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Want to sew like your favorite fashion designer? Of course you do, and BurdaStyle is here to help! We’re giving away one of Brother’s awesome new Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 sewing machine to a lucky BurdaStyle member to make their fashion sewing dreams come true! Rival designer looks and show off your unique creativity with your own handmade creations. Click through to learn how you can comment to win your own fantastic Innov-ís 40 machine!

Whether you’re a fashion sewing newbie or a super-skilled seamstress, you’ll love the creative potential the Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 brings to your design table. Dream it, sketch it and make it your own with Innov-ís 40’s awesome array of decorative stitches and fantastic machine features.

With the Innov-ís 40 you get:

- 40 built-in sewing stitches, including 5 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles

- Stitch selection via dial and LCD display

- 7-point feed dogs

- Free-motion stitching

- Jam resistant top bobbin with Quick-set™ bobbin

- Built-in automatic needle threading system

- Soft cover to help protect your machine

This is your chance to win this beauty for yourself if you can comment below your answer to the following question:

What fashion project would you tackle if you were the lucky winner of the Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40?

Leave your comment by 930am EST on Monday, April 4th for your chance to be eligible. This contest is open to all BurdaStyle members worldwide.

Good luck!


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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.32 PMby Amy Bray

    I sew need a new machine. The one I have you have to unscrew the plate t o bring up the boottom thread, thefeed dongs don’t move on ever fabric right, and it is so frustrating. I would sew more often if I had a beautiful new machinne like this. (pun intended)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 04.32 PMby ravenjasmine81

    Okay, I know this will sound suuuper lame…but I would tackle buttonholes. ( I know! I know! LAME!!) Seriously, I am currently running a Singer 338 from the early 1960’s—it’s my baby and we have a love love relationship, but buttonholes are a big no-no. So I hand-sew all my buttonholes, which is relaxing…but has resulted in me avoiding all button-heavy patterns. And man, would I love to break out pattern #103 from the January 2011 issue…

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    Mar 31, 2011, 04.29 PMby OnasMom

    My daughter and I would love to use it for doll clothes, and then probably some cool girls clothes, too!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.41 PMby gabibulle

    With this Innov-is 40, I would make a wonderful quilted red cotton coat with decorative cord and silk shoulder pads.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.26 PMby alefthandgirl

    I would make the vintage Simplicity 8431. It is sitting in my sewing room silently mocking me.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.13 PMby sanando

    wow! what blast that would be if I win this one! wowowow! I would finally make a princess dress that my daughter wants so much!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 02.42 PMby Ashley Cook

    I would love to win this great machine. My daughter would like to learn to sew, so this would be perfect.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 02.18 PMby niqaivah

    oh my!! this is my dream beautiful-clothes-making machine!! i would sew all day on that thing!! i’ve been having to travel all the way to a friend’s tailor shop to use his machine because my old singer died! if i got this brother machine from burdastyle, it would save me the next 5 years of saving every penny i get to purchase a similar one. please, please please!!!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.37 PMby lewsey

    If I won the Innov-is 40 the first task I’d tackle would be to finish my Kimono / Kaftan style longer. A neighbour gave me a beautiful peice of fabric (an unwanted gift from her mother in-law). The fabric is heavily printed in a central block design boasting an array of rich colours such as beige, browns and deep earthy yellows and gold; a wide (more delicately printed) border in creams and maroon made a perfect visual contrast befitting of the kimono style sleeve… while the body of the dress follows my idea of a Kaftan – worn casually behaps after bathing. My half made project adorns my dress makers dummy – one sleeve in tact and scrumptiously lined in a ‘silky to the touch’ cream cotton. My lounger is designed ‘above’ the knee – with of course the sexy oriental splits either side ( well, it’s a ‘lounger’ so I thought I could be a little daring). I’d really like to make the (Kaftan styled) neck line special – I have some ideas floating around, but I’ve really not decided how I should put this into action. I’m sure the Innov-is 40 is awe inspiring so I’ll keep my fingers tightly crossed; who knows – it could give me all the help I need and sooo much more x

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.14 PMby farahajh

    Oh, my, I have been eying this machine and want it so much. I would use it to make dresses (since that is what i sew most) but i also think that this machine would shine in machine quilting. I have 2 quilt tops ready to be quilted, and this machine would be a great help.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 12.30 PMby vintagesoul613

    I would love to win this machine, because this would help me teach my students who cannot afford to bring one to class to have access to learning how to sew. It would also help the progress of the teen sewing class for future lessons. :)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 12.13 PMby ryseelennon

