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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, 01.25 PMby kitzler

    In the house where I grew up, living with my grandma who was great at everything, including sewing. She taught me to use her machine when I was little and I began making (admittedly poorly constructed) dolls’ clothes. In my early 20s I returned to it with the help of books.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.24 PMby erikaj

    basic basics from my mama

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.21 PMby pamelahenry

    My Mom taught me to sew at home. Sometimes we would stay up until midnight finishing a dress for a special occasion. When I was in high school I took, what was then called, Home Ec. But by then I had already sewn so much that I learned very little from my teacher. My Mom was an excellent teacher.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.12 PMby lala86

    Mostly at home, by my own at first, then with my neighbour I learnt to use the serger and also with an old lady that helped me a lot. Also by searching books at the university and finally I learn every day with BurdaStyle!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.07 PMby Claire Cooper

    I learned to sew at home – my mum taught me. I remember making a white short sleeve blouse. If I remember correctly I tried to hand bind the buttonholes – which were not evenly spaced. It’s safe to say it was not my best ever creation, but I learnt about facings, following patterns, ease, hems, neatening edges and tension. It was a great start and i’ve made quite a lot of stuff since then – I think the quality is better now – i’m more obsessed with work of a good standard.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.07 PMby Natalshok

    At first I learned to sew at school, then I learned myself and using books and magazins (as I’m so old and remember time when Internet didn’t exist!!!). And now I’m in progress with web-sites.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.05 PMby freakusbzzz

    In Scotland!!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.01 PMby marthahaskins

    Awesome! I love any type of Martha Stewart-y organization! I learned to sew at home and at my friends’ homes in Cheshire, CT…we had such a blast! (Then I really learned all the major techniques at Parsons from 2009 to 2011…which changed my life and my sewing time!)

    Good luck everyone!

    <3 Alex

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