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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 15, 2011, 01.37 PMby libra-s

    I like hard copy patterns and DVD tutorials.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.35 PMby nostephot

    I think I prefer epatterns… except when they are large and require a large number of pages to be put together then I rather a traditional printed pattern! Thanks

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.20 PMby thecrow

    I prefer single-hardcopy patterns :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.18 PMby lynellen

    I learned to sew using the old fashioned tissue paper patterns, so they are more comfortable for me. But I love the digital era we are now in and how quickly available e-patterns are! YouTube tutorials are an amazing resource that I use when I need to brush up on a technique or learn a new one. I feel like we have the best of all the worlds with the availability of so many ways to explore sewing & crafting.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.15 PMby carole212

    count me in with hard copy patterns!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.06 PMby Victoria Callas

    I prefer hard-copy patterns. To tell the truth, I haven’t tried to work other way yet. Maybe I’m little bit old-fashioned.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.02 PMby Natalshok

    Usually I work with the hard copy patterns, but sometimes I look for my inspiration on YouTube

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    Dec 15, 2011, 12.55 PMby oslocraft

    It depends… hard copies are usually what I prefer, but if I’m trying out a new technique, video clips on youtube are often very helpful!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 12.55 PMby needtosew

    I like hard copy the best, but also like epatterns and YouTube videos.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.49 AMby Margaret Hadam-Hay

    I prefer the hard copy patterns, followed by e-patterns. I’m not much for watching videos. I have made my own patterns for some projects as well.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.22 AMby lalbright

    I enjoy hard copy patterns. They allow me to customize my projects. I do use youtube videos as reference sometimes.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.07 AMby psychorat

    Except of Youtube videos I use all of the media, but I prefer hard copy patterns.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.03 AMby supergirl2000

    Hard copy patterns for a specific garment, but for tricky techniques I’ll also look up a video tutorial/youtube online as with fiddly things it helps me to see a demo.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.57 AMby xxmazenxx

    Being able to see some one explain something visually is a huge help to me. I like hard copies but prefer videos.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.54 AMby rebpalma

    Online tutorials have made my life easier!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.31 AMby peach

    I like hard copies but also like the thought of dvd tutorials/ steaming videos because the visualiztion helps me most when I’m stuck.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.20 AMby Jazmijntje

    I prefer single-hardcopy patterns, I don’t like the hard copy ones holding several paterns at once, It’s to big of a puzzle sometimes! (especially as I am a beginner in sewing). Next to these patterns I like video (online streaming) tutorials. I can stop them, rewind them and it shows (mostly) more clearly what to do than written or pictured tutorials. Don’t mind to keep my laptop next to my project. Never tried DVD’s though.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.14 AMby queenvanilla

    Probably epatterns and online streaming – it’s cheaper. But mostly I’m doing my own patterns (I often have to edit them anyways).

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.51 AMby lj2shoes

    I prefer e-patterns because they are so much easier to find, buy, modify and reprint as needed. They are definitely a pain to assemble though. Hard copy is great once you’ve located what you want and bought it – though can be more expensive. Video can’t really be compared to patterns. I suppose they’re useful for beginners, or to learn a new technique. I have never used DVD, and have rarely watched sewing videos online.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.48 AMby pinkrebunny

    Hard copy because then I can bring it to my project so I’m not glued to my computer to work on it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.37 AMby iloveicecream2

    i prefer hard copy, but you tube videos is a great visualization for instructions

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.30 AMby Tanja Barudzija

    Hard copy ! But I love YouTube and streaming videos

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.47 AMby nani

    I never tried DVD.. the rest, I like them all! :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.32 AMby Sescún Marías

    Personally, I prefer “classical” printed patterns in printed Spanish edition of Burda magazine, and maybe old American vintage patterns too… Just try to follow the instructions, and learn by myself how to solve sewing problems… a kind of self-learning. And in case I am in real trouble, I ask mom!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.10 AMby emmazoemom

    I’m old fashioned, I like hard copy patterns.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.59 AMby sg1net

    I love all of them! ;)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.51 AMby landtuna

    Hard copy, with a side of streaming video. ePatterns make me buggy. I am resistant to the digital future.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.46 AMby Vivat Veritas

    I do like hard copy patterns only because I dont have to print them out myself and glue them together! E-patterns are nice because when you buy it, you receive it right away!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.18 AMby shaharban

    well well well….i’m very very new to all these things…just a beginner…so i prefer all the 3 methods…hard copy,e-patterns as well as video tutorials… :-)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.17 AMby madli

    Most of all I like hard copies, but sometimes a e-pattern is the most comfortable way to go.

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