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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.16 PMby cassili

    I would say I dew between 3 and 6 hours a week. I like to have a weekend project to help me destress.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.16 PMby mademoisellemermaid

    I am an indie fashion designer, so I sew just about every day of the month!!…I do a combo of sewing, crochet, and jewelry making for about 10-12 hours a day!!…when I get a day off, guess what I do? Sew some more!! (for me of course:) I am looking forward to my next personal project: a long winter jacket in a gorgeous Native American printed fleece…complete with cotton fringe and embroidery trim!!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.15 PMby rose-s-e

    I don’t get to sew as much as I’d like. Maybe only a couple days a month.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.15 PMby knighttemplar

    I go through months where i usualy sew every other day, for 2-4 hours. more around christmas, less when I have a lot of schoolwork.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.15 PMby mcgjean

    I probably only sew 2 hours a week, but if I have a large project, I’ll devote 12 hours or more a day until the project is done. I’d like to learn to steal away minutes to sew in short bursts, but unfortunately I do not have designated sewing space and so my machine is tucked away and difficult to access.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.15 PMby pinkraygun

    Typically 8 – 10 days a month, for 3 or 4 hours at a stretch. I only get to sew on the weekends and maybe one other day during the week, depending on my work schedule.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.14 PMby reesa319

    This is my first post although I have been a Burdastyle fan for awhile now. I sew as much as I can. Some days I may sew 8-10 hours a day. Others, only 1-2. I have been very busy sewing Christmas presents lately. On average, I guess I sew 15 days of the month at 5 hours per day = 75 hours per month. Sounds like a lot but time flies when you’re having fun.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.14 PMby Tricia Marshall Jones

    15 hours a week, 18 days a month.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.14 PMby sapperdocsgirl

    I’d been sewing about 3hrs/day most weeknights and more on the weekends for a total of about 60 hours/mo. Now that we’re moving, though, hubby gently asked me to go on a “sewing fast” so we could get some packing done! (oops—forgot about that!) Luckily, we’re moving next week, so I’ll be able to head back to the sewing table. =)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.14 PMby cindir

    Right now I am sewing 4-6 hrs a day getting ready for the holidays. Usually I might sew 1-2 hrs a week if that. Mostly in the evenings. Probably 1-2 days a week, just guessing.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.14 PMby clairesophie

    My sewing time varies a lot since I’m a student during the term, I sew 0 to 4 hours per week, but during vacations I sew away for hours every day!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.14 PMby scanloew

    It really depends. I definitely sew more on the weekends…have more time. So probably 2-3 days a week, 3-4 hours each day. Sometimes when I’m watching a movie I have my project close by and just start sewing…great way to get it finished!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.14 PMby mlssfshn

    Sewing is my day job and my passion! Anywhere from 30-60 hours a week. The drapery workroom I’m in is known fore it’s hand sewing quality and I spend about 15 or more hours a week hand stitching items.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.13 PMby annawilliamson

    As a full time student (also working part time) I only sew 3-4 days a month while I’m in school. Over vacations, every couple of days, and usually for several hours. Many hours a day for a whole week if I’m off of school and in the middle of something exciting!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.12 PMby hooksvsneedles

    I like to sew at least 2 or 3 hours a week, but every few weeks I’ll put in 5-10 hours to finish something up. I probably sew about 8 or 9 days a month?

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.12 PMby goldilox

    I work full time so it vaires between 3 – 10 hrs a week and maybe 8-12 days a month if i’m lucky

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.12 PMby lovbutafly

    when i’m on vacation from work and grad school i usually sew about 5 hrs/day…5 days/week. love love love it!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.10 PMby Katie Croteau

    I don’t sew enough per week, but once I get the itch, I can go for hours each weekend. :)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.08 PMby lthor

    It depends on whether or not I have a vacation that month! Over the summer, I was averaging 20 hours a week, but these days it’s more like 5 if I’m lucky.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.07 PMby SueSew11

    Boy, it sure varies depending on what else is going on. Some weeks I can sew a few hours a couple of nights and then for a few more on one of the weekend days. Per month-maybe a dozen days? Wish it was more but family, work, eating—-kinda important!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.06 PMby girlofmanycolors

    I try to sew every day now. Yesterday I sewed for two hours. Last winter I got really down in the dumps and stopped making things so I make sure I create something everyday. I probably sew 20 out of 30 days in a month. So probably 30-60 hours a month, depending on the project I have going!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.05 PMby cam557

    I sew about 8 hours a week

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.05 PMby x93wvg

    It varies – as it does for most people I think – dependent on the fact that I work full time, extra-curricular/school activities and I have a child with special needs so his health falls into that as well. My sewing time is my “Me” time, with it I relax, destress and just get to enjoy myself. I have in the past attempted to get at least 6 hrs in per week, which didnt’ always work out. This year my New Year’s resolution is to make more time for it and for me.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.04 PMby lejn

    Depends entirely on what I’m making but I could say that on average I saw 2-3 hours every week and knit 1-2 hours weekly as weel.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 03.02 PMby marissanichole

    having a full work and school day I usually dont have much time between dinner and homework in the evenings, but I do manage to probably squeeze in 4 to 5 hours a week. I probably sew 3/4 of the time in a month, on something or anything!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.59 PMby cr8zycrftrju

    I just moved into a new home & have my own craft room now! I’m still in the process of setting up my craft stations: beading, sewing, knit & crochet, etc. I’ve painted & hung shelves. Now I need to go through everything & organize, since I didn’t have time before the move. Of course, I have 2 small sewing projects to do. I also have a problem trying to fit everything around work…at least I have all day Christmas eve to sew!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.59 PMby victors

    between 6 and 10 hours a week and pretty much every other day.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.58 PMby fairyprincess

    It depends on what’s happening in my life, what projects I’m working on and how excited I am by those projects. When I do sew it’s for at least 2 hours a day, and that’s perhaps around 15 days per month. I’m quite impatient so I tend to rush into projects, to then have to spend more time on them later anyway because I’ve rushed some initial steps. I generally sew clothing for myself, and things for my home. I also do a little work repairing zips, buttons, tears etc in friends’ clothing. I also cook alot for my food blog, so that takes up alot of my time. Cooking and sewing don’t quite crossover.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.57 PMby cgallart

    i sew about 4-6 hours 3 times a week… im a fashion design major so im in the studio alot for classes

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.57 PMby qjnfashion

    We both work full time but I’d say between the both of us…. we sew approximately 20 to 25 hours a week and around 15 days a month.

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