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[Update: 12/13/2011] – Due to special regulations, we have been informed that today’s giveaway is only for U.S. members. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to all of our international members, and hope that you will participate in the majority of this month’s giveaways that are available to everyone.

Welcome to Day 13 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a 5234PRW Project Runway™ Limited Edition Serger from Brother! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Wednesday, December 14th to be entered to win!

The 5234PRW from Brother is the first serger to be introduced into the Project Runway Limited Edition collection of machines. This serger will add a professional look to your next project with serged seam finishes. Garment seams lie flatter and look better with an overlock stitch. Plus, home décor projects often suggest the use of a serger for rolled hems and secure seams and differential feed. The included large extension table adds extra space for handling large projects and the free arm makes it easier to sew sleeves, trouser legs and other hard to reach places.

Comment to Win: What is your sewing background?


This giveaway is sponsored by Brother

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/14/11] – Congratulations to member Jennifer633 for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 13!


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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.54 PMby Kathy Krupa-Elamon

    Learned to sew from my grandmother as a young child. Started with doll clothes and continued learning in home economics classes in school. Too bad they don’t have that any more! In the past couple years advanced to machine embroidery and on to quilting. Love sewing and creating my own unique projects. Still making doll clothes but now for my granddaughter and she’s learning to sew from me now.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.54 PMby taysha1128

    My Grandmas both sewed alot so I started hand sewing when I was little, once I got a machine I realized how much easier it could be. I’m trying to keep it as a regular past time in the new year

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.54 PMby Tania Ledee

    My mom was an avid sewer, making everything from curtains to prom dresses. I learned as an adult when I had children. I started with clothes for my kids and now make bags, quilts and things for my home. I am a fabric addict with two many yards to count! I would love to that serger to good use. Thank you !

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.54 PMby Linda Milward

    I too have been sewing since I was small, I got started in quilting by watching Alex Anderson on HGTV Simply Quilts .. and now my daughter is into sewing as well .. I have a Brother Innovis 500 and this serger would compliment it nicely :)

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.53 PMby Pamela Guinn

    Love this and would love to have it! I have been sewing over 40 years! My Mom first taught me and both my Grandmothers sewed. It’s a family tradition.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.53 PMby Glenda Diodene

    Never really sewed, just mended! Lots of mending for 4 kids. Recently bought an Innov-is 950D and am learning to sew. Really sew & quilt. At 62, never having had a lesson, I am having a blast with new skills & projects. This machine is so easy to use and understand it really makes projects fly!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.52 PMby Rmenda Crane

    I always wanted to learn to sew and failed miserably in HS with a overly picky teacher. Gave up until 3 yrs ago when I seriously started learning to sew.. Hubby bought me a Brother Runway CE5000PRW sewing machine.. In 2010 I bought my 1st embroidery machine,Brother Se400, then upgraded this year to a bigger embroidery machine, a Brother Pe770.

    a brother serger would be a great addition to my Brother collection/sewing room !

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.52 PMby kitsuneincrimson

    I was an intermittent sewer of Halloween costumes up until 4 years ago when I decided to tackle a Lord of the Rings outfit, complete with corset. Since then, my friends and I have been sewing costumes (again, we started sewing with corsets) and only recently have branched out into more everyday projects. =)

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.52 PMby Amanda Kiritz

    My mom would sew clothes for me when I was a child. I loved watching her sew. From there it grew a passion to sew. Now I sew clothes for my daughter and everything else for the home myself! I absolutely love it!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.51 PMby Sewbig

    I have been sewing for many years and have made garments, home dec and quilting projects. This serger looks great! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.51 PMby aega

    My mom taught me a little about sewing when I was a kid and it was also covered in jr. high home ec class too. Now I have my mom’s old machine and want to get into sewing more.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.51 PMby Ellen Christner

    I have been sewing for over fifty years. I would love to have a new serger as mine is over twenty years old. It is still a work horse and sees a lot of use. It would be nice to have a second serger with more features. I could get even more projects going at the same time!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.51 PMby Ariana Duke

    My mom taught me some basics, but the rest of my sewing learning has been self-inflicted. LOL I would love to have a serger and be able to work with all types of fabrics easily! Please Please!! :)

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.51 PMby whenallelsefailsdance

