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[UPDATE 12/17/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member gemmafloyd

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun.

Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun. This book was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with Amy, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work. Mary’s name may not be familiar to you now, but in these pages you will be charmed by her vision and inspired by her blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life. In Vintage Notions, Amy Barickman joins creative forces with a previous era to preserve Mary s work and showcase it alongside her own extensive collection of vintage textiles, needlework, illustrations, and memorabilia, for a new generation of sewing and crafting sisters. The book features: *Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year *Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas *Four storage pockets one for each season *Twelve Magic Patterns easy-to-make, chic sewing projects *Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community.

Click here for purchasing info on Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What modern notion could you not live without?

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Aug 1, 2016, 11.37 AMby jeni007

    The Hair Rebuild Program can be called dependable and reliable due to their efficiency and perfection of results. This product is highly beneficial in many ways.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 09.05 PMby Lanoll

    My rotary blades!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 09.02 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating in this comment to win!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.25 AMby Zenica-stan

    If you use your imagination you can live, almost, without all modernist.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 06.55 AMby Jazmijntje

    My brand new sewing machine! If i would have known sewing would get so much more easyand smoother compared to my old one i would have bought it sooner!

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    Dec 16, 2012, 09.35 PMby bttn

    Can I say internet?

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    Dec 16, 2012, 05.34 AMby Anarkalisewing

    Zippers !! Who couldnt live without them

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    Dec 16, 2012, 05.19 AMby nicsev

    I couldn’t live without pattern drafting programs

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    Dec 15, 2012, 05.53 AMby littleharvey94

    The internet! Particularly Google. I wouldn’t be sewing if Google didn’t exist!

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    Dec 14, 2012, 04.53 AMby tvriz

    Love my sewing machine, unfortunately it is in the repair shop right now, which is bad timing when I need it to make gifts.

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    Dec 14, 2012, 02.18 AMby servareginae

    The internet and sewing blogs, hands down. That’s how I learned to sew.

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    Dec 14, 2012, 01.02 AMby Jo Jo

    Sewing blogs! Immediately solve all of my sewing questions!

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    Dec 14, 2012, 12.13 AMby MojoHollz

    I am not sure if it counts as a notion but the automatic button holler on my sewing machien!!! I used to adoind anything with buttons because I hated doing button holes, now they are a cinch!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 11.47 PMby taysha1128

    The internet!! So many fun patterns and tutorials… trying to navigate patterns at the store makes my head hurt :)

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    Dec 13, 2012, 11.04 PMby jellybeanjo

    I love to store my vintage sewing machine attachments in a divided Tupperware container.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 10.56 PMby sophiewoman

    I love anything with the name vintage attached so I am sure I would this book. I love notion and trying to figure out how to use them.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 09.08 PMby SewNotWork

    Sewline products and frixion pens.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 07.24 PMby Meldbombs

    Tailor chalk

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    Dec 13, 2012, 06.56 PMby elisabetsy

    Hmm. Rotary cutters seem new and so useful. And washable fabric markers.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 06.20 PMby rshelly13

    Probably my cutting tools and mat as well.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 05.01 PMby gemmafloyd

    That’s obvious: the Internet! It’s a wonderful source of information and inspiration (regarding sewing, of course). If it hadn’t been for such websites as BurdaStyle, I don’t know if I’d be sewing today.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 04.10 PMby marielsbarreto

    definitively i couldn’t live without my seam ripper! and my iron, and my double tracing wheel and my chalk pencil and etc, etc etc….. :) ufff i think there are lot of great notions out there….

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    Dec 13, 2012, 04.10 PMby marielsbarreto

    definitively i couldn’t live without my seam ripper! and my iron, and my double tracing wheel and my chalk pencil and etc, etc etc….. :) ufff i think there are lot of great notions out there….

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.38 PMby insuregirl

    My iPod! It stores my pattern info and inspiration photos. I love it!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.38 PMby photodoll

    I can’t live without the large needle and eye I use to Thread elastic and string in castings. So much easier then The safety pins. Which are great also. just more pushing hehe

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.26 PMby sprytehart

    Though I could certainly live without it, I adore my rotary cutter and mat… oh and the acrylic ruler! How fantastic! I adore being able to cut things perfectly square and measure to the quarter inch with ease. I use it for quilting, yes… but also for dozens of other uses…

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.25 PMby mishe12

    steam a seam and snap buttons

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.08 PMby thejam

    My seam rippers….yes I have a few.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 02.51 PMby joen

    My tracing wheel and wax free tracing paper. I use them for mostly all my sewing projects!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 02.45 PMby flashabou

    My embroidery machine and software.I can’t even imagine having the time to embroider anything by hand these days!

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