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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 28, 2011, 03.46 PMby leslie

    I’d tackle those vintage dress patterns I’ve been collecting, including one from the 20’s I purchased for $3.00!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.46 PMby jenyjenny

    My next collection is inspired by some serious Netflix viewing—-ssshh! I saw the Innov-is recently at an Original Quilt and Sewing Expo; the demonstrations were show-stopping!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.46 PMby courtneylaura

    I would definitely make a beautiful party dress!! It would be amazing!!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.45 PMby marietake3

    So tempting to have a machine that isn’t just a workhorse but can do the fun stuff too!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.45 PMby jessheinrich

    My current machine is an ancient I got in college from my roommates mom. I would love to replace it with a new one:-)

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.44 PMby patalie

    I would by super excited to win one of these machines to make stylish baby clothes! Baby number one is on the way.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.43 PMby shedrowshirley

    If I won the Project Runway Brother Innov-is 40 I would use it to make costumes to outfit the horses at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (special needs therapy program) for their annual fundraiser, featuring a themed costume production with their horses and students. A friend bought one of these sewing machines, and is just thrilled with it. She says it can do everything but make coffee.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.43 PMby mimistuddy

    I think I would attempt something using some more creative stitching. The machines I use now are 60’s era and have strait and zig-zag only

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.43 PMby rioliaden

    I would sew doll clothes with flair!! That is my new passion, and I have nieces with the best dressed American Girls in town!!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.43 PMby nmundy

    If I were the lucky winner of the Brother Innov-is 40 sewing machine, the project I would tackle is designing and sewing outfits for teenage girls that make them look sexy without showing off every part of their bodies. Outfits that leave something to the imagination without looking like an old lady should be wearing it. I am just an intermediate sewer so it would be a big project for me. It has been my dream since 2007 when I went to a seamstress to make a dress for my daughter’s junior prom and she constructed a nightgown which had no shape and 2 straps and still sold it to me. 2 months later I bought a sewing machine and started teaching myself to sew.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.43 PMby dmbattjes

    I have 2 pageant dresses and a prom dress order – it would make the sewing so much easier – but the biggest challenge that I keep avoiding is a friends wedding dress

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.42 PMby irene holmes

    I’ve been hard at work loosing weight, and now that I have “less of me” new clothes to sew would be an additional incentive to continue on! A new machine that has greater capabilities than my current machine would be wonderful!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.42 PMby 4princes1princess

    I’ve lost a lot of weight and have not sewed for myself yet! I see a skirt of some sort in the making!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.42 PMby laurier-248

    I would finish making my new spring wardrobe (including harem pants, corset tops and leather applique shorts!) much faster and with a lot less frustration if I were lucky enough to win this new Brother Innov-is-40 Project Runway sewing machine!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.42 PMby hallaman

    I would utilize that button-holer and start making button down shirts like a mad woman

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.42 PMby anneeza

    Will make lotsa stylish muslimah nursing wear for me (absolutely!) and for my customer (perhaps).

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.42 PMby Alyssa Lorraine

    I would totally tackle some firsts, such as sewing a button up blouse and a pair of trousers, I have a fear of tackling both but I’m sure a great machine like the Innov-is will help me overcome them.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.42 PMby sabineinmg

    adorable boutique-style baby items such as dresses, pinafores, diaper-covers and of course ruffle-butt-cutesies…. the stitch selection will make decorating beautifully easy and unique to each outfit.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.41 PMby rhigrav

    this dress www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1486_couture/create.php

    and i’d also design and make a proper collection for my uni fashion show- I only made one outfit this year, and did a lot by hand, which took forever!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.41 PMby courtneylaura

    This would be amazing!! I would have so much fun exploring all the options on this gorgeous machine!! I would definitely try out designing and sewing a beautiful couture dress!! something really luxe :) maybe for my honeymoon ! :)

    Thanks for the contest!!

    xx Courtney


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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.41 PMby Rehnuma Tajbin

    I’m a fashion design student at Parsons New School of Design. I’m putting my collection together. This machine would come in very handy with all the finishing touches in my collection. Love the compact design and the light pink touch!!! Hope I win this…I could use it for many wonderful projects :-)

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.41 PMby RA Ross

    I am definitely a fashion sewing newbie , and i would use this lovely machine for my summer wardrobe!! i have so many dress, skirt, and tank top patterns, and i have b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l fabric that is dying to become clothing!!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.40 PMby dewi1020

    I would make my sister’s wedding dress!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.40 PMby Hesterw

    A (fake) leather jacket! The machine I have now can’t handle leather.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.39 PMby unhgoose

    I’d start whipping up some dresses for myself. Currently everything I sew is for my little girl, but a new machine would give me the courage to make something new for me!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.39 PMby neonnoir

    My ambition is to one day do a couture like dress! I’ve just started learning how to sow, so I know that day is still a bit far away, but maybe this is the machine that will help that dream come true!!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.39 PMby reethi

    I’ve a birthday coming up that I’d sew a dress for!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.38 PMby hayleyroper

    with all those fancy stitches I’d start experimenting more with stretch fabrics and knits

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.38 PMby prettyinpinknblue

    I’ve had a pattern all cut out and ready for ages for a beautiful vintage summer dress, using my Grandmother’s patterns, but my sewing machine gave up the ghost – I’d finish that and start so many more projects!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.37 PMby mspickle

    With this machine, I would finally attempt to sew the sports coat my financee has been asking me to make for him!

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