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Welcome to day 30 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a starter assortment of Sulky’s brand new PolyLite thread. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Friday, December 31st to be entered to win!

Win a starter assortment of Sulky’s brand new PolyLite thread – It includes 12 spools of 440yd solid colors and 12 spools of 440yd multi colors enclosed in our very handy Slimline Storage Box.

Comment to Win: Where did you learn to sew?

Congratulations to sukino who won the Rowan Thread Collections by Kaffe Fassett!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Sulky

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    Dec 31, 2010, 02.08 PMby some-crafty

    I used to hand sew clothes for my Barbie, then learned in grade school in Home Economics.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.55 PMby twinreader

    My aunt started us with hand sewing and we learned machine sewing in middle school home economics.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.52 PMby marfisa

    I’ve been trying to teach myself with mixed success. The only garment I’ve ever made was a cosplay costume. As an extreme hourglass, all the modifications I’d have to do to pretty much all commercial patterns is extremely intimidating and no shop I’ve ever seen has people who teach those kinds of classes.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.47 PMby alandmeier

    Just learning…my mother-in-law is going to teach me to sew with a machine this week!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.29 PMby karenadd

    I learned to sew by making Barbie clothes in elementary school. I also had " formal" training in Jr. high school.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.21 PMby albanyc

    My mother taught me the basics…then home ec!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.10 PMby dlebrun

    My Mom, a professional seamstress, could never teach me. I had a friend when I was 21 who taught me. She turned me loose on her machine and set me free. Her one rule was…Never sew on Sunday, you will pick out the stitches with your nose in perdition. ROFL-to this day when I try to sew on Sunday I make mistakes. My husband, a leather worker, taught me to make my own patterns.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.58 PMby 3dogsandacat

    My mom taught me. Don’t remeber what age…seems I’ve always been sewing something. She sewed many of mine and my sister’s clothes. Halloween costumes, everyday clothes, prom dresses, and when I got married she made all the bridesmaid dresses. She taught me how to sew clothes, then later in life she taught me how to quilt. I remember her teaching other neighborhood girls in the local 4-H club to sew too. So glad I learned from her. Even today, though we live more than 3000 miles away, we still call or text each other about our latest projects!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.58 PMby photodoll

    My mom taught me to sew when I was around 9 or 10…I got one of those plastic sewing machines but that was not good enough I started sewing outfits that needed a bigger machine so my mom taught me to use her Brother machine…which I must say she is still using the same machine which she received as a gift when she finish school…mom is 75 now….Any who mom taught me and the school tried but I did not pass sew on a button in home mec .lol

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.50 PMby sewlikeabee6

    My Aunt she gave my sister and I ,a needle thread and fabric showed use how to make a little purse as our first little project we was so proud of our work so was she. My aunt made almost all of our dresses as we was growing up she was quite the sewer she could sew, anything. back in the day if you was poor you made your own clothes. And you made quilts with the left over fabric, by the way she was my great aunt she was born in the 1920s. I forgot I was 8 years old sister was 6.Learned at my Aunts house.
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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.34 PMby candyjoyce

    I learn’t the basics of a sewing machine at high school and then went on to learn how to sew properly at college and university.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.20 PMby blulagoo

    I first learnt at secondary school – we were allowed to choose our own first item to make – I made a denim bikini! Then I couldn’t take it any further at school as i had to choose my exam options so the rest i self taught.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.20 PMby giamaria

    I learned to sew from attempting to use my mother’s old Burda patterns… <3

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    Dec 31, 2010, 11.33 AMby inbalinka

    youtube and burdastyle – the best teachers in the world !

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    Dec 31, 2010, 11.24 AMby stella

    I teach myself with the help of internet.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 11.14 AMby seersuckersally

    I learned the basics from my mom.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 11.09 AMby 5dreamer5

    Never officially learned how to sew from my mom as she was not keen on teaching me (maybe she didn’t consider it useful to teach me… but then again, she never showed me how to cook or do anything else either…. hmm…) Anyway… back to the topic, I learned from observing my mother. She works as a seamstress in a sewing factory so I’ve been around sewing all my life. But I officially learned how to machine sew from one quick lesson by an elderly volunteer at the senior citizens home I volunteered while in high school. From there, I was self taught.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 11.07 AMby easilyamewsed

    I learned in high school after taking a class at a Fabricland store over the summer. My mom didn’t sew, but she thought it might be useful since at a height of 5’ in the days before mainstream petite sizes, my pant legs were almost always too long

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    Dec 31, 2010, 10.55 AMby ziljez

    about 10 when i started to try out mothers sewingmachin, after that I was sold.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 10.22 AMby mmatko

    Watched my mother when I was a kid :)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 10.07 AMby kkhb

    I learned from my mother, from home ec class in high school, and from a sewing class at the Singer shop in the local mall. But after several decades of not sewing, I started again, mostly figuring it out as I went along, with loads of help from the internet!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 10.05 AMby craftinginmycave

    My mom taught me to sew when I was a kid. She enrolled in adult continuing education classes and brought me along to learn more techniques.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 09.50 AMby ghainskom

    All by myself. With internet as teacher…

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    Dec 31, 2010, 09.49 AMby himechan

    I learned the basics from my sister’s mother-in-law, and taught myself the rest :)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 09.01 AMby northome

    My mother taught me to sew and her mother taught her. Sewing is no longer a necessity, but it is still an art form and a creative way to look good on a budget.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 08.50 AMby shiraash

    On the internet! still learning…

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    Dec 31, 2010, 08.17 AMby holaolahhh

    I learned to sew in my sewing class I took in my senior year of high school. I didn’t always follow the rules and limits of the assignments but my teacher appreciated my creativity. I discovered a love for sewing that year and stayed after school working on extra projects since I didn’t own my own sewing machine. However, within the week of the class being over, I invested in a sewing machine and have been sewing things for myself, my family and my friends ever since. I’m currently running low on thread so this giveaway would be much appreciated. =]

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    Dec 31, 2010, 08.14 AMby flosiepoos

    My mum taught me – she is a trained costume maker!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.54 AMby magdamagda

    I never learnt much:) Otherwise I wouldn’t still find it so interesting! Everything that is taught loses that excitement given by trying things on your own, taking risks, making mistakes -some of which later I come to call "discoveries! I learnt plenty in other fields, this one I’ll just keep for the heart – we don’t learn how to love, do we?

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.53 AMby Sammy Barber

    i actually learnt from my dad even though most say they learnt from my mum. my parents got divorced and my mum was usually too busy with work. my dad taught me the basics and i taught him a lot too. im nearly 15 but that is something i will always remember

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