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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 23, 2010, 12.54 PMby faoi

    I’ve two jobs so not as much time as I’d like but working into a pattern (no pun intended) of several hours once a week. Love it!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.53 PMby hanolalaith

    I sew probably 15 hours a week, over two to four days. That’s probably 10 – 15 days of sewing, intermixed with my painting, printmaking, crochet and knit, and countless other crafts. Sewing has really come to the fore!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.47 PMby diallo

    I am mad for creating new clothes, and also earn some money by designing and sewing clothes and other things for my friends and on a contracted basis. Therefore I spend a lot of time on sewing, whenever I can afford it, usually until late into the night. So it would be at least 8 hours per day for about 4-6 days per week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.43 PMby veronika33

    Around 10 days per month. Definitely not as much as I would like to.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.38 PMby hasenpfeffer73

    I set aside at least one night a week for sewing so nothing else will get in the way. Plus time on weekends too!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.36 PMby tan-1

    Yesterday, I found five minutes to do some sewing for the first time since my twins were born 6 months ago! Before that, I’d spend four hours a week or so making maternity clothes and before that, spent a few hours every day for three months making my dress and a suit for our wedding.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.32 PMby simonewarrior

    Since I have been sewing by hand for a while (no working sewing machine) I would say that my busiest time has been in October through December. There’s too many hours to count seeing as how I stay up late and keep working up until our church’s Fall Festival. Then there’s Christmas gifts and costumes for the parade float and pagent that my daughter also participates in.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.27 PMby limer

    I’m a beginner sewer and sew about 2-3 hours a week, now. And I’ve only started since November, so it’ll be about 8 to 12 hours per month.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.02 PMby Julie Misiolek

    For my part i sew in my attic, where there is no heaters niether windows… and it is actually – 8 degrees c where is live… so i always get there with 2 jumper and a big scarf, wholen socs and a hat… i usualy sew a couple of hours a month, but with christmas so close i love to make gifts of my own so it is rather 3 hours a day right now… i think a present is so much appreciated when it is hand made and dedicated for the personn you offer it to… but it is always at night time when both kids (1 and 5) are asleep and my man watchin tv.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.01 PMby naonao

    as many hours as I possibly can. Although recently I’ve been a little underinspired. I’d say 5h/week would be my average, less or (much :) more depending on excitement about a project.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.57 AMby luxihere

    No pre-planned sewing hours. But i wish and hope & manage (mostly) to sew atleast one item a day (it may be a clothing, part of clothing project, accessories) it could be anything as long as i manage to envision something and sew. I am a Sew Addict.!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.57 AMby Jodi Wade

    I haven’t done any proper sewing for a few months now but I used to sew everyday earlier this year. At the moment I don’t have anywhere to set up my sewing machine.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.56 AMby crunchygirl

    I try to put in at least two days a week of 2-3 hours each day, every week. That doesn’t always happen given that I work full time, sometimes more. I try to treat sewing like my second job, my fun job. I want to improve my skills and that can only happen if I work on them regularly.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.47 AMby happytomodachi

    being a mom and working makes for a very sporadic sewing schedule. i’ll go for weeks without sewing and then all of sudden, i’ll make one outfit a week. i have no idea how many “hours” that calculates to.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.37 AMby lag123

    I sew every day usually. Maybe one hour a day during the week because I work full time. On the weekends I sew a lot more.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.29 AMby neds

    it varies a lot…depends on my kids for how much night sewing i do…

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.24 AMby analogue

    It really depends, sometimes I spend several hours a day & several days a week sewing, sometimes I don’t sew anything for weeks. Ups and downs…

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.23 AMby oceanstar

    This sort of depends on how much time I get free in a week. Usually, I do about 8 hours – once a week or every other week. I just did a 10 hour one today :p

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.18 AMby ladyshape

    Not as much as I should at the moment. When I was studying it was about 4 days a week including pattern cutting, etc.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.18 AMby kamavenue

    I sew 3 to 5 hours each week. So about 4-5 times a month.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.10 AMby cd909

    It really varies, but I tend to fit in sewing around my work schedules which means about two evenings and one weekend day a week. So, about 12 days total a month, and averaging about 4 hours for each day. That’s a lot of sewing! Though when I am working to a deadline I fit in more- getting up early to get in an hour before work in extreme cases!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.06 AMby suntory

    Depends. There are times when I sew for 6 hours a day for consecutive days in a week, but there are times when I don’t sew at all in a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.03 AMby Ana Neves

    Lately, there hasn’t been much time sew since I’ve been working a lot to save money for my next holidays, but if had more free time, I would sew all the time…

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.02 AMby shauna2

    When in slacker mom mode, I sew about 5 hours per week. Day time snooze for daughter 2 + TV babysitter for daughter 1 = 1 hour sewing for mom. SSsshhhh…..don’t tell dad!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.51 AMby sasha-from-zg

    I can’t say how much I sew per day or month because I work full time and sometimes I don’t have time to sew at all. But then sometimes I find some spare time and a few hours on the weekends. The Burda supscription would help me a lot, because then I wouldn’t have to spend the little time I have on searching the shops and internet for great patterns :) P.S. Merry Christmas to all!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.42 AMby margrietmg

    It differs! Sometimes, when there’s not much school work to do, I sew about 20 hours a week. However, when the project I’m doing is a bit (too) advanced, I take my time. In my enthusiasm I have the tendency to want to have too many things done in a short period of time. Sewing is fun, but can be exhausting!Sometimes my boyfriend had to slow me down ;)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.42 AMby capelillies

    I sew in the morning for 1 hr before I go to work. It is amazing how much I can accomplish. I watch my favorite Dr. Oz at the same time.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.36 AMby Ruth Brown

    Not enough hours, I’m afraid. After having a stroke last year, I didn’t do nearly the stuff I was used to doing. Now I’m getting back to it, trying to sew for a couple of hours each day. Next step is to ride my horse again….after all this snow goes away.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.35 AMby zuzsa-haag

    That varies a lot… but I try to sew as often as posible. In total its something around 4h a day and 2 days a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.23 AMby chetange

    6 hours a week I love it hope to do it more but life takes over. Love to do it as a job but might not love it as much though. Work and play who can choose?

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