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Welcome to Day 19 of our Holiday Giveaway! Here is your chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate good toward any online purchase from Britex Fabrics! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Tuesday, December 20th to be entered to win!

Win a $100 gift certificate from britexfabrics.com. The Britex Fabrics online store offers fabrics in cotton, silk and wool; a huge selection of buttons from blazer to vintage to wood; lace trims for sophisticated bridal gowns and sexy lingerie; ribbon from brocade to velvet for all your detailing needs; and the neatest selection of Russian netting.
Become acquainted and stay in touch—visit the blog for fun sewing related topics and links. And don’t forget to sign-up for the britexfabrics.com newsletter.

Comment to Win: What is your favorite thing to make? Why?


This giveaway is sponsored by Britex Fabrics

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 12/21/11] – Congratulations to member kallers for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 19!


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    Dec 12, 2012, 02.01 PMby sticher63

    I love making dresses and re-using fabric from old clothes, or just modifying and altering clothes. I love making dress most of all, because with my petite figure they look great, and I don’t require a whole lot of fabric which is nice on my wallet!!!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 12.02 AMby melid

    Love to make shirts for myself & I love to make aprons & other kitchen items like pot holders & gloves for friends.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 04.19 PMby aditism2000

    I love making skirts – wool in winter, linen and cotton in summer, and silk for holidays and parties. They are so versatile – dress up or down, wear with t-shirts or blouses, lovely with heels and flats!!! how I love skirts!! and the best part – unlike pants, they are easy to fit and alter.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 06.48 AMby joanneyang

    I enjoy making skirts for myself and my nieces. Easy and fast to sew up.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 05.37 AMby tinat412

    I love making dresses. They flatter any body type no matter what! And they are just fun and girly.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 04.59 AMby 1diane

    I just love sewing and learning.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 01.16 AMby quiltty

    My favorite things to make are gifts for others. I especially like to get some special fabric and make a really unique special gift. I get to enjoy making it and the receiver is honored by the hand made gift.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 11.56 PMby Beverly Brooks

    I like making garments,because I can’t afford the high prices in stores . I’m able to have more than one if I want.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 09.21 PMby christaconforti

    High-waisted skirts are my favorite. But I’d love to try to make trousers with wool from Britex!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.11 PMby Laura Breakey

    so disappointed that the holiday giveaways are mostly for US residents :( Up here in Canada I’m sewing up a storm! My lovely friends hired me to make handmade Christmas gifts…. could definitely use some new fabric – my stash is getting low!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 06.47 PMby BahamaDip

    My favourite thing to make involves quilts and embroidery. I love to make contemporary quilts with very modern designs and an embroidered feel to it. I do everything by hand. I often convert these quilts into bags, skirts, folder cases, Kindle, ipod and blackberry cases too!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 06.42 PMby janaelisa

    My favorite things to make are purses and anything patchwork … I absolutely love putting different fabrics together!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 05.49 PMby librik

    Dresses! So much field for creativity! The ones in stores are usually too plain/boring (or exorbitantly expensive)

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.06 PMby iheart2surf

    Sewing fun things for others. Softies for kids, cushions for friends & simple dresses for me.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.05 PMby quinellaq

    It changes but right now my favorite thing to make is children’s clothes. They are less demanding projects which leaves more time for fun and frivolous embellishments.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 03.57 PMby superstitches

    I just checked out Britex fabrics website. WOW. Of course nothing is quite like a visit there in person.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 03.28 PMby angela-andreu

    I enjoy all the process of making dresses but I usually wear pants…….uffff

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    Dec 21, 2011, 03.24 PMby verdefosforescent

    I started learning making pants. I needed a pair. Now i can’t stop.:)

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.32 PMby changernyc

    I love making skirts because they’re easy to make and they can go with so many different tops!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.25 PMby carmencitab

    I recently have been making coats and jackets and for some reason I love all the thinking and all the hard work and the results. All those tiny little pieces that come together, it’s great.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.20 PMby rukisews

    I think my favorite project so far has been a skirt. It was easy and it didn’t look like I made it. Plus I wore it a lot in the summer!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.06 PMby ellesassypants

    i’m not sure yet. . . . my focus has been clothing so far. . . (ha!. . . all three pieces!). . . but i’m in the middle of a handbag. . . so we’ll see!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 12.17 PMby khalid

    I love making clothes for kids and jackets,bright colors and different patterns ,and then seeing them wear it gives me a great feeling and makes all the effort and time that goes into making these clothes for the tiny tots all worthwhile!! at the end of the day its what i love to do!!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 12.17 PMby khalid

    I love making clothes for kids and jackets,bright colors and different patterns ,and then seeing them wear it gives me a great feeling and makes all the effort and time that goes into making these clothes for the tiny tots all worthwhile!! at the end of the day its what i love to do!!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 11.52 AMby MsAnthropy

    I love making clothes so I can get the fit just right.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 11.46 AMby espinita

    I love to make my own clothes, since clothing is so expensive nowadays I need to maintain a budget so is better for me ,besides I can make anything I want.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 11.45 AMby dyeabolical

    knits, knits, and more knits – super speedy serger makes them a snap!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 11.23 AMby monkemama

    Sock Monkeys!!! (of course) Each one is individual, sometimes it’s hard for me to send them away.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 10.49 AMby Fashionitsa

    Is it still on? I just received the email and I would love to participate!

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