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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)?


This giveaway is sponsored by Ingygo Junction

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


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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.13 PMby sonya235

    I like epatterns! Online video tutorials are also really helpful, but I prefer epatterns because they are easily downloaded and printed out with no hassle.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.09 PMby Linda Thompson

    I hate waiting for a pattern; I hate the expense of printing; I hate when my computer dies and i lose patterns…not sure which I prefer.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.08 PMby turtlegirl00

    i prefer online streaming videos or hard copies. The e-patterns i have tried were challenging and a pain in the rear to piece together, etc.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.07 PMby v3g4n

    Hard copy patterns! I hate having to piece patterns together.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.07 PMby megabyte24

    Online streaming video. Am a visual person, so nothing like seeing others perform something I am attempting to mimic.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.07 PMby mjchris

    I rely on the online streaming videos.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.05 PMby myleeann

    Hard copy pattern always preferred. E-patterns are a nightmare. Online tutorials are fantastic, too…

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.04 PMby missyiss

    I would definitely say hard copy patterns even though I have not had much experience with online streaming videos or DVD tutorials. Epatterns would be my second choice.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.01 PMby Claire Cooper

    Now that’s a tough one! I do love patterns – I like the tactile nature of the thin tissue. but I also love being able to download epatterns – albeit rather heavy on my printer and paper. I have also been inspired by video clips and online tutorials – with which I’m slowly learning to understand pattern pieces, adapt and make my own to suit my designs. However for the time being the paper pattern is my fave.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.59 PMby makurochan

    hard copy patterns for sure, i love having the actual physical pattern for reference, and epatterns are such a pain to print out.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.58 PMby nannykk

    If I have to pick I would pick hard copy on QUALITY paper, but would prefer it along with a streaming video tutorial.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.58 PMby netmyda

    I prefer hard copy patterns, much easier to handle!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.55 PMby kmccusker

    I like them all for different reasons! I suppose if I have to pick, I’ll pick hard copies. I learned to sew with hard copies, so they feel safe and familiar to me.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.54 PMby multifaceted

    I may be in the minority, but I actually really like “e-patterns” I guess you could say, or even video tutorials are cool once in a while. Patterns I can print myself give me the ability to change the size if I want, to save (or not to save) paper by printing them out again (or not!). Usually I just like patterns as a guideline to make sure I’m making the own shapes right for my own patterns, so it’s nice to have something I don’t need to print out if I don’t have to.

    But then again, I DO keep hard copies of the patterns I trace and make….so hmmm.. that’s a tough call!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.53 PMby indigoeve

    Hard copy patterns. There’s no fussing – no printing to get right, no streaming issues, no tv or computer needed.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.52 PMby ashmoney

    youtube videos are great for troubleshooting, but i prefer hard copy patterns for precision sewing!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.48 PMby blueeyedgenius13

    call me super-duper old fashioned, but i love my hard copy patterns. i usually use them in tandem with online instructional videos because sometimes the language in patterns is outdated or confusing.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.47 PMby thecraftyone

    I prefer hardcopy patterns.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.45 PMby Ryan N Melissa Sather

    I like my hard copy patterns. I love hanging them up on my wall and staring at all the possibilities.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.41 PMby chocolatecake

    DVD tutorials are amazing! It’s like going to sewing class without leaving your home.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.37 PMby SUZAG

    I much prefer a printed hard copy pattern. Sometimes the PDF files to not print to scale and then you have to tape them together. I do not receive videos well as my computer is not real fast and streams slow.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.36 PMby ErikaB3

    I very much perfer hardcopy patterns. I need to see, feel and manupulate them to really get a good idea of what i have. I can always make copied to alter.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.33 PMby fkmarchefka

    I’m oldschool so definitely prefer hard copies… but I can do some extra effort if I like something a lot – in this case the format does not matter at all

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.32 PMby mashka

    I prefer hard copy patterns and online streaming video. When the videos are online I can access them and where on any internet device, which is very handy!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.31 PMby dawnwich

    I mostly prefer hardcopy patterns, but then they need to be stored. I’ve started drafting/draping more because I just don’t have much more room for patterns. I find printing and putting together epatterns to be quite the pain, but I like looking at them as I make up my own thing.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.30 PMby Redsonia

    I prefer hard copy patterns and on line video tutorials.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.28 PMby grandmasonnalea

    I love Indygo Junction patterns—have used them for my granddaughter.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.25 PMby Wendeeflys

    Hard copy patterns for me, but tutorials and videos have been invaluable.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.23 PMby Sewbig

    Hard copy patterns and on line video tutorials.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.22 PMby selleck

    Hard copy patterns will probably always be my favorite. That’s how I grew up. It is nice to be able to have streaming and videos as back up or added information.

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