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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.

368 Comments

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.21 PMby Yvette Stanton

    My favourite item would have to be my Karisma wash out fabric pencil. No more dreadful wash out markers, no more HB pencils. And they really do wash out! Love it!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.18 PMby bethcat404

    I really love my shears. The high quality really makes a difference.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.15 PMby theresa-in-merida

    While I love my seamripper, it’s my hem guage that I use more often. I use it to add a seam allowance to patterns that I’ve made. As a mini-ruler to measure thing or compare them, it’s been used as a compass to make circles and of course to measure an even hem. regards, Theresa

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.15 PMby bethcat404

    I would have to say that my shears are the best tool. I used to use cheap scissors, but high quality shears really make a difference.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.12 PMby mollyapple

    Definitely my seam-ripper! I buy them by the dozen now, have one in the machine drawer, one in the sewing box, another couple in the sewing table drawer, in every room I like to sew in so I don’t have to go hunting and if I lose one I have more around! Even sewing for a living doesn’t stop me making mistakes or changing my mind!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.12 PMby bethcat404

    I guess my favorite tool would be my shears. I used to use cheep scissors, and having high quality shears really makes a difference.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.09 PMby northwestisbest

    My most treasured bit of sewing equipment is a felt pincushion made by mum when she was a young ‘un at school. It’s a bit faded and tatty, but still does the job… plus it has its own history.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.08 PMby pawloo

    It’s definately the spool for the lower thread. I simply have no luck with buying new ones. They never fit. I only have one. It’s like the holy grail to me and I would absolutely be lost if it would dissapear some day!!!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.06 PMby sdraines

    As many others have said before me, my favorite tool is definitely the seam ripper. I’m really bad about not having the right sides facing each other. Mine is the tiny one that came with my sewing machine, so I’m always losing it. My husband knows now that when I let out a mild expletive while sewing I’ve probably mis placed it again.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.06 PMby sewingmomy

    My most praised notion on my sewing box is a strap turner(not correct name) that I inherited from my grandmother. I think of her every time I use it.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.05 PMby Celeste Thayer

    I love my seam ripper…because yes, I make plenty of mistakes!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.03 PMby Isadora Miguel

    I absolutely cannot live without my scissors, they´re my best friend. And I love my magnetic seam guide.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.02 PMby Redsonia

    For me its the foot for invisible zipper, so I don’t fear zippers any more.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.58 PMby Nicole Kendra

    This is an easy one, it the sewing machine gauge sticker. It has varying short and long marks with measurements on it so I can keep track of where I’m sewing. Life is much easier with it!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.57 PMby kel81

    My most treasured tool is my metal ruler. It never breaks, bends, melts or gets covered in scratches. It wipes clean easily and i can always rely on it for a perfect straight edge. It is ultra thin and light weight. I even use it as a screwdriver for my sewing machine when i want to change feet or lift up the foot plate to clean it. I also use it as a thinking tool. I find myself tapping it on the table (or even on the side of my head :/) when i’m thinking about my next step on my project. I can’t start a project without it. I have even thought about buying them in bulk, just in case i do lose it or they become in short supply!!!!! AAggghhh just the thought!!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.55 PMby ezmo

    My most treasured tool in my sewing basket—my embroidery scissors. My aunt has a huge collection of vintage linens (tea-towels, tablecloths, samplers, etc) and though she doesn’t embroider or sew, she loves that I do. For christmas, she presented me with an adorable little set of snips (in the traditional stork design) in a handmade notions box. I don’t get as much use from them as I do my seam ripper or pincushion, but these scissors have the most sentimental value for sure.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.50 PMby emily-marie

    I love my curved embroidery scissors best. They make any visible threads disappear!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.47 PMby jayneklugs

    I would have to say, since I’m a beginner, that my most valued tool is the seam ripper. I really am hoping to move out of that level soon and consider my magnetic pin grabber a close second.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.40 PMby Anna S

    My most treasured notion is the rotary cutter. I have the straight blade as well as the pinking blade, and it makes fabric prep and pattern cutting so much easier than using shears or scissors.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.39 PMby krdrox

    My hand sewing needles and the seam ripper!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.38 PMby maddieo

    My sewing machine needles. It is very important to have the right needle.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.36 PMby Dianna Smalley

    My fabric scissors are something I couldn’t live without. I never knew how valuable a good pair of scissors were till I started sewing. I used to laugh at my grandmother for pretty much keeping hers’ under lock and key. I find myself doing the same thing with my children and hubby.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.35 PMby Michelle Pyxus

    My favourite and MOST treasured tool is my fabric looper..or “stick thingy” as its known as in my studio. Its perfect for making spaghetti straps and turning any skinny strap or tab inside out. It was also referred to as the magic wand by my former studio mate who I eventually had to force to go out and buy one. It’s a fabulous tool but also holds lots of memories and good laughs.

    Aaaah the magic wand stick thingy!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.35 PMby rltejkl

    My Iron a cordless Maytag I got at an auction for $5. Nothing helps a garment look better than pressing as you sew.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.34 PMby ldjdesign

    My most treasured item is my loop turner – ever useful for spaghetti straps, button loops, bag handles – and always satisfying to use! Couldn’t live without it :-)

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.33 PMby renatap

    My favorite tool is my embroidery scissors, small, pointed, always sharp! Really handy!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.30 PMby joanz22

    My most treasured notion is my fabric scissors. I had no idea how precious these were until I started sewing. It make a world of difference having the right scissors for the specific task. I bet there’s a basket just for scissors in everyone’s sewing room.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.29 PMby RC76

    My favourite notion is my seam ripper, ever since i first laid my eyes on it many years ago, I longed to have one of my own, i have always had one in my sewing+mending box

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.28 PMby Crystal Henson

    My rotary tool. Can’t imagine cutting all the fabric I cut with just scissors.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.25 PMby bi4

    My seam rippers, I have three of them in different sizes

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