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Comment on the blog or connect with us on Twitter for your chance to win a “Florida Tote Set” by Nancy Zieman!

We are huge fans of Nancy Zieman, and are just a bit jealous that someone will be walking away with this amazing set ;) This set is priced at over $50, but can be yours free!

Here is the product description:

Get convenience and style all in one pack! The new Trace ‘n Create Bag Template Sets are just what you need to complete your bag creations. From rings, piping to strap interfacing — Nancy has got you covered!

INCLUDES: Trace `n Create Bag Template (Florida Tote), Shape `n Create Bag & Tote Stabilizer (White), Create-A-Strap 1” X 2.2 yds., Wrap `n Fuse Piping 3/16“ x 2.2 yds., Snap Closures 1/2” and 3/4” (Black Nickel), D Rings 1-1/4“ (Black Nickel) 2 sets

For more information, please go here.

Until Tuesday, June 28th you can win this amazing product! To enter, answer the following question: What does your favorite bag that you own look like?

If submitting an answer via Twitter, be sure to include the @BurdaStyle tag and the hashtag #comment2win.

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle


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    Jun 27, 2011, 06.40 PMby bitterbunny

    my favorite bag is a big, HUGE red leather purse that i’ve been using about three years now. the only problem is that since it’s so big, i stuff EVERYTHING into it and it ends up weighing a ton. sigh.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 08.59 AMby mixtlii

    My favorite bag is a small leather messenger bag I found at the flea market! It is simple yet original, has a warm color, and is very roomy although it’s small! The perfect handbag!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 05.12 AMby redcharlotte

    My favorite bag is a little wristlet I made myself, but I really want a Jo Totes bag or a Baggu bag!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 04.34 AMby lconeal

    My favorite bag is a black leather backpack purse. I’ve used it every day for about 5 years now, so it’s definitely showing its age, and getting raggedy, but I haven’t been able to find a comparable purse I like, so I guess I’ll use it until it falls apart!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 03.06 AMby cmstephens

    A nice, medium size with plenty of pockets to hold things but not too big to carry.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 02.53 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I keep meaning to make a bag and never get to it… sigh. I did just buy a beautiful purse with a multi coloured leather, painted, canvas flower on the front and round wooden handles (and an optional shoulder strap which is essential when I have to hold kids hands or groceries). I always ensure there is a secure zipper section for my wallet and other important things I don’t want randomly falling out. Also an open slot or two for quick access stuff is great too.

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    Jun 25, 2011, 02.26 AMby heatherrique

    Wild fabric and convenient compartments.

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    Jun 25, 2011, 01.13 AMby mwelland

    Blue corduroy with a wooden handle. I made it years ago using scraps from some old pants. The handles came from my Granny’s old old knitting bag, which makes it feel kind of precious!

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    Jun 24, 2011, 02.37 PMby Alexis Mizrahi

    My favorite bag is my mother’s leather fold over satchel! It’s small and weathered, but perfect for almost anything and absolutely adorable!

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    Jun 24, 2011, 12.31 PMby psychorat

    My favorite bag is my Julie Bag with lots of side pockets and a very cute girlish look.

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    Jun 24, 2011, 05.07 AMby 5294sandras

    My favorite bag is my bee, flower and ladybug zipper pouch.

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    Jun 23, 2011, 10.02 PMby aega

    A vintage vinyl clutch with a print of bows and fruit.

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    Jun 23, 2011, 12.06 PMby bttn

    My favourite bag is now my husband’s Charley bag, black outside, the inner is a bird patterned black and white and orange fabric. I’m making an other one for myself.

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    Jun 23, 2011, 08.58 AMby fuzzyg

    I’m ashamed to say that my favorite bag (for the summer) just ripped. It’s an orange (yeah!) paper bag from le Bon Marche (pricey yarns in Paris) and it’s just the perfect size to throw in a still-hot pie from the oven, or still-cold salad bowl, and screech off to the potluck picnic. If I was more organized, I have no doubt I’d have less use for an item that can accomodate last-minute cooking. Ahem. This wonder also has nice padded handles, with a good size so that I can carry it by hand even in the metro or way by the river without spilling the contents and without stressing anything on myself.

