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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 16, 2011, 02.33 PMby sewsalot65

    My Mom taught me to sew when I was 14, the night before I was supposed to learn in Home Economics! My teacher was mad; but, Mom was a better sewing instructor than my teacher was!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.33 PMby smockinggirl

    I first learned to formally sew in a home economics class (my dress was the only one that was wearable) but I hand sewed doll clothes as a child. I have been sewing ever since and have learned to smock, heirloom sewing by machine, and machine embroidery/applique.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.31 PMby suntory

    At school, and it was the only subject I failed. Ironically, sewing is now one of my hobbies.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.30 PMby csiu

    I had a home ec class in elementary school, but I’d say that I’m a student of my mom and myself!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.30 PMby suzeb

    First from my mom, then from books, then online tutorials and Burdastyle.com!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.30 PMby veronicareed

    Sewing has always been a big deal with the women in my family. I learned to sew by watching my mother and my grandmother, then by sitting down and going at it under their supervision.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.27 PMby theDuck

    At school at first, then through online tutorials.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.25 PMby Victoria Callas

    I got my first lessons right at home from my wonderful Mom. Later, I had classes at high school (didn’t learn there as much, though). I believe I’m still learning and do it at home, self-teaching from books and sewing magazines.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.23 PMby lnderrart

    From my mom and from online tutorials

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.13 PMby macoskrm

    I learned to use a sewing machine from my mom in middle school, but I taught myself to use patterns and finishing techniques later on using books.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.11 PMby DesireesChoice

    From grandmas on both sides, my godmother, my mother and aunt on both sides. Lots of seamstresses in my family tree. :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.11 PMby miaow

    I started off learning at home.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.11 PMby mashka

    I learned to sew at home when I was in the second grade. I pestered my mom and she got me started. I sewed some almost functional Barbie clothes. :D

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.07 PMby fatandy

    On the laps of my grandmother and great grandmother. And a lot playing with scraps under the table of a pfaff 230…..

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.05 PMby netmyda

    At home, during childhood. Then I took evening classes as an adult and autodidact since.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.04 PMby megatron

    My mom taught me how and then she enrolled me in classes at a local craft store.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.03 PMby lejn

    In a rented apartment, I am self taught.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.59 PMby madrid64

    At both of my Grandmothers houses. One was a professional seamstress, making bridal gowns and such to order. She was very popular and very very busy, so I appreciate that she took the time to teach me.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.58 PMby mlssfshn

    At home growing up Silsbee, TX and in college at Sam Houston State Huntsville, TX.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.56 PMby sigridjakob

    I taught myself to sew on my mother’s sewing machine when I was 12 or 13 – wanted to wear punky outfits of the kind stores weren’t selling.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.51 PMby heidilea

    I taught myself how to sew and embroirder (not in that order). My mother was very busy working, so when she gave me an embroidery kit at age 9, I figured it out. Same thing when I decided I wanted to sew things; I read some tutorials online and read how to use a machine from the manual (though, I was 24 by then).

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.44 PMby littleharvey94

    At home, mostly from my mom but a family friend taught me some as well.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.43 PMby jimnems

    My mom taught me the sewing basics at home. Later, I majored in Home Economics in college, studying fashion merchandising and retailing.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.42 PMby indiami

    My mom taught me to sew a shirt and pants after I graduated college. I thought it would be a good hobby. I’ve been crazy in love with sewing ever since! I’m mostly self taught but learned pattern draping and drafting when I earned a Mastered Degree in Fashion Design. I pick up books, classess, online teachings whenever I can to learn something new.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.40 PMby Redsonia

    I am self taught sewist, my first teacher was Burda Magazine.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.38 PMby mrempert

    Learned to sew at home from my mom when i was little little…like under 10.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.36 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    On my grandmother’s lap.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.36 PMby girlsinitaly

    I learned to sew at home with my mom and grandma in Alaska.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.28 PMby Sandra Joearu

    I learnt to sew in my summerhouse. I was the oldest kid around and all the dolls needed dresses for the parties that my cousins were throwing for them and then they themselves needed dresses and so on. I started sewing for myself just a few years ago. Before that it was always for someone else.

    But since I started, I can’t stop :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.27 PMby joen

    My wonderful loving, caring, patient MOM! Thanks Mom for sharing something so special.

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