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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, 02.33 PMby xxashley89xx

    on avereage i sew around 2 times a week and around 10 hours in total.im still a beginner so still trying to get the hang of it.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.31 PMby missdandy

    Since I have a one year old son, it’s pretty difficult to find the time to sew. I try to sew at least one hour per day, even though it’s hard to get any momentum going that way!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.30 PMby katedid

    I’m either knitting or sewing or machine embroidering most days in November and December, and the rest of the year, average about 7-10 sewing times per month. Now that might be 1/2 hour here or there, but sometimes I stay up late and am just flying with the machine/scissors/iron. Now, as for how often I THINK about sewing/knitting/embroidery… that would be more like 50% of all non-actually crafting hours.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.30 PMby azurejoy

    I <3 Burdastyle magazine! I first found out about it when my German friend gave me one. I still have it and have made a many things from the patterns.

    I spend between 2-10 hours sewing a week. I sew a little for friends and family and once in awhile for others. I always have a list of projects to sew!

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      Dec 26, 2010, 06.26 PMby carluchi

      I found this magazine in Spanish in Argentina, a friend of mine told me about it and now is my favorite sewing magazine.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.29 PMby kristensaurus

    It really all depends on the month or week for me. I work full time, and have a two year old to look after, and also don’t have a whole lot of money for fabric or patterns. So, some weeks/months not at all, and others, I’ll happen to find a good deal on fabric and sew for a couple of hours every night.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.29 PMby reliablechef

    It varies on the time of year. I tend to sew more in the winter when I don’t mind having the extra material on my lap! This season I have not done as much due to moving recently! i say the average would be 5-10 hours a week or so when I get back at it.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.28 PMby lindina

    It really depends on what I have going on in my life. I am working part-time and going to school full-time so definitely not as much as I would like. Since I have been on break from school I have been sewing and/or knitting about 5 days per week.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.28 PMby bdeger

    I probably average 3 hours a week. I try to sew just a little bit every day before I go to work. Sometimes it’s only 10 minutes; sometimes I can sneak a whole hour in.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.27 PMby marionalloreta

    I sew about 2 hours every day… or as many days a week as I can! I am new to this, but I am completely hooked!!!!!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.26 PMby brynaannte

    Gosh, am having alot of fun sewing right now and lots of inspiration! Sewing about 3-4 days a week (18-24 hours maybe). Having so much fun I haven’t even thought about the time, guess in the last month I have sewed on 15-18 days.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.26 PMby meseide

    That depends on what else I have to do and how much I have to work. I guess its about 10 days per month and anything between 0 and 8 hours per day.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.26 PMby gjvdvelden

    On average I sew about 6 hours a week, so about 24 hours a month. It varies quite a bit though, depending on how busy I am with other activities. Sometimes I wish I had more time for sewing, but sometimes when I’m working on a big or complicated sewing project, I need to take a break from it. If I’m frustrated, everything goes less smoothly, so sometimes I just need to put the sewing machine away and cool off for a day before I start up again. :)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.25 PMby nic101

    That varies a lot depending on what I’m working on. If I’m really interested in the project I’d say maybe 6 – 8 hours a week. I try to sew a little bit every day, even if it’s just for 30 min. Monthly I’d say less than 20 days.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.24 PMby tactilegoods

    I’m in school so I only have time to sew over the breaks. I’d say during that time maybe 1-2 days a week for about 8 hours total.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.24 PMby psychorat

    I try to sew at least 3-4 times a week, each time a couple of hours. A lot more in winter than in the summer.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.24 PMby candicej

    Nice give-away! I spend about 5 hours a week sewing, around 15 days a month (when not in holiday mode!)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.23 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Unfortunately, with a young family, I find too little time to sew. Some weeks/months are different depending on how things are going. I would say about 1-2 hours/week and about 5-7 hours/month, usually stolen at little intervals. That’s just a guess though.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.23 PMby Ann Shewan

    I am just getting back into sewing, so I have not been doing much at all. I have a jacket cut out and am hoping to get it finished during the holidays, I have two days were I have nothing going on so they are now tagged as sewing days. I am hoping to be sewing about 4 to 6 hours a week. Days a month, if I am lucky it will be about 4. Ann

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.22 PMby leslie

    It depends on how many tests and papers I have due that week! Some weeks—no sewing, other weeks—ten or twelve hours!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.22 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    I guess maybe 1 – 7 days (total) per month, not at much as I would like.: )

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.22 PMby cherylbdesigns

    I love this magazine. I sew almost everyday for at least an hour (or however long nap time lasts!) And sometimes at night.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.20 PMby slightlyhaunted

    I sew about 3-4 hours a week (if I`m lucky! I have two highly energetic girls). So about 15 hours a month, though I wish it would be more!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.20 PMby tievoli

    It varies, i do not have a regular work schedule, and I do have a family to care for. i always have at least one project going and snatch minutes here and there all week. i do usually work out a half day about once a month just for sewing- although i would love it to be more often.

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