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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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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.54 PMby tario

    Simply the desire to create

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.54 PMby tario

    Simply the desire to create

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.50 PMby vindaviper

    There are two things that always inspire me when I am hitting a sewing low spot – The Sound of Music and The Cloisters (in NY).

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.49 PMby jaaladay

    Being able to make things that really fit; choosing just the right fabric, and now teaching my daughter to make holiday gifts!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.48 PMby dogbed

    The meditative hum of my machine.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.47 PMby violentecstasy

    I’m inspired by lovely fabrics and marvelous designs. I sew to make pieces unique to me, that fit better than anything in the store.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.47 PMby bonniej

    I love that I can see something in the store (wearable or not) and I say to myself “I can make that!”

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.43 PMby Britynn D

    Things that inspire me to sew are beautifully textured fabrics, looking up different designers new lines for the season, and having a clean sewing room.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.42 PMby cheesepirate

    All the amazing things that can be done with a little fabric and thread. I have more ideas than time.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.40 PMby karinsi

    Fabrics! Colors! Textures! Ribbons and trim!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.40 PMby wassidy

    Turning my ideas in to reality with the knowledge that what I am doing I can make exactly the way I want it – even though that make take a few tries and some bad words!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.37 PMby ash18

    Beautiful fabrics and fashion magazines,blogs inspire me to sew my own creations..

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.35 PMby labellachic

    I love being able to create something so tangible and (hopefully) beautiful out of simple fabric and thread. The entire process is thrilling, especially that step when it all starts coming together and making sense.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.34 PMby missknitta

    Lately my inspiration has been coming from sewing and quilting blogs, but also the huge stash of vintage patterns I just received from my grandmother and aunt!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.34 PMby meowmix

    I just love losing track of time while I’m totally immersed in making something. The feel of the fabric running through my fingers. Even the little frustrations. I’m an addict!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.33 PMby Alice Nelson

    The hand and pattern of a fabric calls out what can be done with it. The desire to have something that has my own “stamp” yet may be used for something as mundane as a purse organizer or as fanciful as a “celebration” outfit. The quiet joy of making something to give to another, whether friend, family, or anonymously. The restless urge to create – all these things inspire me every day,

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.33 PMby sewella

    Simple everyday things, nature …

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.32 PMby peaudane

    Fabric. I love love love fabric!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.31 PMby elsa

    I enjoy learning new techniques that can make my sewing projects look better.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.31 PMby Lucila Dominguez

    My inspiration started when I was tired of going shopping trying to find something I really love and looked good on me, and instead had walk away from the mall depressed, until one day I say how hard can it be (was I wrong? lol) and find out an awesome new world that I didn´t even knew and I’m loving it and getting really passionate about

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.29 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Taking a thought and making it into something tangible. Something that wouldn’t exist unless it was made by you.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.25 PMby moransa

    I am inspired by having beautiful, well made, made for me clothing that I otherwise would not be able to afford. That’s what motivates me to sew.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.20 PMby artepart

    To create something what you can’t find in the shops and what you makes happy when it’s ready.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.20 PMby lthor

    Fabrics! Patterns inspire me as well, and fashion I see in magazines, but when I see fabrics I can’t help but imagine them in all sorts of different ways. The hard part is coming up with the technical skill to get my mind’s vision into a reality!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.17 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    The ability to create something in a wonderful fabric that fits and looks better than anything bought in the high street.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.14 PMby Melinda Weddle

    I am inspired when I look at my beautiful daughter. I am inspired when I see something beautiful in a magazine or on tv. I am inspired to have things that are my own and unique.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.12 PMby Rachel R

    The joy of creating a solid underlying structure and laying beautiful quality fabric over it to produce something truly unique stimulates my creative juices and inspires me to sew.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.11 PMby daphne-1

    Seeing other sewer’s creations and beautiful pieces. Makes me think Ya! I can do it too!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.11 PMby rshelly13

    Being able to construct something yourself that fits your body perfectly. It is very rewarding when people compliment you on your garment and you get to say that you made it. I love the look of surprise. Trying to master new patterns keeps me going.

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