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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, 04.48 PMby ladybird-1

    I learned to sew as a young girl and have honed my skills over the past 20+ years. I use my skills for clothing and costumes. I’ve done professional costuming for theaters and have taught various levels of sewing to adults and children. I design and draft my own patterns and could spends hours in the fabric store or hunting down vintage fabrics and notions.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.48 PMby Debra Esper

    I learned to sew from my mom when I was 8 or 9. Since then I have made prom dresses, wedding dressed, costumes and everyday clothes. Plus I quilt. Love all my machines but a new serger would be the icing on the cake.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.48 PMby Che'ree Fitzgerald

    I began sewing over 40 years ago. My first purchase after beginning my very first job was Brother Sewing Machine. I have done sewing for myself, my kids, crafts, decorating my home, did a bit of sewing for the public and now love quilting. I have never had a serger and have wanted one forever. I would love to have this machine!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.47 PMby Sarah Haag

    Would love to win this!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.47 PMby Roberta Arden

    My Mom taught me sewing as a child and not only do I still love it, but I’m eternally grateful to my Mom for teaching me such a useful and fun skill. I’ve always used a simple sewing machine (yes, even treadle machines long ago), but never used a serger, and the more I read of them the more I want one. That’s it…I don’t need a serger, but I WANT a serger! In fact, ‘Santa’ has ordered a Brother serger for me, just waiting for it to arrive. Meanwhile I’m reading a book, “Sewing With Sergers”, which says if one serger is good, two are even better!! So here I go, hoping that this other Brother will join my collection. :)

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.46 PMby Melissa Morgan

    I’m a bit of a beginner. Or maybe re-beginner. I sewed a bit in high school and a decade later I’m starting to sew again to make things for my kids. I made our Halloween costumes and now I’m working on cloth diapers for the little guy. A serger would rock my socks and make cloth diaper making so much easier :)

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.46 PMby crystine

    This is the best holiday giveaway! I would love to win a serger!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.46 PMby Karen Gentsch

    My grandmother taught me to sew when I was a kid. I stopped sewing for a long time but picked up quilting 5 or 6 years ago. I’ve made a few handbags and garments in the past few years as well.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.45 PMby roseridgecreations

    Even as a preteen I always hated going to school and seeing someone else with the same outfit on that I had gone to so much trouble to put together. I only made fifty cents an hour babysitting, so I had to make my wardrobe budget stretch and the best way to do that was to make my own clothes. I even upcycled hand me downs before there was a term for it. Being poor can be a great motivator! Fifty years later I’ve learned to do amazing things on my Brother sewing machine and would love to have this serger to make my creations look professional.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.45 PMby Amy Gonzalez

    My mother worked at a sewing factory and I grew up sewing. When I was 3 I started designing dresses and my mother would make the dress.My mother wanted my sister and I to learn how to sew. My sister didn’t want to learn so I took up sewing.I would watch my mother sew for hours. And that is how I learned to sew.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.45 PMby LeGwen Hamilton

    I started sewing as a child and received my first sewing machine at 11. My mom did it out of frustration. She figured that if I learned how to sew then she didn’t have to sew anymore. She hated the sewing part and I’ve never like the cutting out part. We made the perfect team. I have been sewing ever since. I’m still not crazy about the cutting out.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.45 PMby Sherry McCarron

    I use my current serger so much that I would LOVE to have a second to keep a different color of thread on. They are such great machines and such great time savers. Love my serger!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.44 PMby ealis

    I began sewing when I was about 8-years-old to supply my dolls with new clothes and accessories, gradually working up creating clothes and home decor for myself, family and friends. I’m mostly self-taught, as the only formal training I have had was a semester of Home EC in junior high.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.43 PMby Peggy Bass

    my sewing career started when i was a freshman in highschool…my mother made all our clothes, my father did upholstery…i still sew, own a long arm quilting business, serger and several sewing machines….i stitch something nearly every day.. peg in kansas

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.43 PMby jennm1

    I started sewing as a doll and critter maker a few years ago. I was hooked from the first day and moved on to gifts and home decor. I recently got brave and have started trying to make my own clothes.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.43 PMby Carol Stiff-Dybilas

    I’ve been sewing since I was 2 (I’m 47 now). I teach sewing to Girl Scouts (20 yrs) and enjoy just sewing in general. I have made all my own clothing and both of my daughters since they were born (they are now 18 & 21). I’ve passed my love of sewing on to them! This would be a nice machine to add to my sewing room!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.43 PMby Crystal Hinojosa

    I grew up watching my grandmother make clothes baby blankets for all her grandchildren. I have taught myself a lot and now make and sell things to help supplement our income. Now I love sewing and would love to add a serger to my sewing room!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.43 PMby busybunch

    I started sewing clothes in high school, and seven years ago I started quilting. Lately I’ve also been doing a lot of bag-making :) ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.43 PMby Stephanie Kunic

    I am an established quilter. I would like to make other things such as purses and such.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.42 PMby Marian Mathewson

    I have been sewing for 50 years! Everything from garments to wedding dresses to home dec to quilting. I would love to win this machine!!!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.42 PMby beachmama13

    I’ve only really been sewing for the past 2 years. My husband bought me a combo emb/sew for my 40th birthday. I really love to creating things by hand! Both of my grandmothers were lifelong sewers—one a quilter and the other could sew anything under the sun!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.42 PMby Teri Farlow

    My Serger is 20 years old. I would love a new one!!!! I Love brother machines!!!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.42 PMby Cody Dilbeck

    I learned in school and fell in love with sewing.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.42 PMby Mary Wood

    I learned to sew in 4-H. I have taught my kids how to sew. Seems like I never have enough time to sew now but I sure would love to.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.42 PMby Laura-Ann Quin

    i’m self taught and love watching people design clothes, i’ve made some patterns and stuff… i loved seeing the self taught sewer on the last project runway!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.41 PMby Laura Crandle

    I’m a new sewer…this machine would let me learn a lot more..and make clothes for my grand kids!!!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.41 PMby Sarah Haag

    I learned to sew standing near my mom and watching her…… I made most of my “dress” clothes for the first job I had in a bank and everyone couldn’t believe it. I’ve been sewing for 40+ years and have never owned a serger. This would be a dream come true!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.41 PMby Kathi Brill

    Hi, I am a quilter and fashion sewer, but have always been afraid of the serger, this one looks easy enough to use though and I would love to have it in my studio. the orig. sergers were so hard to thread! scared me! and I am almost fearless. My entire family quilts and sews including the men. My son’s girlfriend just started sewing because she knew in this family you have to know how!!!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.41 PMby Tara Mitchell

    Ive been sewing for about 8 yeares. I love my Brother machines. I never took home ec in school. When my daughter was born 8 years ago, i asked a friend to teach me to sew a straight line. And the rest is history…

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.41 PMby Becky Casto

    My grandmother taught me to sew as a kid. I would love to win this! :)

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