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Welcome to day 26 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Rhinestone Start Up Kit from M&J Trimming. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 27th to be entered to win!

Win the very popular Rhinestone Start Up Kit: A gift basket with some of the best trims, such as ribbons, buttons, and appliqué!

“Freedom in Selection, Gives Freedom in Design”. M&J Trimming has stood by this saying since 1936, and still today we provide our customers with the highest quality and best selection of trims for their artistic designs. Happy Holiday’s from M&J Trimming Family.

Comment to Win: Whom do you sew for? Yourself? Your family? Customers?

Congratulations to ricegirl who won the Japanese Pattern Books from Tessuti!


This giveaway is sponsored by M&J Trimming


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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.51 PMby dol

    For myself, for family, for the school and for plays (costumes).

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.49 PMby Ana Neves

    I usually sew for myself but also very often to my friends and familly for presents.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.46 PMby catarina

    I sew for myself and sometimes for my mom.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.46 PMby infinite-plus-one

    I sew mostly for myself but what truly makes me happy is sewing for family and friends. Things always come out better when made with so much love (:

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.45 PMby Natasha Venzke

    I mostly sew my handbags to sell. I also sew for myself and I usually sew gifts for friends and family these days.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.42 PMby rdejam

    I used to sew a lot for my daughters but less so since they moved away. I’ve been sewing for my nieces and great niece this year and I’m just loving making kids clothes again. I forgot how much fun it is and how quickly they make up. Hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.40 PMby foliusdesign

    i sew for everyone, myself my friends and family and for strangers!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.39 PMby moon0014

    I’ve been busy in the sweatshop sewing Christmas gifts, now it’s time to make something for myself. Then, busy again for a business I’d like to get started. I’ve been tweaking patterns, and am shamed to say that some of my gift recipients are my pattern gunea pigs!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.37 PMby strickmeise

    I love to sew for my grandchildren! But I don’t like to sew for other people, the clothes seem to me not good enough somehow … My daughters don’t want me to sew for them, they can do it by themselves. Soon I’ll try to sew something for my husband, I never have sewn man’s clothes before! :)

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.37 PMby Laura Bolčina

    Mostly, I sew for myself, sometimes also for my family and friends. I don’t sew for customers, yet. :)

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.35 PMby lovestephunnie

    I just got a sewing machine for Christmas so I’m a newbie. I have lots of projects lined up for me, my mom, and also my boyfriend’s 6-month old niece. =)

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.34 PMby marliesbs

    I sew for myself and I do like to occassionaly sew for family

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.32 PMby joybird

    I mostly sew for myself, but in the past couple of years I’ve started sewing things for my family, mostly for gifts for birthdays and Christmas.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.30 PMby morphomixstress

    I admit I sew for inside people only. That means people I’m my house and right now that’s just me and the kids. Its funny though how many people want hand made clothing. When folks find out see they say “can you make….” If I took requests id never have time to sew for us.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.30 PMby univacgrl

    I mostly sew for people I love. I collect patterns for myself that are always lower priority than sewing for everybody else.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.30 PMby Lynne Haflett

    I sew for my family and friends and I sew for anyone who seeks me out to do alterations, repairs and custom work.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.29 PMby Velmaef

    I sew for family, friends, and myself.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.28 PMby LéonaDy

    I sew for myself. It’s fun to mix different styles and get a unique look (plus everything fits just right).

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.25 PMby corvus

    I sew for myself and, very rarely, loved ones. I typically only sew for loved ones who I know respect what goes into handmaking something- those who don’t, you might a well buy a shirt from a store for.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.25 PMby magdamagda

    For me and who likes my designs:) In the past I stiched mostly for me, but also family, friends, friends of friends…

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.21 PMby aristania85

    I sew for my family and friends. The little sister, eight years old, gets most of the benefits. ;)

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.20 PMby sewhappy-1

    Just for myself but recently, I’m trying to sew for friends. crosses fingers wish me luck!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.18 PMby sugarduck

    I prefer to sew for myself! But I do sew gifts for family and friends from time to time. haha

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.17 PMby campanella

    I usually sew for myself, but for this year’s christmas I made a present for my husband for the first time.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.15 PMby peach

    I sew for myself as well as for friends and family. And I’m now coming up with ideas with things I can make for the kid’s at the house my organization visits every year around the Holidays, so soon them as well. :)

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.13 PMby rlkataja

    Although I would love to sew for myself…I sew for Blythe! If you don’t know who is google this amazing doll!! Every time I get a chance and extra time, I sew up little outfits Blythe, sell them and send them to countries across the world! I LOVE IT!! Hopefully this year I will find more time for myself!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.11 PMby jannav

    I sew mostly for my family!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.10 PMby knighttemplar

    I sew for my (very large) family, (I have four brothers, a sister, and bajillions of cousins.), myself, and my friends.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.09 PMby sunbeachsurf

    I sew mostly for my daughter and me. She’s still in the stage where she likes to dress like me (hurray!), so I make us things that match. Occasionally, I sew things for my husband, and I also help my mom out with her projects when she’s running out of time (or patience!).

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.09 PMby suebee2

    I sew for myself. I have an 18 month old granddaughter that I started sewing for too. I want to make some Mother Daughter things! I think that would make a great gift for her Mom!

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