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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 17, 2011, 05.58 AMby lecsmiscellany

    I learned from my mom, from a class I took years ago, and keep learning from all the amazing tutorials online.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.55 AMby flashabou

    My grandmother sewed, my mother sewed and they taught me at about 5. I did not get my first machine until I was 8. Been sewing ever since!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.25 AMby sharonspils

    I learned to sew at home with my wonderful mother showing me the ropes. Once I moved out of home I enrolled with a sewing teacher who then taught me about fit and the finer skills to sewing.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.20 AMby flowergirl3

    I learned to sew in a Japanese public elementary school – 2nd or 3rd grade around age 7. The teacher taught us very basic sewing with thread and needle, no machines. I continued to sew on my own at home, making clothes for my dolls, stuffed felt animals, and other toys. When I moved back to California around age 10, I learned how to sew on a sewing machine, first making Barbie clothes and then clothes for myself. I stopped sewing for a few years had a dream that I needed to start using the 1960’s Bernina sewing machine that I inherited from my great Aunt. So I found a shop that could give it a tune-up and found a tutor to teach me how to use it. I also took courses at Sewing Arts Center in Santa Monica and used the wonderful Husqvarna Viking sewing machines and serger overlock machines that were provided. I just sew on my own now, keeping my Bernina and Singer sewing machines threaded and ready for my wardrobe projects.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.06 AMby heatherrique

    Self-taught. My maternal late grandmother and late aunt were seamstresses, and my mom did not acquire the patience to sew after one or two projects. I started “officially” sewing about 12-13 years ago on a whim (at the age of thirty-something), after being dissatisfied with the fit of RTW tops (sizing is not consistent among various brands of clothing) Once I purchased my sewing machine, I was persistent to complete my “first” top using an “easy” pattern, wearable or not. After several years of “practice” and some “rough” projects, I felt sufficiently confident to wear “publicly” what I had sewn.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.04 AMby jbsews

    What a stunning and perfect give away! I learned to sew at home and at my grandmother’s house when i was little.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.02 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    I learnt to sew at YMCA in Myanmar.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 04.58 AMby pambox

    I first wanted to learn to sew because a friend of mine in years 5 and 6 used to wear these really cool patterned waistcoats (it was the early 90s and dressing like Blossom was the coolest thing a young girl could do). I bought some fabric (still have it, actually) but never got around to doing anything In years 7 and 8 at school we had to do one term of sewing so that’s where I learnt most of the basics, but again, I didn’t really take it up. I started sewing properly about a decade ago, remembering what I’d been taught, but learning anything new by trial and error.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 04.36 AMby Sarah Evans

    All on my own baby! Then I took sewing classes in HS. Now I learn from the internet. :)

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    Dec 17, 2011, 04.15 AMby 39galaxyz

    mmm, pues coser a mano lo aprendi de pequeña , y a maquina viendo a mi papa y el internet y mi mama me ha prestado sus apuntes de uncurso de costura que hizo, pero en realidad hasta ahora estoy iniciando es esto de la costura

    mmm, what they learned to sew by hand in small machine and seeing my dad and my mom online and has served me uncurso notes sewing done, but so far I’m really beginning is that the seam

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    Dec 17, 2011, 04.01 AMby jocel

    I mostly learned on my own. My mother hates sewing, but my grandmother gives me some tips every now and then.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.43 AMby tbaraconi

    I learned to sew from my mother and in home ec during junior high and high school.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.39 AMby teresa201

    I learned to hand sew when I was youger by my mom and grandmother, lately I’ve been sewing on my own learning about my sewing machine.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.21 AMby Christi Woglemuth

    I learned to sew from my older sister. In Junior High I had a sewing class.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.17 AMby foursquarewalls

    My mom found a local woman who taught sewing lessons in our neighborhood. I learned to sew in her basement, and still miss that enormous cutting table she had in the middle of the room.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.10 AMby foxeni

    I learned to sew when I was young at my parent’s house. Both my mom and my grandma taught me some things. When I graduated from hand-stitching to using a machine, they started me out on grandma’s treadle sewing machine. I had so much fun sewing on the treadle.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.01 AMby thewallinna

    My grandma was tailor but she never taught me how to sew. I learned how to sew in school when I was about 9 or 10. It happened that at the same time my mom was following sewing evening classes and was taking me with her. I remember how impressed I was by my mom’s teacher compared to mine at school. Serious sewing for me started only few years ago having Internet for classroom. And only since last year I am lucky enough to study in fashion school on pattern making courses, combining it with full-time job.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.57 AMby ldlakip

    I learned at about age 5 hand sew by my Grandmother and not much later graduated to her old singer machine. My mother also sewed so was able to help me when I tackled patterns and making clothing. I always loved playing with buttons and spools of thread as they were so colorful.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.24 AMby thecraftyone

    My grandmother and her sewing machine and the interent and books.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.23 AMby auschick

    while being babysat by my grandmother :)

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.13 AMby sewlovely-1

    I learned to sew at my mother’s feet, who learned from her mother who worked in a garment factory. I’m carrying on the family tradition!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.08 AMby Laura Bolčina

    My mother taught me at first. After that I learned from books and internet sources.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.06 AMby burda-user-913639

    my mom and the internet – love youtube!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.54 AMby sunnyb64

    My mom started teaching me when I was about 7. So all the way through high school, she was the main way I learned.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.52 AMby sewmyway

    My mum got me started when I was a kid— after that I was self taught.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.50 AMby Rachel R

    I learned to sew by reading patterns, starting with easy to sew patterns and over time moving to more complicated patterns. Also, by reading books about sewing and later web site such as Burda Style.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.49 AMby LLaya

    My mum sews beautifully and I learned just watching her, she came home from work one day to find me using her New sewing machine – I was 4……lol….I was so excited I showed her how I used all the diff feet – she laughed saying she had not even had a chance to use them yet – but from then on I was allowed to use the machine – ya I know now-a-days most kids would not be allowed because the poor dears might get a needle in their finger…lol….well I did when I was eight – put me off for about a week – but resistance was low and I was back on it sewing my dolls clothes, and later my own and children’s clothes.

    Have to say I LOVE the ‘Thread Case’, I usually go and find boxes in the DIY store – as could never find anything as good as that [not for want of looking though] , the tool boxes are OK – but of course the cotton reels do not fit well enough to have their own slot – usually have a few in each slot – can get messy! So nothing compares to this – it is absolutely brilliant – I Love it – Love it – Love it

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.42 AMby nopushover

    7th grade Home Ec class!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.34 AMby dianajanssen

    I’m largely self taught. After sewing for a few years, I took some Couture classes at Richard Robinson’s school in Ottawa, Canada which I loved.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.21 AMby gibbylet

    So far, badly self taught

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