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Welcome to day 22 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a One-Year Subscription to burda style magazine! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Thursday, December 23rd to be entered to win!

One-Year Subscription to burda style magazine in English, published monthly.

Approximately 60 multi-sized patterns in each issue. Every monthly issue features sections for plus size patterns and children’s patterns. (See our size chart for equivalent American sizes.) This is truly a great value for anyone who sews. Other regular features are: illustrated sewing course, guide to taking measurements, size chart and step by step sewing instructions. Use inches or centimeters. Contour lines for various sizes run parallel to each other, making it easy to switch from one size for the bust to another for the hips.

Patterns are rated for different levels of sewing expertise:
• Quick and easy, great for beginners
• o Easy to sew, with simple features
• • Easy to sew, but more time-consuming
• • o Easy to intermediate level
• • • Intermediate difficulty, for advanced learners
• • • o Advanced level sewing, with speciall features
• • • • Challenging, detailed and time-consuming, for pros

Comment to Win: How many hours do you sew in a week? How many days a month?

Congratulations to aur0ra who won the Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer!


This giveaway is sponsored by burda style magazine


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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.53 AMby shoshana13

    As beginner, I sew slowly, so everything takes a long time. I sew everyday for 3 hours.

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    Dec 1, 2011, 04.07 PMby greatauntie

    I don’t get to sew as much as I want to. Can someone come and walk the dogs for me? Or make a meal? Do I REALLY have to sleep?

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    Nov 1, 2011, 02.44 AMby twosocks

    I am in my sewing room every day. I sew at least eight hours a day. Dont want to do anything else.

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    Oct 6, 2011, 05.45 PMby Niki Tyler

    Having lost my machine during a move, I now have a new machine so am ready to go. My first project is to make some dresses and then to hit the curtain and blind making again. I love making things for the house and my family, the request list is growning!

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    Dec 29, 2010, 11.33 PMby jvhockey

    It varies sometimes it’s several hours a day when I have projects to do and then I take a break and read sewing ideas for my next projects. My mind is always coming up with ideas so it’s usually couple times a month that I go on a sewing spree.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 01.30 PMby sealtopaz

    Well, There are days when I connected to the project until it’s over. Other days I teach myself sewing through Bordastyel site. Meanwhile, one dress I sewed through the website. The rest just things by personal intuition.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 06.22 PMby carluchi

    I sew 3 hours a week, but during the holidays I sew 8-10 hs a week, usually during the weekend.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 04.32 PMby knuckleknuckle

    I usually sew about 2 hours a week. I want to get around to doing more!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 03.54 PMby ladykatza

    I sew about 5-10 hours a week, maybe six days out of a month.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 01.01 PMby sewchallenged

    My sewing schedule is not a set schedule, as I run my own business and this absorbs loads of time. Any “day off” is a sewing day for me; if I can bring along hand-sewing when I travel, I do. I am sewing every week, though my projects are made in stages. I plan to finish two projects during the holidays – this has motivated me to get through my busy business season!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 03.01 AMby marliesbs

    Probably only a couple of hours a week…. with having a family and work, I end up reading books and magazines on fashion more often

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    Dec 24, 2010, 01.32 AMby picaropicara

    Me and my housemate handsew for about 2-3 hours a week together. I’m a little scared of my machine so machine sewing is irregular, a few days a month for a few hours.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.22 PMby matinee

    Actually sewing I would spend maybe 4 hours a week on average. It just depends how organised I am. Time spent thinking about sewing and patterns and fabric would be more like 15 hours a day!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.47 PMby nanalye

    It varies but not enough. When I have a project I think about 5 hours per week. I sew about 10 days per month

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.28 PMby tunibell

    About 10 hours a month, on average.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.21 PMby maryalic57

    I sew as many hours a week as I can because it make me feel GOOD!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.48 PMby endust676

    I just started sewing, but a 2 hours a week. I spend massive amounts of time researching how to actually sew and what I want to create and the easiest ways to do it.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.16 PMby lcfish

    Not as much as I’d like. Lately I’ve been hand sewing Christmas gifts but after the holiday, I’ll be sewing blouses for my pregnant DIL so she/they can spend their $$ on other things for the new baby on the way. Of course there will be personalized onesies and a blanket and a lovey from Grama like I did for the soon to be 3 YO! So even if I’m not sewing at the moment, I’m thinking and planning my next project! Last year I had a rule that I would do some kind of sewing at least 3 days out of every week. Even if it was just cutting the pattern I could count that as sewing. This year it didn’t work out but I do sew every time I get a half a minute to do so.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.12 PMby bakily

    I sew 24/7, that is 168 hours in a week and approximately 30 days a month. I will explain: During the day all may free time I sew, when I don’t have a needle in my hand I think about sewing and when I sleep I dream about sewing. Usually my dreams come true the next day :) I think it’s clear now ;)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.44 PMby tamalicious16

    This past month (leading up to Christmas), I would say I averaged about 4 hours per day, which in addition to my work schedule of about 60 hours a week was a little much. Usually it’s more like an average of 3 hours per week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.14 PMby jean-sews

    My sewing schedule varies, most weeks I do not sew and then I will do marathon sewing days where I sew 12 -15 hrs/day for several days in a row and then not sew again for probably 6 weeks.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.10 PMby brandym

    I try to sew about 4 hours at a time one or two days a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.26 PMby trumbelina

    Lately, about 3 hrs a week. Sometimes none. It depends on how any particular project is going.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.23 PMby obimom

    Like most people it depends on what else is going on in my life and how engossed I am in the current projects. I’ve just gone back to sewing this year after a long absence and can’t believe how much has changed. All the new tools are amazing.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.18 PMby dmw

    I sew when the mood strikes and I have time. It depends on many variables. I like to get at least a few hours of sewing each week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.08 PMby assamthee

    my sewing happens in big bursts of activity: when i start a project, i can work on it every day or several times a week : 10-15 hours a week, and when it is finished i stop to catch up on housework, other hobby’s, social activities. Until the next project comes along and i start again at the same pace. this happens about 4 – 5 times a year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.07 PMby eyeofthebeholder

    Once or twice a week for 3 hours and then twice a month 4 hour sewing circle.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.56 PMby lisalisadixondixon

    I sew daily. I have my machine set up all the time and if I see it, there’s always something I have cut out that needs my attention. I love the thrill of wearing something new. And sewing helps me save money because otherwise I will buy new things. It’s my saving grace!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.54 PMby taitai60

    I would love to sew 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, but reality sets in, and most weeks I only manage an couple of hours… :(

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