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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, 07.06 PMby aluckmann

    I am pretty much self taught. Though I have learned a lot by participating in sew alongs and reading bloggers’ tutorials.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.05 PMby taysha1128

    I learned in my Grandma’s living room :-)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.03 PMby flutefish

    From my mother and some kiddie sewing classes!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.01 PMby capncornbread

    I learned from my mother. When she would sew I would hover and ask questions and be a general nuisance until she finally got me my own patterns and projects to work on. I started self-teaching after I learned the basics (still asking Mom every time something didn’t see, quite right.).

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.01 PMby sunintheclouds

    Both my mother and my step mother were craft sewers. So I learned at home from them as a young child. In Jr High when all the other girls were taking home economics, I took other classes because I was already sewing my own doll clothes and people clothes.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.59 PMby cmonahan99

    I learned to sew at home. My mom and grandma taught me when I was about 13 years old. I made shorts for my first project.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.55 PMby doyaski

    Where can I buy this??? So clever and needed! I learned to sew – and got my love of sewing – from my mother and grandmother, starting at about age 4 with a big darning needle and scraps of wonderful fabric they would cut for me.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.54 PMby turtlegirl00

    I learned by my mother’s dislike! She was attempting to sew a quilt and was so frustrated-i took over and have been learning ever since. My childhood friend’s mother was also an amazing seamstress so she was a huge resource to me! :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.52 PMby SewWhatever

    If I don’t win this, can someone please tell me where I can purchase? I need one!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.51 PMby angelical

    my mother and grandmother taught me the basics. The rest is self-taught (with a little help from a couple books and burdastyle)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.49 PMby Jeanine Elder

    I am self taught. My grandmother sewed, but she lived 200 miles away. I loved the things she made and wanted to learn to do it myself. I acquired a second hand machine and bought some books. It was instant love!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.49 PMby SewWhatever

    I took one very short intro class but I am mostly self taught.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.49 PMby rose

    I learned to read a pattern and how to understand the instructions in school. I learned how to fix, edit and alter patterns on my own (with the copious help of blogs, books, and videos!).


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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.45 PMby Christina Thomas

    I learned to sew in my apartment using videos and books. I was in my mid 20s. I wish I had of learned earlier. LOL!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.44 PMby sewharing

    My mother taught me the basics of how to use her sewing machine. Ever since then, I’ve been using lots of instruction books, and Youtube to fill in the blanks!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.42 PMby Victoria5487

    My grandmother taught me to embroider when i was 5. Then i had sewing in middle school. Later my sister in law taught me and then I started taking classes. I still take classes and I am 70. Sewing is my passion and my therapy.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.42 PMby jaimesews

    I initially learned to sew in Jr. High home ec, continued with some self-learning and then went on to get my degree in Home Economics, emphasis in Clothing & Textiles, in college. I have since learned from co-workers at a Quilt Shop, a bridal alteration room & from anyone I get to sew with! Sewing is great that way – you can always learn something new at whatever stage you’re at!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.41 PMby Melody Maya Pollock

    I learned on my grandmother and mothers knees as a child, but I didn’t really start making things on my own until I was an adult and then I just sort of self re-learned everything. Now I read books, blogs and watch tutorials to learn new skills

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.40 PMby eghbravo

    My mom bought me a sewing machine for $25 from a garage sale when I was 16 (a bazillion years ago). I’ve pretty much been learning on my own since then. A little over a year ago I took a sewing class at a nearby neighborhood fabric store and it was probably the best thing I could have done, it propelled my sewing skills far beyond what they had been and I haven’t put the sewing machine down since.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.40 PMby aine1

    My mum sewed a lot when I was a kid, but had no time to show me… I learned when I was staying in a small village while I was doing field work for my Masters’ in biology. A local seamstress showed me 2 nights per week for a few months… The first thing I made was a skirt!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.40 PMby indigoeve

    Partly in home ec in grade 7 but mostly at home through a lot of trial and error, a bit of help from my mother and some observing of a friend’s mother.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.35 PMby mixtlii

    In a sewing society in my home town… With plenty of grannies!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.35 PMby serenamichelle

    I learned to sew in home economics in junior high (I believe it was 7th or 8th grade). We started by making a simple square pillow… then I made a stuffed soccer ball.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.33 PMby tinapickles

    My mother and grandmother taught me how to sew. Other things I picked up through research.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.32 PMby ikceb

    My mom taught me to sew when I was young and I also took sewing in Home Ec. in 7th grade. When I first got married, I took a sewing class at a nearby fabric store and the instructor promised we would make a garment that didn’t look like we had made it at home. She delivered and I’ve been hooked and sewing ever since.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.31 PMby vicsguy2009

    I learned to sew at my dining room table. I’ve since moved into a dedicated sewing room in the house.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.30 PMby ttnora

    I learned to sew alone when I was a child. Nobody could help me. After my secondary school I applied for a trade school and a bride gown maker salon. It was a great possibility and practise for me, I loved that. And I’d love this case! ;-)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.30 PMby melid

    Home economics class way back in 1991 & then self taught as an adult with the voiced guidance of many friends & acquaintances.
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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.29 PMby redstarthirteen

    I learned to sew when I was really young. My mom taught me the basics (mostly so I could re-hem my school uniform and sew buttons back on) of hand sewing, then when I was a little older machine sewing. I learned most of my technique from trial and error and from working in costuming for about 8 or 9 years :D

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.29 PMby msnew007

    My Mother who was a seamstress for her entire life taught me how to sew at the tender age of 7! She was so patient! I am so thankful for her!

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