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For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What was your first sewing project? And was it a success?

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 02.48 PMby reginaanne

    I made my first project for a 4-H fashion show. My French Blue A-line skirt with a ship’s wheel embellished bright red patch pocket was a huge success. Unfortunately, looking at a photo of my trip down the catwalk reminded me how truely frightening my hair was back in the early ’70’s!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 02.41 PMby alissaslagle

    Hmm, my first sewing project was made in 4-H. I either made a pillow or a doll sleeping bag for my first project.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 02.26 PMby Mai-der

    My first project was the port elizabeth shirt, and it was more or less well!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 02.20 PMby Maureen Kubisz

    In 4H, I made a printed twill mini skirt with elastic waste. Combined with the sporty cape that was included with the pattern, it was a first place ribbon winner, so they said it was a success.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 02.18 PMby slj1224

    My first project was a pair of slacks that i made in home-ec class in high school back in 1977-wore them several times and was very proud of the fact that i made them mysrlf!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 02.15 PMby tanetane

    my recent craze started with wanting to make a purse.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 02.09 PMby yarrow

    My first project was really a sewing machine cover my mom taught me, for my toy (working) sewing machine when I was six-ish. It came out horribly and misshapened lol which put me off sewing for many years till I was around 24. At that time I decided I wanted to learn how to machine sew and took some classes, so I really consider my first REAL project was an apron that I still use :D

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    Dec 19, 2012, 01.34 PMby natsunoyoru

    My first sewing project was a shirt with front short placket for my kid, and,,,,it wasn’t much of a success— couldn’t get the placket to look right.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 01.23 PMby Marusya Grace

    My first project was a blouse (w/ help) and it turned out nicely!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 01.14 PMby jessdunstan

    A pair of shorts with a matching waistcoat.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 12.30 PMby camelia db

    My first project was a grocery bag,self drafted :), it was something really special to me to see how every piece did come in place, and I was pretty proud on myself . It was a success as i am still using it when i go to the supermarket . A very easy thing, no I am thinking, but something that helped my trust to try more.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 12.26 PMby GreenLover

    My first project was a wrapped around skirt. Of course it was a success, no zippers.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 12.17 PMby jen2blu4u

    My very first sewing project was a baby quilt I made at school & I still have it. I got top marks for it & came first in the class for this project. Success!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 12.14 PMby LBL1548

    My first project was when I had 9 years old and had to pattern and sew a doll for a school project… It was the ugliest thing ever seen! After that, I decided to try making dress for the beauty dolls I had at home, and then I succeed!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 11.57 AMby kath4kids

    My first sewing project was a plaid skirt, and the plaids didn’t match up! I wore it any way!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 10.35 AMby InbalD

    My first project was a dust cover for my new (and first!) sewing machine. I know, I’m such a geek! This was only a couple of months ago, and since then I’m obsessed with sewing. I made a few pillows, tops, a dress, a skirt and a blouse! I’m so proud, but there’s still a long way to go :)

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    Dec 19, 2012, 10.27 AMby kallie

    My first sewing project was a hot pad.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 10.03 AMby lienepien

    My first project was a gilet. But it was not a succes I have it still unfinished. I couldn’t get it symmetric. After that I made the marie skirt I finished it but haven’t wear it because I didn’t finish it nicely.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 09.32 AMby Victoria Yoncheva

    my first sewing project was a handle with a chicken form.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 09.30 AMby Mimipaulusma

    My first sewing project was clothes for my Barbie. I made pant by cutting a pantshape out of double fabric and then sewing the two pieces together. Of course it was to small and the pants didn’t came further than the hip. luckily I also had a Skipper. The pants fitted her perfectly.

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    Dec 19, 2012, 09.11 AMby loyl8

    My first ever was when I was a lil girl and it was a pillow. I still have it to this day and I even matched up the stripes!!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 07.25 AMby galatina

    My first grown up project was a dress out of scraps – I still love wearing it in the summer.

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