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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, 10.33 PMby starwalker

    I learned to sew from my mother. Our love of creating clothes is one of the few things that we had in common, so it’s very special!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.26 PMby dyeabolical

    At my grandmama’s house, then on my own when I took over my mother’s sewing machine.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.24 PMby Mia1

    I learned in my Mother’s sewing room on an old Singer.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.22 PMby macawu

    I am still learning everyday is a adventure but I really could use some organization this looks like it might be a great place to start

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.17 PMby nolaanna

    I learned how to sew at the top of the stairs. The farm house I grew up in had a tiny landing on the second floor with a sewing table and boxes of fabric crammed in a corner. There was a rectangular window that looked out into the yard and over the corn fields. I spent many years sitting in that corner sewing and dreaming.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.15 PMby t4n14

    Aside from home economics classes in high school, which I wasn’t too keen on that time so I didn’t really learn much, I basically learned sewing from reading sewing instruction books, blogs and magazines, and watching youtube tutorials.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.07 PMby jeweleddragon

    Ooh, nice giveaway! My current thread holder totally doesn’t hold all my spools, so I’d totally use this. ;)

    Anyway, I learned to sew kind of by myself when I was a kid (with the super-big running stitch doll clothes kind of thing ;)), but also kind of with my mom (again by hand, when I needed some costumes for the local Ren Faire), and I finally learned to use my mom’s machine (which she didn’t know how to use, hence the hand-sewing…) with a friend who worked in the school costume shop.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.03 PMby iloveicecream2

    my brother taught me the basics!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.50 PMby Quiltmaker220

    I learned to sew at home with my mother. Never had a class in school and self taught whatever mom was not able to teach me.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.47 PMby cucperson

    My first sewing experience was on a hand crank “toy” singer. I made a reversible cape for my doll. But I really learned to sew in home ec and at my mother’s side. Sewing almost every day helps to build skill but I am still learning.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.41 PMby vickit

    I learned to sew in high school home ec class. We won’t discuss how many years ago that was though ok!? lol

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.33 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I took a 4-hour class to learn how make a kitchen set (plate mats, oven mitten, etc) for my mother in law in the States. But it was this year that I really started to learn how to sew and make garments. I am taking a basic level pattern making course at a fashion school in Brazil and LOVING it!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.32 PMby grammaheh1

    I had my first sewing experience sewing on my grandmother’s treadle machine. She helped me make a simple doll dress. I did not learn any major sewing techniques though until my 7th and 8th grade home ec classes.Most of my sewing techniiques have since come from trial and error and tv sewing shows, like sewing with Nancy.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.29 PMby mcgjean

    4H for a few classes then self taught.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.29 PMby mcgjean

    4H for a few classes then self taught.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.27 PMby Crystal Henson

    I am a self taught sewer. Watching videos, reading books and LOTS of learning through mistakes.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.27 PMby Seeks Corey

    From my mama, my aunts, and from trawling website resources. :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.21 PMby urbancat

    I learned to sew watching my mom make our school clothes and Halloween costumes. Back then it was cheaper to make than buy. Not so true anymore but I still prefer to make my party dresses than spent a fortune on a store bought one.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.17 PMby lisa g

    i learned the basics by watching my mom sew when i was little. then when i took up sewing as an adult i turned to books to learn techniques beyond the basics. then i discovered sewing blogs!!!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.13 PMby Myste77

    I learned to sew in my Home Economics class in high school. After I graduated, I bought a Vogue sewing book and continued to learn about different types of seams and sewing techniques. Then when I entered college, I continued my studies by taking a textiles class and various fiber arts classes.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.11 PMby itssewtime-1

    Thanks for the question and reminding me of some of my favorite times at my grandma’s house. She did lots of sewing, machine sewing mostly, among many other crafty hobies. Well, I must have been about 7 or 8 years old when I found my aunt’s old childhood sewing kit while exploring in Gram’s attic on one of my weekly visits. I brought that dusty little suitcase-looking gem down to the living room and Gram and I cracked it open. Inside it was a little plastic doll, many little paper patterns to make clothing for the doll, a few scraps of material, and a thimlbe if I recall correctly. Gram quickly rounded up a pair of scissors, a needle, some thread, and some larger scraps of material all from her stash. Then, in true and awesome Gramma fashion, she gave me just enough direction to get me started on hand-sewing and how to use a pattern and, then, she sat back and watched. Well, I assume she was watching, even if only out of the corner of her eye under the guise of appearing to be totally engrossed in that day’s episode of The People’s Court, because she was always ready to help and knew right where I was at in the process when I had a question. She was an awesome teacher because she never ‘did it for you’ – just gave you the instructions you needed to get started or keep going and now and then offered some tips along the way. I played with that kit for years every weekend at Gram’s – every Fiday afternoon she’d be waiting at our house, from the time wewere very little till after we’d learned to drive n our own, for my brothers and I to get home from school and we’d spend the night with Gram. And every weekend we were invited and allowed to do all sorts of projects, some supervised and some not – painting, wood working/construction, crocheting, sewing, sculpting with modeling clay, you name it. Those were the days.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.07 PMby Linda Thompson

    At my mothers knees…or at her treddle sewing machine with her assistance and guidance.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.01 PMby madyb

    I am mainly a self-taught sewer!I watched a lot of tutorials online and i figured why not try to make my own clothes!My grandmother helps me with the little details when i need it!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.57 PMby tru

    I learned the basics from my Mother, but it was television ‘how-to’ shows that re-opened the sewing door. I then joined guilds, took classes and learned more from great magazine articles. This lead to teaching. Now I love to design and make accessories and want to get more involved with clothing for older, less curvy adults. Tru

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.55 PMby elananme

    i first learned the way i think most people did by watching grandma as i grew but when i reached early adulthood i thought sewing wasn’t cool and didnt have time for it and forgot most of what i had learned now, i realize just how much i am grateful for the years at my grandmas sewing table!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.54 PMby Miyuki Mardon

    I learned to sew from burda style magazine in German! With a little help from my mum (who understands German). Also from doing, and now with all the books, tutorials and videos available, it’s all so much easier!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.53 PMby mochimo

    I learned mainly through the internet.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.50 PMby tyketto

    6th grade home ec class.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.46 PMby larkin2sf

    I learned in Home Ec. Miz Leila Proffit – an absolutely unforgettable Southern Woman and a force to be reckoned with!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.41 PMby Lea Bishop

    I learned from my mother and grandmother. My grandmother had an old sewing machine with a treadle foot. I was always getting that machine tangled up!

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