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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, 08.38 PMby watatoe

    My grandmother taught me. She was the most patient and kind woman I have ever known. She started me out with hand sewing and in a couple years, taught me how to use the treadle sewing machine that had been handed down to her from her own grandmother.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.36 PMby blackragtop

    In my mother’s sewing room.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.32 PMby Cynthia Froman

    I took a few lessons at a local sewing studio.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.31 PMby autumnrain45

    My grandmother taught me when we lived at her house.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.30 PMby GemthePrincess

    I learnt to sew on a weekend with my great grandma who was a seamstress throughout the 1st and 2nd world war. I used to sit on a little buffet with her sat begin me showing me how to thread the machine, wind a bobbing and see in straight lines.

    I would often spend hours routing through her button tin sorting and resorting the buttons into colour types and designs.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.25 PMby pgf

    I learned my first sewing techniques in a Junior High School Home Economics class. I taught myself more from instruction sheets in the patterns I purchased.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.24 PMby Trish Iriye

    My husband taught me!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.24 PMby Trish Iriye

    My husband taught me!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.13 PMby mayell

    My Mom sewed and taught me, starting when I was about 7. In college, I stopped sewing for a while, but am glad to be back sewing again!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.05 PMby gabila

    By watching Grandma on the old Singer and Mom battling with zippers.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.02 PMby rltejkl

    Watched my mother do repairs but mainly just doing and self taught.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.01 PMby mismis777

    My mom, a Jr High home ec class, from books and online (mostly from people’s blogs). I’ve learned so much more over the past few years from blogs that my skill level has improved greatly!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.57 PMby jp4u2cme

    I learned to sew by watching my mother and grandmother.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.52 PMby januacoeli

    I had one small class and then basically taught myself. I remember carrying my first sewing machine across Port Authority to the bus because the pick up place was some far off place and the only way for me to get there was via Port Authority. I was so excited I did not care how far it was to get the machine.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.48 PMby Roxenne Kendall

    My grandmother taught me how to sew when I was 13 years old. I loved it. She sewed in the style of garment factory sewing so I learned many shortcuts. Now I love to do all sorts of thread painting and embroidery style sewing. Sewing is so creative and definitely a stress release. Thank you Grandma for inspiring me.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.43 PMby reliablechef

    I learned to sew while living in my mother in laws basement! She taught how to make a quilt and it has escalated since then.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.36 PMby btstars

    I am a self taught sewer. I learned through reading blogs and reading books.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.33 PMby HeLLfireMeL

    My mom taught me how to thread a machine. Other than that, I used online tips and read my sewing machine instruction manual!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.33 PMby madsciencechik

    oooh organizational bliss!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.33 PMby ahearta

    Many places. In my living room, in my mother-in-law’s sewing studio, in my local quilting store’s class room, and online!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.32 PMby Elizabeth Sullivan

    I learned to sew partically from my mom and the lady at the sewing machine store – but mostly I just picked it up on my own from blogs, tutorials and trial and error!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.27 PMby Podbod18

    Community college, and self taught from books and video

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.24 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I think I first learned in home ec classes in Grade 7-8. After that, I made myself a few clothing items, then picked it up again a few years ago. Most of what I have learned would be considered self taught or at least picking my mom’s brain!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.13 PMby vmarengere

    I actually learnt by myself, making clothes for my barbies and then figured it shouldn’t be too hard to make something for myself. My grandmother helped alot in showing little details when I needed the help.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.12 PMby Gwen Schryver

    My sewing is pretty much self taught and by asking questions of sewers I know. Books and articles have helped me a lot but I still have much to learn. My grandmother was a real seamstress however, it was my job to babysit all the cousins while she and mother sewed. I was dieing for them to ask me if I would like to sew too but they never did. I try to be like my grandmother.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.12 PMby dinosteph

    My mom taught me how to sew when I was 6 years old. We made a grey, striped jumper together. She would show me what to do on one side and then I would do the other side all by myself. I entered my creation in the 4-H county fair and I won a Champion ribbon in the juniors division. I have been hooked on sewing ever since.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.10 PMby bumpkin

    My Mom modeled the are for me, but never really gave me any lessons, just showed me how to turn the flywheel and not sew my fingers together. I am self-taught, realizing at an early age I could follow directions. I did shed many a tear over not understanding some abbreviated directions, or for not carefully analyzing a drawing that accompanies instructions- which actually taught me how to rip a seam , and to baste, baste, baste, before actually sewing my seam. I’ve made lined jackets, welted pockets and all, and swimwear, so I feel like I am fairly competent at sewing, after all those years of errors and ‘unique’ fit. (finally!) What a delight, when I add or delete pounds, to be able to make or alter my clothing! Someday I will even try my hand at designing. There are just so many beautiful patterns out there (think Marfy) that it never has been a burn yet. Sew on, and sew on…

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.09 PMby bttn

    I learned to sew at home, mostly from the internet, this and other websites, blogs, videos, and some books.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.08 PMby mirig

    My mother!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.07 PMby kanhoro

    mostly online, a large portion of books and also in high school. doing apparel design in college right now

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