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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

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

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


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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.00 PMby dianajanssen

    Hard copies are my first choice (Burdastyle magazine counts as a hard copy, right). I have used e-patterns but haven’t liked them as much – usually because I have to do the extra work of taping the pattern together and then cutting it out. They don’t really save me time or money so back to the hard copy I go.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.55 PMby Mia1

    I prefer hard copy patterns just because.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.54 PMby ddw113

    I prefer hard copy patterns, but do enjoy watching DVDs and videos to lean techniques

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.51 PMby sewsalot65

    I definitely prefer hard copy patterns. I guess I am just ‘old school’ when it comes to patterns and sewing.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.51 PMby gccmom

    I am definitely old fashioned…I prefer hard copy patterns!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.38 PMby amyjoybags

    hard copy, it saves me from having to print it out and re-size.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.37 PMby rtibbett

    I really like a combination of a hard copy pattern with a tutorial. Even if it’s not the same pattern seeing steps really helps me keep everything together.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.37 PMby rosebranch32

    Definitely hard copy. I sometimes print off e-pattern, but seldom actually use them.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.37 PMby mosaicmaven

    I like a combination of hard copies and epatterns. It’s nice to be able to print out templates with epatterns instead of copying them from hard copies. On the other hand, it can be nice to sit in a corner and go through hard copies deciding what to make next

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.35 PMby Christi Woglemuth

    I like a hard copy of a pattern.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.35 PMby blulagoo

    I prefers hard copies, it’s like the difference between reading a ‘real’ book and using my kindle – a real book just feels so great, the same as a hard pattern!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.34 PMby rosebranch32

    I prefer hard copy patterns. I do print off some e-patterns, however. I would love to win this giveaway. Please choose me!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.31 PMby ernielajr

    I prefer hard copys of patterns. With hard copies I can make any adjustments necessary for fit my needs for whom I am sewing. Video tutorials are always great to learn new techniques and brush up on old ones.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.30 PMby Linda Phillips

    I like hard copy the best!! But am liking tutorials also. I would really like to win this. I really like Indygo Junction patterns!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.30 PMby raychelsmith

    I prefer e-patterns you can print as often as needed in whatever size you want

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.25 PMby Dawna Fennewald

    I prefer hard copy patterns but I do like You tube for problems I have. There is always a video to explain what I need to do.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.23 PMby erauso

    hard copies! i like the feel of the paper and the fold lines and the little envelopes. i like lining them up together on a shelf. i like being able to pass on really successful patterns to friends. hard copies! hard copies! hard copies!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.19 PMby midwayfarms

    I prefer hard copy patterns but also like DVD instructionals.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.16 PMby veronicareed

    I’m old fashioned, I guess. I really like hard copy patterns. ePatterns to me are so time consuming to put together just so I can get them cut out and start sewing.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.15 PMby Menchaquitas

    Within the last two years I have bought a Janome threadbanger sewing machine, a Bernina serger off ebay and have spent countless hours on youtube learning any sewing technique I can. I also subcribe to Burda style English version magazine. I’m contemplating making a faux fur piece I saw in the recent issue. I enjoy youtube videos because I learn new techniques and rational behind them, but I need paper patterns to help me with construction as I am still a beginner.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.12 PMby PeterRabbit

    I’m a beginner and so far..except for one video on YouTube…I’ve used ONLY epatterns. I haven’t had any trouble enlarging and printing them out. I like the fact that I can get the pattern immediately. That’s a real plus. In fact, one of the features I would like to see on pattern sites is an area for the epatterns ONLY.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.12 PMby garriganbd

    I used my first ePattern this year and found it quite simple to use. I have now become a convert to ePatterns as long as they are cheap! Most of the ePatterns I see also include the opportunity to share comments or questions on the pattern which is so helpful!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.11 PMby sewwords

    I have too much trouble printing so I prefer n actual hard copy pattern. I haven’t used it much, but I like u-tube instructions.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.10 PMby reliablechef

    I prefer hard copy patterns but I use e patterns a lot too.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.06 PMby lmt670

    I like to use hard copies of patterns.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.06 PMby Purplerachel

    Hard copy patterns.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.05 PMby kanhoro

    definitively hard copy, but youtube and stuff would come in second, the hard copy i can manipulate and flat pattern design it while the youtube i can understand the concept behind it and draft it myself if needed.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.00 PMby aur0ra

    I definitely prefer hard copy patterns. I don’t mind using PDF patterns, but it’s more work to piece everything together.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.00 PMby iron-on

    Since the advent of e-patterns, my way of sewing has been simplified greatly.

    Hard copy patterns typically have more instructions with them, but the tissue paper used is so delicate. I can not tell you how many hours I spent ironing my tissue patterns onto freezer paper to preserve them for more than one use. Now with e-patterns, I have a sturdier pattern. I also find that e-pattern print outs make it it easier to alter and trace a pattern. The best part of e-patterns, besides the fact that they are cheaper than hard copy patterns? E-patterns provide you with a digital backup of the pattern! So even if you house is ransacked, flooded, or you just spilled coffee on the print out; you have a back up safely tucked away in cyberspace.

    On the topic of online tutorials versus DVD’s, I definitely prefer the online options, which give you access to answers for any sewing query you have. And since there are many different ways to tackle the same sewing problem, you can tailor your tutorial to your needs.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.00 PMby Rachel Bain

    I like hard-copy patterns best. :)

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