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Welcome to day four of our Holiday Giveaway! Win an 3 year subscription from Selvedge Magazine! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Sunday, December 5th to be entered to win!

Selvedge Magazine… offers the world’s finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing.

Open a copy of Selvedge and you sense there is a philosophy that Selvedge readers subscribe to. A belief system based on a cerebral and sensual addiction to textiles in all forms. Readers share a belief in the importance of their material surroundings and a passion for the beautiful and beautifully made.

Selvedge’s aim is simple: to provide a textile publication which fits seamlessly into their creative lifestyle. Directed towards an international, discerning audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping and would make the perfect Christmas gift.”

Comment to Win: What inspires you to sew?

Congratulations to dobrotalivia who won the Martha Stewart Prize Package!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Selvedge Magazine

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    Dec 1, 2011, 04.02 PMby greatauntie

    the high cost of children’s clothing.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 02.59 PMby cinzia1bo

    my first giveaway !

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    Dec 15, 2010, 05.34 AMby susansvelvetmonkey

    I can create things to my liking. My imagination is so vast that I have lots of source material.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.43 AMby shirsch904

    My mother. My mother, the youngest of nine children born during the Great Depresssion, taught herself to sew so that she could remake her hand me downs into more fashionable attire. Her perfectionism, attention to detail, and studious nature led her to become a seamstress of some renown. As a teen, she earned extra money by sewing for the ladies in town. I still treasure the beautiful gpwms that she designed and made for me as a teen. My insatiable desire to create is so enhanced by the contributions that she made to my repertoire of skills. Everytime I attempt a beautiful, hand done detail (that the machine will now do for me if I so choose), I think of her and feel gratitude.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.39 AMby shirsch904

    My mother. My mother, the youngest of nine children born during the Great Depresssion, taught herself to sew so that she could remake her hand me downs into more fashionable attire. Her perfectionism, attention to detail, and studious nature led her to become a seamstress of some renown. As a teen, she earned extra money by sewing for the ladies in town. I still treasure the beautiful gpwms that she designed and made for me as a teen. My insatiable desire to create is so enhanced by the contributions that she made to my repertoire of skills. Everytime I attempt a beautiful, hand done detail (that the machine will now do for me if I so choose), I think of her and feel gratitude.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.04 AMby seelie

    Both what I need and the beautiful things I see other talent folks make

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    Dec 8, 2010, 02.01 AMby mkpowell

    Selvage is amazing. So much to drool over – wish they had touchable samples

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    Dec 7, 2010, 10.56 PMby animegirlie

    making something with my own two hands – I usual sew in fits. work really hard for a day or two and leave the machine for a bit.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 10.41 PMby januacoeli

    I love fine details in garments. I love the process of putting it all together. I love fabric and color and what you can do with it.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 08.50 PMby jadedwish

    So many things inspire me to sew. Fashion from both a positive and negative reaction to it. The miracle that happens when you take a flat object and make it into a somewhat 3-dimensional object. Knowing that I can make things for people I care for that is a lot more personal than going to the store and purchasing something. Also being able to make a one of a kind item.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 08.17 PMby ssireness

    transform a piece of cloth into something wonderful that makes you feel different

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    Dec 7, 2010, 06.49 PMby aine1

    The fact that most stores don’t hold clothing that is original and creative (they all sell the same stuff), and they don’t sell clothing for girls with a few more curves… I’d rather make my own and look different!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 11.15 PMby suzes

    Beautiful fabric is my initial inspiration – I have this urge to create something with it whether it be for myself, my home or for someone else.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 11.09 PMby crazybydesign

    I create accessories, primarily handbags. My inspiration often comes from clothing…some embellishment, fold or drape, or maybe the material. Catalogs and magazines are a great source of inspiration for me, so this prize would really be a score!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 07.11 PMby dnembhard

    Being able to have something tangible at the end, when I can wear it and think “I made this”. Also, thinking (hoping) that by wearing my clothing, I can inspire someone else to start sewing.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.42 PMby audie2002

    what inspires me is seeing all the great creations made on the web by people who have only been sewing for a few years. It motivates me to keep learning!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.03 PMby peach

    My innate urge to create and translate my idea of beauty and emotions onto the body. The finished product is like my personal fairytale come true.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.08 PMby mrsteapot

    I’ve been thinking about this for two days and have come to the conclusion that everything inspires me. Materials, ribbon, cotton, paper, pictures, vintage, pencils, squirrels…

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    Dec 5, 2010, 02.57 PMby retrendsbymamab

    My daughters taste for being unique and the ridiculous cost of store bought!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 02.46 PMby davey820

    Looks like the Selvedge magazine looks interesting.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 02.42 PMby SewSunshine

    my talented fiber artist friends inspire me….and naturally the use of color and texture.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 02.32 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Seeing stylish things that I can sew. Finding nothing good in the shops. Having creative freedom and expression. Thinking that so many things can be made using simple principles. It’s so economical and helpful a hobby and skill.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 02.29 PMby luxihere

    Everything ! can’t single out! it could be an emotion, my dd’s smile, a beautiful fabric, gift for near and dear ones, a family function coming up, just anything that gets on to my ‘sewing’ nerve!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 02.09 PMby bexs-ana

    nature and the wonders of it seem to always spark inspiration for sewing

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    Dec 5, 2010, 02.04 PMby tijean54

    Almost anything can inspire me,I especially like having my grand-kids around they make you look at things again that on other days you tune-out but to them it’s great. Heck just give a little one a piece of bright fabric and watch them take off to make their Dreams come true!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 01.45 PMby queenvanilla

    Mostly stuff on internet. Vintage blogs and art pages. Right now the weather here in Sweden calls for some winter clothes as well.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 01.44 PMby senouna

    When I encounter good texture or patterns of something (fabrics or others) , new idea of sewing would pop up! Of course, good style of other people’s clothing and/or of shop windows would also stimulate new images, but I love fabrics much more then styles.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 01.15 PMby amsel

    the beauty of it. and addiction.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 01.08 PMby othello

    Usually I’m inspired by seasons. Now, in the place where I live, it’s winter so I’m using white linen and silver ribbons. Also, there are some moment in my life, just a few seconds or even less, when everything is perfect. I’m walking down the street, the light is perfect, the music plaing on my mp3 player is perfect and the mood is perfect. That gives you a great feeling of harmony and inspire to create something beautiful. :)

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    Dec 5, 2010, 01.07 PMby magnolia729

    creating the harmony and conformity in look with matching garments and perfect fitting for my own shape and style

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