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Fabric Wrapping Holiday Gifts

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As I spent the evening wrapping gifts to place under our Christmas tree, I wondered why I even bothered using paper for most of them – wouldn’t fabric be a more fun way (not to mention green) to recycle some of the stashed holiday fabric I’ve been storing for years? Furoshiki, a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that were used to tie up bundles of clothes, food and gifts, has gained popularity over the last few years with a number of videos, websites, and books such as Wrapagami and Gift Wrapping with Textiles devoted to the subject. Of course, there’s nothing like the sound of tearing paper on Christmas morning, but if you’re looking for a novel way to present a gift, try wrapping yours in fabric!

BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: Fabric Rope Chain

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The Gift-Giving day is almost here, but there is still time to make fantastic and creative gifts!

Holiday Giveaway: Win a 24 month $936 subscription to Ponoko to 'click to make'

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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 12/22 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win 24 month $936 subscription to Ponoko to ‘click to make’!

Holiday Giveaway: Win 3 books from the Singer Simple Sewing collection

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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 12/21 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win 3 books from the Singer Simple Sewing collection!

Holiday Giveaway: Win 50 Spools of Dual Duty XP Thread from Coats & Clark

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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 12/20 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win Article 9000, which is a collection of 50 spools of very colorful Dual Duty XP thread!

Holiday Giveaway: Win Natalie Chanin's Alabama Stitch Book plus a Bandanna Kit!

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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 12/19 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win Natalie Chanin’s Alabama Stitch Book plus a Bandanna Kit!

BurdaStyle's Last Minute Gift Series: Candy Cane Cover and Snowman Brooch

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In keeping with our Holiday series of Last-Minute Gift Ideas, here is a wonderful project sent in by Ellen March, Editor of <a href= “http://www.sewnews.com&#8221;&gt; Sew News and <a href= “http://www.cmemag.com&#8221;&gt; Creative Machine Embroidery.

Goodbye BurdaStyle

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Hi BurdaStylians,

It’s been an amazing year with the launch of a new website and many other exciting changes. For me personally, the biggest one is yet to come.

Sewing Vintage: My Essential Supplies

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Sewing Vintage: My Essential Supplies

The supplies needed for sewing vintage patterns are generally the same as for sewing contemporary ones. But ever since I’ve been concentrating on vintage patterns, I’ve noticed that there are some items that have come in especially handy. Here’s a run-down!

Holiday Giveaway: Win an Oliso Frisper Freshkeeper!

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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 12/18 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win the Oliso Frisper Freshkeeper!

This Year In Fashion

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2009 has been quite an interesting year in fashion. Designers have pulled inspiration from the thriftiness of the depression era to the masculine curves of the ’80s, from an early ’90s sporting look to ’40s inspired Grecian goddesses. With looks ranging from Casablanca to Blade Runner, fashion seemed to have no rules or regulations this year.

What were your favorite looks of 2009? Where do you see fashion moving? What do you want to get rid of? See more of?

Tell us your opinion in this slideshow!

Featured Member: Nettie

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I was born in Brooklyn and still reside there. The best things in my life have all happened here. I met and married my husband here. All of my wonderful children were born here. It’s the best place in the world to live!

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
The very first thing I made was a plaid drawstring bag with a shoelace for the drawstring. It was made with the help of my aunt Harriet. My grandmother is an accomplished seamstress, she was my inspiration to start sewing. She has made everything from her children’s daily clothing to exquisite flower girl dresses. I am, in fact, on standing orders to kick her in the backside if she ever agrees to sew something so complicated again! I am the only one of her many grandchildren to inherit her crafty gene. It skipped over her children all together.

Holiday Giveaway: Win the premier issue of Sew It All and a one year subscription to Sew News magazine!

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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!

Sponsored Post: Fine Fabric Stores

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FineFabricStores.com is a collective of unique independently owned fashion fabric retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. FineFabricStores.com is dedicated to guiding the fabric lover to these specialty fabric stores with high quality products and expert customer service. This collective is a valuable resource for any sewing enthusiast, as independent local fashion fabric stores are increasingly harder to find.

Holiday Giveaway: Win an Oliso Smart Iron!

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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 12/16 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win an Oliso TG1600 Smart Iron!

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