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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!

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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.

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• Quick and easy, great for beginners
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Comment to Win: How many hours do you sew in a week? How many days a month?

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.57 AMby luxihere

    No pre-planned sewing hours. But i wish and hope & manage (mostly) to sew atleast one item a day (it may be a clothing, part of clothing project, accessories) it could be anything as long as i manage to envision something and sew. I am a Sew Addict.!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.57 AMby Jodi Wade

    I haven’t done any proper sewing for a few months now but I used to sew everyday earlier this year. At the moment I don’t have anywhere to set up my sewing machine.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.56 AMby crunchygirl

    I try to put in at least two days a week of 2-3 hours each day, every week. That doesn’t always happen given that I work full time, sometimes more. I try to treat sewing like my second job, my fun job. I want to improve my skills and that can only happen if I work on them regularly.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.47 AMby happytomodachi

    being a mom and working makes for a very sporadic sewing schedule. i’ll go for weeks without sewing and then all of sudden, i’ll make one outfit a week. i have no idea how many “hours” that calculates to.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.37 AMby lag123

    I sew every day usually. Maybe one hour a day during the week because I work full time. On the weekends I sew a lot more.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.29 AMby neds

    it varies a lot…depends on my kids for how much night sewing i do…

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.24 AMby analogue

    It really depends, sometimes I spend several hours a day & several days a week sewing, sometimes I don’t sew anything for weeks. Ups and downs…

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.23 AMby oceanstar

    This sort of depends on how much time I get free in a week. Usually, I do about 8 hours – once a week or every other week. I just did a 10 hour one today :p

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.18 AMby ladyshape

    Not as much as I should at the moment. When I was studying it was about 4 days a week including pattern cutting, etc.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.18 AMby kamavenue

    I sew 3 to 5 hours each week. So about 4-5 times a month.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.10 AMby cd909

    It really varies, but I tend to fit in sewing around my work schedules which means about two evenings and one weekend day a week. So, about 12 days total a month, and averaging about 4 hours for each day. That’s a lot of sewing! Though when I am working to a deadline I fit in more- getting up early to get in an hour before work in extreme cases!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.06 AMby suntory

    Depends. There are times when I sew for 6 hours a day for consecutive days in a week, but there are times when I don’t sew at all in a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.03 AMby Ana Neves

    Lately, there hasn’t been much time sew since I’ve been working a lot to save money for my next holidays, but if had more free time, I would sew all the time…

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.02 AMby shauna2

    When in slacker mom mode, I sew about 5 hours per week. Day time snooze for daughter 2 + TV babysitter for daughter 1 = 1 hour sewing for mom. SSsshhhh…..don’t tell dad!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.51 AMby sasha-from-zg

    I can’t say how much I sew per day or month because I work full time and sometimes I don’t have time to sew at all. But then sometimes I find some spare time and a few hours on the weekends. The Burda supscription would help me a lot, because then I wouldn’t have to spend the little time I have on searching the shops and internet for great patterns :) P.S. Merry Christmas to all!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.42 AMby margrietmg

    It differs! Sometimes, when there’s not much school work to do, I sew about 20 hours a week. However, when the project I’m doing is a bit (too) advanced, I take my time. In my enthusiasm I have the tendency to want to have too many things done in a short period of time. Sewing is fun, but can be exhausting!Sometimes my boyfriend had to slow me down ;)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.42 AMby capelillies

    I sew in the morning for 1 hr before I go to work. It is amazing how much I can accomplish. I watch my favorite Dr. Oz at the same time.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.36 AMby Ruth Brown

    Not enough hours, I’m afraid. After having a stroke last year, I didn’t do nearly the stuff I was used to doing. Now I’m getting back to it, trying to sew for a couple of hours each day. Next step is to ride my horse again….after all this snow goes away.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.35 AMby zuzsa-haag

    That varies a lot… but I try to sew as often as posible. In total its something around 4h a day and 2 days a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.23 AMby chetange

    6 hours a week I love it hope to do it more but life takes over. Love to do it as a job but might not love it as much though. Work and play who can choose?

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.17 AMby Laura Bolčina

    It depends… but usually around 6-10 hours/day, 2-4 days/ week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.11 AMby galatina

    It really depends – haven’t had much time at all this year but the last few weeks it’s been about ten hours a week – about twenty days a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.02 AMby queenvanilla

    10s a month? 5 a week? That is very different from week to week, depending on how I feel.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.47 AMby Jesy Anderson

    Right now I am sewing about 3 hours a night, 4-5 times a week so about 20-26 days a mont :).. i am new at sewing (since september).. and i am trying toi make all of my christmas gifts by hand this year!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.45 AMby babacave

    I love to sew whenever I can, but usually on the weekends. I finally got my little sewing room so I can work any time I want – everything is there, ready.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.37 AMby valeriepg

    If I could, I would sew 6 hours a day……. I wish I would have time to sew at least 6 hours a month!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.36 AMby melaniec

    I’ve just promised myself I’m going to sew an hour a day to get through my project pile. So far it’s working out to be a couple of hours about every other day! I wish there was more time in a day…

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.28 AMby suzy1313hotmailcom

    i sew about 3 hours a week, but when i am working on a project i want to finish it as fast as possible . So when i have some free time i am working on a project.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.21 AMby candyjoyce

    On average I sew about 4 or 5 hours a week. This can be spread over about 5 days in a month. It used to be a lot more but i have recently discovered knitting!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.07 AMby jalcindor

    I have so many crafts on the go that there is no definite answer.

    I try to do at least one weekend a month if I’m doing small projects and more if I’m making something big.

    Before Christmas I was doing as much as possible for 3 weeks.

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