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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 22, 2010, 03.59 PMby emmy-jay

    Right now, I’m sewing less than in the past due to a lot of extra time at work — probably sewing an average of about 2-4 hours a week; 10-12 hours a month. (My usual/preferred pace is more like 10-12 hours a week…)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.58 PMby dmattson

    20 minutes a day. (More if I can get the time!) I got this idea from a Nancy Zieman book . You can get a lot done cumulatively if you make yourself carve out little chunks of time. I love Burda magazines!
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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.58 PMby lauriekg

    It varies and since I have a type B personality and don’t wear a watch, I really don’t keep track. i also work at home so I can adapt my schedule a lot depending on what I have to sew.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.56 PMby momof11

    Lately it has only been an hour or two hours a week, but I like when life allows I spend 10 or more hours a week, and in the midst of a quilting project or updating the girls wardrobes it can be more like 40-60 hours

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.56 PMby funkyfinds

    I do needlepoint quite a bit, especially this time of year when it’s too cold to do anything else! I’d say 2-3 hours a day.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.55 PMby la inglesita

    1 hour a day 5 days a week, but I´m always thinking about my next project

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.55 PMby uupite

    I sew abot 5 days a week, 3-4 hours a day, but I would be happy to do IT more! :))

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.53 PMby offgenemi

    unfortunately sewing is a hobby that i can spent little time on. probably i spent a day out of a month. I wish it was more :D

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.53 PMby mrsmac22

    Right now I don’t sew enough, but I’m sure if I had a subscription to Burda, I would have more motivation to sew.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.52 PMby junisbabe

    I try to sew around 3 to 4 hours a day…but I also sew for a living!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.50 PMby megatron

    I sew usually 3-4x per week. I am in fashion design at college and i have a clothing construction and a knitwear class class once a week plus homework on top of that. In these classes we learn to sew everything from zipper fly, jet pockets to collars. We also get to sew our own creations after we have learned all the basics!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.50 PMby gabymerediz

    I try to sew at least three times a week. It’s usually at night, after the baby is asleep. I’ll get 2 hours in if I’m lucky, maybe 2-3 times a week. I wish I could sew more, but it’s hard with a full time job.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.50 PMby Ginger Spice

    I sew 2 hours a day

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.50 PMby magentaworstblood

    How many hours? Wow! Almost every day, like 2-3 hours a day? (That makes like 14-15 hours a week) I just can’t stop sewing, it has become such an important part of my life… I sew almost every day when I come home from school; just love making my own clothes. (If I could, I’d like to sew 24-7, hahaha).

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.47 PMby starwalker

    I used to sew for about 4 hours/day…but then I got a regular “office” job. I always plan to sew about an hour each evening, but the reality is that after I get dinner finished and spend a little time with my family, I have fallen asleep. I probably sew about 2 hours during the week and 4-5 hours on the weekend.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.47 PMby etothem

    I do very little sewing but I’m learning.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.47 PMby giunta

    depends from the week, but al least twice a week I use the sewing machine!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.46 PMby william james

    1 or 2 hours a day, maybe 2 or 3 times a week….. give or take

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.46 PMby tmachan

    Oh, I would love to have a subscription to Burda. I sew maybe five hours in a whole month. But when I have time off, I sew nearly every day for a couple hours. If only I didn’t have to work.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.45 PMby crystalpeacebear

    in the last 30 days i have sewn maybe 10 different projects in about 7 days spending maybe 2-4 hours for most of the projects only sew when i have projects i need to get done

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.45 PMby zilredloh

    I sew at least 6 hours during a 5 day work week, and probably at least another 6 on the weekend. I try to sew a bit every other day, so I at least sew 15 days a month at the minimum.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.43 PMby asf

    As with most people the time I spend sewing varies greatly depending on what’s going on. When I was doing more sewing for business I was spending 5 hours a day sewing. But other than that my sewing seems to go in spurts. I get inspired and sew every day for hours at a time for a month… then I hit a “dry patch” and don’t do any sewing for a few weeks.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.42 PMby duckiebox

    Depends whether I have school or not, but generally I sew whenever there I’ve got no homework to do and when Im inspired and free (: When I start sewing I generally don’t stop until I really HAVE to, I really get into it, so it sorta depends on what it is I’m making, but generally about 2-3 hours, 2 times a week, maybe 3

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.42 PMby Erica Larsen

    I’m not very regular in my amount of sewing. If I’m really excited by a project, I’ll sew 6-8 hours a day for several days. Then I’ll probably take at least a week off. It definitely depends on how much I’m into what I’m making!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.42 PMby elisabetsy

    By the week, anywhere from 0-3. Monthly, about 8 hours. Would like to devote more time as there are so many great projects to work on!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.42 PMby enormand88

    I typically sew 10-20 hours a week. Most days of the month I am sewing or patternmaking or doing some kind of creative project.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.42 PMby sabrinaclementine

    I sew 2-4 hours a day, possibly 5 days a week. I get distracted much too easily, otherwise I’d get a lot more sewing in!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.41 PMby iphoenix13

    Originally I come from Belarus and used to sew a lot. Sewing and Burda magazine are very popular in that part of the world. Then I moved to England and for few years I stopped sewing for I worked and was accommodating to English style of life, but as time passed I realised that I missed sewing and crafting so much that I’ve decided to do something about it. First step was to get sewing machine. I bought Singer and I love love love it with all the fancy programs, lovely design and quality sewing (my old machine was very basic). And my next step of course was to get Burda magazine and as I discovered it wasn’t that easy – you can’t buy it in shops in the UK. After thorough investigation I discovered Burda Style web site and tried to subscribe online. Unfortunately, the response I received was in German. I am still hopeful to get subscription in English or Russian (I believe Burda is the best magazine for those who like sewing) to enable me to start sewing. So the answer to the questions how many hours do I sew in a week and how many days a month is not as many as I’d like to (I completely rely on sewing patterns from Burda). And if I’m lucky enough to win this prize I’ll start straight away.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.41 PMby crystalpeacebear

    in the past 30 days i have sewn about 10 days maybe about 4 hours each time. normally i dont sew that much unless i have time and projects that need to get done

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.41 PMby cvisker

    I sew about 4 hours a week, 4-8 days a month.

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