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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 14, 2011, 06.21 PMby kallers

    I prefer hard-copy patterns. e-patterns can be nice for small projects, but taping together large amounts of paper is no fun (there has to be an easier way!).

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.21 PMby auschick

    I do a bit of a combination of hard copies, streaming, and e-copies. When it comes to streaming, I use that mainly for tips and tricks.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.19 PMby alinacostandache

    I prefer the hard copy patterns accompanied by online streaming video explaining the sewing techniques.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.18 PMby Melody Maya Pollock

    I am an old fashioned girl I like hard copy patterns

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.18 PMby Nutpen

    I like epatternes the best – they are so easy to handle compared to tracing and all types of ripping paper.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.18 PMby bttn

    i prefer epatterns rather than hard copy patterns, bacause I don’t like to copy patterns. I’m a visual learner, so I love video tutorials, too.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.17 PMby renatap

    I’ll go for online streaming videos!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.15 PMby dinosteph

    Love the hard copy patterns. Just like old school film photography.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.14 PMby nellyvdb

    I like hard copies and online videos equally, but to me, there are certain things that a written pattern cannot describe as well as a demonstration (online video).

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.12 PMby indiami

    I like them all! It’s always great to learn a new creative sewing technique. It doesn’t matter how I learn it, but I have to say my biggest way of gaining sewing knowledge is through books and magazines!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.10 PMby Shannon Gruber Burchard

    Hard copies. I love to look at all the parts.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.10 PMby kak005

    epatterns…. the closet sewing places to me is like 30 miles… so I like the handiness of not having to drive or pay for shipping.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.09 PMby MickeyNewman

    I am old school. I still like hard patterns, but tutorials are wonderful. They are easy to connect and watch and learn. Everyone has their own style of learning, but I think the ability to read instructions and the ability to see a demo should cover most people’s learning style (or at least it covers my style)! Thanks Burda!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.03 PMby adiel

    Definitely hard copies…but with video tutorials coming in a close second. The hard copies are kind of a security blanket for me, however, I don’t often learn well from books/paper. I learn best from watching someone else do it. If I can see it done, I can do it!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.03 PMby Rebecca Gaulton

    I like hard copy patterns or epatterns from which I can make a hard copy. I have never really been able to learn from tutorials or videos

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.02 PMby brunettetruth

    I like hard copy patterns best as I find having them are the easiest to learn with. But, I do also find youtube videos really useful for new techniques.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.01 PMby raving

    Hard copy patterns tend to be the most useful because I don’t have to go through the hassle of printing them out. On the other hand, epatterns are perfect because I sew at home and at uni and when I forget a pattern I’m stuck in one place for a long time before I can get it back. Which is very frustrating.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.01 PMby taysha1128

    I’m still trying to ‘get’ hard copy patterns especially for clothing, ePatterns are great for pillows and home items.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.00 PMby Geogrrl

    They all have their advantages. I like the hard copies, partly because they’re what I grew up with and were what was around when I learned to sew. However, new patterns have become increasingly expensive and then there is storing them and keeping them organized.

    The e-patterns, while there is the work of printing them off—and sometimes piecing them together—the fact that they can be downloaded and stored electronically makes them significantly less expensive and easier to store and organize as well as making available a much wider variety of patterns.

    I don’t have as much use for DVDs. I’m more inclined to use a book for techniques (again, the way I grew up) or occasionally an on-line tutorial. I’m reasonably experienced and pretty good at teaching myself. I don’t really need to “follow the bouncing ball”.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.59 PMby watatoe

    I prefer hard copy patterns. ePatterns are a pain to put together…..and time consuming. I love DVD tutorials AND online streaming video….especially when there’s a technique used in a pattern that I am unfamiliar with. Youtube has lots of sewing videos!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.58 PMby lidiana

    Hard copy patterns with online video’s are the best to me

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.50 PMby lebaron

    Definitely hard copy patterns. But the online videos are nice when trying to figure out how something is supposed to go together or work!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.47 PMby sunintheclouds

    Hard copy patterns seem to work the best for me. I have never been a fan of video tutorials and sometimes I find epatterns do not give enough written instruction. Perhaps I simply need to give them a try more often so as to get used to them. But a good ’ol fashioned hard copy pattern is my comfort zone.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.43 PMby lindac

    I am impatient by nature so I prefer the hard copy patterns usually, but I do have to admit that there are some wonderful patterns on the internet that you can only find there. For learning how to do something, I like video tutorials since I can watch them over and over again until I see how something is done.


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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.42 PMby cam557

    Hard copy patterns and online tutorials

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.41 PMby animegirlie

    For me it totally depends on the project EXCEPT DVD’s – I do not like DVD tutorials/how to’s. e-patterns are awesome for most things but I hate printing them out. I watch you tube videos for specific techniques.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.41 PMby snfowler

    I perfer hardcopy patterns.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.39 PMby omijustin

    I love the hard copy patterns, but find that YouTube videos help a lot when I get stuck on how to do specific techniques or just want to understand an overview of what to do. But I’ll stick with Hard Copy patterns any day. :)

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.38 PMby isabelbk

    My favorite is hard copy patterns.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.37 PMby vintagegal

    I prefer hard copy/paper pattern. I have seen some wonderful pattern drafting tutorials on You tube, though; sometimes there is no better way to learn, than by watching someone else do it, step by step.

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