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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, 06.28 PMby gccmom

    Wow, what a great prize! I learned to sew at home. My mother made all of my clothes when I was a child. She let me “play” with fabric from a very early age and learning to sew just came from that. I don’t ever remember not sewing.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.27 PMby lubica

    i learned sewing at my grandma when i was cca 10years old :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.24 PMby Laura Breakey

    This thread case would be awesome… all my thread is stored in tazo tea tins right now! Sewing up a storm for Christmas gifts!!!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.22 PMby kelleymcaloon

    I self taught mostly. I did take a few lessons from people but mostly from books, video and my own research. Plus practice makes perfect.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.22 PMby Kenya Thompson

    My mom taught me how to sew – since then I’ve improved my skill by playing around and sewing my costuming and craft pieces. I know she taught me some of the basics, but with that little bit of info I was able to teach myself quite a bit as well.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.21 PMby knswed

    My mum taught me to sew and also there was sewing in home ec at school. I can remember the first thing that I sewed. A pencil case that I still have.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.20 PMby Shannon Gruber Burchard

    School and girl scouts with some help from mom:)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.20 PMby makroma

    I learned the basics at school but really taught myself when first married and setting up house. I am only now, many years later, having lessons from a professional. I am also learning much from the intenet – so many tips and tecniques so generously shared …

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.17 PMby grandmasonnalea

    How fun that would be—many creations.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.17 PMby busybunch

    This would be so handy in my craft room! THANKS for the chance! ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.17 PMby oddduck

    I learned to sew from my mom when I was very young; in elementary school I think. After a hiatus of about 20 years, I picked it back up.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.16 PMby revolution9

    I used to sew scrunchies at my Grandma’s house with her serger. She was my first teacher and my inspiration. I now inherited her serger and am teaching myself the rest!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.10 PMby 09extrastuff

    My grandmother taught me hand sewing first, then cautiously using her OLD Singer. Home economics class wasn’t very helpful but it gave my mother confidence to let me use the Kenmore. Mostly, since then it has been self taught with lots of conversations with others who sew. I wish 4-H would have been an option for me as I am impressed with garments that I have seen from those individuals.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.08 PMby tsedai

    I learned to sew in my apartment using books, the internet, and trial and error.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.04 PMby Kasey McCourtney

    I was always watching my Grandma sew, and she eventually showed me how to make simple things like scrunchies. I think I had 40 different ones when I was little.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.54 PMby gedwoods

    I learned to sew right here, on BurdaStyle! (that is, I taught myself how to sew at home, using BurdaStyle to give me hints, tips, tutorials, etc.!).

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.50 PMby bekabug8

    I learned to sew at the craft center at my university.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.45 PMby hayleyroper

    i took some weekend classes at my local community college and also got some help from my mum during some of her visits to the US to see me

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.41 PMby 56quiltgal

    I learned not only from my mom, but through 4-H and our leaders. It was always exciting to get 1st place ribbons. Now I am very particular about how straight my seams are and how the finished project turns out. I learned a lot from these ladies. I made a lot of clothes for myself as I grew up. My mom was always there if I had any questions or needed help. I also had 2 older sisters who helped me out as well.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.39 PMby dianewelhamkelly

    Mrs Johnson at Barr Beacon School…..Ms Brocklebank did her best to put me off…..but Mrs Johnson was back in charge in time for my ‘O’ Level….and I got a grade A.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.34 PMby nostephot

    I learned to sew from online tutorials the second time… the first time I had to take sewing in high school, but it did not stick!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.34 PMby smseward

    mama, home economics in 7th grade but mostly self taught.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.32 PMby renatap

    I took sewing lessons 5 years ago.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.29 PMby misscrayolacreepy

    I’m self taught for the most part, although I joined a quilting class in March of this year and that has helped me learn more. Now I read blogs and books and learn from those.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.29 PMby blulagoo

    I used to watch my mum and had lessons at school (it wasn’t D&T then!) After that self-taught and a course in pattern cutting. Lots of great things on the internet and books on whatever I was interested in at the time. Then it was a case of practise, practise,. practise.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.28 PMby nancyt

    I learned alot by following pattern instructions…the step by step process of garment construction became clearer with each attempt.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.28 PMby Sewbig

    I learned to sew at home with some help from my grandmother.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.24 PMby eckypucky

    Right here at home with books, online tutorials, and tips from fellow doll collectors in a couple of Yahoo groups I’m a member of. Learned by trial and LOTS of errors! lol

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.16 PMby tanyah

    My first sewing attempts were projects for my dolls. That was my own initiative. Later I learned to use a machine while in middle school. After that I taught myself through books and videos. I had lessons from a wonderful woman in Hong Kong. When I ended up in the US I started a small home based business sewing baptismal garments and things for Liturgical use.
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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.14 PMby lydianna

    A couple of one on one classes from a teacher at the sewing store in town when I was twelve. A gift from my dad.

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