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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, 05.11 PMby rshelly13

    I have been teaching myself from library books, DVDs and online sew-alongs.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.09 PMby verypurpleperson

    I learned to sew from secondhand Japanese magazines about 15 years ago :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.08 PMby chocolatecake

    I taught myself :) The sewing machine is in my living room, though.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.06 PMby Holly Clark

    Teaching myself how to sew and this would be a great addition to my growing collection!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.06 PMby lgenie

    My own curiosity as a child, reinforced by family who didnt know how.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.06 PMby Danielle Boulay

    my mother taught me, too!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.05 PMby kate-internet

    VERY basic skills at home from my mom – then i became inspired by a friend and taught myself with books.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.00 PMby ebl8

    learned at home

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.55 PMby hippie1969

    I learned to sew hanging out at the family dry cleaning business, my grandmother, and mother. I also taught my self some.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.47 PMby ReneeWatts

    At my grandmother’s house on a foot pedal sewing machine, then I took home ec. in middle and high school. I also learned a lot from my mother.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.44 PMby megabyte24

    My grandmother did, with her early 20th century foot pedaled sewing machine, in the house she has lived in for 50+ years.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.38 PMby saxysarah

    Mom taught me some but I am pretty much a self taught woman.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.36 PMby G-A-

    I started to learn at home with my mother and am now teaching myself new things every time I sew.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.33 PMby sewbella

    My mom started me on the path to sewing. My interest brought me to school to finesse my love of sewing and design.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.31 PMby gemmafloyd

    I learned to sew at home, all by myself (plus the help of Burdastyle, of course).

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.30 PMby catran

    My Mom showed me the basics. I’ve been learning the rest on my own.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.29 PMby nettie

    I am self taught! Trail by fire!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.29 PMby lennert

    My mum taught me how to sew when I was a teenager. Most of I taught myself though by reading books, Magazines, blogs and Burdastyle.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.23 PMby Virginia Parent

    Longue vie à Burda Style! :) I’ve learned to sew with my sister from my mom when we were young.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.23 PMby chopsticks

    self taught from books and internet

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.20 PMby aega

    my mom

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.18 PMby boydagoyl

    I learned simple hand stitching from my mother and grandmothers. I still have my first little patchwork piece that I made with my Grandma using scraps of velvet from her fabric stash.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.11 PMby some-crafty

    I used to watch my grandmother sew…and then had to make pants as part of a home ec class in elementary school.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.10 PMby rstott82

    I was taught to sew some by my mom, so by ladies from church, and a whole lot by myself and blogs.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.08 PMby Mimipaulusma

    I learnt to sew at school

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.06 PMby sradecki

    I learned to sew from my mom and my aunt. I have it in my genes. My grandma, mom, and aunt all sew. I learn from different pattern instructions and from my own trial and error mistakes.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.05 PMby momsmarts

    My mom is a wonderful seamstress, she’s made a majority of the wedding, blessing and prom dress for our family. As a mother of nine she had plenty of opportunities to sew. She would make a majority of our school close each year. My mom taught me to sew, but I would become frustrated when it didn’t turn out as perfect as hers and so I didn’t sew alot. It was until I was married and expecting a daughter that I started to sew again. Still not perfect but I don’t stress as much as I used to and all the things my mom taught me have come back to me. Thanks Mom

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.05 PMby serenityslr

    I learned to sew through trial and error at home. We did take a few Home Ech classes in school but they didn’t cover all the many things I do now.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.05 PMby HouseNymph

    My mother-in-law taught me.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.02 PMby shelleysews

    I learned to sew from my Aunt Gale and from a neighbor Lucille Ervin. Aunt Gale taught me the basic stitches and Lucille encouraged me to make doll clothes and helped me with designing them. At 11 I got my first sewing machine and Aunt Gale helped me learn my way around a sewing machine. Those two are why I love sewing. Sewing is a life-long learning experience.

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