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Welcome to day one of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a sewing machine from Brother! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Tuesday, December 7th to be entered to win!

Whether you’re new to fashion sewing or a skilled veteran of the fitting room, you’ll love the ‘Project Runway’ Limited Edition Innov-ís 40. Dream it, then do it with the Innov-ís 40’s wide array of decorative stitches and convenient machine features. With 40 built-in stitches including 5 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles, 7-point feed dogs, a built-in needle threading system, Quick-set™ bobbin and free-motion stitching, sewing is easy and enjoyable. Made by Brother International Corporation, the exclusive sewing and embroidery licensee of ‘Project Runway,’ and top rated by consumer research magazines, it’s a perfect gift idea this season.

Comment to Win: What techniques or tutorials do you want to see on BurdaStyle?

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.50 PMby tissyalex

    I love the look of this machine. It’s very sleek! Would love to own one of these!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.47 PMby sewbella

    i would love to see more tutorials on accessory making and finishings. From making hat, bags and pattern drafting that goes along with it. I would love to see how other members break new ground with ways to pattern draft and make unique items. Choosing a wide variety of techniques from around the world since our group here is so diverse and talented.

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.43 PMby corvus

    Definitely more for men. I also wouldn’t mind more basic information about fabric- I often feel I’ve learned lots of great techniques without a basic knowledge to ground them in.

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.43 PMby engrbyday

    I would like to see more tutorials on drafting patterns, not just basic slopers, but also taking the basic slopers and manipulating them for different silhouettes.

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      Nov 30, 2010, 05.55 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

      I agree. Also, help on measuring properly. I’ve had to figure some out on my own because the help I read in various places didn’t seem to clear it up.

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.40 PMby analogue

    I would love to see some tutorials on how to use CAD software (such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw) for pattern drafting. I am currently trying to teach myself so I can make professional looking and accurate multisize patterns to upload on the website. I think tutorials on pattern drafting using CAD would not only help people develop a useful skill but could also encourage more members to upload more patterns.

    Another suggestion would be a reference guide to different fabrics (eg wool, silk, jersey, cotton, etc), what they are mainly used for and tips on how best to work with them. This could be an ongoing project members could contribute to.

    I’d also like to see some tutorials on vintage sewing techniques for those of us who are interested in accurately recreating historical costumes as well as more tutorials on how to make undergarments such as bras, girdles, corsets, bustiers etc.

    Last but not least, millinery! I would love to learn to make my own hats, so any tutorials and techniques on the subject would be most helpful.

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      Nov 30, 2010, 07.39 PMby vbugge

      I agree with all of these ideas!! I’d love to learn these things!!

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      Nov 30, 2010, 10.06 PMby shazzie

      I think that Millinery tutorials would be great.

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.38 PMby verypurpleperson

    I would love to know more about vintage sewing techniques. They are very interesting!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.37 PMby janellef1

    I’m pretty new to this site but would like to learn more on finishing touches… How to make a garment look more finished and tailored rather than looking like I made it : )

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      Dec 1, 2010, 04.21 AMby duelfacades

      Same here but Im such a newbie I think there isnt one out there that could help me

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.36 PMby ashleyraine

    I would like to see more bags and clutches. I also really loved the floppy hat tutorial from summer and would like to see more accessories for beginner sewers like myself.

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.32 PMby erikaj

    More on designer techniques and drafting please!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.29 PMby ellohdesign

    I’d like to see some embroidery tutorials and maybe pattern drafting tutorials as well.

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.26 PMby nealc

    I’d like to see some more menswear, please. I’d also like to see some mens hats and accessories.

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      Dec 3, 2010, 10.29 AMby naonao

      agree!!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.18 PMby ravenztarot

    i would love to see more finishing tutorials and simple totes and gift ideas, of course larger pattern sizes.

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