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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)?


This giveaway is sponsored by Ingygo Junction

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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, 06.05 AMby dozaline

    Hard copy is just more convenient for me.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.54 AMby abandonedsock

    i like e-patterns and tutorials. i work odd hours, so it’s nice to be able to download patterns and watch tutorials if i get stuck.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.49 AMby suntory

    ePatterns, because I like to modify them on illustrator, and you can just re-print… a bit cumbersome to put together though.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.47 AMby jessdunstan

    I prefer hard copy patterns

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.43 AMby ahkisha

    Hard copies! It savest he effort of printing and resizing, and they’re just much easier to work with

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.35 AMby craftsomnia

    I like all of them!.. not sure that I have a favorite.. the hard copies are the easiest.. but the e-patterns can be printed again if needed.. and always love informative how-to videos!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.34 AMby mismis777

    I love DVD tutorials but I would have to say that my favorite would still be hard patterns.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.34 AMby ja13littler

    Most of my experience has been with hard copy patterns, but I am learning more about creating my own patterns and personalizing patterns. I guess it varies depending on the project. The instructions and/or instructors play a big part in how well I am able to utilize the pattern as well. Maybe I don’t have a favorite : ) I like to try all types of media!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.29 AMby busybunch

    I like hard copy patterns for clothes, and pdf patterns for accessories and bags. ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.27 AMby annsunny

    hard copy patterns. I don’t have a lot of space, so laying out a bunch of paper to tape together is difficult. As for video tutorials, I like the dvd idea, but most often use online tutorials.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.23 AMby mamiropa

    I prefer the hard copy. This is what I’m used to and I’ll stick to this. It saves time.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.13 AMby audreypopp

    my preference is a paper pattern, hard copy.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.55 AMby ambermarie

    I prefer hard copy patterns. Sometimes I have trouble with the tape staying in place on my epatterns. I do however love a good video tutorial.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.54 AMby sosewchange

    I love online videos. I think it’s a great way to understand the concept of a project and then you’re able to really make it unique because you don’t have a strict pattern that you’re working with hands on. :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.32 AMby Jkabana

    I like them all, but if I am given an option prefer hard copy.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.24 AMby flowergirl3

    I prefer hard copy patternsand online streaming video tutorials. E- Patterns are ok but cumbersome to print. I’m not interested in DVD tutorials but I think they are good options when one doesn’t have high-speed internet access.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.20 AMby ldlakip

    Hard copy generally BUT e-patterns are great for small items you want to make right away. Love YouTube and streaming videos for tutorial purposes.

    It would be wonderful if all hard copy patterns came with a link for a tutorial—great for beginning sewers and sometimes pattern instructions can be hard to understand.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.02 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Hard copy. I guess I’m old school.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.01 AMby serenamichelle

    My preferences depend on what I’m making… if it’s something really simple then online tutorials are great. However, for more intricate items – I like hard copy patterns! With that said – I wish hard copy patterns came with a visual step by step – because sometimes pattern directions are a bit confusing… even my mom who has been sewing for 45+ years has a hard time figuring out the directions from time to time.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.49 AMby Inge Flinte

    hard copy patterns AND online tutorials!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.31 AMby inspirehope

    I prefer hard copy patterns. I love videos to guide me when I need help with something.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.31 AMby dobleufa

    I prefer hard copy patterns

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.27 AMby emmaneezer

    HARD COPY PATTERNS. :) (in all caps, because I’m really serious about this.)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.25 AMby foliusdesign

    i adore online tutorials!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.25 AMby sojeles

    Definitely hard copy patterns, i need something in front of me that i can actually see and touch.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.22 AMby elisabetsy

    Hard copy patterns. There’s something about the tissue paper of a ‘real’ pattern that nothing else quite takes the place of.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.20 AMby jennymachete

    I definitely prefer online streaming tutorials! They are so much easier to follow. sometimes instructions in print get lost in translation.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.18 AMby snowm64

    I prefer patterns to be hard copy unless it is something that is really small and basic dimensions will do. Love to peruse the internet for ideas and simple patterns for small projects.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.15 AMby lhynx28

    Definitely e-patterns and online tutorials. Very accessible for someone who lives outside the US, like me. :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.09 AMby Seeks Corey

    I think hard copy patterns, but I do like online tutorials. Thanks!

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