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Welcome to Day 16 of our Holiday Giveaway! Here is your chance to win a Poly Sheen Thread Case from Amann Group Mettler! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Saturday, December 17th to be entered to win!

You will never lose thread with the Amann Group Mettler Thread Case.

– Minimal space requirement – great capacity. Up to 96 Amann Group Mettler thread spools may be stored and are clearly visible in the 39 × 35 × 9 cm small plastic box. And they are protected from dirt, dust and humidity.

– Ready to hand in seconds. Thanks to the optimal safekeeping system – each spool has his own place into the box – you get a good overview on the desired thread in no time. The remaining colors are guaranteed to stay on the spot.

– Handy to use. The Amann Group Mettler thread case finds its place anywhere, whether it is free standing or partially opened on the table.

– Use it at home or on the road. With the Amann Group Mettler thread case your thread spools are always secure and under control.

1x thread case offering space for 96 spools of Amann Group Mettler Poly Sheen (Art. 3406)

Comment to Win: Where did you learn to sew?


This giveaway is sponsored by Mettler

*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 12/19/11] – Congratulations to member madrid64 for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 16!


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    Dec 31, 2011, 04.08 AMby Holly Elliott

    This would be a nice prize to start my sewing adventures!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 05.02 AMby 1diane

    In Anderson, Ca at the Senior Center

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    Dec 20, 2011, 12.33 PMby izabeza

    when I was little, my mom sewed and my sisters, even my brother:) I could not convince the sewing. But when I bought the machine grew, I began to sew, I draw inspiration from the Internet, and instruction manual machine:)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.00 AMby lovelyshegoes

    Mostly self taught – although there was a sewing teacher way back when I was 12 years old (40 years ago) her name was Mrs Farr -I was really scared of her only perfect was good enough for her.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.18 AMby corvus

    From my mother and the internet, in our house and in my various college rentals.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.49 AMby LéonaDy


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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.34 AMby Marcella H

    At The American Intercontinental University London

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    Dec 17, 2011, 11.58 PMby girlsinitaly

    I was taught by my mom and grandma. Then I picked up a bunch of stuff from books and dissassembling ready to wear garments.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 11.37 PMby Timea Schmidt

    At my native country Hungary! Started as a little girl at my grandma house then continued on my mother sewing machine. Then came Burda and 2 years in school.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 10.39 PMby Carmen Gamino

    I am learning right now in my kitchen in Wichita, Ks!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 09.58 PMby 1diane

    In Redding, CA at the Senior Ctr, is where they taught me to handstitich. That started my love for sewing

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    Dec 17, 2011, 08.56 PMby sarsaparilla

    At home with my mum. Home Ec classes at school were really helpful also.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 08.42 PMby sema80

    First I learned from my mom when I was a kid then Itried to learn by my self…… Finally I take a coure in sewing and fashion design

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    Dec 17, 2011, 08.37 PMby highnotelady

    I learned to sew by watching my mamma. She made beautiful things for me, and I always admired her.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 08.31 PMby missb-1

    I learned sewing as a kid from my mother.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 07.59 PMby silvagill

    I learnt to sew at school,I had sight problems and had a wonderful patient home economics Teacher who gave me the confidence to continue through out my life.Iam still learning and have made some lovely clothes and crafts

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    Dec 17, 2011, 07.38 PMby pink-cornelia

    I learn by myself, but internet helped me a lot with all the tutorials and videos people post :D.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 07.21 PMby martinK

    As a child I always watches my mother sewing dresses for my older sisters. I began sewing on the age of 34 when I got my first sewing machine from my partner. First it was learning by practicing, this year I took several lessons. I don’t want to mis this hobby, it is the perfect way to out my creatifity.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.59 PMby carmencitab

    My neighbor Mme Lavoie taught me to follow a pattern and created a monster!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.15 PMby crbart

    In Jr. High School, Home Ec. After I got married I taught myself . and I am still learning

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.13 PMby DESPINA KARAGIOUMLEZI

    i learned by my self but mis Niki saw me the most

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.54 PMby notoes

    I learned on my own with lots of trial and many more errors before I found an old sewing book of my Mom’s and I got the bright idea to start looking online on how to do some things. I’ve broken countless needles, even put one through and broke it off in one of my fingers (not deep at least), not to mention I’ve also broken my bobbin case and a needleplate since I first bought my Singer 10 years ago. I’ve now got a 3 inch binder with fabric swatches, another 3 inch one with how to sew certain fabrics and stitches (personal experience and online tips), a 1 inch binder with how I sew certain custom cloth doll designs (I craft them), and an inch and a half binder with my personal directions on how to sew the (human) clothing patterns I own. Only two patterns out of twenty or so were store bought, the rest were downloaded so they never came with directions.

    I’ve also shared my sewing directions with a couple friends and shipped a big 10lb sewing carepackage to help a cousin of mine to learn how to sew and start up her own sewing collection with fabric swatches and every tip, pattern, and pattern direction sets I have in my own collection.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.52 PMby hannaq

    I learn to sew by myself, at home, from books. The first one was the old Burda book for beginners. Later on I have discovered blogs and sewing communites – it has improved my skills and encoureged me to try new techniques.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.44 PMby Christine Krueger

    At home from my mom. I had joined the Society for Creative Anachronism, and since medieval costumes weren’t exactly available at K-Mart, I had to learn to sew my own if I wanted to participate. Armed with (at the time there were no patterns available) a costumes in history book and sometimes some wedding dress patterns, we created Cavalier, Elizabethan, Norman conquest and Italian renaissance gowns! I never could decide which period I liked best…..

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.34 PMby ErikaBR

    At home with my books and my computer :)

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.32 PMby DanaMarie262

    I learned mostly on my own, through the help of websites like this, craft blogs, and a class at Joann’s.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.23 PMby latulipenoire

    I learned by myself, and by reading vintage sewing books from cover to cover. A few great internet tutorials were also really instrumental.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.16 PMby sewinglikecrazy

    I’m completely self-taught. The internet is an amazing resource with gobs of fab tutorials!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.11 PMby xxmazenxx

    My mom, grandma, and step mother all showed me how to sew over the years, starting when I was 9. I was lucky to have a few different people teach me what they knew from years of sewing.

    Happy Holidays and Happy Stitching!!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.11 PMby photodoll

    My mom gave me fabric misses and pins and thread and needles when I was about 6 to make clothes for my dolls then when I was pass that she taught me to sew on a machine. Which she put a block on the foot peddle so I would not go to fast. by 9 I was making my clothes and dress for school…

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