    If I had an amazing sewing machine like this, it would help greatly with my next big project…..my wedding dress! I’v grown up watching my grandmother, mother and aunties sew and create the most beautiful things for the rest of the family; embroidered tablecloths, sundresses, even their own wedding dresses. Now many years later, it’s my turn to continue on these great skills of the women in my family. I started dressmaking on my mothers old singer machine a few years ago and Iv been hooked ever since. Unfortunately due to a burst pipe, my poor old ( emphasis on old) machine drowned! Iv been going crazy without a sewing machine, my hands are idle and I have so many ideas buzzing in my head! But it’s given me time to think and plan my next big task, my wedding dress! If I won this fabulous Brother machine it would create the most important dress I’m ever going to wear!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 10.57 AMby lkn4kin

    If I wonder this wonderful machine, I know I would be inspired to sew an entire summer wardrobe for myself. One which is greatly needed, BTW!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 07.18 AMby miss-venflon

    my sewing machine is not so good…i have few problems with her usability…i can’t sew thick fabricks-i want to sew pettitcoat and its impossible now..but with new Brother machine my dreams can come true

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.56 AMby danab

    I have on old sewing machine Singer from my grandmother and a new one from my mother, a small but usefull that helped me to discover the beauty of sewing for my lovelly girl. I hope to win this one to make even nicer closes for her. Thank you Burda and Brother for giving us the chance to participate to thic competition.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.40 AMby kcladwig007

    Consumer Reports rates this machine as the best value for the money. I would love to work on quilts with this machine. I make quilts for underprivileged babies with my current machine and would love to be able to use a more reliable machine.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.33 AMby mollykatherine

    What a great competition. I’m still sewing on the first student model singer that my mom got me in high school, its greta machine but is very limited and with that there are tonnes of drawback. I would sew my first vintage suit with this machine, lined, couture finishes, go all out – it would be a dream! I’m crossing my fingers! :)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 04.52 AMby greenday75

    i would seriously love to make a jacket. i have spent so much time trying to find the perfect winter jacket/peacoat and haven’t found. so the very first thing i would make would definitely be a jacket.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.45 AMby Suellen Tomkins

    I have some wonderful designer patterns I’ve been wanting to start. I think a new sewing machine would be a great way to start.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.15 AMby knittingmay

    If I won the machine I would tackle my 1st winter coat. Being in Michigan it’s hard to find a good warm coat that looks the way I want.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.26 AMby justducky834

    Dresses! I seriously have a problem and this would make it even worse! I love making dresses and refab-ing my clothes into dresses and skirts.

    First 10 projects at least! :) <3

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.07 AMby ModestModiste

    You know what would be nice? A Brother sewing machine. :)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.06 AMby SewTall

    With two young daughters learning to sew we will need another machine! Would love to have this one!!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 12.48 AMby kathilke

    I would love to win this machine because both my daughters are learning to sew and one machine is going to be not enough very soon!! :)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 12.45 AMby lstone

    I love to Sew. my current machine is so slow just not what it used to be. With this machine I acn make my new baby so much fun stuff.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 12.36 AMby claudiasburningink

    My current sewing machine is dying. I would love to get a Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 so I could continue sewing. I would really like to make some skirts for summer!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 11.48 PMby purplegoat

    What fashion project would I NOT tackle if I were the lucky winner of the Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 is the real question.

    My machine doesn’t handle anything that has stretch but would also do the following… baby clothes, t-shirts, swimsuits, cardigans, dresses, skirts, pants, leggings, undies, bras, slips, coats, small girly clothes, toys, curtains, quilts, doona covers, vests, jumpsuits, jackets, trackie daks, slippers, bags, shorts….. the list is as ENDLESS as my CREATIVITY :)

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    Mar 30, 2011, 11.48 PMby jocel

    I need to sew a jacket for the summer!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 11.37 PMby restlesslegs

    When I win the INNOV-IS 40 through Project Runway Limited Edition, I will make use of the Burda patterns that I have. I love to sew and am in dire need of an up to date Brothers sewing machine. I sew for my daughter who does lots of volunteer work as a lay speaker and needs nice clothes. Also have a new great granddaughter to sew for. Sewing is a wonderful way to help those who do not sew. I will make a suit when I win the gift you are giving away. All of the sewing machines that you show, what a pleasure it would be to receive one to sew with.

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    Mar 30, 2011, 11.36 PMby sonjaandbrennan

    With three rough and tumble boys, I am always fixing clothes, but I’d love to be able to sew some fun and fashion forward things for myself.

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