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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 23, 2010, 06.59 AMby sonjaandbrennan

    I try to spend atleast one hour a day. It’s like my yoga time.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.46 AMby fraele

    I sew whenever I have free time from work and study :-) and, of course, when I find nice patterns or fabric. I don’t have fixed time er day and per month, it’s so natural!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.43 AMby lizzi574

    I try to sew a little bit every day and complete a project every week. During Uni session that becomes a little difficult but I try to complete one project a month. It probably averages out to about 8 hours a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.42 AMby phaerie

    usually 5-10 hrs a week, 6 or so days a month, depending on the time of year

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.41 AMby suz123

    Lately, not at all. I’m spending more time thinking about starting a project than actually doing anything. Partly because I’ve just finished a time-consuming project & part from lack of space. I really need to stop thinking about it and just sew something.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.32 AMby sew2sew4

    I haven’t sewn anything new in months. But I plan to make at least six pieces next year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.27 AMby puffling

    I have a demanding job and two preschoolers, so I only get to snatch an hour or two in the evenings after all the other demands of the day are done. I would estimate about 2 hours per week; a bit more if I am trying to finish a project for a deadline. That only means about 10 hours per month, but I’m hoping that I become more efficient with practice!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.25 AMby mccit

    pretty bussy usually, wish i had more time to sew. if i’m lucky i get a few hours in a weak.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.15 AMby sema80

    I sew about 12 hours a week some time I sew about 6 hours a day

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.09 AMby mismis777

    In an average week I probably sew only a couple of hours over a couple of days, however, in the spring when I’m preparing for shows, it jumps up to ten or more hours a week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.57 AMby easilyamewsed

    I work freelance so it can vary from 2 hrs in a week to 3 full days at a shot. A project can also take longer if it’s has a new technique to learn or if it’s tricky to fit. I remember picking up a Burda mag for children’s clothes at a local bookstore and then finding out there was a mag for women too. Sadly, none of the bookstores in my area carry Burda anymore.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.49 AMby watatoe

    I probably sew about 10 hours a week (sometimes more…..but at least 10 a week). And I’d have to say I sew around 20 days a month.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.48 AMby longishhair

    If it were up to me, I’be do it non stop! Right now since I’m on winter break, its about 8 hrs a day, 40 a wk, but who knows when school starts up again.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.45 AMby littlewren

    I sew about 2 hours every day! I’m always working on a project… This winter I have a month with no classes and no free travel days so I plan on putting in about 6 hours a day for the month of february! CAN’T WAIT!!!! I would love some new inspiration! :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.44 AMby Michelenoelani

    I try to sew every weekend and if I am near completion of a project I will sew after work during the week.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.40 AMby mellienz

    Now that I’m on summer break, I hope I’ll be able to sew every day for the next month or two – I have a lot of fabrics to go through :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.36 AMby vbugge

    I teach kids to sew 2 afternoons a week, but I don’t really count that as my sewing time. I tend to go in spurts, sometimes I’ll go a month without sewing anything, other times I get all inspired and abandon all my household chores and sew like crazy for a few days, clean up the house and get back to sewing. My goal next year is to make at least one day a week be a sewing day and plan nothing else in that day. I think a subscription to Burda Style magazine would be AWESOME and would keep me inspired, I just might never cook a real dinner all year long ;-)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.31 AMby trenessa

    On a good week I can get in 20 hours of sewing, in a good month I’ll get 40 hours. Only thing is something is not getting done, someone is not getting fed or I’m simply not sleeping when I can squeeze 20 hours of sewing out of a week. I strive to be better and work faster and yet I still would LOVE more time to sew!!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.27 AMby dreaz03

    I used to sew every day, but since I put my Etsy shop on vacation and there are a lot of other responsibilities looming, I’d say 2-4 hour stints about 3 days a week (therefore about half my month is spent sewing!)…add fabric design, and reading up on sewing, then I’d say it takes over the whole month!:)

    Ug, I’d love this subscription — I’m saving up, so hopefully soon! Thanks so much for the chance at the giveaway!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.26 AMby queenofbling

    You would think that I get to sew every day as I run a website of a sewing related business and travel the country teaching creativity and sewing and embroidery. But… alas, not sew. As an entrepreneur I find that the business end of what I do take way too much of my time. I need samples for the website and still don’t get to sew as much as I want to. This month I’ve been able to put in 5 or 6 hours a day 7 days a week but most months I’m lucky to get in 10 sewing days a month. So… like everyone – not enough time. But… I love the Burda magazine and try to do a project from it every month. (Notice the operative word, ‘try’).

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.08 AMby earlyn

    I just started to sew in November so the frequency might change due to my changing schedule. On average, I sew at least three times a week for at least two hours each time I sew. In November I sewed for 20 hours. :P :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.07 AMby lbeveryday

    When my work schedule changes, I can dedicate at least one to two hours of sewing everyday. I don’t know why, but sewing relaxes me just as much as going to the gym..lol. There’s a serenity that engulfs me.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.02 AMby deafmama

    Averaged out I sew about 3 hours a day, 20 days of the month.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.56 AMby amyadoyzie

    It really depends on all the other things I have going on, but it ranges from sewing a few hours a night, a couple times a week. There is always a deep sense of satisfaction though when I complete a project.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.50 AMby goonybird

    Lately, none and none. But I’m gearing up to start back again!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.50 AMby veithurst

    Since my move this summer I’ve sewn zero hours – and I miss it. Reading through this site has me all jazzed up to get my little nook in order so I can start up again. Happy Holidays to all!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.49 AMby shiraash

    Around 10 hours a week, usually 2-3 afternoons. I wish I had more time!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.45 AMby ustreetmove

    It really varies, though I get a lot done if I devote a whole evening/day. I’d say at least once a week for a few hours.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.41 AMby Jenn23

    My work schedule dictates sewing time. Some weeks I can sew most of my day off and an evening or two. Other weeks my sewing machine sits there, staring at me, sighing as it misses me. When I do sit down to sew, I often lose track of time so a few hours can quickly pass. It is only if I am listening to Doctor Who that I can grasp time passing!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.40 AMby sewtocreate

    I sew mostly from Sept. on till spring, very little in summer months. I would say I sew 5 hrs. a week & 7 days a month. It varies from month to month also.

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