    So this thing is so old it’s positively embarrassing, and last time I used it I made a good rip in it. No problem, I have very stylish Ikea fabric all ready to cut for the replacement, and you can bet I’m opening it for the perfect instant pattern. Also, I usually toss an old towel on the bottom so as not to burn myself or anything with hot quiche or cherry lava. I can incorporate the same towel as an official interlining, it’ll be much more esthetically pleasing.

    This is only a seasonal thing though, normally I like bags with pockets, lots of pockets :-).

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    Jun 23, 2011, 04.13 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    my favourite bag is a big bag with a big bow on it.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 10.47 PMby stitchybritt

    My favourite bag is my suitcase – when I see it, it means I’m going travelling!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 09.35 PMby somethingcute

    My favorite bag is my big, printed re-useable shopping tote. My purse is pretty much a wallet on a string (that can also hold my tiny phone). When I need something bigger, I just grab my tote and throw my wallet in.

    A tote pattern would be awesome for me!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 07.43 PMby knighttemplar

    It’s a purse that looks like an army bag, but with more pockets. Unfortunatly, it is sort of falling apart from being used so much.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 06.35 PMby redredhoodie

    Mine is a vintage Etienne Aigner satchel I scored on Ebay three years ago. It’s congnac in color, has a long strap which is great as I like to wear my purses cross body, and a metal handle on top. It fits more than one would expect and really is the perfect bag in my book.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 06.01 PMby huddybuddy

    My favorite purse (at the moment) is one with my family picture on it – a gift from my daughter who is a photographer. It’s sturdy, large, has a strap inside to attach my keys for safety, & zippered pockets. It also causes lots of conversation at the check out counters!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 04.24 PMby tinapickles

    I have two favorite go-to bags, one for day one for night. The night one is a simple black satin clutch with no “frills.” My current favorite go-to day bag is a run of the mill l.l. bean tote bag—it carries the following: my pool stuff, my reading stuff, my laptop for writing, an extra pair of shoes (just in case) wallet, and make-up bag (for touch-ups. I’d be lost without it.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 03.31 PMby WendyTC

    My favorite bag is always changing, but it has to be big enough to carry a needlework or knitting project, have a separate zipped pocket for my wallet, have pockets for my glasses case, notebook, cell phone, pens, crafting supplies. Right now, my favorite is a bag I knitted and felted, with a lining I sewed specific to my needs.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 03.09 PMby aedralei

    My favorite bag is falling apart now :( It was the first bag I’ve ever sewn and It was amazing. I used a fabulous amy butler fabric that was perfect for last summer, Bright oranges and a floral pattern. I used it as a diaper bag, a purse, and a shopping bag! I will miss her.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 02.36 PMby alefthandgirl

    My favorite bag is a canvas leopard tote that I made a few years ago. I originally made it as a grocery bag but have used it on and off as my regular bag, a craft tote, grocery tote, and bringer of food stuffs to pot lucks.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 02.09 PMby nellyvdb

    My favourite bag was made …BY MEEEE!!! It is reversible, based on verypurpleperson’s pattern and tutorial, denim on one side, stripey fabric on the other, it is very roomy, and just the thought of having made it myself makes me happy :) here it is http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/stuck-in-reverse-bag.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.35 PMby catarina

    My favorite bag changes with the season! At the moment my favorite is a medium sized bag green and white.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.11 PMby Shira B

    At the moment – a white small bag that can contain everything I need – my wallet, phone and a bottle of water :)

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.00 PMby Jazmijntje

    I have plenty bags…but never enough. Mostly I carry my purple leather bag from Bear Design, just because the colour is fab and it has over 6 different pockets…..really convinient but it makes it impossible to carry slightly larger things in it.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 12.52 PMby Charlene Diggs

    I love my cherry tote bag called “Camille’s Bag” by Penny Sturges. It is 14″×14″ with lots of room to spare.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 12.19 PMby jessdunstan

    The messanger bag I made myself. It is black and white polka dot canvas fabric with a black and white picture of Audrey Hepburn on. I used an iron on transfer to print the picture onto and then sewed the fabric picture onto the bag with red embroidery cotton.

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