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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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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.34 PMby Linda Prihoda

    I learned to sew through home economics classes in Junior High school. Although my mom sewed, I don’t recall her teaching me to use the machine.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.34 PMby cornellgirl

    I just started about a year ago — bought myself a machine, got some books from the library, and off I went! The internet has been a great help as well.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.32 PMby nic101

    My mom showed me how to work the machine and a few basics. From there I figured it out myself and got information from books and the interwebs. I’ve taken one skirt pattern making class. Honestly, I feel like there’s so much more I don’t know. I’m just trying to learn from project to project.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.31 PMby qsogirl

    My mom taught me to sew when I was really little!

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.29 PMby rachelhead

    I learned to sew in a tiny room in my basement with the heat turned up to 90 just to be sure the teachings would sink in. Nah—-my ma taught me on her machine and then she found me a machine exactly like hers at an auction. My twin sister taught herself to sew. Then she taught herself patternmaking and draping and now she designs/makes all my costumes (I am a choreographer.) I have good people around to help me. :)

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.29 PMby p1ppy1

    learned in school

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.28 PMby rastaplur

    i´m used to seeing my mom sewing since i can remeber, now that i have my own house she gave me a sewing machine and i´m learning with burda and, in case of any doubt, my mom is always here for me as my master :)

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.26 PMby cocogone

    at school with the help of friends and much criticism from relatives.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.22 PMby serenageo

    internet is the best teacher :)

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.17 PMby lthor

    My grandmother taught me the basics of patterns and how to cut corners, my other grandmother (a home ec teacher) taught me quilting and the importance of taking my time and doing things right, and the blogging universe has taught me that there’s so much more I can do than make quilts and pillows!

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.15 PMby pt6356

    My mother didn’t sew, but the neighbor lady across the street did, and she taught me. First were doll clothes, and then I make my Confirmation dress when I was in 8th grade

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.12 PMby nini501

    I know it might sound cheezy but I learned from old Burda magazines my mom bought when she was younger. I sew quite a few things when I was in high school. I don’t do it often these days – only crafty things like ornaments or small bags (easy stuff) – but I have plans and desire to start making clothes again.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.12 PMby giuliedda

    A cucire a mano ho imparato da sola, con i libri ed internet; mentre a cucire a macchina ho imparato da mio padre ^^

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.11 PMby miaow

    My mother and my ancient home ecc teacher. She had the most amazing monotone voice. It haunts me to this day….

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.11 PMby suebee2

    I leaned in middle school by making an apron. My mother never sewed but my father had in the past. He showed me how to set a sleeve and match plaids. I learn a lot from books and now online.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.10 PMby mimiohs

    When I was approximately nine years old my mother started to teach me how to sew on her old White sewing machine. If I remember correctly it was a drawstring bag then I moved on to sewing clothes in order to receive the sewing merit badge in Girl Scouts. This produced a life long love of sewing the continues to this day. I made my own wedding dress as well as sharing the sewing of my bridesmaid dresses with my mother. I am hoping that within the next few years when my daughter gets married that I will be asked to sew her dress as well.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.06 PMby corvus

    I learned from my mother, and have continued to learn from the online sewing community.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.05 PMby angiegreen

    When I was 10, I was in a play where I needed elf shoes. My mom sat me down at her machine, and showed me how to make them. I’ve been sewing ever since!

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