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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, 03.18 PMby maledictine

    I have a dress I’ve been meaning to alter for starters!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.18 PMby crandallation

    No doubt, It’d be something for my kids! My girls both need some spring dresses!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.18 PMby tartanwelly

    I would use it to tackle the piles of gorgeous Harris tweed I’ve been amassing over the last while… I speak Gaelic and work with local community groups trying to help revive this endangered language. I’ve got an idea for making a quilt-style banner, raising awareness about the language’s plight, using Harris tweed. It seems appropriate that it should use a fabric made in one of the last strongholds of the language.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.18 PMby zenfnp

    I would love to have an advanced machine like this. It would open so many more possibilities. I have a basic Brother now, and have been pretty happy with it. I would definitely get into some more things like maybe some quilting, and oh yes, a pretty feminine smock type top in gauze with lots of little buttons.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.18 PMby melwu3

    I am pretty new to sewing so a good machine would be really helpful to work with! Wedding season is coming up and I’d like to make unique dresses for each of them.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.18 PMby cathyp

    I would use this machine to make a pair of jeans – Jalie 2908 – need a machine with good feed dogs to get all that topstitching perfect.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.18 PMby icedancerxx

    I would make more purses. Purses are pretty much the only thing I can make not look ugly! xP

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.17 PMby tricksy

    I would love to attempt a fully lined winter coat – I’m sure this machine would give it a million times more of a professional finish. It would also be great to have a machine that doesn’t refuse point blank to accept a twin needle, or constantly skip stitches on knits :)

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.17 PMby nani

    I would make a suit to my boyfriend and a princess outfit for myself! and of course, a whole collection of my own fashion designs (i’ll start soon fashion studies!)… OMG this is a great give away! I hope to be lucky here!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.16 PMby shaynerbop

    I’d work in a pretty, drapey dress for the summertime!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.16 PMby clifjet

    I would be making my son’s pants and shirts. I would try my hand at winter clothing and coveralls. It is hard to find good patterns for men and boys, but I have been at this for about 20 years…love it!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.15 PMby vicsguy2009

    Dresses for the lovely one.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.15 PMby clarey

    I am crazy about cute chic trousers, so I would use this machine to make the coolest, pleated, tapered 5/8 trousers with interesting stitches on the pockets and hem finishes. Home made Audrey Hepburn style!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.15 PMby some-crafty

    I just got a hold of a box full of vintage patterns! I would use this machine to make a jacket or 4, some pants, and clothes for my boys! What a wonderful giveaway!!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.15 PMby hanmade

    Just moved into a new house, I would make curtains, and cover couches galore!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.15 PMby atropibelladonna

    If I won this machine, I would actually give it to my Sister-in-law. Her machine recently became unrepairable and her daughter has decided to start doing Pageants. This would be of great benefit for her to do pageant dresses on.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.15 PMby hstorm799

    I am in full stash-busting mode, so…everything! Dresses galore! And maybe I wouldn’t dread making my buttonholes.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.14 PMby michelleinpa

    I’ve been using the lowest-end, most basic, Brother machine since I bought it in the early 90s. I keep hoping it’ll break so I can upgrade, but so far, it’s heartbreakingly reliable. A new, fancy Brother would be dreamy. I imagine I wouldn’t stop sewing – maybe I’d finally make the matching dresses for my daughter and her doll.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.12 PMby andreva

    I would make a steampunk victorian outfit.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.12 PMby crackerhouse

    Maybe a tunic? or dress? Have really wanted to sew more. This could be the inspiration (and equipment I need)!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 03.10 PMby MMaggie

    Dream dream dream… I would make a really good use of this fantastic sawing machine.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 02.02 PMby stephiaffi

    A blouse with loads of little buttons down the front…one-step buttonholes would make that so much easier!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 01.49 PMby Lindsay Foucht

    I’m thinking with this machine, it would be time for me to attempt boning… a corset perhaps?

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    Mar 28, 2011, 01.47 PMby Ramona Bates

    Would love to have an extra machine. Would make it easier to “give up” my machine when it’s time for basic maintenance. :)

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    Mar 28, 2011, 01.41 PMby sigridjakob

    I would make a black gored skirt with four zippers – two in the front and two in the back – that allow you to add extra flare. It’s an idea that’s a little bit inspired by a skirt from the Alexander McQueen FW2011 collection.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 01.39 PMby angelical

    If I win the machine, I would make a beautiful corset with a lace overlay. Perhaps in hot pink?

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    Mar 28, 2011, 01.33 PMby titania

    I would love that machine. Would use it to make clothes for myself and my sisters and their children. Tania

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    Mar 28, 2011, 01.23 PMby RebeccaPaige

    I would make a red lace party dress!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 01.17 PMby carmencitab

    I would make this big red winter coat I am obsessed about!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 01.03 PMby karrelle

    I would use it to make baby things for my baby nephew and baby niece.

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