live with out them they complete my vintage inspired clothes!!
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    Nov 11, 2011, 12.56 AMby ggexpansive

    Me, me , me. I love my shears. If i did not have them i would have to rip through fabric with my hands and teeth.

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    Nov 11, 2011, 12.31 AMby gaylee1949

    I’m afraid I have to claim my seam ripper as my favorite tool. It’s at least the one used the most!

    Gail D.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 10.55 PMby crazydavises

    Hmm… I’d have to say that I use my rotary cutter the most, or my tape measure. All the tools are really great — and it’s wonderful having the right tool for each job.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 10.27 PMby Anjomo

    Definitely my seam ripper. :)

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