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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 31, 2010, 07.46 AMby mnguye5

    I was interested in sewing in my 7th grade home economics class and fell in love ever since. My mother and grandmother also sew so they taught me some basic skills.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.44 AMby fbk1977

    i learned how to sew just a few years ago – at the ripe old age of 30! a friend taught me how to run a sewing machine and once i was over the fear of threading it, i was hooked.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.41 AMby mixtlii

    I learnt in a sewing club in my home village, with only old ladies!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.22 AMby etchedinthread

    I taught myself to sew at home. My Mother cut out a dress for me and left to work. She didn’t even thread the machine and there was no manual for it to read either. I sewed and ripped out side seams several times before I got it right. I put in the zipper too plus hemmed it by machine. It was finished by the time she got home. I’m sure the hem was crooked, I didn’t press it and it looked “not so good”, but I wore it to school the next day. From that day on I was hooked!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.20 AMby univacgrl

    I learned to sew at home by watching my dad use the sewing machine to fix our clothes.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.18 AMby jennif

    I learned partly at home and partly at school. My mum was formerly sewer/dressmaker by profession and had also sewingmachine at home so I was allowed to do small projects at home. Then we had from third grade also handicrafts at school. Making clothes I have learned by myself. Of course I sometimes ask my mum for advice.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.12 AMby Marion James

    My mom was my first sewing teacher. From there, I took classes at school, and in my 20’s I bought my own machine and sat with it and a sewing book in my lap. I LOVE to sew!!!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.07 AMby Justine Williams

    my grandmother taught me how when i was 7

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.01 AMby sarsaparilla

    When I was fairly young, at home with my mum. I also learnt some things in years 8-10, when I did home ec.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.00 AMby melaniec

    I took lessons at the Dancing Queen fabric store in Richmond (Melbourne) 2 1/2 years ago.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.00 AMby rita61

    My loving mother taught me how to sew from an early age. She sewed the most perfect hand seams, you could not see a stitch. She taught me that a garment should look just as nice inside as outside(even though it took me years to understand that). Thanks Mom!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.48 AMby liffythe

    Mom would make me dresses and knit up sweaters straight from the neighborhood sheep when I was a little girl, and when I was probably in fourth grade, I got onto a crafting kick of “I want to know how to do that, too!” – I learned to knit, weave, crotchet, spin wool into yarn, and sew. I think the first things I made on a sewing machine were a lunch bag and a vest out of an old pair of blue jeans. I learned to hand stitch by making little purses for my dolls.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.40 AMby cambra

    when i was about 10 i found my dad’s little travel sewing kit in his shaving bag and ever since then i have gleened sewing knowledge from anyone willing to share.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.31 AMby Audra Jenkins

    I took lessons at a local store starting when I was about 6 or 7, and my mother taught me a few things at home. After that it was all learning on my own sewing clothing items for 4-H and costumes for Halloween and the Renaissance Festival. In college I got a job in the university costume shop. That and the pattern making class I took in college really taught me a lot to help expand my skills and self confidence.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.17 AMby eriness

    I had short-term “private” lessons and taught myself through trial and error. I’m now a full-time student attending school for Fashion Design. I graduate in 2012! So excited!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.02 AMby iloveicecream2

    People think I’m crazy for saying that my 2yr older brother taught me and our older sister. I must say my brother is pretty well rounded!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.01 AMby lisamarie3897

    I learned by taking a class in high school. Then followed up by learning with my mother.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.01 AMby nericec

    My first accomplished sewing project was in high school with a people-powered machine. I got my bestie to crank it. It was a late 90’s print apron with little sunflowers on a navy background…eek. So thanks to my home economic’s teacher – you changed my life!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.49 AMby loyl8

    well i taught myself with burda and books. My mom taught me how to crochet and make pillows when I was young but she lives over 1000 miles away so she can’t teach me.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.43 AMby simplysewing101

    I learned to sewing in a Middle School Home Economics class. This was my favorite class.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.35 AMby monikago

    We had a hand-driven sewing machine at home and I remember browsing fabric in the remnants store with my mother. We were very poor, so my mother altered my cousin’s First Communion dress for me and my younger sister. I remembered sewing a blue stretch top at school. I mostly sewed by hand. Only now, with my mother gone three months, I am sewing using some of her old fabric and the help of BurdaStyle.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.35 AMby japconst

    My first sewing lesson was in 4th grade school. I learned the “hard way” on an antique hand crank table top sewing machine. My constant fear as a 9 yr old was that someday my finger will get caught by the needle! I don’t remember what my first sewing project was, but I do remember making an apron and a pillowcase. After I graduated from high school, I continued to sew, getting notes from my sister who went to a formal class for tailoring. 34 yrs later, I’m now sewing more advanced stuff like wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ gowns/dresses and proms. I ran my first little girls fashion show several years back – designed and sewed every dress. I’ll probably sew till I drop dead! :D

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.20 AMby misschristiana

    My childhood friend was having a small wedding, and asked me and one other friend to be her bridesmaids. She told us she just wanted us to wear simple sundresses in a light yellow color. Since it was the end of summer, all retail establishments had already put out FALL merchandise, so finding a dress was nearly impossible. Two weeks before the wedding, I went to a fabric store and found the perfect fabric in the clearance bin. I picked out a pattern and borrowed my grandmother’s sewing machine and just kind of, figured it out. My grandmother wasn’t much help because she had entered the early stage of Alzheimer’s and couldn’t even remember how to thread the machine. Luckily, my best friend’s mom was able to give me a few pointers, but I was mostly on my own. The dress turned out beautiful (despite my trouble with the zipper) and the bride was happy with the result! :)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.20 AMby 5294sandras

    I learned to sew when I was in the 4th grade from my mother.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.19 AMby serenity09

    My aunt taught me to hand sew when I was seven or eight years old. I made clothes for the rag dolls she made for us. Then in junior high school, I learned to machine sew in sewing shop.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.08 AMby peonyonfire

    I took a couple of classes in town and I have used books and the internet a lot!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.05 AMby sdare29

    I have just started to re-learn how to sew, after a unrewarding school term (perhaps i was 12) where i made a skirt. Like all good things, it gets better with age! And so do i….. The internet is a wonderful thing!!! And all those inspiring books available!!!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.02 AMby sonziekat

    I learned it from a sewing teacher and then continued allthroughout fashion school.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 04.55 AMby LeGwen Hamilton

    I learned to sew from my mom. She didn’t have the patience for sewing so she did the cutting and I did the sewing. Now the cutting is still my least favorite part because she never made me do it.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 04.55 AMby rdejam

    When I was 8., my grandmother started to teach me to sew mending things on her sewing machine (which was a treadle and I still have it). The summer before my 10th birthday, she sent me to Singer Sewing School so I could learn how to work with patterns and fabrics. I wish my own daughters had an interest but so far, no takers. :( They’re 19 and 23 so I still hold out hope.

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