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Welcome to Day 16 of our Holiday Giveaway! Here is your chance to win a Poly Sheen Thread Case from Amann Group Mettler! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Saturday, December 17th to be entered to win!

You will never lose thread with the Amann Group Mettler Thread Case.

– Minimal space requirement – great capacity. Up to 96 Amann Group Mettler thread spools may be stored and are clearly visible in the 39 × 35 × 9 cm small plastic box. And they are protected from dirt, dust and humidity.

– Ready to hand in seconds. Thanks to the optimal safekeeping system – each spool has his own place into the box – you get a good overview on the desired thread in no time. The remaining colors are guaranteed to stay on the spot.

– Handy to use. The Amann Group Mettler thread case finds its place anywhere, whether it is free standing or partially opened on the table.

– Use it at home or on the road. With the Amann Group Mettler thread case your thread spools are always secure and under control.

1x thread case offering space for 96 spools of Amann Group Mettler Poly Sheen (Art. 3406)

Comment to Win: Where did you learn to sew?


This giveaway is sponsored by Mettler

*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 12/19/11] – Congratulations to member madrid64 for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 16!


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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.01 PMby kayd4nce

    I learned to sew in private lessons!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.59 PMby jenss-1

    I first learned how to sew a garment in my grandmother’s sewing room. She had a small alterations business in the back bedroom of the house where clients came for fittings. Shortening mini-skirts, as I remember, was a common alteration back then! The first thing I made was a pair of pants. Much later I started teaching myself new skills and I’m continuing to do that.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.59 PMby gack89

    I learned to sew at home from my mom and grandma.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.53 PMby lpninpaingmailcom

    I learned from my mom. When I was in grade school she made a lot of my clothing and would even make matching clothing for my dolls. I then took 4-H an my mom along with another lady where the sewing instructors. After all of my mom’s great instruction I learned a little bit more from internet research. I have never taken a formal sewing class, yet I have taught a couple friends how to sew.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.52 PMby jennm1

    My mom is an amazing sewist. When we were little she made all our clothes. In grade school my sister and I hated not being able to go buy clothes like the other kids but by high school we were thrilled to not have the same look as everyone else. I’m really fortunate to have a Mom that took the time to show us how to sew and she’s still my go to gal when I have a sewing question.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.49 PMby ErikaB3

    I learned to sew in Junior high home-ec class.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.46 PMby aldara

    My great-grandma showed me the basics when I was about 10. They also taught sewing in home ec one year. All the rest is self-taught… :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.37 PMby detroitgirl77

    I learned to sew from my mom when I was in grade school(hand sewing) but didn’t sew on a machine until I was in 8th grade home ec class.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.36 PMby stefilu

    I had several teachers: books, blogs, websites, YouTube.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.35 PMby queijada

    I took lessons, but trying things under my Mom’s tutelage is when I really took off!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.34 PMby eyesofmad

    I learned the most basics from my mom but it has mostly been my hands on learning that has taught me the most.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.34 PMby SewSunshine

    I larned at home with my Mother when I was a little girl.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.26 PMby bitterbunny

    mostly watching my mom….although i don’t remember much and later on my own through reading and watching videos

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.24 PMby goldilox

    At home then had my skills refined when i attended university

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.22 PMby ashleyraine

    I sewed a little with my grandmother, a little with my mom. I’m still learning now, and I like to sew with my friends — especially the ones who know what they’re doing!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.19 PMby peaudane

    I learned to sew with my great aunt Ruth. We sewed a wrap skirt together when I was about 8. Her sewing machine was always available to me after that.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.18 PMby arwencayton

    I learned to sew in my dining room of our farm house. My dad was sewing his first Civil War uniform and I watched him. He always did the sdewing in there. When I started 4-H I took the sewing part and we did all my sewing in that room. Great memeories.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.15 PMby blueeyedgenius13

    my mom! she taught me how to handsew. when i was in college, i went home with a friend one weekend who is from the northeast. she took me to a quilting circle with her grandma and aunts and they all taught me how to quilt—i was hooked after that!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.12 PMby enxaira

    My sweet mother sewing and my big sister embroidering – i learned seeing them work. When i was a child, sewing machines were not allowed for children, hand needle work was my training to, one day, be able to finaly use a mechanic machine. Today, my free time is divided between the vintage sewing machine (that was from my mother) and my new electrical sewing machine. Thank you mother and sister! :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.11 PMby lwollmershauser

    A truly terrible Girl Scout nightgown experience turned me completely off of sewing as a child. I decided to give it a chance early in 2011. Blogs and reference books are my teachers, and while there have been some hiccups, mostly it’s been great!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.08 PMby ravenztarot

    I learned from my mother in law and my kid of course online here!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.05 PMby Brandy totten

    Just learning recently via internet blogs and books :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.58 PMby ellesassypants

    i’m still learning. . . i felt motivated to learn. .. found a GREAT private teacher. . . and have been at it for a few mths now!

    the Sew-bug bit me!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.57 PMby jo-ann-r

    From my maternal grandmother and a great home ec high school teacher.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.48 PMby dgporter

    Momma and Grandma

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.42 PMby Shannon Kramp

    My mom taught me to sew at age 7. I have learned more from internships, books, and sewing classes.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.40 PMby lhartup

    I took this great class in college. Taught me so much.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.39 PMby psychorat

    I am a self-taught sewer. I bought a sewing machine and started with free tutorial stuff. But that didn´t go so well. The first real success was when I started using magazine patterns.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.37 PMby msc21

    I learned at home from my grandmother; my mom also did some tailoring.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.34 PMby lacyann87

    I am a self-taught sewer. Although my mom sewed when I was really little, she stopped before I was old enough to pick any of it up. So everything I have learned comes from Burda, some amazing blogs I’ve been lucky enough to come across, and just good ole trial and error. But regardless of the method, I’m addicted!

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