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Welcome to day one of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a sewing machine from Brother! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Tuesday, December 7th to be entered to win!

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Comment to Win: What techniques or tutorials do you want to see on BurdaStyle?


This giveaway is sponsored by Brother


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    Dec 6, 2010, 03.53 PMby Mauricia Bento

    i would like to see a tutorial of how the REVERSIBLE items are done. like bags, or home slippers.. Thank you.

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    Dec 6, 2010, 02.23 PMby tanyahb

    I want one! this looks great!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 01.31 PMby jenyjenny

    I also would like to see a tutorial on linings. It’s all good, though! I love it! I say I’m at an intermediate level, but I do love to see the beginning instructions; some of my elementary sewing skills can be lacking!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 09.52 AMby inaaby

    I’d like to see some more menswear (patterns and techniques), more dress patterns. Thank you burda for this site!!!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 08.42 AMby marmota-b

    I think I’d like to see more menswear like other people here, and maybe also some more tutorials about it, like alterations! – from what I could gather, it’s a bit different from womenswear, and alterations for women are usually the only thing you see in sewing books.

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    Dec 6, 2010, 06.28 AMby altheacat

    You know what would be really cool? A Burdastyle app for iphone!!!! Also, I would love any tutorials on linings. I need to learn how to make the inside of my garments as beautiful as the outside :-)

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    Dec 6, 2010, 06.14 AMby strathspeyreels

    I would love to see more tutorials from featured members, telling about how they imagine, design, and create their fabulous work!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 06.09 AMby 23834

    I would like to have more dress patterns and accessories

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    Dec 5, 2010, 11.34 PMby kymiko

    I would love to see more drafting tuts for larger sizes esp bigger busted people and I would love a tut on rouching please!!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 11.20 PMby Crescenza

    I would love to view tutorials on altering clothing and repairs.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Beautiful prize. Sewing is SEW therapeutic.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 08.05 PMby gena43

    Unusual or interesting techniques for clothing.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 08.00 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    more video tutorials please!! maybe it’s an issue with bandwidth, but seeing it live is always better than step by step stills. THANKS!!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 07.52 PMby mimiohs

    Vintage sewing techniques as well as couture techniques.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 07.17 PMby puccinidb

    Whole outfits – for example if you show an evening gown, give us the pattern for the gown, the matching wrap,and a great little bag, all together in one place.

    More alteration tips for RTW would be great as well!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.07 PMby mynetty29

    i would like to see an item about how to get the most out of each sewing machine foot and what items they can be used to create

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.52 PMby valio

    video tutorials are extremely helpful. and also I would love to find more refashion articles/ tips.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 06.31 AMby susanneale

    I would like to see basic millinary techniques including a range of hat patterns. I would also like a tutorial on adjusting vinatage patterns to accomodate the curves of modern women.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 02.42 AMby mineymoe

    I’d love to learn more about fabric, their properties and what projects different fabrics should be used for.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 01.14 AMby miktha

    i like to see tutorial about making a blouse pattern, with sleeve… and how to alter burda pattern to fit my size. thank you…

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    Dec 4, 2010, 11.58 PMby jannav

    I am already so impressed with the variety and thoroughness of BurdaStyle’s technique and tutorial sections. This is a great site to get good sewing/textile-related advice from us visual learners.

    The only suggestion is to add to the photos and videos- it’s almost like having a friend there with you when you need to tackle a new technique or for a refresher. However, as great as the videos are, they can’t replace all the times spent sewing with my Mom…so, I guess we’ll just watch the videos together!

    Thanks for the opportunity to take part in the giveaway.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 11.28 PMby scanloew

    I would LOVE to see more tutorials on how to create vintage dresses!!!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 11.00 PMby elaineren

    I love the videos. Would like to see more on fitting.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 10.42 PMby jscholdny

    I agree that the tutorials are already great, but I’d love more videos, since that’s how I learn best.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 08.02 PMby lisamille

    techniques or tutorials in French :-)

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    Dec 4, 2010, 05.50 PMby bluedeva

    i would love to see more upcycling projects and more bag and purse variations! also it would be really nice to see more how to for taller people and re drafting patterns to fit properly for the longer legged people out there

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    Dec 4, 2010, 04.29 PMby dontsoonforget

    I would love to see simple pattern drafting tut’s and tip’s :)

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    Dec 4, 2010, 02.51 PMby nic305

    I would love to see larger patterns or a simple technique to resize a pattern. Also a tut on doing a lined dress bodice.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 01.53 PMby hhoneybee

    I would love to see a care for your machine tutorial…care and clean!..Thank you for all your support and efforts, it’s much appreciated!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 07.57 AMby ahkisha

    Of course, larger patterns, but id love to see different patterns for busts. Theres one pattern by misia? That i LOVE and use ALL THE TIME. Id love more of those. Not to mention im not particularly good at pattern putting together, so an easier pattern would be nice!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 06.17 AMby Hilary Chadwick

    I would love to see bigger sizes and more for novices please!

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