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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!


This giveaway is sponsored by burda style magazine


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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.06 PMby girlofmanycolors

    I try to sew every day now. Yesterday I sewed for two hours. Last winter I got really down in the dumps and stopped making things so I make sure I create something everyday. I probably sew 20 out of 30 days in a month. So probably 30-60 hours a month, depending on the project I have going!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.05 PMby cam557

    I sew about 8 hours a week

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.05 PMby x93wvg

    It varies – as it does for most people I think – dependent on the fact that I work full time, extra-curricular/school activities and I have a child with special needs so his health falls into that as well. My sewing time is my “Me” time, with it I relax, destress and just get to enjoy myself. I have in the past attempted to get at least 6 hrs in per week, which didnt’ always work out. This year my New Year’s resolution is to make more time for it and for me.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.04 PMby lejn

    Depends entirely on what I’m making but I could say that on average I saw 2-3 hours every week and knit 1-2 hours weekly as weel.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.02 PMby marissanichole

    having a full work and school day I usually dont have much time between dinner and homework in the evenings, but I do manage to probably squeeze in 4 to 5 hours a week. I probably sew 3/4 of the time in a month, on something or anything!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.59 PMby cr8zycrftrju

    I just moved into a new home & have my own craft room now! I’m still in the process of setting up my craft stations: beading, sewing, knit & crochet, etc. I’ve painted & hung shelves. Now I need to go through everything & organize, since I didn’t have time before the move. Of course, I have 2 small sewing projects to do. I also have a problem trying to fit everything around work…at least I have all day Christmas eve to sew!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.59 PMby victors

    between 6 and 10 hours a week and pretty much every other day.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.58 PMby fairyprincess

    It depends on what’s happening in my life, what projects I’m working on and how excited I am by those projects. When I do sew it’s for at least 2 hours a day, and that’s perhaps around 15 days per month. I’m quite impatient so I tend to rush into projects, to then have to spend more time on them later anyway because I’ve rushed some initial steps. I generally sew clothing for myself, and things for my home. I also do a little work repairing zips, buttons, tears etc in friends’ clothing. I also cook alot for my food blog, so that takes up alot of my time. Cooking and sewing don’t quite crossover.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.57 PMby cgallart

    i sew about 4-6 hours 3 times a week… im a fashion design major so im in the studio alot for classes

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.57 PMby qjnfashion

    We both work full time but I’d say between the both of us…. we sew approximately 20 to 25 hours a week and around 15 days a month.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.56 PMby qsogirl

    The amount of sewing I do varies.. If I’m working on a particular project, I’ll spend 3-4 hours per day on it… but there are some weeks where I do no sewing. So I guess I’d say that I sew an average of 10 hours per month…

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.56 PMby cgallart

    i sew about 4 hours 3 times a week…. im a fashion design major so i sew almost every class

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.56 PMby cgallart

    i sew about 4 hours 3 times a week…. im a fashion design major so i sew almost every class

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.56 PMby kimsnyder

    I’d say 16 hours a week, 12 days a month. My time is divided painting, pictures, painting fabric and sewing.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.55 PMby mohon

    I sew about 2-4 days a month. It depends on on my work load. I

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.55 PMby stephanieb

    My sewing time varies – I work full time and have 3 children. I usually sew on demand depending upon the events in my life and my childrens lives. Some weeks I may sew 20-30 hours, other weeks I may only sew 10-15 hours. The weekends are my biggest time allowed to sew, but sometimes I can sqeeze a few hours in during the evenings on weekdays. I would say I probably sew 8-12 days per month.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.53 PMby krokojo

    It varies alot (before christmas I sometimes sew 14 hours a day) but normally I would say that I sew about 2-3 hours a day and yes, every day :)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.53 PMby ravenztarot

    Varies, i sew at least 5 to 10 days a month , during holidays and events like Christmas, dances, and dragon con custumes……i am sewing more and more as time and my skills grow.

    i love this mag. please let me win santa please……….

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.51 PMby singultus

    maybe around five hours a week – two hours at university and my private stuff at home varies between one and five hours.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.51 PMby just-fee

    Depends on the project, if its something I’m enjoying I’ll work every spare moment to finish. I’ve started full time work and fitting sewing time in isn’t easy!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.50 PMby wzrdreams

    I sew as often as I have a block of time and the energy. I would say between 3 and 6 hours a week. 8-10 days a month.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.49 PMby milkshake80

    Ohh man how I would love a subscription to Burda Style Magazine. I don’t sew as often as I would like. When I was out of work I would sew everyday for hours….but now I’m back to work and trying to find the time on the weekends

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.48 PMby Natalia *

    it definitely varies, depending on the work load i have from school. this month, ive been working on my thesis so to take mental breaks, ive sewn, and recently ive been trying to finish up alot of the xmas gifts im making, so Id say I probably spent at least 3 hours a day sewing, for the last 2 weeks. Before that, Id say it was probably more like an evening here and there, a few nights a week.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.47 PMby cbcammarata

    I would say 5-8 hours a week. So, maybe 20-25 hours a month. Just depends on the project I’m on and what else is going on in my life.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.46 PMby leahfranqui

    Some weeks I get on a roll or have a project and then it’s like 15 to twenty, some weeks it’s like 2. So on average I would say I sew half an hour every day, when you add it all up and divide!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.44 PMby msiatczy

    it varies…sometimes 15 hours a week, sometimes 15 hours a month. I wish there were more hours in the day!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.43 PMby nettevivante

    about 10 hours a week I guess…always in the evenings almost every day…

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.43 PMby bijouxcailloux

    I sew on most weekends for about 3-4 hours a day during the winter months and a lot less in the summer.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.43 PMby prairieponygirl

    OOOoo. You would have to ask that! ;D I normally sew all weekend. Friday-Sunday. I would say at least 6 hours each day. Crazy, I know. My family reminds me all the time. Whenever I start a new project, I have to finish it, no matter what. Not enough fabric? No problem. ;D Not enough time? I’ll just keep sewing. ;D Thanks Burda! <3

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.41 PMby joybird

    I don’t have a set number of hours I sew a week or month, but I try and fit in as much sewing as I can…after work and sometimes all day Saturday and Sunday.

    Leading up to the holidays, I would say I was sewing about 25 hours a week making gifts for family and friends.

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