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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

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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, 11.33 PMby Cheryl Henderson

    Hard copy patterns

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.28 PMby stacystemp

    I prefer hard copies because it’s less work.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.26 PMby Shannon Kramp

    I prefer paper patterns, I like to manipulate them to create my own design. I am slowly learning how to create my own patterns. That is s smart idea to scan your paper pattern so you have a back up in case you misplace a piece!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.24 PMby pinsandneedles

    I prefer hard copies.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.16 PMby dippydiscoball

    I would prefer hard copy patterns that have a online streaming video to help if I am learning something new.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.15 PMby dyeabolical

    I’m in the hard copy camp, but I’m slloowwllyy adapting to epatterns. I tire of taping and matching hash marks though….

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.12 PMby lokicat

    hard copies definately!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.07 PMby eckypucky

    Epatterns are fine with me because I can make myself a hardcopy and know I have a backup if I missplace a piece. If I buy a paper pattern, I always scan it and save it on disc for a backup anyway.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.03 PMby leslie

    Hard copy paper patterns! I do NOT enjoy taping pieces of paper together….

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.00 PMby Laura Zaliene

    Hard copies!!!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.59 PMby megatron

    Hard copies defiantly the best to work with.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.55 PMby sewmyway

    I prefer hard copys of patterns but the range and price of epatterns avaliable on the internet is winning me over. I utilise internet tutorials (with screen shots – not videos) to help me with my sewing.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.54 PMby fayedoll

    I like hard copies and visual tutorials such as dvd’s.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.50 PMby nmopas2911

    I prefer hard copies the most!!! I like e-patterns for non-clothing items though.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.48 PMby G-A-

    I prefer hard copies of patterns but I also like the youtube videos for small tips.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.46 PMby carlachan

    If I could, I prefer hard copy patterns, but streaming video is the most easier and helpful for me to get so far

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.43 PMby marthahaskins

    It depends on the project, but I really liked Threadbangers when they did their YouTube videos. Very easy to follow and make your own patterns for. Otherwise, definitely a hard copy pattern girl right here. I usually make my own, but the ePatterns just scare me when I print them! (And I’ve never tried a DVD tutorial.)

    Good luck everyone! :) <3 Alex

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.42 PMby mcgjean

    I like hard copy patterns, but I hate the flimsy tissue when I do alterations to the pattern. I like you tube videos for instruction but I don’t like when they are >4 min or in multiple parts that are hard to find.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.30 PMby karmologyclinic

    Hard copy patterns are the basic for me. I was never interested in DVD tutorials but I find the occasional youtube video useful. ePatterns, I’m not sure, it has to be something I really really want to get to do it, because I hate printing and attaching A4 paper together.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.30 PMby Mary Sue Wysocki

    I use both “hard” patterns and epatterns. I really like to watch demonstrations on techniques to refresh my memory and to see new techniques.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.28 PMby Wendy Christie

    As long as its a good pattern and well explained/demonstrated all can be equally good and I mix them up. It’s a good way to learn different techniques.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.24 PMby Podbod18

    I like hard copy patterns, but I love video /DVD tutorials

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.24 PMby Sarah Evans

    Hard copy patterns are the easiest to work with but I love video tutorials to show me techniques! :)

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.23 PMby KathfromOz

    I’ve never viewed a DVD tutorial but I do find the online streaming videos very helpful for instruction. However, I do prefer to have a hard copy of patterns. Although I almost fit into the older generation now, I do use the internet a lot to look into many aspects of sewing and embroidery. A whole world at my fingertips, but, I do love to have and to hold my patterns and books.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.18 PMby reLYME

    I prefer a hard copy pattern, mostly because I don’t have a printer. I’m still relatively new to sewing so having a pattern is most helpful! Second to that are video tutorials because I’m a visual learner!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.11 PMby jrees09

    I prefer streaming video tutorials. I am low on space and you don’t have to store streaming tutes!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.04 PMby janieros

    I prefer hard copy patterns. I do wish however that there was an easy way to store and organize them. I do enjoy DVD tutorials to learn new techniques.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.04 PMby Aerostitcher

    I’m making the switch since getting my iPad! Definitely e copies and streaming. It is so convenient to be able to accesses my patterns when I am out shopping for example and don’t know how much fabric to buy. Plus, I love the instant gratification of having the pattern download as soon as I make a purchase online. …and streaming instructional sewing programs right in my sewing room is amazing! If I spill coffee on a pattern piece or cut it wrong I can just reprint that part. It’s wonderful!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.04 PMby debjoecarrie

    I love epatterns, and videos. Having the freedom to create any size I want without having to spend hours altering a paper pattern is wonderful.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 10.02 PMby wildfire

    Hard copies! I have a hard time altering patterns if I don’t have the pattern pieces right in front of me. I do love to watch tutorials though.

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