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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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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.34 PMby martham

    I love topstitching too although I also enjoy pleating.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.34 PMby eyeofthebeholder

    My favorite technique is bias binding- I love how it makes lapels and bags look sharp

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.32 PMby Kajsa Melén

    I’m actually mostly into embrodiery, something I think will change if I win this prize. I seem to have been hooked on cross-stitch, maybe because of the recemblance with digital pixelating.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.31 PMby magnolia729

    anything… happy to try/learn new technique if required for the project.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.27 PMby klassykate

    Ruffles and pleats!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.23 PMby vargasuf

    My favorite sewing technique would have to be FRENCH SEAMS! They make any sewing project look uber-professional and I love the way they lay flat and you don’t see any serging or unfinished hems on either side. :o)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.23 PMby reynaud

    Topstitching—it’s amazing how much it can elevate the look of a garment.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.19 PMby elaine-bin

    My favorite technique is top stitching, I love doing this when possible because it gives a nice looking finish.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.18 PMby dhastings

    My favorite sewing technique would be taking vintage items and making them into new creations.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.17 PMby teamydear

    Ruffles!!!!!! And embroidery :)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.13 PMby nenasew

    I havent mastered sewing techniques to really say which is my favorite. I like french seams and when I get it right it is my favorite.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.05 PMby dody

    Enjoy all forms and styles of sewing..That is what makes it unique. Dody

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.04 PMby sprytehart

    I adore applique. It is so fun to get a professional result embellishing something. =)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.01 PMby nettie

    I agree that french seams are a revelation! Also, using zig zag and overlock stitches to finish edges were french seams are impossible.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.00 PMby sewella

    That would be making ruffles and pleats.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.56 PMby anitrasb

    Not sure if this is really a technique, but I love in-seam pockets. I would probably put them in every piece of clothing if I could. :)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.43 PMby fraiche

    hand beading or trimming. i love details!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.41 PMby spngejen

    I’m not sure! I’m just a beginner!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.41 PMby spngejen

    I’m not sure! I’m just a beginner!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.39 PMby gidgetsews

    mine would be topstitching.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.39 PMby liola

    yeah french seams are great! they are neat… i love to do pintucks too, it’s so delicate!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.37 PMby kellybeans

    My favorite sewing technique… I have to say drapping, it’s more of a contruction technique but it is so liberating! Sometimes you get incredible ideas from “acident”!! As for sewing per say plain machine sewing and embellishment!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.36 PMby susieq3123

    My favorite sewing technique would have to be french seams, this is a great finish when working with fabric that frays, & leaves a beautifully finished seam.

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