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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 12/17 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win the premier issue of Sew It All and a one year subscription to Sew News magazine!

KNOW MORE TO SEW MORE with Sew News magazine! Each issue is full of fun projects, timeless techniques and expert advice to help you achieve successful stitching every time. Sew It All is a special issue of Sew News, available for a limited time only. This premiere issue is full of 45 fun and easy projects, 50 cool tools, and 5 profit possibilities to help you turn your hobby into a career! Sew News is published 6 times a year; a 1-year subscription is available for $21.98. Sew It All is available for $9.99. Order both at www.shopsewingdistrict.com.

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/17:
What content (patterns, columns, information, etc.) would help compile your ideal sewing magazine

We want to congratulate Ronda on winning yesterday’s Oliso TG1600 Smart Iron! 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 16, 2009, 08.11 PMby annawahnsinn

    Simple and quick projects with patterns for beginners that could be done up with different techniques by experienced sewers.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 08.09 PMby mama3davis

    A tips / problem solving column would be great.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 08.07 PMby permenjahe

    I would like to see interesting pattern for all family member: women, men and kids. Some techniques and how to’s. I see an interesting title on Sew It All magazine above, it’s: Make money at your craft, we show you how. I like to read that tips.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 08.05 PMby norah

    I’d like as other people have mentioned tips and free patterns but most of all I would like advice or how tos on more advanced techniques e.g. pattern drafting and grading . That would prove invaluable for me.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 08.00 PMby minnietheminks

    I would love to see projects that where for everybody but then had advanced techniques attached to them, like tailoring etc, so they where not needed to complete the project but would give advanced sewers instructions and beginners a springboard. Plus I would love to see a magazine that did vintage style detailing on patterns with a contempory twist.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.59 PMby netmyda

    Free patterns are a must have!! A glossary with all the terms one might find on pattern explanations. Simple terms are sometimes very hard to understand in the sewing context and an ordinary dictionnay won’t help. So much time is wasted because of one word…

    I’d love to see patterns made for tall women – Having to constantly adapt the patterns can be a drag on some garments.

    An annual review on new sewing machines, pros and cons, user reviews, etc.

    A section on men clothing would be nice too.

    I’d also like to find Internet links to worth to visit blogs and free tutorial websites.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.59 PMby amyadoyzie

    Really straightforward tutorials with tons of photos.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.57 PMby kathleens

    I really like articles that help you dress up basic patterns.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.54 PMby amandahaas

    i love quick tips and patterns :)

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.52 PMby nenasew

    My ideal sew magazine would include patterns and ideas on how to jazz up projects so that they are unique and unlike something at the stores.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.52 PMby mamade

    I’d like basics. Like basic patterns for shirts or pants or jammies (kids, and adults), and then how you might change the pattern yourself to make variations. Cute ideas on how to embellish as well. And a variety of skill levels is great too.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.52 PMby leefran

    sections on fabrics, tutorials, tools of the trade, and of course FREE PATTERNS.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.51 PMby keichenberg

    i would just love to see a lot of different and easily instructed sewing techniques!

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.50 PMby gwynethwhite

    more step-by-step tutorials

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.50 PMby zuro

    Definitely patterns! Especially “weekend sewing” type projects that can be whipped up in a couple hours.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.46 PMby connieb

    An article that takes an expensive designer outfit, with pattern/embellishment ideas that cover three different price points. A low end (cheap), middle of the road, and higher end knock off comparison.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.43 PMby argentata

    well, I would like have contents about “HOW TO PRINT” YOUR FABRICS and “RECYCLE THE LEFT OVER FABRIC…”or similar. some step by step pattern and final result, maybe a photo it would be greath!!! :)


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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.43 PMby mona1959

    I’dlike to see reviews on new fabrics and threads, care, wear etc. as well reviews on machines and such

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.39 PMby qsogirl

    I would like to see patterns of various difficulties; quick cute project ideas; and tips on fitting garments and changing patterns

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.35 PMby thekelbel

    I would love a sewing magazine that centered in on all things retro… bringing back the old school style back form the 1950’s. I love all the patterns from that era and the techniques. I also think visuals are so important with sewing techniques, not drawings but actual photo tutorials are the best help.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.33 PMby momtoboys

    I’d like to see free patterns and advice or tips on making everyday (common) items.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.33 PMby angelas

    Real users guides to products they recommend, ie which are really the best sewing machines, overlockers, which are really the best siccors, needles, cutting boards, cutters etc etc.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.30 PMby dayodestin

    A short beginning/basic technique section. Sewing machine problem solving. Free patterns.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.29 PMby zbella

    Would love to see project for the new sewer, quick tips, modern sewin projects for self and home.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.27 PMby gardnwest

    For me, an experienced sewer, I’m looking for patterns or “cute” how to’s, because a lot of times, the simpler stuff I don’t always think of. That is what makes sewing interesting for me….some mindless, faster projects…..cuz after a hard day at work, I don’t have any mind left for the complicated stuff.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.26 PMby motozulli

    free patterns, and high-level how-tos on everything from the basics (welt pockets) to tailoring to how to do alterations

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.16 PMby kallers

    It would be great to learn new techniques and something on fabric resources would be awesome! Also, book reviews for sewing books!

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.15 PMby thomnormasmama

    techniques, quick tips, maybe interviews with people who do cool sewing things and some of their shares.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.13 PMby purpletiger24

    I think a beginners section would be great where people can write in with their questions.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.06 PMby yttappatty

    I would love to see a feature on techniques that included step by step drawings instead of pictures. I already have a few referance books but in a couple of them its hard to understand and the photos are difficult to interput.

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