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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 18, 2012, 08.27 PMby saxysarah

    I always love hand quilting quilts, I would hand stitch them all but it takes way too much time!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 07.48 PMby schnui

    I hand appliquéd and quilted a small Baltimore quilt while recovering from surgery. It took 6 months in total and it kept me sane as I was not allowed to do very much. It is my pride and joy and I have it on an old towel rack in my bedroom so that I can look at it each morning. My quilt is almost 14 years old.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 06.56 PMby Anarkalisewing

    i made an elephant applique and a glasses pouch

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    Dec 18, 2012, 05.59 PMby kath4kids


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    Dec 18, 2012, 05.46 PMby monikago

    I have a pouch for sewing materials that I made when I was eight years old (almost half a century ago!). I know that because along with beautiful embroidery samples, I hand- stitched the year on the pouch. I am still using it.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 05.09 PMby awil

    Lately, I’m into hand sewing things out of felt.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 05.07 PMby libra-s

    I made a pencil case with several small embroideries on it. It turned out very good.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 04.11 PMby Berlinswhimsy

    I love little handmade projects and I really enjoyed making a little Japanese bag that was entirely sewn by hand.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 04.06 PMby mishe12

    a little zipper bag that travels everywhere with me

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    Dec 18, 2012, 03.51 PMby byVA

    Hand sewing is the best think for learning being patiente. At least it works for me. I was, and still am, so result oriented that usually I forget to enjoying the actual work. Lately I made some toys and my future project (hopefully in january) I plan to do real bag using hand sewing technique.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 03.32 PMby aur0ra

    A blanket with embroidered squares

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    Dec 18, 2012, 03.08 PMby alissaslagle

    I’m currently working on The Farmer’s Wife quilt blocks by hand. Love them!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 03.05 PMby martinK

    blind stitched hems and buttonholes I always do by hand, it looks much better than by machine!!! have a look at my studio :-)

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    Dec 18, 2012, 02.52 PMby yarrow

    My brother is in the navy and he wanted me to crochet a JDAM bomb for him, which I did. Only I just crocheted the body part of it so it didn’t quite look like a JDAM specifically since they have “sleeve” details on them. Since I couldn’t really crochet those thin parts I decided to hand stitch them with some felt, the felt was thin and stiff enough to resemble the actual pieces. I did them at the last minute so I was a little stressed, even though I love hand sewing; honestly though, those hand sewn details really made the JDAM and I loved the result after, as did my brother.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 02.46 PMby flashabou

    A traveling notions case.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 02.13 PMby jeansophie

    A small quilted sewing kit, with a beaded heart on the outside.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 02.12 PMby littleharvey94

    I made a historically accurate Tudor era shirt… Never got around to finishing the rest of the costume though lol.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 01.33 PMby tanetane

    a pencil case in the shape of a rhinoceros.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 12.35 PMby dbrewgirl

    I haven’t actually completed a whole project by hand, but I am learning embroidery. I made the cutest baby blanket with an applique of a moon and clouds. I hand stitch all of my applique designs, as I did with this blanket. I think hand stitching just just makes applique so much more unique and personalized.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 12.27 PMby Xiaofeng Xu

    Ms sui keys chain

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.50 AMby catarina

    A small “kind of a doll”

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.40 AMby Mimipaulusma

    I made a very colorful bag for my phone.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.26 AMby gemmafloyd

    My favorite hand stitched element would be an anchor application I made myself for my pajama pants. :)

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.25 AMby Ularie

    Uhh, I have hand stitched a lot of things and not all have been little. But my favorite hand-sewed project would be balloon pants for viking age reenactment. They were so good looking:)

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.15 AMby renatap

    I made a kimono for a doll, a few years ago.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.01 AMby Semtele

    Ugly teddy bear for my mother, I was 10

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    Dec 18, 2012, 10.45 AMby galatina

    A little horse Christmas decoration.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 10.30 AMby lienepien

    I made a ring cushion for my friends wedding.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 09.33 AMby velvetribbon

    I made a little doll and small purse when i was 11 years old.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 09.24 AMby kallie

    A pin cushion!

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