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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, 07.02 PMby katiec

    free patterns please!!!

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.00 PMby mrsjoker

    patterns of course and tips on techniques

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.59 PMby knjiznimolj

    free patterns, step by step instructions, techniques, …

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.58 PMby coffeegoddess

    I think a review of patterns, a column on fitting issues and how to correct them, new products and/or new uses for old products, and a reader area to show off their projects wold be great.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.57 PMby celtic19

    I’d love free patterns, of course, but also tips and tricks for basic sewing techniques (as well as the more advanced ones), plus ways to reuse/recycle old garments. It would be nice, too, to have a column where you could write in questions on sewing problems/advice and get answers.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.55 PMby karynkatyana

    techniques plus inspiration. so, the practical with a generous dash the beautiful.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.54 PMby bethray

    I’d like to see a DIY section to recycle old materials and objects.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.52 PMby Erin E

    I’d like to see free patterns, techniques for fabric manipulation designs, and information about dyeing different fabrics.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.45 PMby ghe

    Most interesting to me – how to adjust the figure is a real person

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.43 PMby beach650

    A column on sewing machine maintenance would be fabulous!

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.38 PMby peaudane

    I think it would be great if they provided basic slopers and then showed us how to alter them!

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.35 PMby peopleshootinghat

    I would like to see more finishing techniques. the little tips that make your garment flawless and professional. :)

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.32 PMby jenross76

    I would like to see tips/tricks that cover finishing techniques as well as information on altering patterns and drafting your own patters for a more customized fit. I would also like to see patterns for children, women and men. Possibly quick projects section for the last minute gift maker :)

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.28 PMby amcoffee

    Inspiration and projects that reflect current trends in decorating and fashion

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.27 PMby wzrdreams

    Hmmm… There are already some great suggestions. I would personally like to see advanced techniques tutorials and perhaps a feature on certain types of fabric or prints….. with information on history, manufacturing/weaving, dyeing, & printing.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.27 PMby lmilla

    I think a feature that showed specialty/advanced sewing techniques or tools would be helpful – like one featuring obscure presser feet for your machine, or how to sew shoulders/curves…

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.27 PMby teamydear

    I would like to see articles on different kinds of techniques: sewing, tailoring, pattern making… some inspirational articles, how to’s and a pattern or two, all kinds of crafty things. most importantly, I find it important that there is something in the magazine for everyone and everything: women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, “big”, “small”, “tall” and “short” sizes, home decor, accessories… all the existing magazines are too concentrated on sewing for women, I think

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.24 PMby vickit

    I would love to see tips for different problems encountered when sewing such as things/steps to take if your bobbin thread is creating a nest below or what do you do when the threads are showing on top etc. and have those type of hints/tips in a handy chart which would be pulled out and put into a binder to save for creation of a binder I could refer to when needed. Something like that each month would be a great resource to save and then keep.

    Another thing would be step by step instructions on how to alter patterns from a beginner’s aspect of not knowing a thing about how to do that.

    Another would be not only every day clothing ideas for women as Elaine suggested but, it would be great to see a project once in awhlie geared toward the plus sized women. There are a lot of us out here yet we are never able to find hints and tips on sewing clothing for us. Surely that would hit a market no other magazine I’ve found has done and could be quite popular.

    Quick gift projects would be great too but not the cutesy type things and more in the way of usable gifts such as items for the home or even for the car with easy to understand instructions.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.24 PMby nehmah

    I would like to see articles dealing with men’s wear. I don’t mean traditional tailoring, although some information is applicable to both sexes. I could use help for shirts, how to alter the pattern to fit irregularities; and tutorials that deal with full fronts (what my mother called “a bay window”) on trousers. Nehmah

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.22 PMby sprosser

    I’d love to see a problem solving column. Readers can send in questions, maybe with photos, and get solutions to issues they’re having with their projects.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.21 PMby azurejoy

    I would love to see free patterns! Modern, fun home sewing ideas for wear and home. How tos on more advances techniques. (ie. how to make a slash pocket) That would rock my socks.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.15 PMby elaine-bin

    I would like to see every day idea womens clothes and articles on sewing techniques and ideas for hobbies that may become sucessful.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.15 PMby kelkel38

    A ‘quick tips’ section for the different types of sewing aficionados would be very handy… quilting tips, dress making tips, craft sewing tips, etc. Maybe an ‘ask the expert’ column readers could write in to. Great tutorials with lots of detailed pictures would also be most helpful!

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