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Welcome to our Holiday Giveaway: Day 28! Win BurdaStyle inspired BAGGU Bags! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Thursday, December 29th to be entered to win!

Our best selling reusable bag is not just for the grocery store.
Carry in your hand or over your shoulder. Holds 2-3 plastic grocery bags of stuff.
15" Wide / 25" high / 6" deep. Folds into a flat 5" by 5" pouch. Holds 50 lbs. 100% Ripstop nylon. Machine washable.

Comment to Win: Have you ever inspired someone to start sewing?


This giveaway is sponsored by BurdaStyle

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[Update 12/29/11] – Congratulations to members miip, blulagoo, lindac, kallers, and aluckmann for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 28!


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    Dec 28, 2011, 08.13 PMby jo-ann-r

    Yes, I gave my nieces an older Singer model sewing machine and they love to sew.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 08.00 PMby Ali Rogers

    Yes! My cousins, Facebookfriends. I usually post my sewing projects on Facebook. Sewing is so Zen!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.59 PMby AlreadyTakenAgain

    What an adorable bag! Burda is style! I have inspired someone to start sewing. When my daughter was little, I sewed many dresses for her, and a friend was inspired to make some for her daughter. I taught her how to sew using fabric and patterns she brought to me, and we spent many happy hours dressing our girls.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.59 PMby Linda Vanderbaan

    For definitely sure, with me making lovely stuff, inspired my youngest daughter to sew :)

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.55 PMby rose

    I’m not certain. I don’t teach sewing, and my garments don’t really attract attention.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.46 PMby grammaheh1

    Yes, My two granddaughters!! I was never able to get my daughters into sewing, but my two granddaughters love to sew with me.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.45 PMby chemlap

    Not yet, I just started sewing. :)

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.35 PMby splendida

    Yes my daughter. She wanted to start sewing at an early age.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.35 PMby karmologyclinic

    I can say that I am proud to have turned two friends to sewing enthusiasts!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.34 PMby Serenisticks

    I don’t know if I ever inspired someone else to sew, at least not yet, but I was definitely inspired by my mother, who made a lot of our clothes when we were kids. She also makes fabulous Halloween costumes. Now that I am a mother, I want to do the same for my son. This year I sewed my first Halloween costume. He loves it! Then again, he isn’t quite 2…so, he’s pretty easily impressed.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.33 PMby suntory

    My cousins saw some stuff I’ve made (a pair of shorts and a purse). They all wished they could sew, and at least one of them has already fulfilled that wish.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.30 PMby Sina Leftwich

    I have a friend who picks my brain about this and that to sew, she just made an amazing messenger bag that looks as great as the $180.00 one!!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.15 PMby megatron

    My Godmother is a seamstress and she has always been sending me sewing projects for birthdays and one year a sewing machine, that is when i really got started. Now i am in fashion design school.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.00 PMby smudgen

    Yes; my sister!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.56 PMby autumnrain45

    Yes, after I made kilts for my guy friends, a number of my friends wanted to learn how to sew. While they learned sewing from others, I taught them how to crochet and knit.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.53 PMby Veronika Kovacsova

    Yep, I did! Two of my twenty-something friends. Just like me, they relearned sewing which they used to do in their teenage years. Things we found so ordinary in the past find a new and important value today.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.49 PMby pgf

    Yes. My sister-in-law liked the clothes I made so she went out and bought a sewing machine. I gave her several of my patterns and some fabric so she could get started sewing right away.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.37 PMby kristinjg

    When I wear the things I’ve made, often people will find out that I made them and then they usually will tell me that they wish they could sew. I tell them that they can. Some of them have been inspired to start and they are great sewers now. You gotta spread the love.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.32 PMby turtlegirl00

    I inspired my friend sarah to sew! Now that she has a daughter we are working on teaching her too!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.31 PMby Tricia Drover

    I was inspired by my best friend and stepson to start sewing (she helped me make an apron for him!) But as far as inspiring other people, not really, although I know I have inspired my sister to start talking about it!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.30 PMby cowlady1990

    I don’t know. I may eventually inspire my son – but at the moment, I think sewing holds his fascination because my machine plugs in and goes “round and round”. (He’s 4) I know that my projects have occasionally inspired other sewers/quilters to start a new project or re-work their project with a new technique. But no one from scratch. (yet!) Sewing was one of those things we had to learn (just as my mom had to learn, just as my granny had to learn, etc.). I’m the only one of the three of us kids who still sew, though. (even though mom taught us all, and we all took home ec, even my brother). I’m o.k. with not knowing who I inspire. So long as I get to enjoy it!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.29 PMby rltejkl

    I hope so. I help teach 4-H children to quilt and am trying to convince them that they CAN make clothing.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.28 PMby mcgjean

    Yes, a good friend and my niece.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.25 PMby crystalicamg

    Good question! I’ve been personally inspired by many people. My mom taught me when I was young, and now I read blogs to keep me going. I hope someday I can inspire somebody.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.24 PMby Ebchar

    Yes, and I love when that happens…helping to keep a wonderful skill alive.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.21 PMby fatandy

    My 20 year old niece, sewing seems to be quite “en vogue” these days… Great!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.20 PMby monstery


    Yes.This past year my little sister.I also taught her how to sew & embroider.So far she’s made 30+ little hearts of various sizes & designs,and this Christmas she’s even requested felt so that she can make more to sell on etsy and show on here!:)

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.18 PMby faith

    My daughter, my niece, my SIL & the young woman that cuts my fabric at my local store !! I love sewing & share that passion

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.15 PMby Lennette Daniels

    I have inspired my daughter to start sewing. She is 16 and sews better than me now. She wanted to make a bunch of stuff and they were simple to make so I handed her the supplies and told her to have at it.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 06.07 PMby shannonsews

    I did all handmade gifts this Christmas, and inspired a friend of mine to do the same! Every time we talk on the phone over the last 2-3 weeks, we discuss what projects we’re working on/finished.

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