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Welcome to Day 29 of the Holiday Giveaway! 5 lucky winners will receive The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Friday, December 30th to be entered to win!

If you’ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials; five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag; and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.

Comment to Win: What are some project ideas you have for the new year?


This giveaway is sponsored by BurdaStyle

[Update 12/30/11] – Congratulations to members kath4kids, bobthesewer, TabulaRasa, nani, and chopsticks for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 29!


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    Dec 29, 2011, 11.01 PMby Tai B

    I plan to do some knitting and crocheting,make some band t-shirts with fabric paint, and maybe make my first pair of jeans.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.59 PMby elzeen

    Cardiagans with sweater knits

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.53 PMby natsunoyoru

    My plan for the new year is to make majority of my own clothing without purchasing ready-to-wear clothes. Also upcycling my kid’s old clothes so they can last longer! My brother just requested a sturdy & somewhat water-repellant jacket/pullover for his work,,,and a list of clothing needs from my hubby!!! To do all these I actually need to spend more time focusing on sewing and learning new techniques. These pushes me into reading more books/blogs/forums, and I do learn a lot from them.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.49 PMby machelefranklin

    I will finish all the unfinished businesses that have stayed in my stash for months and months (years ??), before i start new ones.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.47 PMby mitteschnitte

    with a baby on the way there will be some maternity outfits and lots of tiny baby things

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.39 PMby rerei

    I’m hoping to revamp my wardrobe by upcycling some of my existing dresses!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.37 PMby elimaem

    I plan to use the Built By Wendy Dresses book and create all 25 projects for 25 different ladies. Each lady is allowed to give suggestions of what they would like to see in their dress. The only rule I have is that they let me take a photo shoot of them in the finished piece for my blog. I think this will be a huge challenge and will be an invaluable learning experience for me….not to mention fun too.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.34 PMby obscurusmercury

    Kitchen accessories and new curtains for our new apartment.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.34 PMby pink-cornelia

    Some Dresses and maybe another pair of jeans.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.33 PMby skeeler

    I’m going to try some of the dresses in Famous Frocks!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.24 PMby Sue Bremner

    It’s summer down-under and I’m making super light cover-up shirts and trousers for my 18 month old grandson. The ozone layer above New Zealand has a hole in it, so we get sunburned VERY quickly. We want the kids to play outdoors all summer but sun protection is a challenge. Sunscreen has questionable chemical properties and sand sticks to it! So if these muslin sun-outfits work out – maybe I’ll even start selling them…

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.20 PMby netmyda

    A couple of skirts and pants. Maybe a dress. An indian costume. :)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.20 PMby stargirl50

    I have always wanted to make a dresss!!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.19 PMby DABROAD

    I have a pile of clothing that need to be altered into Edwardian finery…then I also have a few stacks of jeans that need to be transformed into purses. Don’t know which I’ll do first. No, wait – curtains for the new apartment!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.18 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I want to sew a couple more skirts for myself this winter and hopefully a dress or two.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.14 PMby Irene Bullock

    I’m looking for the right faux fur fabric to make the Yeti-coat featured in the dec/2010 Burda – in my mind I see it as an Anita Pallenberg kind of coat. Also, I’m planning to make the house robe from the last Burda issue, because it’s quite cold in my new appartment – cosy and stylish, yes please!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.14 PMby grammaheh1

    I plan on making some more swimming tote bags for my grandchildren, embroiderying some towels, and bedroom deco items.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.09 PMby Phamburger

    I really wanna start a business and start making bows and other little crafty things in 2012 :)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.08 PMby costumegirl

    In 2012 I plan to sew most of my wardrobe, starting with a tailored jacket my first ever.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.05 PMby katefarrington

    I learned to sew from a Burda pattern. The book looks great and I would love to have it. Burda is the best for sewers! I plan to make some porch pillows for swings and wicker furniture. Got to sit comfortably on your front porch down here in Dixie! Would like to work on some fashions for my teenager too.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.00 PMby crocka

    I plan on making 75% of my clothing in the next year. I’ve been slowly making the percentage grow over the past couple of years. It feels so great to make my own clothing/designs (with the help of screen printing/fabric dying).

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.00 PMby v3g4n

    I want to make a nice dress for myself, and a tailored skirt. And probably lots of stuff for the baby :-)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 09.50 PMby sue1656

    Want to sew a cute LBD to accessorize with sparkly jewlry and clutch. Would LOVE to get my hands on the burdastyle sweing handbook!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 09.50 PMby hstorm799

    I think I’m finally going to get the guts to cut into some special fabric I’ve been saving for a silky Yukata-style bathrobe.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 09.50 PMby boydagoyl

    A quilt made from my grandfather’s old ties, finishing sewing a black knit sweater shrug, and starting a beginning sewing tutorial!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 09.48 PMby Roxanne Storlie

    I am working on creating a whole new wardrobe for myself and then some friends.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 09.48 PMby psychorat

    I want to make a costume for my Graduation celebration.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 09.39 PMby Romanssi

    gonna make new pyjama

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    Dec 29, 2011, 09.39 PMby wendyxo

    I dream of making lots of dresses but in reality I have a bug quilt to finish and I want to make a handbag for my best friend the same as mine that she loves. It’s a complicated one so those projects will keep me busy!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 09.39 PMby foliusdesign

    i will be making a gray lace pencil skirt.

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