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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 17, 2011, 01.19 AMby Scrowe

    This looks like a dream come true compared to my shoeboxes filled with spools of thread!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.14 AMby dewreb

    My grandma!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.12 AMby tvriz

    I learned to sew from my mom. Like her mom before her, she grew up sewing her own clothes. I would snatch on to any scraps of fabrics and create make-shift Barbie clothes, sewed a little in 4-H, but I really pursued sewing when I was a teenager/young adult.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.56 AMby ivorynoire

    I started learning at home with my mom, then at craft lessons at school and went on reading tutorials online and magazines. Now I’m at an arts and handycrafts school, studyin fashion :).

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.44 AMby efgh

    At home with my mum.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.39 AMby spktme

    My Mom taught me how to sew when I was a little girl and then when I was 15 she really started teaching me to make custom fitted shirts and dresses. Thanks Mom!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.37 AMby carlachan

    self taught by watching tutorials in internet and from bunka text book. Still learning till now

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.30 AMby annsunny

    My mom taught me. I remember the first things I made, for 4H

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.27 AMby lesthor

    A cross between grandmothers and the internet taught me the ways of sewing!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.25 AMby helenmade

    I taught myself to sew when I was a little girl by copying my mother who did a lot of sewing out of necessity. I made lots of clothes for my Barbie doll. I hated sewing lessons at school but continued sewing for myself throughout my school years. After I had my children, I sewed for them, and also studied Fashion Design at College so that I could improve the quality of my sewing. I love sewing, and I have made all the ball gowns for my many beautiful nieces, with a couple still to go. I also made my sister-in-law’s wedding dress and my brother’s wedding suit!!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.15 AMby isabelbk

    Self taught, books, and internet.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.03 AMby roodles

    I learned in Junior High School Home Ec (with some help from my Mom) and am still learning with the online sewing community.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.03 AMby gdavid3039

    My mother

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.02 AMby mrschamp-1

    My nanna taught me to sew. Every Christmas we would get something handmade from her and one year whilst I was staying with them I wanted to make something too. The rest as they say is history! Nanna still tells me that of all her grandkids I’m the only one that is interested in arts and crafts.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.58 PMby jennyrecorder

    I started learning hand sewing when I was 7 in grade 3. In Primary School, we concentrated on hemming and embroidery stitches, I still love embroidery! I did a year of machine sewing in High School and was really awful at it, then when I got married I was given a second-hand Singer and took off. I did a stretch sewing course and made some questionable clothing, then I made soft furnishings form our first house. The Internet has been a wonderful resource since I started making nice clothes for myself, I have learnt so much :) At the moment, I am doing a couple of Craftsy workshops and really enjoying them, again more learning experiences.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.57 PMby Roxenne Kendall

    Sewing is so much fun. I love it and was very blessed to learn from my grandmother.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.55 PMby Cheryl Henderson

    Junior High Home Economics class, my auntie and grandma and the rest is self taught.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.51 PMby spicelmf

    My mom taught me a few things and then the rest was self taught. Now I’m taking a 2 year course in costume design to beef up my technical skills.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.34 PMby adriprints

    My grandmother taught me!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.29 PMby sarahmckee85

    I am a self taught sewer! My Mum never really taught me. I am an odd size for clothes so the idea of making my own was very appealing! I started to make my first garments when I was a teenager and my skills have grown and grown since then. I bought a few books, but most of my learning comes from experience and a lot of trial and error. Hard work but hopefully the results are worth it!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.29 PMby nannykk

    I learned to sew from my mother and my sister (who learned from our mother.). Now my girls and my nieces are learning from me.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.28 PMby Diah Lestari

    I learned from many teachers. My first sewing teacher was my mother. She taught me how to use sewing machine. I used to help her sew some skirts and aprons for her new students in the special school for girls where she taught. The next one was my teacher in my junior high when I joined a special club for girls. Later on, I learn from books and various sites on the net. But still, my sewing skill is not going anywhere yet :p

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.10 PMby ambermarie

    I learned in my parent’s kitchen sitting on a stool in the kitchen.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.02 PMby makurochan

    my mom taught me a bit when i was little, and i self-taught a fair bit, then did a fashion manufacturing certificate a few years ago at a school called EIT in New Zealand

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.02 PMby captain-obvious

    I learned how to sew at home with my mom.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.55 PMby alexus1325

    I learned to sew in grade 7 in home economics! We practiced a lot first, just sewing scraps together, learning to thread the machine, some hand sewing. Our first project was a simple doorstop cat made with only four pattern pieces. The second project I made was an old fashioned rag-doll bunny and a simple dress to put on her. She turned out VERY cute, and my mum was very proud :D

    In grade 8, things got intense, with three sewing projects: a pencil case, a duffle bag, and finally, pajama shorts! My case and duffle were leopard print quilting cotton, and the shorts were shiny silver snake brocade. I quickly discovered what a pain the rear slippery fabrics are!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.53 PMby raving

    I thought myself to sew at home, on my own. My mother taught me to knit but she didn’t know how to sew. I also used websites like burdastyle and threadbanger to learn techniques and get basic project ideas.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.53 PMby sewhappy-1

    Learned to embroider from my mom back when I was in grade school. Can’t even remember when I really learned… but I learned how to use the sewing machine in high school home ec class.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.50 PMby Dona Henderson

    I took classes at the local adult school in my city. Some youtube videos and asking around also helped. I have a few bags, apron, Christmas stocking etc under my belt and much more to come!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.44 PMby ealis

    I was taught at home by both of my parents. My father taught me how to hand sew when I was about 7 or 8, and my mom taught me how to machine sew when I was about 10. I’m forever thankful to my father, the neat straight stitches he taught me to make came in handy when I was in college without a machine.

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