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Welcome to day 11 of our Holiday Giveaway! Enter to win 3 amazing DVD sets from Threads Magazine! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Sunday, December 12th to be entered to win!

2010 Threads Archive DVD Rom – Value $149.95

Less looking — more sewing! Now, instead of thumbing through your stack of Threads magazines, you can quickly find that fabulous article on creating your own laser-cut designs. Or easily compare dozens of designer secrets for tailoring a jacket for a perfect fit.

Enjoy on-demand access to all 152 issues of Threads. The Threads Archive DVD-ROM gives you easy access to our 152 issues, including any out-of-print issues and all those published in 2010. Now, 25 years’ of expert advice on one easy-to-search disc.

Threads Fitting DVD series – Value $99.95

This 4-part video series was created by our Threads magazine staff based on requests from readers who know the importance of fitting. This series shows, step-by-step, exactly how to achieve a fit that’s just right from top to bottom and it includes:
· step-by-step instruction
· all-new content
· timeless techniques
· 4 essential fitting topics

Amber Eden, Editor in Chief and Judith Neukam, Senior Technical Editor, walk you through the finer points of achieving a custom fit. Plus, you’ll get expert advice from N.Y.C. fashion designer Kenneth D. King.

Best of Threads DVD-ROMs – Value $74.93

The editors of Threads bring you this 2-part DVD-ROM set totaling 100 of our best sewing technique articles – many of them currently out of print. The DVD-ROMS also include videos and answers to our most frequently asked questions. Plus, the DVD-ROMS are fully searchable so in a matter of seconds, you can find the information you need.

Comment to Win: How many projects do finish in a year?

Congratulations to hovis1971, who won a goodie bag from Blumenthal Lansing!


This giveaway is sponsored by Threads Magazine


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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.17 AMby luxihere

    I don’t limit myself with numbers! this year it has been around… let me count. .. 25-30 dresses for my DD itself and about 10-15 for my sister…so i make them as i need them… numbers have limits…so don’t bother to abide by them!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.17 AMby luxihere

    I don’t limit myself with numbers! this year it has been around… let me count. .. 25-30 dresses for my DD itself and about 10-15 for my sister…so i make them as i need them… numbers have limits…so don’t bother to abide by them!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.52 AMby frkbustad

    I don’t finish as many as I would like. Maybe 5-10 in a year, depending on work and personal situation… I can sew really intensly for periods, and then have months without sewing.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.50 AMby margabisa

    I try to finish 1 or 2 garments per month, so I make about 20 garments per year, but I sew also bags, costumes, bears, dolls, etc. I learned sewing when I was living in South Carolina, now I’m back in France since a long time. I learned sewing mostly from Threads Magazine… I still have some old magazines in a box, somewhere… mmmmmmm, upstairs, downstairs, now I MUST find them !!!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.44 AMby atula

    About one per month.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.38 AMby galatina

    This last year has been terrible as not had time – so it’s mostly been presents – about ten small makes (baby booties, scarves, a cowl and a few bags) and one knitted afghan (which took ages). Next year it’ll be back on the clothes!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.22 AMby campanella

    about 20 – mostly tops, usually 1-2 pants, skirts and dresses, and maybe a jacket …

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.15 AMby queenvanilla

    I guess I’m up to 15 right now, that’s for me. I’ve also sewn 19 vest and 5 costumes – so about 39.

    I’m planning some more before the year is over, We’ll see. :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.04 AMby duckiebox

    Hmmm, well this year is sorta where ii really started to design a bit and sew more harder garments – like formal dress etc. and iim still in school and do cadets so ii dont have much time but around 10 is a good average~~~

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.59 AMby danmay

    i’ve just started my first project (a skirt) as i’m new to sewing.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.52 AMby talyq

    I think about 20 – 30, ranging from dresses to pillow covers. I sew for myself, my home and my 6 children :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.50 AMby mgarcia88

    between 15-20 a year..if im in school a lot more

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.28 AMby tnorrod

    I do probably 3 or 4 projects each month, maybe more if I’m really feeling creative! So, I guess, maybe around 40 projects a year. I wish I could do more… maybe if I get these DVD’s, it will improve my efficiency!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.20 AMby rose-s-e

    I think I’ve probably finished 5+ projects this year. I’m lagging behind on sewing projects, but way ahead on knitting ones, so I guess it evens out. Not sure what my average number of projects per year would come out to be if I sat down and thought about it.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.11 AMby andreayasmeen

    Only a few, but because I’m learning, I take more time to try and make things better and learn how to fix things rather than create a bunch of stuff.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.56 AMby mlssfshn

    Between 30-50 with clients and myself about 15-20. If I were to include my production sewing it would be in the 100’s.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.44 AMby stellarbreeze

    I don’t know how much I can finish in a year!! This is my first year working on projects… But I think I have/had about 10 lined up for Christmas alone!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.40 AMby cantare

    Well I aim to finish all that I start, which is quite a few :) An estimate: as few as 5 and as many as 40. Hm, that’s a large range…but it’s true!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.30 AMby lennert

    Not enough! Depends on how much off time I have but probably about 10 to 15… Wish I had more time off!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.19 AMby befadee

    This year I have finished 8 projects or so… hopefully I can double that next year!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.08 AMby Jennifer Bland

    A few more every year than the year before, although this is going to be one of my biggest years yet with 20+.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.55 AMby melorwil

    I only sew about 2 items a month, sometimes its a dress,pants, or a small accessory. I know I need to increase my sewing to at least 1 item a week to make me better. But it is something I truly love, taking a few yards of fabric and turning it into a wonderful rtw garment.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.53 AMby bellab

    This year was about realising my fashion design dream and was able to before that finish about 6 projects a year. With my design and construction skills, I was able to finish twice that amount. I also design and manufacture costume jewellery, which run parallel to the clothing work. 2011 sees these 2 skills being combined as ready-to-wear for the public. Number of projects will be at least 100 by June.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.51 AMby natclem

    I think I finish around 5 – 10 per year, depending on what else I got going on :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.46 AMby gena43

    Depends how much I procrastinate.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.44 AMby crabbymom

    About 5 in the past couple of years. I really want to increase it this year—I have a stack of patterns I want to try and gobs of fabric in my stash. Now all I need is time.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.44 AMby loyl8

    well it depends really. I have made 70-80 different things in 2 yrs so average 37 a year mix of clothes accessories, gifts, custom, etc… I sew all the time, when i have a break at work I throw in a little sewing.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.44 AMby Roberta Kennedy

    I lose track of what all I’ve made because family and friends ask for specific items (purses were big this year) and once they’re gone I forget about them. Since I retired two years ago I’ve spent a good part of every day in my sewing/craft room making something. Being somewhat compulsive, I always have hand work (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, etc.) by my chair in the TV room. There are so many commercials anymore, I can get a lot done and still keep up with the stories!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.43 AMby mentalseamster

    about 30 to 40 projects

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