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Welcome to day 19 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a fabric scissor set from Fiskars!
Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 20th to be entered to win!

The Original Orange-Handled Scissors™

Fiskars’ Original Orange-Handled Scissors™ were first introduced in 1967 as a top-quality fabric scissors. Not only did our ground blades far out perform forged scissors, they were also much lighter and more comfortable. This innovative design and our exacting standards of quality have helped us sell over 1 billion orange-handled scissors worldwide.

Easy Action Scissors (8”)

Commended by the Arthritis Foundation for ease of cutting.
-Spring action design makes easier cutting
-Easy Action ergonomic handle for comfort anf control
-Precision ground, hardened for comfort and control
-Tested to ensure clean cutting even through multiple layers of cloth to the tip.

9” Razor Edge Shears

Longer blades and our sharpest edge makes these the perfect fabric and film cutting scissors.
-Razor-sharp blades cut through difficult materials.
-Extra long blade for smoother, longer cuts
-Larger, ergonomic handles give added leverage and extra comfort for larger hands
-Precision ground, hardened stainless steel blades for lasting sharpness.

Comment to Win: How did you learn about BurdaStyle? Word of mouth? A link from your favorite blog? An advertisement (if so, where)?

Congratulations to lauramae who won the Lark Needlearts Knitting Books!


This giveaway is sponsored by Fiskars


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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.00 AMby shoshana13

    I was buying Burda even as a teenager, although i did not sew – I was just looking for new trends. Sometime I used to ask a seamsress to make for me a model. Burda was very popular here in Israel – Everyone knew of it… There was no need to advertise.

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    Nov 1, 2011, 03.06 AMby twosocks

    I just typed in free paterns, and found Burda. Man I am so lucky.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.45 AMby Gaby Shearer

    I sew seriously need new scissors.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.01 PMby taitai60

    searching for Burda patterns online

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    Dec 22, 2010, 06.06 PMby tnapier107

    I was doing a pattern search and looked up Burda patterns and here you where in all your splender. lol I have also bought Burda patterns from the local fabric stores

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    Dec 22, 2010, 05.19 PMby blankenh

    I don’t remember how I learned about Burda…I have just always known. My grandmother used the patterns to sew with.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 01.13 AMby portesa

    I found Burdastyle while searching for simple patterns online. Amazing talent to be found here!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 11.51 PMby Ruminantia

    I was looking for a particular Burda pattern that I had heard about and found this site.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 11.44 PMby msfixit29

    I came across BurdaStyle.com after googling free sewing patterns. I was looking for a pattern for a diaper bag for a friend and stumbled onto the site and fell in love. I get tons of ideas and wonderful tips on sewing that I will ve a member for many, many years.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 11.36 PMby mcee

    I can’t recall where I learned about Burda Style. I have bought some Burda patterns over the years and have always been pleased with them.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 09.38 PMby nujoi1908

    I was trying to find more info about Burda patterns in the US. and I found you!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 09.30 PMby Mary Lunardi

    A ha…. A pair of scissors, yes I have 2 blunt pair of Tupperware scissors and I can not find them when I need them..so its time for new scissors that is for sure.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 09.09 PMby utisforme

    I’ve always been a fan of Burda and when I found the site on the internet, the rest is history!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 09.07 PMby solemnraven

    I believe that I heard about it through Threadbanger.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 08.29 PMby birrats

    I was searching for “cool free patterns” in google

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    Dec 21, 2010, 08.19 PMby wifezilla

    I learned about Burda style doing a google search for Burda patterns. I have used the patterns for years.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 07.26 PMby villeford

    I came across a link to BurdaStyle through a friend’s blog. I was surprised at the wealth of information and quite happy to take my time exploring it. I feel I’m still dipping my toe in, but I hope to get more involved as I get more practice.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 04.58 AMby sealtopaz

    I Google it (-:

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    Dec 21, 2010, 04.26 AMby Cerabell

    I discovered BurdaStyle back in the 70s with my best friend who has sadly passed away. Together we were so i spired by the precision of the patterns, fashion designs and fabrics as well as the crafts, recipes and sewing tips galore. We would discuss for hours the philosophy of Burda, the inspiring messahes each issue, from Anna Burda. We felt she had a true vision of social conscience and what fashion can contribute. Burda inspired my friend and I establish a design company, sewing and selling our designs via the House Party Plan. We bought fine silks and wools fro Europs and the first domestic serger, Baby Lock. We called ourselves Pure Design. Burda invokes in me feelings of intimacy, joy and sadness, the basic colors of life. Many thanks. Cheryl Harawitz, California

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    Dec 21, 2010, 04.05 AMby senstrings

    I found burdastyle.com in a search for patterns.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 12.10 AMby plaidlinoleum

    I found out about BurdaStyle through Etsy.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 12.07 AMby Lynne Haflett

    Iink from Threads

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    Dec 20, 2010, 10.54 PMby bolaiyowu

    learnt burdastyle from a designer she gave me the link when i inquired on how to develop my sewing skills. and i really love this blog it’s been really helpful to me.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 10.28 PMby lucky13thfaerie

    I had found Burda Style when I was doing a search trying to find free sewing patterns that I could download and print at home. I love so much to sew but don’t have much money to go out and buy all the patterns so I was soooo happy to find you!!!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 10.25 PMby freshdaily18

    I don’t remember exactly where I learned about BurdaStyle—- but I think it was from Very Purple Person’s blog.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 10.12 PMby angebindi

    I found Burda when I was looking for free patterns. I found the free Russian doll pattern from Blinking Flights & have since found lots of other fabulous blogs since!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 08.10 PMby NYAM Afia Cayee'

    I learned about burdastyle through the patternreview website! I noticed some of the garments made were from burda magazines and then, i research to find out about how to order them and discovered this site.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 05.40 PMby hstorm799

    When I got my grandmother’s 1938 Singer, I wanted to learn how to use it. It came with a booklet, but even that assumed that the user knew what a bobbin was! I didn’t, so I decided to learn everything that I could online. When I started looking online for sewing instruction, and a free pattern to start with, I came across BurdaStyle and was immediately engrossed looking at all of the user projects. Amazing! I knew that it was love!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.52 PMby Ana Neves

    The first time I found Burda style was when I was searching on the internet for nice patterns for clothes and this website is full of them! :)

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