    For me sewing has been always been a part of my life. I grew up helping my Mom sew clothes for myself and my dolls, and learned by watching her. When I couldn’t simply do things myself after watching her she was there to help. Eventually I began sewing costumes for my dance school an clothes for myself. Now it’s just a hobby, but one that keeps me sane. My Mom is desperate to get a serger, so I would love to win this serger for her.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.50 PMby myhappysewingplace

    oohhh count me in! I started sewing in November 2009 and just passed my two year anniversary! I am primarily self-taught though I did have exactly 3 sewing lessons in the beginning which were tremendously useful.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.50 PMby Mackena Lannes

    I started sewing to make clothing for my new baby about 18 years ago. Then for a couple of years I worked in the industry making formals and wedding dresses. I found my passion in kid’s clothing and doll making. I’m hoping to win this serger because about 8 years ago, my then boyfriend didn’t know what a serger was and put it in our leaky garage. It was completely ruined – rusted and destroyed. I was heartbroken – I was spoiled by finished edges, as you can imagine! LOL – Anyway – I’ve never been able to afford a replacement and have been whining a little in my head about not being able to get one. This would be the best present/Win for me!! Especially since …well… I’ve not had the greatest couple of years. Winning this would help make some money for my family. I wish GREAT luck to everyone else – but would LOVE to be the Lucky one!! <3

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.50 PMby piratejenni

    I have a hodge podge sewing education— little bit from mom, a lot from my own trial and error, and of course, the very helpful internet!! I’d love to win!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.50 PMby quailsquilts

    I’ve been quilting for myself and others for years. Added embroidery two years ago. Would love to add the ability to serge.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.50 PMby Sarah Hallenius


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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.49 PMby Rhonda Cockman

    Started with 4H in grade school, now with 4 children and 9 grandchildren later I had made sleeper for infants to costumes for a play and halloween.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.49 PMby cherdesign

    I started sewing when I was nine years old. I took classes through the local Girls’ Club and later in junior high school. I’ve sewn all sorts of things from home dec to prom dresses, coats, and my own wedding gown. Throughout the years I’ve relied on guidance from various sewing books, magazines, and the internet to help me with my sewing projects. It’s always nice to hear compliments on my sewing projects because it makes me smile to remember my sewing teachers’ advice on pressing and finishing and taking pride in your work.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.49 PMby lbolling2

    I just started sewing last year at this time. It has been a fun new skill to learn. No one I know sews so I have learned by using books and ALOT of trail and error. Looking forward to doing more and more projects of all kinds.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.49 PMby Angela Coleman Griffis

    My Grandmother ( granny) taught me most of it way back. Now that she has passed on, the new stuff I have self taught thru the blogs and self help on the internet. By the way thanks everyone who post help on line, you are a life saver. This machine would let me go beyond what I have done already. I just finished my 8th quilt for my grandbabies christmas.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.49 PMby Allikat0828

    I’m a beginner to sewing. I recentely took a machine piecing class, and sewed my first quilt! I absolutely love sewing and trying to figure out what I can make next!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.49 PMby Cortney Salazar

    My mother taught me to sew when I was very young. She used to be a seamstress. I made clothes for my dolls. I ended up going to school to study costuming. Now I make clothes and costumes for myself and others.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.49 PMby jabneel

    I learned about sewing and cutting patterns when I was a little girl from a neighbor who used to make clothes out of old jeans. I learned how to use a machine in Home Economics Class. But I really got into it after my mother in law gave me a brother embroidery machine. The small Mickey Mouse one with the 4×4 hoop and have been addicted ever since! I would absolutely love to win this serger!!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.48 PMby dawnsampson

    i started sewing probably in grade school, definately Junior High.. i made my clothes.. my mom made our clothes, winter coats, my grandmother was a seamstress , commercial.. i remember making plaid, wool with lining and cuffs slacks.. OMG.. can’t wait to teach my granddaughter to sew.. i have 3 sewing machines too.. i used to teach quilting and didn’t want to bring my good one with me.. and i have a trailer for the summer, so i leave another one there.. would love to own this serger!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.48 PMby bitterbunny

    i grew up watching my little filipino mama whip up the cutest matching outfits for us two on her singer. unfortunately, i had an older brother so I followed the tomboy path until I was in high school when i started to hand sew my own outfits (we no longer owned a machine). about four years ago, my interest was caught again with a vengeance and now I’m trying to learn and teach myself everything from proper fitting to pattern drafting. sewing consumes most of my thoughts everyday!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.48 PMby Michele Ferrand

    I am a novice at sewing but I have to admit that I am hooked on project runway, the show has inspired me to pick up sewing again and I truly enjoy it

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.48 PMby Debbie Berenato

    I have no sewing background if you don’t cound 7th grade home ec class. i love to quilt and you know you can use a serger for quilting!

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