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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, 03.09 AMby Seeks Corey

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

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.06 AMby 39galaxyz

    yo prefiero los patrones en papel, siempre son mejores cuando estan impresas, como los libros

    I prefer the patterns on paper, are best when they are printed, such as books

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.06 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    i prefer hard copy patterns .

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.58 AMby corvus

    Hard copy, though the tissue paper can drive me mad.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.55 AMby erinacb

    I love hard copy patterns, I’m very much a traditionalist that way.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.51 AMby photodoll

    I like hard copy but I also like to make my own.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.51 AMby nopushover

    Hard pattern with a dvd. Still too lazy to print and tape e-patterns together.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.43 AMby Brandy totten

    I prefer epatterns with A tutorial already written on a blog hehe.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.27 AMby alexus1325

    I truly prefer having paper patterns, because I can trace out what I need onto wax paper and get going right away. In general, the agony of cut-and-paste is only worth it (to me) with free e-patterns.

    As far as videos go, I like short streaming vids on techniques. If I have to watch for more than 3 or 4 minutes, I often don’t bother. For example, the neckline bindings for knits videos on Threads were an absolute godsend to me: short, sweet, and easily understood. For whole garments, I prefer photo tutorials, because I read really fast.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.27 AMby captain-obvious

    I prefer hard copy patterns but now I feel guilty cutting into them.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.27 AMby captain-obvious

    I prefer hard copy patterns but now I feel guilty cutting into them.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.25 AMby sherris

    Definitely hard copy patterns. The printing/cutting/pasting of e-patterns is what makes me dislike them. Thanks!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.11 AMby 10ashus

    I have ordered ePatterns when I could not get it any other way or I was in a hurry, but the hard copy pattern is my preference. Best of both worlds is to order hard copy patterns on-line.

    On-line streaming video (YouTube videos) gets an A+ for tutorials. No storage required. No waiting for the mail. No old disks to sit in the landfills when the next technology comes into vogue.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.10 AMby tvriz

    I have to have hard copy patterns, but I enjoy online patterns for something small (like a purse). I don’t like having to draft out my own patterns because the margin of error is too great.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.09 AMby clairegeit

    Online patterns are great for making alterations as you can draw all over and cut them up without wreaking the orginal pattern

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.59 AMby sewbeadynana

    My favorite is the hard copy, either as a book, magazine or pattern. I do like to watch tutorials on the internet though for ideas and do print off patterns to use when available.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.56 AMby verypurpleperson

    I prefer hard copy patterns and online videos for tutorials and techique.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.54 AMby imazingg

    I’d very much prefer hard-copy sewing patterns, because I honestly would rather not take the time to try and tape together separate pieces of paper only to cut them back up again. I also like online streaming videos. They’re very helpful when you get stuck on a step in the instructions or two.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.50 AMby daughterofzion

    I prefer hard copy patterns and thoroughly enjoy online tutorials. I simply enjoy creating, sewing, crafting, and Burda Style! Happy Holidays!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.50 AMby daughterofzion

    I prefer hard copy patterns and thoroughly enjoy online tutorials. I simply enjoy creating, sewing, crafting, and Burda Style! Happy Holidays!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.46 AMby ellenjane

    All of the tips and instructions that can be found on the internet are fabulous and very helpful, but without a hard copy pattern I get stuck.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.45 AMby madrid64

    I prefer hard copy patterns but lately have been viewing ALOT of online streaming videos. They are really helpful when you are a visual type learner, which I am! So I am beginning to like those quite a bit!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.43 AMby detroitgirl77

    For awhile, I preferred ePatterns for the instant gratification aspect, but lately, I’ve liked the hard copy patterns as it is so much easier to just trace a size when needed, versus printing, taping, cutting, etc for a pattern, plus it saves on paper and ink. I do like a lot of the tutorials that are available on blogs and youtube as well.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.37 AMby dewreb

    I prefer hard copy patterns.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.35 AMby laurel37

    I definitely prefer hard copy patterns. They’re so much easier to modify and I don’t have to fuss with printing them out!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.27 AMby cherryjane

    Looking to improve my sewing skills, I would think the DVD tutorials would be of the most use to me.
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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.23 AMby jennyrecorder

    For me it is hard copy patters, followed closely by video tutorials. The former because they are there when you want them, the latter, because they are almost as good as being in a class, seeing the actual process is really valuable when you are unsure :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.23 AMby eyesofmad

    I get frustrated with hard copy patterns because it seems like the directions are ALWAYS way too overly complex. So I tend to prefer e-patterns for that reason.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.22 AMby lauramae

    I prefer hard copy patterns because there is no extra preparation. When I get a new pattern, I often want to jump right in, and printing out and taping things together tends to slow me down.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.14 AMby darby1412

    I like any pattern that allows me to make an end result so Hard copy and Epatterns suit, I prefer a pattern than having to draft one from instructions but I am becoming more confident with that too.

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