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This giveaway is now closed, and the winner has been contacted. It is day 5 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways! Each day we will be giving away a prize, and all you have to do is comment to win. Today you have the chance to win a Elna 570 Sewing Machine…

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Ready to step up your apparel sewing game in the new year? How about the gift of a new Elna 570 sewing machine? With all the utility and decorative stitches you’d need, paired with bright LED lighting and a button that cuts the threads for you it’ll be no time before you’re stitching a whole new wardrobe!

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Giveaway is only open to residents of North America, winners will be randomly selected and contacted the day after the giveaway by their email address associated with their BurdaStyle account and announced on our Facebook book page. Comment below to enter to win!


Comment below with what’s the most memorable thing you’ve made for past holidays?

Good Luck!


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    Dec 9, 2017, 02.54 PMby Nneka Okonkwo

    I love Elena’s. I once tried one in a store but, I couldn’t afford to buy it.

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    Dec 7, 2017, 02.08 PMby yvonnemadden

    Each year my mother sister and I make a Christmas ornament. The ornaments are very special but more so is the time we spend together.

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    Dec 7, 2017, 12.13 PMby irachica

    The glittery dress for the n NEW YEARS.

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    Dec 7, 2017, 02.41 AMby RibbonsofLisa

    A Christmas stocking for my first grandchild for her first Christmas

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    Dec 7, 2017, 02.18 AMby Ladybugcda

    Most memorable was a red lined pant suit when I was a teen and sewed my xmas outfit! Sweet sewimg memory!

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    Dec 7, 2017, 02.06 AMby addiqtiv

    I actually have never sewn anything for the holidays but I really want to make a duster for one of my aunts this year. She’s really generous and always encouraging and loving on us. I want to do something special for her.

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    Dec 7, 2017, 01.00 AMby maryanndoherty

    Not sewing related, but a few summers ago I spent each weekend making gourmet jams as Christmas gifts for friends and family. I put them together in boxes of three each. The varieties included apricot-habanero, rose water-raspberry, wild blackberry vanilla, strawberry vanilla, zesty lemon curd, orange-pineapple marmalade, blueberry-brandy, and cranberry-fig chutney. Each came with a small recipe card for either scones, muffins, or cookies. They were a great hit!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 11.10 PMby 2bfabulous

    The most memorable items that I have made for past holidays were a maxi kimono dress; a sequin cardigan and pencil skirt

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    Dec 6, 2017, 09.15 PMby joyousdw

    One year I made washcloth animal puppets for all my nieces and nephews. Appliquéing all the little faces was fun.

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    Dec 6, 2017, 06.54 PMby pj201

    I’m getting ready for our beautiful church’s Christmas banquet by making a silver straight skirt to wear with an off white bell sleeve blouse. I hope to start making clothes for children in need.

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    Dec 6, 2017, 04.45 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I’ve made lots of little gifts and decorations. My favorite was a felt garland

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    Dec 6, 2017, 04.40 PMby gilliana

    I like making clothes, but I will always love the Christmas stockings I’ve made for my husband and myself!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 04.25 PMby balletnobody

    A luxe wool coat

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    Dec 6, 2017, 04.21 PMby joen

    This year! I made a beautiful floral burnout velvet kimono to wear dressed up or down for all my holiday parties! It turned out beautiful!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 04.11 PMby amyparigi

    American Girl doll carrier bags. Still being used years later for overnight bags!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 03.50 PMby vtthomas

    My most memorable item was pajamas for my son. He loved them so much he didn’t want to take them off!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 02.40 PMby pixiestickdiet

    I made pot holders for all my friends. They were made out of a pinkvintage cake/cupcake print with a red binding all around. I used thermal lining to make them functional. Made diagonal seams about an 1" apart for a “quilted” look and added a hook made of twill tape. Everyone loved them!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 02.38 PMby Hope9x

    This contest is really making me reflect…my daughter’s bedroom set which was a mess because I had very little idea of what I was doing!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 02.09 PMby LakeWylieMom

    I made a beautiful chocolate brown and peach couture dress for my 15 year old daughter. All day she was wearing it she kept saying, “I feel pretty”. This lifted my heart. She suffers from depression, so to have such a wonderful day because I can sew, was the best.

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    Dec 6, 2017, 02.03 PMby Badenia

    Next assignment was in the southwest of Belgium. We moved into a house with, what seemed peculiar curtain rods built into the ceiling. The living room had one complete wall of window. A very helpful salesperson in a downtown fabric store explained what kind of ribbon and hooks I needed to make curtains, which would, with the flip of a wrist fly open or close. I finished a few days before Christmas and again, being able to sew saved the day.

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    Dec 6, 2017, 01.32 PMby Katerina Wimberley

    Faux fur vests with Pom Pom ties. I made one for my daughter and two more for her cousins. They all loved their fun vests and it made me smile

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    Dec 6, 2017, 01.05 PMby mystitches

    Of the many many items I made over the years I think my favorite were the stockings I made for each of my daughters. They are all grown up now, but they still use them!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 12.15 PMby Colleen Elston

    My cousins son wanted a Star Trek uniform one year and she couldn’t find it anywhere so I made it down to the last detail!

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    Dec 6, 2017, 12.12 PMby EileenCall

    I made a little red collar wit bells for my

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    Dec 6, 2017, 12.11 PMby RockItInARocket

    I made some hand made under the sea themed ornaments one year using up scraps of luxurious fabrics I couldn’t bear to part with and added some hand bearing as a finishing touch.

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    Dec 6, 2017, 11.56 AMby darlene antonio

    Making a 3 course meal for my family (parents and siblings) set the table using table napkins i made. Something i do for the past 3 years

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    Dec 6, 2017, 10.51 AMby itskathy

    My mother would bring make “ordinary” things into craft projects for my sisters and I every holiday season. Old Readers Digest magazines were folded and spray painted to make Christmas trees. Styrofoam balls, medicine cups and glitter were transformed into glittery decorations to hang in the foyer. She was a single mom, but always made us feel that the holidays were a time for family time to create something beautiful with our imaginations.

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    Dec 6, 2017, 06.23 AMby Chloe Collins

    Hello!

    I made one year a fireplace XMas runner and it was nice. It was my 1st time and there were some parts I would have liked it to come out better, but overall it came out quite nicely. It was my first time so I appreciated that moment. I think when you sew even it’s something you’ve done many times before – there is always a way to make the item unique and improve the technique of construction.

    So that is my moments. I am hoping that I can make MANY MORE. Good luck everyone and Happy Holidays and blessings. :)

    Sincerely, Chloe Collinslamotoguzzi@yahoo.com

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    Dec 6, 2017, 06.03 AMby brownmn6

    Right now I’m trying to finish some hand puppets for Christmas

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    Dec 6, 2017, 05.52 AMby bkogos

    I make blankets as Christmas gifts every year.

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