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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!

Rules

This giveaway is sponsored by burda style magazine

775 Comments

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.06 AMby sarsaparilla

    At the moment, about 2hrs nearly ever day (I’m on holidays!) During the uni semester, I don’t sew anything at all.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.06 AMby sarsaparilla

    At the moment, about 2hrs nearly ever day (I’m on holidays!) During the uni semester, I don’t sew anything at all.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.58 AMby deekhoo

    I sew about 30-35hours a week and almost everyday of the month! Sewing is a very therapeutic and liberating activity for me so I would sew with whatever time I have!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.56 AMby poqal

    Please Santa Help Me.

    I’d LOVE to be the recipient of the subscription. It would help me go from my 4 hrs per week – 16 hr per month sewing average to A LOT more!!!!!!!!!

    All my Christmas wishes would come at once!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.51 AMby poqal

    HELP ME CONVINCE SANTA THAT CHER IS NOT NAUGHTY BUT NICE……….

    …….LET ME EXPLAIN:

    I am writing this blog in the hope that you have some influence with the Jolly Joker in the red suit called Santa.You see, I have had a yearly subscription to BURDA STYLE on my wish list for YEARS, however, Santa has never come through for me.

    Sewing at present for about 4 hours a week which translates into 16 hours a month he must think that I’m particularly naughty for utilizing my ability to create beautiful garments.

    Now, if I was the recipient of this wonderful Christmas gift, Santa would know I was nice because I would be spending so much more time spreading Joy from having the tools to make so many more creations for myself as well as others.

    If I had a monthly subscription to Burda Style, all my Christmases would come at once!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.50 AMby poqal

    HELP ME CONVINCE SANTA THAT CHER IS NOT NAUGHTY BUT NICE……….

    …….LET ME EXPLAIN:

    I am writing this blog in the hope that you have some influence with the Jolly Joker in the red suit called Santa.You see, I have had a yearly subscription to BURDA STYLE on my wish list for YEARS, however, Santa has never come through for me.

    Sewing at present for about 4 hours a week which translates into 16 hours a month he must think that I’m particularly naughty for utilizing my ability to create beautiful garments.

    Now, if I was the recipient of this wonderful Christmas gift, Santa would know I was nice because I would be spending so much more time spreading Joy from having the tools to make so many more creations for myself as well as others.

    If I had a monthly subscription to Burda Style, all my Christmases would come at once!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.45 AMby kintijap

    As a minimum I sew some 2 hours per week. But if there is a project to finish up, then it may last two full days (usually weekends). Of course the most time I spend on sewing, approximately 4 days per week, when I attend some sewing courses where you need to finish several project at a time.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.39 AMby carmencitab

    I go through phases where I sew a lot and then don’t sew for a while, so it’s hard to tell. I’m always thinking up projects though…so I think I average about 1 hour a day either sewing or thinking up something or getting information I need on new techniques I ought to try.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.34 AMby escorpio

    It depends on many things. Now with a baby, not so much, but I’m hoping to find at least a few hours a week soon.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.33 AMby monikago

    I am a weekend and holiday seamstress right now. It takes time to focus and that is hard after a day of work. I would like to be able to devote more time to sewing and make money doing so.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.17 AMby monoui

    I don’t sew every day but I think that I spend more than 7 hours a week with sewing.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.14 AMby Pepper Toast

    Sometimes I sew 7 hours a week, and about 30 hours a month and then I can go weeks and months without sewing. It all depends on if my kids are in school! They don’t see me as working if I am sewing so they are constantly at me>

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.07 AMby delicateetsaine

    Excuse my english, i’m french. I sew every day, about 30 minutes. So, 30 × 30 = about 900 minutes / 60 = 15 hours / month :-) Not easy to found the time but the more important is to sew everyday, even if it’s only few minutes.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.06 AMby delicateetsaine

    Excuse my english, i’m french. I sew every day, about 30 minutes. So, 30 × 30 = about 900 minutes / 60 = 15 hours / month :-) Not easy to found the time but the more important is to sew everyday, even if it’s only few minutes.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.00 AMby delicateetsaine

    Excuse my english, i’m french. I sew every day, about 30 minutes. So, 30 × 30 = about 900 minutes / 60 = 15 hours / month :-) Not easy to found the time but the more important is to sew everyday, even if it’s only few minutes.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.56 AMby pinkbirdcouture

    Just returning to sewing-am so excited to see this gift-it is the best you have offered-I hope I win!!! I have fabric all lined up, and can’t wait!! I am trembling!!!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.55 AMby peperuka

    I sew mostly about 1 hour every two days, sometimes a bit longer during the week-ends… about 25-30 hours a month I guess..

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.47 AMby belit

    Iojuuuuuuuu!! Wonderful prize. I use to sew twice a week, but usually three hours each time

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.40 AMby SoftMyst

    I’ve been sewing more since I got my sewing machine working again. Currently making projects combining sewing and painting, I’ve been working about 40 hours a week and more. Once I get started, I have trouble stopping, so I’ve been sewing nearly every day. So as much as 40 hours a week and close to 30 days a month. (I know it sounds like a lot, but I am disabled and work very slow)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.29 AMby dobrotalivia

    Usually I sew about 3-4 hours in Friday afternoon.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.28 AMby Shalyn McFaul

    Averaging 18 hours a week, 25 days a month. Wish I could do more.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.27 AMby wilesofstarlight1

    Given my crazy schedule, I’m doing well to spend a couple hours a week sewing, and maybe 4 or 5 different days each month. I wish I had time for more, but stuff like responsibility gets in the way….

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.25 AMby lillesol

    It varies, sometimes everyday several hours and then I have a break for one week. But usually everyweek 1-3 days. Greetings, Julia

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.18 AMby flowergirl3

    I sew 2 – 3 hours a week and about 4 times/days a month. I work full time, have a busy family life and enjoy cooking dinners through the week (excuses!). I would like to sew more often. Love the Burda magazines and it would be GREAT to win this Holiday give-away/gift.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.15 AMby clareh

    My dream is a long weekend where I can leave my sewing machines out and sew all day for three days straight. I can’t sew a little. It’s always a lot.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.13 AMby shorty

    In the last year since our third daughter was born I’ve only sew a few hours here and there. I’m working on setting up a sewing corner in my bedroom where my projects can sit out and don’t need to be picked up when I have to go do something else.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.03 AMby kylawithstyla

    actually sewing … maybe anywhere from an hour to 4 hours in a week. Most of my time is spent ironing, cutting, prepping…conceptualizing… and all that JAZZ! In a month I’d say I spend a good 15 to 20 hours sewing…. maybe. Not sure, i’ve never timed myself. I just notice very little of my “sewing” is spent in front of the sewing machine. There’s so much that’s not actual sewing that’s part of the process.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.02 AMby rita61

    It varies, but if I were to put it on my wish list, it would be 6 hours at least a day, 7 days a week. I just have so very little free time, it’s crazy!!!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.00 AMby inspirehope

    None. I don’t know how to sew yet. Hopefully soon.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.00 AMby jessdunstan

    I work full time so only get to do about 4 hours during the week. During the weekend however I spend nearly 2 full days sewing! I live for my weekends when I get to sew :-)

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