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Welcome to day 22 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a One-Year Subscription to burda style magazine! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Thursday, December 23rd to be entered to win!

One-Year Subscription to burda style magazine in English, published monthly.

Approximately 60 multi-sized patterns in each issue. Every monthly issue features sections for plus size patterns and children’s patterns. (See our size chart for equivalent American sizes.) This is truly a great value for anyone who sews. Other regular features are: illustrated sewing course, guide to taking measurements, size chart and step by step sewing instructions. Use inches or centimeters. Contour lines for various sizes run parallel to each other, making it easy to switch from one size for the bust to another for the hips.

Patterns are rated for different levels of sewing expertise:
• Quick and easy, great for beginners
• o Easy to sew, with simple features
• • Easy to sew, but more time-consuming
• • o Easy to intermediate level
• • • Intermediate difficulty, for advanced learners
• • • o Advanced level sewing, with speciall features
• • • • Challenging, detailed and time-consuming, for pros

Comment to Win: How many hours do you sew in a week? How many days a month?

Congratulations to aur0ra who won the Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer!

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This giveaway is sponsored by burda style magazine

783 Comments

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.44 PMby tamalicious16

    This past month (leading up to Christmas), I would say I averaged about 4 hours per day, which in addition to my work schedule of about 60 hours a week was a little much. Usually it’s more like an average of 3 hours per week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.14 PMby jean-sews

    My sewing schedule varies, most weeks I do not sew and then I will do marathon sewing days where I sew 12 -15 hrs/day for several days in a row and then not sew again for probably 6 weeks.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.10 PMby brandym

    I try to sew about 4 hours at a time one or two days a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.26 PMby trumbelina

    Lately, about 3 hrs a week. Sometimes none. It depends on how any particular project is going.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.23 PMby obimom

    Like most people it depends on what else is going on in my life and how engossed I am in the current projects. I’ve just gone back to sewing this year after a long absence and can’t believe how much has changed. All the new tools are amazing.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.18 PMby dmw

    I sew when the mood strikes and I have time. It depends on many variables. I like to get at least a few hours of sewing each week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.08 PMby assamthee

    my sewing happens in big bursts of activity: when i start a project, i can work on it every day or several times a week : 10-15 hours a week, and when it is finished i stop to catch up on housework, other hobby’s, social activities. Until the next project comes along and i start again at the same pace. this happens about 4 – 5 times a year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.07 PMby eyeofthebeholder

    Once or twice a week for 3 hours and then twice a month 4 hour sewing circle.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.56 PMby lisalisadixondixon

    I sew daily. I have my machine set up all the time and if I see it, there’s always something I have cut out that needs my attention. I love the thrill of wearing something new. And sewing helps me save money because otherwise I will buy new things. It’s my saving grace!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.54 PMby taitai60

    I would love to sew 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, but reality sets in, and most weeks I only manage an couple of hours… :(

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.52 PMby barkcloth

    My two sewing machines are in my cottage in the countryside, not at my home in Amsterdam. That’s the reason I always look forward to the weekend: it’s my ultimate relaxing time, always behind my sewing machine! I’m always busy with a project, sometimes with more than one at the same time. During the week I think about my next project that weekend. If I can’t sleep, I think about fabrics and the cloths I want to sew. I was in the US from August till November. It was a great experience but I missed my sewing machine most of all. Can’t wait to go to the cottage again with Christmas. I know that my new Kimono Silk I bought on eBay is waiting for me…….

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.51 PMby barkcloth

    My two sewing machines are in my cottage in the countryside, not at my home in Amsterdam. That’s the reason I always look forward to the weekend: it’s my ultimate relaxing time, always behind my sewing machine! I’m always busy with a project, sometimes with more than one at the same time. During the week I think about my next project that weekend. If I can’t sleep, I think about fabrics and the cloths I want to sew. I was in the US from August till November. It was a great experience but I missed my sewing machine most of all. Can’t wait to go to the cottage again with Christmas. I know that my new Kimono Silk I bought on eBay is waiting for me…….

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.51 PMby Ann Hein

    I try and sew daily or do something in my sewing area – even clean it up. I am in the process of re- organizing the area to make it more efficient. It is small and I share it with the family room. I could move to a bedroom but I like to be with the family so we make it work. A happy day is a sew day!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.50 PMby barkcloth

    My two sewing machines are in my cottage in the countryside, not at my home in Amsterdam. That’s the reason I always look forward to the weekend: it’s my ultimate relaxing time, always behind my sewing machine! I’m always busy with a project, sometimes with more than one at the same time. During the week I think about my next project that weekend. If I can’t sleep, I think about fabrics and the cloths I want to sew. I was in the US from August till November. It was a great experience but I missed my sewing machine most of all. Can’t wait to go to the cottage again with Christmas. I know that my new Kimono Silk I bought on eBay is waiting for me…….

