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[UPDATE 12/27/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member schnui

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Sewn by Hand: Two Dozen Projects Stitched with Needle & Thread.

Part nostalgia, part modern “slow movement,” Sewn By Hand celebrates the gentle comforts of creating beautiful pieces the old-fashioned way. This contemporary collection allows stitchers to be eco-friendly and mobile, as they carry their projects along with them just as knitters do. And with more than 20 items ranging from fashionable pillows and aprons to practical totes and pincushions, sewers will produce gorgeous results while they experience the simple joys of traditional sewing.

Click here for purchasing info on Sewn by Hand: Two Dozen Projects Stitched with Needle & Thread.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite little hand stitched project that you have made?

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, December 18 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 21, 2012, 03.03 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating on this comment to win. We lover reading what you have to say.


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    Dec 21, 2012, 01.14 AMby nicsev

    Definitely the ewok phone case I made for my partner

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    Dec 20, 2012, 08.13 PMby yarnivore

    Just recently I made a sweet little robot toy for a friend’s toddler, and took the time to hand stitch it, because I wanted to include all that love and thought into the project. It was fun!

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    Dec 20, 2012, 07.45 PMby elisabetsy

    Haven’t hand-stitched much in recent years besides hems. I did embroider a little red ladybug last summer while I was working on a template to use on some tea towels.

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    Dec 20, 2012, 09.36 AMby queenvanilla

    I stitched all seam finishes on a dress, a halter dress with a blind hem, which turned out beutiful.

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    Dec 20, 2012, 01.26 AMby rgramos

    I hand stitched a small pincushion, that had the same hexagons and pentagon shapes as a soccer ball. I also like to hand sew baby toys!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 10.32 PMby MojoHollz

    I made a zippered pouch for my husband when we were dating. I embroidered it with a city skyline and a star. I love it and so does my husband. He always shows it off to people and it makes me feel very proud :)

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    Dec 19, 2012, 08.48 PMby analialehmann

    In my pregnancy, I made a cross-stitched towel for my baby boy Angel.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 03.36 PMby Shira B

    a wallet :)

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    Dec 19, 2012, 01.58 PMby jumena

    I know it is not little, but I once hand sewn an entire dress – it was during vacation on countless train rides! And it was a simple dress

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    Dec 19, 2012, 01.36 PMby netmyda

    I made a bottle pouch with a handle out of different fabrics from old jeans.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 10.06 AMby fashionfreek

    Couple of hair bows for my daughters.x

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    Dec 19, 2012, 09.24 AMby Victoria Yoncheva

    A tapestry with the pharaoh Tutankhamhon when I was 5th grade.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 05.50 AMby jessdunstan

    A pin cushion

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    Dec 19, 2012, 04.06 AMby flutefish

    Not really little, but I made a cross-stitched wall hanging of zebras. Took me about two years, but it looks awesome above the fireplace now!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 03.52 AMby Bridget Mahoney

    A small embroidered pillow for my grandmother. When she passed away, it made its way back to me and now sits in my living room.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 03.52 AMby sala22

    Oh few things in life are as soothing as hand-sewing for me! I usually hand stitch my dress linings, it gives me a much cleaner finish on the inside.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 03.34 AMby nouvellegamine

    a tea cosy!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 01.58 AMby joen

    I remember as a girl how proud I was of the hand stiched dresses I would make for my dolls. Today most of my hand stiching is embellishing hand made tunics or tanks.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 01.47 AMby planet

    my favorite handsewn piece is the first thing i ever sewed. it was in grade school and it was a little blue cotton mouse stuffed with panty hose.i still have it. love looking at it.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 12.59 AMby downhighway61

    My hand stitching is atrocious, so far I’ve only done small parts on larger projects, like quilt binding and the finishing touches on bags.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 12.28 AMby knittingcontessa

    My favorite hand stitched something was a small lavender sachet bag. It was fashioned out of antique lace and a bit of peau d’soie from my wedding gown and given sweetly smelling into the brides bag for my daughter. Small in size but packed with memories, tradition, fragrance and love to make new memories!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.17 PMby taysha1128

    I made a little heart for my hubby. He keeps it by our bed… sometimes I forget I even made it cause it looks almost professional.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.05 PMby arianescrafts

    I’m hand stitching a queen size quilt right now!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 10.18 PMby jennyrecorder

    Every time I visit my Mother, when I open her workbox, I see the pincushion I made her when I was ingrade 4; that little pincushion is now 41 years old and depite it’s flaws, it is my favourite :)

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    Dec 18, 2012, 09.24 PMby annsunny

    I am working on a handmade pincushion.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 09.17 PMby SueBE

    Have you seen how many patches go on a Boy Scout uniform? I may not have created the whole array, but I am always proud to show it off when I’m all caught up!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 08.57 PMby sprytehart

    Our family Jesse tree and ornaments

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    Dec 18, 2012, 08.55 PMby sewuknow

    Before I had a sewing machine I wanted to sew so badly that I made everything by hand. So I made dresses out of felt for my dolls with shirts and pants. I also recently made a pencil case entirely by hand, that had a zipper.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 08.32 PMby fashionfrenzy

    I made a mermaid doll from fabric, adding tassels for her hair and attached sequined ribbon and an old hooped earing to embellish her!

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