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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/31 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win a 9 SewStylish magazines, a year long subscription to Threads and Threads fitting DVD box set!

SewStylish prize pack:
Get every issue of SewStylish published to date for basic training to unleash your creativity. From the publishers of Threads, SewStylish is a biannual magazine that shows you how to get the looks of your favorite designers with easy-to-follow how-tos and advice from the pros.

Threads one-year subscription:
For people who love to sew, Threads is an invaluable resource delivered to their mailbox every other month. Throughout the year Threads provides its readers with detailed information on creating the details that matter, including techniques on fitting, couture methods, tailoring, and more. Each issue is filled with articles from industry insiders and professionals from the people who know them best.

Threads Fitting DVD:
This 4-part video series was created by the Threads magazine staff based on requests from readers who know the importance of fitting. This series shows, step-by-step, exactly how to achieve a fit that’s just right from top to bottom. Produced by the editors of Threads magazine, this instructional series will serve as a trusted sewing resource with valuable information for all skill levels.

Threads editors walk you through the finer points of achieving a custom fit. Plus, you’ll get expert advice from N.Y.C. fashion designer, couture sewer, and FIT instructor Kenneth D. King.

4 essential fitting topics including:
Torso — Discover the ins and outs of a great fit from neck to waist.
Arms — Learn the secrets of fitting a sleeve with ease.
Bust — Drape and shape for a fit that flatters every body type.
Waist & Hips — Custom-fit or alter pants and skirts like a pro.

You’ll learn how to apply timeless techniques used by designers and professionals to solve fitting problems, make alterations for each body type, and achieve a flattering fit every time.

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/31:
What is your favorite sewing technique

We want to congratulate tario on winning yesterday’s Rowenta® Pressure Iron & Steamer! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway

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    Oct 13, 2012, 06.46 AMby Froggymama1

    I would have to say flat felled seams. They just “seam” to make the garment look finished.

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    Jan 30, 2010, 08.12 PMby cowwgirlbeans

    I’m brand new at sewing, but I would say embroidery!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 12.00 AMby hussain

    Bias. I have just discovered it and am using it everywhere, yokes, plackets, cuffs….. the works. Cut on bias even ordinary fabric becomes graceful.

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    Jan 6, 2010, 09.00 PMby perfumed1

    Just plain old stright stich

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    Jan 2, 2010, 06.38 PMby wendy4510

    I love embroidery – so many ways to express creativity! Also my kids can easily join me, they love it. I have been trying new techniques with my new favorite book in the whole wide world: Bend the Rules! Officially my personal bible. Superb!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.47 PMby hmcivor

    hmmm… there is so much that I love, but I have so little time to play these days!!! Sergers are fantastic for so many reasons! easy seams and ruffled hems are great!!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 05.51 AMby eberry

    i use mostly basic techniques, just straight stitching and sometime i’ll be crazy and go for the zig zag

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    Jan 1, 2010, 05.19 AMby jacqueline smith

    My absolute fav is top stitching!!! I love either using my Janome blind hem foot, or with twin-needle! I love top stitching b/c it makes the garment look professional and finished, both inside and out.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.32 AMby nessys

    French seams, continuous bias binding!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.02 AMby caseyerinclark

    I love pleating and ruffles—anything that gives something a special detail. I also love smocking with elastic thread! So easy and so fun.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.00 PMby thesocialseam

    My favorite technique is inserting an invisible zipper!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.57 PMby wroahhhthecrocodile

    Sewing with twin needles. They are sooo weird! :P

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.47 PMby plemos

    French seams! I’ve been using them to make shopping totes and the result couldn’t be better.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.18 PMby heatherrique

    Favorite technique: French seams and machine buttonholes….

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.00 PMby christas

    I love top stitching my garments with the decorator triple stitch. Using the blindhem foot helps keep the stitching straight.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.41 PMby 5294sandras

    I like decorative stitches. I use when I hem pajama pants and it gives them a nice hemline.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.39 PMby broncoeddie

    I’m not sure! I’m just a beginner, but i would like to improve topstitching.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.17 PMby kathleens

    It is really simple, but I love sewing Flat Felled seams and doing under stitching. I also love to line bodices.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.57 PMby samdana

    please Santa let me win. i love to quilt

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.43 PMby knackers

    I absolutely love ruffles and gathering especially with metallic fabric. The lustre and shine that reflects off the wrinkles makes my day!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.38 PMby crystaljensen

    My favorite thing is using a long stitch and tight tension to ruffle things. Pick me!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.19 PMby morningdove

    I Love the way overlock stitching gives that clean finished look on a garment!!!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.17 PMby chutchinson

    Any technique that will improve the look and fit of my clothes!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.06 PMby lilamarshall

    I’d have to say that gathering and pleats are my absolute favorites!! I like detailed kind of things….

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    Dec 31, 2009, 06.52 PMby animegirlie

    top stitching! Love threads magazine!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 06.48 PMby captain-obvious

    My favorite technique is topstitching. It makes everything look so nice and its easy. I use my buttonhole foot to keep everything lined up.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 06.39 PMby taylou555

    Right now, I love the applique techniques in “the art of fabric collage” by Rosemary Eichorn. The book really opened my eyes to new possibilities……….my creations don’t look anything like hers………which is fine .I want books that give me ideas I can take away and use myself not just project ideas. Also the results are wearable. Many wearable art ideas result in precious clothes hard to care for…………here part of the making involves machine washing and tumble drying. Great book.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 06.27 PMby yva

    I love adding embellishments it is the easiest way to turn something old into something new.

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