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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, 04.33 PMby alexus1325

    I haven’t taken sewing lessons since grade school! In my sewing adventures since I bought my own machine, I’ve scoured the net for resources to slowly improve my skills. There are so many kind enthusiasts out there that share their knowledge in communities like Burda Style, in video tutorials, even sharing patterns they’ve created. Seeking that knowledge is a challenge sometimes, but over the years, I’ve become very good at finding the answers to my questions. This leaves my learning open-ended and self-directed, which is just the way I like it :D

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.33 PMby angelajane

    I took a sewing with knits class last spring as knits have always frightened me, but now I can’t stop sewing them. I like to take classes when there is a good one and when I can afford it. Whatever level you are at there is always something more to learn.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.26 PMby Rachel Bain

    It’s been a while since I last took a class. I’m super broke, so I can’t take classes very often.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.23 PMby Timea Schmidt

    I finished a 2 year dressmaking school in Europe long time ago. Still living of what I learned there and what I can get from books. Big book fan I am:)

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.21 PMby Wendeeflys

    Sadly no classes near me , but I have learned a huge amount from the online community.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.16 PMby alissaslagle

    I am not taking any sewing classes. I don’t live near any places that offer them. I have seen some online that I may take in the future though.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.13 PMby joen

    A great little fabric shop opened near me last year, I have taken a few classes offered there most recently a hat making class. The shop started a group that meets once a month to discuss all things sewing which has been great! I have also participated in a sew along which enabled me to increase my sewing knowledge and if you are short on cash its a great way to increase your sewing knowledge!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.11 PMby rebpalma

    I take sewing lessons twice a week. This year the course is about recovering traditional handcrafting techniques and we make teddy bears, quilted bags, dolls and quilted bedcovers. But honestly, I’m more inspired by fashion, and what I like most about this handcrafting course is that the teacher also teaches the fashion design course and I get to ask her lots of questions about garment-making! I have a wonderful Bernina serger, this kit would come in handy! Thanks for having this giveaway!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.08 PMby sewinglikecrazy

    I don’t take sewing classes since I prefer to learn at my own pace. I’m a huge fan of using internet tutorials and just digging in and trying things out. Learning through trial and error is my style.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.05 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    I haven’t taken a class in some time since I teach sewing here in Denver at Fancy Tiger Crafts. However, the last class I taught was a holiday gift making class for beginners where we made pin cushions and custom pins out of shrink plastic. We had so much fun. I like to make my classes both educational and social. Getting together to craft and sew is the perfect way to spend an evening. I would love to win this Bernina gift basket! I just upgraded myself to a Bernina machine two weeks ago and I am THRILLED with it. I don’t know how I waited as long as I did.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.05 PMby ellesassypants

    I’ve only been sewing for a few mths. I’m lucky enough to be guided by a very patient teacher. I found her on Craigslist. She usually teaches a class for Joann’s. I get private instruction for $15/hour. ($20/ hour if i bring a friend and we split the cost).

    I have a busy schedule and can vary my hours this way. . . plus. . . I can email her anytime and love the personal attention. . . finding her was the best thing i ever did!. . . stay tuned for my projects!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.04 PMby heidilea

    I have not attended a class recenty, but I was planning on taking a class from a quilt shop on Hand Quilting without a Hoop. It was right after Halloween, and I remembered the day of the class. :P

    I think the last sewing class I took was in 2008; Advanced Crazy Quilting.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.01 PMby kdschafer

    I know my local Hancock Fabrics does classes once in awhile, but I haven’t taken any. My local JoAnn’s doesn’t offer classes. I would like to try an online class, but I just haven’t made the time. I have utilized a few online tutorials.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.01 PMby ravenztarot

    The last Class i took was with my quilting guild back to the basics. It was refreasher courses on quilting, binding, color matching etc…… i ahve 2 on my santa list so lets see which one he brings me!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.00 PMby lindzsnyder

    I take weekly sewing classes with my mom, cousin, and aunt. We found an instructor from a local college who comes to my mom’s house to instruct us. We all decide on a project and work on it while our instructor helps us through the process. We’re currently working on a blouse, but we’ve made a jacket and a dress so far. I love that we get to work independently at our own speed but with the assistance of our instructor.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 03.57 PMby ashleyraine

    We have sewing classes at work sometimes. The last one I took was for a tote bag with a fabric ribbon tied at the top of it. One of the best parts of the class is that they do all the fabric cutting for you before you get there. Heehee.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 03.55 PMby Claire Cooper

    Would love to take sewing classes, but there are non near me :( So I rely heavily on the online community for tip and tutorials.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 03.51 PMby suzeb

    I took Gertie’s online Bombshell Dress class at craftsy.com. It totally rocked. The dress I made is my most favourite project to date!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 03.50 PMby bitterbunny

    the last class I took (in february) was to learn about pattern altering. the reason i don’t take classes more often is because I can’t afford them right now :-(

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