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Welcome to Day 6 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the BERNINA Holiday Gift Basket from BERNINA! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Wednesday, December 7th to be entered to win!

The holidays are upon us and that means handmade gift giving galore! We know members of the sewing and craft community love to give, and as our holiday present to you we’d like to give back. Comment to win the BERNINA Holiday Gift Basket and keep it all to yourself! The gift basket includes a machine tote, travel mug, laptop sleeve, and super cool “Lady’s Knife”, a complete sewing tool in smart pocketknife form.

Haven’t started sewing for the holidays yet? Need some inspiration? Or don’t have enough time? Check out the “Sew Easy Gifts” series on www.WeAllSew.com, the “Sew Easy Gifts” for all kinds of giftable projects. Our favorite is homemade stockings, or the very simple-to-sew circle scarf.

Learn more about BERNINA or find a store near you here. Happy Holidays!

Comment to Win: If you have attended a sewing class recently, what was it for? If you don’t take sewing classes, why not?


This giveaway is sponsored by BERNINA

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/12/11] – Congratulations to member lrm for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 6!


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    Dec 6, 2011, 11.00 PMby snowm64

    I don’t go to many sewing classes because I have a bachelor’s degree in Clothing and Textiles and have made a lot of things over the many years and not many classes are offered in my area for more advanced things. I do go to my American Sewing Guild meetings when I can and was able to attend a 2-day ASG retreat in September that was AWESOME! I enjoy attending conferences and embroidery club events at my local sewing machine dealerships. They show new products and we have show (or Sew) n tell so I can find new ideas from other people who also attend.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.58 PMby eyesofmad

    I took a sewing class in High School but I have been sewing long before that so it didn’t teach me too much concerning new skills. I have considered becoming a sewing teacher though – I just have to figure out if I have the time I need to put into that.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.58 PMby anniegmatic

    I have never taken any sewing classes, I learn on my own (thank you Burda :) ). But if I could, I would attend sewing classes in NYC because of my LOVE for sewing, NYC and Bernina :).

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.56 PMby reLYME

    I have taken two sewing classes in the past year, sewing 1 and 2. They taught me the basics of sewing, fabrics, the machine, etc. I learned to make a mini skirt and a tunic. Recently, I started taking a class on Craftsy by Diana Rupp. Our projects are from her book, Sew Everything Workshop, which I have and love, and we are making an envelope pillow and a pencil skirt. This method works really well for me because I learn by watching. Even though I’m still a relatively new sewer—I just started this past March and I have only completed a handful of projects—I want to learn as much as I can about my new obsession!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.55 PMby some-crafty

    I’d love to take a class on garment making/pattern making. However, my kids are too young for me to go do this right now. But the internet is a huge resource. Perhaps an online class is in my future?

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.55 PMby ernielajr

    i havent taken a sewing class for awhile now, but would love to. I enjoy the conversations and learning something new to improve my sewing skills. Here’s looking to the future.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.55 PMby Breezy20715

    I started quilting in the last 4 years and try to take classes whenever I can. There are so many techniques out there and different ways to do things you’ll always learn something new. Love my Bernina!!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.53 PMby savaenelf

    I want to take a sewing class but right now my schedule is too crazy. There is a sewing instructor in my town but her classes for adults are during business hours.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.48 PMby secretvixen

    I studied fashion full time for 2 years in the eighties and haven’t really felt the need to take classes since. I graduated with the skills to design, pattern-make/grade and assemble garments ranging from casual to formal, lingerie and swimwear, women’s, children’s and mens wear. All with the help of my trusty Bernina Record 930, which is still going strong!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.47 PMby Scrowe

    I took a class this summer at a quilt show with the Sewing Diva. Very fun. Learned some neat tricks about embellishments.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.47 PMby MsBuckingham

    I teach sewing lessons, so the last class I was at was on Saturday – It weeks 3 and 4 of an eight week introductory course.

    that lady knife. I need me one of those.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.47 PMby Onefishtwofish

    I am new to sewing but I have looked up many places and even classes at the community college in my area and not much luck on learning past some basics. but I would love to go to a real good class if I can find some(;

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.47 PMby kathleenmumford

    I took a class in August to learn how to use my new Bernina Quilters Edition sewing machine. So much to learn! My last new machine was in 1984. I sew a lot and now that I’m supposed to be retired, I expect to sew a lot more! My shape has changed from a relatively simple adjustment to size 12 petite, to more complex issues of arm hole depth and sleeve width, and patterns no longer seem sized the same. Will need a class in the new year to re-measure myself and make pattern adjustments – or restyle my wardrobe design from classic fit! Thanks for this opportunity to receive some Bernina items!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.47 PMby vmarengere

    The last sewing class I took wass from my grandmother years ago. She helped me finish up my little brother’s pijamas for christmas

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.46 PMby lisbeth-s

    I’ve taken a class to initiate myself to sewing. Now, I feel more confident with my hands, so I sew by myself.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.42 PMby pyewacket68

    I take every sewing class I can find! The last one was making quilted christmas ornaments. :)
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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.42 PMby efgh

    I’d love a class on fitting but there isn’t anything locally unfortunately. Thank goodness for books and the internet then!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.40 PMby ThreadOvMetal

    I recently attended a class on my 830 machine. It was wonderful!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.40 PMby chopsticks

    i have take a sewing class recently, it was about fabric types and how they drape.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.39 PMby veronicareed

    I haven’t taken a sewing class in years! I live in a rural area and there aren’t any classes available nearby.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.38 PMby pattisuesews

    I took a refresher course different zipper insertions. It was great and got me back up to speed after not sewing for some years.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.38 PMby 09extrastuff

    As I travel the gift basket would be phenomenal. The last class took was a machien quilting class. I would love to find a class that would help me to customize (fit) some classic patterns so I could make my own wardrobe again.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.35 PMby lnderrart

    Yes! I took Gertie’s Bombshell Dress Course on Craftsy. Such a great platform to learn on. It still doesn’t make up for in class, one-on-one instructions, but it does a great job. It has forums for each lesson where people taking the class can ask questions or post photos their progress and the instructor and students can chime in. As a beginner, I’m always looking to learn more.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.35 PMby kristeni

    I haven’t taken a class lately, but I definitely. I’m currently taking a knitting class now, and have been unpacking because I moved between states. Been busy, but a class would be perfect inspiration to get back my mojo.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.34 PMby mozzee

    I have been doing a quilting class that has been great. I would love to do more not sure what though.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.34 PMby freakusbzzz

    I haven’t taken a sewing class cause you can get so many great resources from the web.. like Burdastyle.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.33 PMby hehacker

    I haven’t taken any classes, but I would love to. The only thing stopping me is not enough time! Between working full time and having a toddler, my free time is limited, especially during the times classes would be available.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.33 PMby magnolia729

    Private tutoring works best for me at the moment. I start alone then if I face a problem or something what I’ve never done before, I just grab my “troubled item”, take it to my tutor and she shows me the how-to specificly to that project.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.33 PMby Valerie Granger

    I have not taken a sewing class since high school (I am now in graduate school). However, I love sewing and when I have time (over school breaks) I enjoy throwing myself back into it.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.32 PMby monkemama

    Ill take a Bernina Gift Package any day! I love my new Bernina!!! i take sewing classes when I can. I also enjoy going to the Bernina Club at my dealers’

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