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Welcome to Day 14 of our Holiday Giveaway! Here is your chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate, good for a one-time purchase, from Ingygo Junction! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Thursday, December 15th to be entered to win!

Indygo Junction’s founder, Amy Barickman has published nearly 1000 pattern titles, architecting a collection of designs with distinct, eclectic style. Our redesigned website features hundreds of patterns and books including clothing, purses, aprons, children’s fashions, jewelry, crafts, toys, home decor, embroidery and much more. The addition of a blog, how-to videos and instructional technique PDF’s have made Indygo Junction a resource for the sewing enthusiast.

Indygo Junction will provide the winner with a $100 gift certificate for a one-time purchase on IndygoJunction.com. All $100 must be spend in one order. Only patterns & books published by Indygo Junction are eligible for purchase with this gift certificate.

Comment to Win: Which do you prefer: hard copy patterns, ePatterns, DVD tutorials or online streaming video (YouTube videos)?


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[Update 12/15/11] – Congratulations to member lydianna for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 14!


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    Dec 22, 2011, 07.43 PMby pattyla

    Hard copy patterns :)

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    Dec 22, 2011, 05.03 AMby 1diane

    I love hard copies, but am learning to use internet

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    Dec 17, 2011, 10.04 PMby 1diane

    I love hard copy patterns, but I just purchased Burda’s new book and love the patterns in it. I think e-patterns and dvd would be awesome to try

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.21 PMby ellesassypants

    i’ve used videos as reference. . . but as a novice. . . i can’t imagine not having a hard copy pattern to refer to. . .

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.39 AMby MadeByMarzipan

    I love videos, because I can SEE every step while it’s being explained. If I get stumped with a hard copy pattern, I’m at a loss for what to do next…

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.26 AMby heatherrique

    The hard copy patterns

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.19 PMby blueartisan

    There is something intoxicating about buying a hard copy of a pattern and holding it in your hand but then again if the sewing mood hits me at 3am then an e-pattern is instant gratification so they both have pros and cons really!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.00 PMby some-crafty

    Hard copy, but I also love e pattterns and tutorials with lots of pictures. Not so much the video/youtube tutorials, as I’m a skimmer.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.58 PMby cuada

    I’m a big fan of e-patterns -no need to be so precious with the pattern, when you can easily print out a new copy.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.43 PMby roubidou

    hard copies!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.07 PMby Karen Caron

    Definitely hard copies for me.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.36 PMby brandym

    I perfer hard copies of a pattern any day. I like videos for when I can’t figure out a technique though.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.13 PMby mlssfshn

    I prefer to make my own on paper.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.08 PMby ifkagljifka

    a prefer a hard copy! i don’t know why but this r-patterns are making me lazy, and a hard copy i hold in a hand and i can start imidiately working on a project! for dvd i dont know because i’ve neveer tryed it, but i think is more or less the same, cause i also have to print it…

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.25 PMby sradecki

    I prefer the hard copies. I have not used any from a dvd. I got one off of the internet…it was confusing

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.53 PMby espinita

    I prefer to use hard copy patterns they are more easy to handle.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.13 PMby erin1518

    I like hard copies, but I’m getting more fond of e-patterns.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.47 PMby hanshaag

    Hmmm, well, hard copy patterns are sure easy when i find them at the thrift store, but i almost never pay full price for one…

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.46 PMby vmarengere

    I’m old fashionned! I like the hard paper copies, but when i’m stuck and I’m not too sure about something, I’ll look it up online and watch videos.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.45 PMby aldara

    I think probably ePattern downloads. Why? No shipping cost, and if I’d like another size, I can just print it out a second time instead of having to trace it. :) But youtube is great for instructions and tutorials!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.45 PMby kannika yukong

    Videos are the perfect complement to both e-patterns and hard copy patterns. They definitely fill in the gaps for me.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.42 PMby lowson

    I’m brand new to garment sewing, so not quite sure what I like yet, but I do wish paper patterns were more sturdy, and maybe not have so many sizes on each pattern.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.36 PMby wzrdreams

    I’m really a convert to digital patterns mainly because I can reprint as needed. Printed patterns are too “precious” to me now to ever actually cut. I especially like Angela Kane’s digital patterns because there is no overlapping on the pages which makes it easier to line up and tape together, and her patterns are arranged for an absolute minimum of paper wastage. The one down side is her patterns are not nested.

    I especially love YouTube videos because they are easy to find and bookmark.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.26 PMby Cassandraj16

    I like hard copy patterns or making my own up if something isnt quite the way I like it, but youtube can be helpful in finding tutorials!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.06 PMby seersuckersally

    I prefer hard copy patterns, but I don’t mind e-patterns.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.05 PMby miaow

    I like both hard copy for larger patterns and e-patterns for smaller patterns. I like streaming video as well.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.02 PMby mmarold

    I’m divided. I really like online tutorials (via web or video), mostly for techniques. For most things, that is enough. For apparel, I have to admit I keep going back to paper patterns to actually cut the pieces out for anything on the bottom half and any shirts with fussy details. Getting things right from a video is really hard otherwise.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.47 PMby drainl

    I like epatterns best because I can print them many times and cut out different sizes.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 01.37 PMby libra-s

    I like hard copy patterns and DVD tutorials.

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