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Welcome to Day 14 of our Holiday Giveaway! Here is your chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate, good for a one-time purchase, from Ingygo Junction! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Thursday, December 15th to be entered to win!

Indygo Junction’s founder, Amy Barickman has published nearly 1000 pattern titles, architecting a collection of designs with distinct, eclectic style. Our redesigned website features hundreds of patterns and books including clothing, purses, aprons, children’s fashions, jewelry, crafts, toys, home decor, embroidery and much more. The addition of a blog, how-to videos and instructional technique PDF’s have made Indygo Junction a resource for the sewing enthusiast.

Indygo Junction will provide the winner with a $100 gift certificate for a one-time purchase on IndygoJunction.com. All $100 must be spend in one order. Only patterns & books published by Indygo Junction are eligible for purchase with this gift certificate.

Comment to Win: Which do you prefer: hard copy patterns, ePatterns, DVD tutorials or online streaming video (YouTube videos)?


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[Update 12/15/11] – Congratulations to member lydianna for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 14!


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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.37 PMby madyb

    I prefer hard-copy patterns and i really like online video tutorials!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.35 PMby fashionfreek

    I guess a bit of everything.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.33 PMby lennert

    I’m an old fashioned girl… Just give me the paper patterns!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.33 PMby hayleyroper

    hard copy patterns make the sewing process more speedy but having PDF’s means that you can always go back and reprint if you want to go up or down a size of do major alterations, but all the printing and sticking together with tape can be a hassle.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.32 PMby rstott82

    I like hard copy patterns more. But if I’m trying to figure out a new technique I prefer a video tutorial. I’m very visual so I need someone to show me how to do rather than tell me.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.30 PMby mixtlii

    Hard copy patterns are the best, and I like videos for tutorials.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.25 PMby lubica

    I prefer hardcopy patterns that’s why i regularly buy Burda magazine :) The smell of the magazine and it is available anytime, no need to have a pc next to me…

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.23 PMby mcgarryk

    Hard copy patterns with online video’s are the best. It helps to have a clear how to if the directions are hard to understand.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.20 PMby Sewing1x1

    I enjoy online videos, but I prefer hard copy patterns.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.15 PMby pook

    Hard patterns are awesome, but when you aren’t sure how something goes together with a nice finish, a video is the best, you can watch it over and over where you are stuck, and see what you need to be doing.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.15 PMby misscrayolacreepy

    Hard copy. What can I say, I love books.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.10 PMby lydianna

    Hard patterns the best.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.08 PMby eghbravo

    Hard copy patterns….hands down!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.04 PMby macoskrm

    I like hard patterns the best!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.04 PMby rachelhead

    hard copy patterns without a doubt!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.03 PMby aluckmann

    I’m divided! I like ePatterns for my knitting because I take my knitting everywhere and before a project’s end, the pattern can be pretty tattered – so I can just print out another copy and carry it with me. When it comes to sewing I like a hard copy pattern because it’s what I’m most familiar with – and I find they are easier to store than a PDF that has been printed out and cut. (But it’s nice to always have a copy on my computer as well).

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.01 PMby redredhoodie

    I like hard patterns best. Preferrebly just one design on one sheet so I can actually cut it without tracing it first.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.01 PMby heidilea

    Hard copy patterns. I like the physicality of it in my hands and I guess I’m old-fashioned, but I don’t like watching videos on my computer or TV. Sometimes, I’ll watch that PBS Create sewing show, but I’m not a big fan of vids for this sort of thing.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.58 PMby MyMagicWord

    I prefer hard patterns. But I do love the video tutorials of technique on YouTube or on blog sites. Sometimes there’s no substitute for actually SEEING a technique done. (Plus, it makes things look easier to accomplish so I’m more game to try it! haha!)

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.57 PMby babyjenn

    Recently, I have really been getting into the idea of making my own patterns. So, e-patterns are a really good starting point for me. It allows me to alter them in any sort of creative way I want. Hard copies are always the old stand by but to nurture my creative side I ALWAYS go with e-patterns.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.55 PMby plaidlinoleum

    Hard copy patterns for most things, and step by step picture tutorials (not video) online for techniques and simple things.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.53 PMby moorjenn

    Tough choice, but I really prefer hard-copy or DVD instruction if I have to do something complicated. I like the combination of written and visual instruction to fit my learning style. There’s also just something special about hard-copy patterns, like books— they have that smell, the feel of the paper, etc. It’s rooted in memory of my first sewing experiences.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.52 PMby queijada

    I love to be able to download patterns so I can get started right away!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.50 PMby ehfraht

    I prefer hard copy patterns for very detailed patterns. I can do e-patterns for simple things and to learn differnt techniques that I may incorporate into a personal design.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.46 PMby nanette50

    I’m with GemmaFloyd, I prefer hard copy patterns.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.46 PMby SewSunshine

    I prefer hard copy patterns. I make a working copy so the tissue is not ruined. Sometimes I make the copy our of freezer paper so I can iron it on to the fabric for ealier cutting. Try it, you’ll like it especially with lightweight fabrics that can be slippery. I am always using referencs books but not for a pattern.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.46 PMby arwencayton

    Hard copy patterns due to the fact I mix and match patterns to get what I want.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.45 PMby Sapsorrow

    Hard copy patterns, especially vintage ones as they can be shared around easily and kept as future family heirlooms!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.42 PMby jeweleddragon

    I use all the different pattern and tutorial media for different purposes, so I don’t have a preference for any of them over the others, specifically, though I tend to use e-patterns, hard copy patterns and online streaming videos the most. I like e-patterns for their accessibility, portability and ties to the indie pattern-making industry. I like hard copy patterns because they come pre-printed and I don’t have to worry about whether I have the paper to print them out. ;) And I like online videos because many of them are free or inexpensive and they can often illuminate the niggly little details of certain techniques and provide inspirational eye candy.

    I think I tend to avoid DVDs, though, because they take up physical space without really providing any advantage in terms of the physical world, meaning materials.

    Anyway, I definitely still love books and hard copy patterns, and I doubt I’ll stop any time soon. ;)

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.41 PMby thisdamselflies

    In the end, I’d prefer a hard copy pattern over anything else. I really love streaming video online, but I’m only likely to use it if it’s free, and only to supplement a pattern.

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