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.50 PMby barbaraingendaegmxde

    Unfortunately, I don’t get as much time for sewing as I would like but I try to get at least three or four hours every weekend. Burda are my favourite patterns, they always fit without too many changes and they are pretty timeless.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.49 PMby barkcloth

    My two sewing machines are in my cottage in the countryside, not at my home in Amsterdam. That’s the reason I always look forward to the weekend: it’s my ultimate relaxing time, always behind my sewing machine! I’m always busy with a project, sometimes with more than one at the same time. During the week I think about my next project that weekend. If I can’t sleep, I think about fabrics and the cloths I want to sew. I was in the US from August till November. It was a great experience but I missed my sewing machine most of all. Can’t wait to go to the cottage again with Christmas. I know that my new Kimono Silk I bought on eBay is waiting for me…….

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.48 PMby barkcloth

    My two sewing machines are in my cottage in the countryside, not at my home in Amsterdam. That’s the reason I always look forward to the weekend: it’s my ultimate relaxing time, always behind my sewing machine! I’m always busy with a project, sometimes with more than one at the same time. During the week I think about my next project that weekend. If I can’t sleep, I think about fabrics and the cloths I want to sew. I was in the US from August till November. It was a great experience but I missed my sewing machine most of all. Can’t wait to go to the cottage again with Christmas. I know that my new Kimono Silk I bought on eBay is waiting for me…….

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.47 PMby sewsmart321

    1 hour a week, 5 days a month.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.37 PMby barkcloth

    My two sewing machines are in my cottage on the countryside, not in my home in Amsterdam. Being able to sew is my ultimate time-out after a week of hard work. During the week I dream about what to make and which piece of fabric will be transformed next weekend. If I can’t sleep, I think about my projects to relax. I’m always busy sewing, sometimes even more than one project at the same time. From August till November I stayed in the US. That was a wonderful experience, but there was one thing I missed terribly: my sewing machine! I compensated it by buying lots of fabric in the States, so I ended up with a far heavier suitcase than allowed. Now I’m back and I already made one pair of trousers and a blouse, and a jacket for my mother. Can’t wait to go to my cottage this Christmas to finish my jacket made of Kimono silk…..

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.34 PMby fayedoll

    My work can get pretty hectic sometimes, during those times I can usually squeeze in only one or two short sewing sessions in during the week. When work is not so hectic, I can sew three nights a week, and have bee known to sew all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.33 PMby powpetje

    At the moment I sew like 10 hours in a week, maybe even more.. I just love it and I always like to try out new things. yesterday my dress form arrived, i am curious to find out how to work with a dress form.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.22 PMby nehmah

    Almost missed the deadline on this one! I sew, on average, about 3 hours a day. When I use the word, “sew”, I’m including pattern layout; fabric preparation & cutting; and finally, actual-factual sewing/serging. Nehmah

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.22 PMby violetta089

    The last weeks I was busy finishing my handmade Christmas presents, so I sewed about 1-2 hours per day, around 14 hours per week. That number will be lower after Christmas – around 8 hours per week, maybe, and 25 hours per month, I estimate.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.21 PMby macoskrm

    I’m a student and am usually pretty busy, but I make time to sew probably about 4-5 hours a week. The majority of that is on the weekends.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.18 PMby sarahsews

    I probably sew 3-4 hours a week if I can. That works out to about 12 hours a month. I’d love to sew more, but I have small children!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.16 PMby jjeffries

    How many hours do you sew in a week? How many days a month?

    I try to sew up to 2 hours per week and 4 days a month. with 2 little ones under the age of 3, its not all that easy.

    I’d LOVE to win the free subscription to the magazine. With my 3year old being a little fashionista, she’d love mommy to sew (personalized) outfits for her based on the patterns/fabrics of her choosing. :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.14 PMby mamamodista

    If you ask my family, they’d say I’m always on the machine. If you ask me there’s not enough hours in the day!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.08 PMby seersuckersally

    I try to squeeze some sewing time in where I can, but it usually only ends up being a couple of hours a day, a couple days a week. Wish it were more!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.00 PMby glennah

    I don’t seem to sew much at all. For the new year I plan to schedule time to sew each week. Hopefully, if I actually put time in my schedule, I will get some sewing done. Here’s to a productive New Year!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.55 PMby cvp2

    Entirely dependent on what I’m making. I tend to decide that I want to make something and then spend all my spare time that week sewing until I’ve finished it.

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