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Welcome to Day 27 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the 2011 Threads Magazine Archive DVD-ROM from Threads Magazine! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Wednesday, December 28th to be entered to win!

26 years of instruction, tips, techniques, and tools to make you a better sewer. The Threads Magazine Archive is a tool no sewer should be without. In one amazingly easy-to-search disc, you’ll enjoy 26 years of content from America’s most trusted sewing magazine. That’s all 158 issues of Threads, starting with issue #1 and including all the issues from 2011.

Comment to Win: Where do you sew? Do you have a dedicated sewing room?


This giveaway is sponsored by Threads Magazine

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/28/11] – Congratulations to member sarahk for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 27!


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    Dec 28, 2011, 01.20 AMby nfo

    My spare room becomes my sewing room when I push the bed up to the wall. I recently purchased a second hand dress form, so am looking forward to more sewing for myself after much children sewing for Christmas!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 01.13 AMby joen

    I am very fortunate to have my very own sewing room!!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 01.07 AMby skeeler

    I recently converted a bedroom to a full-time sewing room and it has changed my life! I used to sew on the dining room table and spent more time putting stuff out and packing it up then actually working on it!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.56 AMby ladydragonheart

    okay I love burda and want to win

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.53 AMby sewjo57

    I sew in the room where the family watches TV it can be distracting but then the family does get to comment on the clothes I am making. No space for a dedicated craft room.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.52 AMby gracemyrtle

    I am in the process of turning a spare bedroom into my sewing haven. In the meantime, my poor dining room table has to serve multiple purposes!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.46 AMby deChez

    I’ve dedicated a portion of my living room to sewing. By repurposing an old dresser, a long narrow computer desk, and some various shelves, I’ve managed to get a surprising amount of stuff into a little space, and still have plenty of room to sew. Even though I don’t have a sewing room, at lease having a dedicated area makes organizing, and finding things easy. Cutting is done on my dining room table.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.44 AMby sewkentucky

    I have a bedroom I share with a guest bed and lots of books. There is a table for my 2 machines, with a little more rearranging it should work.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.36 AMby magnes

    I divided my living room in half and behind a tri-fold screen have a nice table for my sewing machine. I share the space with my two cats, Mabel and Clarie, who sit on the radiatior and supervise my stitching.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.33 AMby antqueen

    Sadly when we moved last year we lost a spare room for sewing. My Horn sewing cabinet lives in the dining room where I am able to nab the dining table as a temporary sewing space. I love that everything packs up so neatly into the cabinet. Still, it would be nice to have a room where I didn’t have to pack up everything all the time.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.28 AMby chrisalis

    When we walked through the house for sale, there was a room upstairs which screamed “craft room”…. that and a whole lot more pushed us over the edge to make it ours. Now I count myself fortunate to have a space that doesn’t require constant stop & clean up when I’m done for the moment. Natural light streaming from skylights and windows, built in tables and attic storage makes it my dream room. I know I am fortunate to have it…

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.26 AMby merrymaryalice55

    I am very lucky to have a room dedicated for sewing, it includes a cozy chair with good lighting for reading the stacks of Threads magazines I have collected in a basket next to my chair! It’s where great ideas are born, with a lot of help from Threads…

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.22 AMby SoPark

    Even though a bedroom has been transformed into a sewing room, I still sometimes sew on the peninsula in my kitchen or on a TV tray in the family room depending on the project and my mood.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.20 AMby fbarron

    I do most of my sewing in an area set up in the basement. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of daylight to sew by.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.19 AMby soniap1

    I sew at our kitchen table. I bought the table with sewing in mind when it was just me. Now, with my fiance also, it gets a little tight!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.16 AMby Rachel Bain

    I sew in my bedroom. Problem is, there’s very little space.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.15 AMby emilynd06

    Usually on the dining room table, but I’m going to have to move up to the office soon, as we’re in the midst of babyproofing.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.14 AMby lindahorricks

    For over twenty years, I would sew on my kitchen table which required me to take out and put away my work every time I was sewing. Finally, we bought a house with an extra room and I now have my sewing room! What a luxury to leave your work spread out on a table and close the door!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.11 AMby argarg

    In the corner of my living room, a teeny tiny corner.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 12.05 AMby tinapickles

    As I live in an apartment with my boyfriend, we’ve got limited space. We do, however, have a HUGE office/sewing room that houses both of our desks as well as my sewing table.

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.52 PMby DMattliano

    i have a bedroom as my dedicated sewing studio- its small but i love it!! i work on my creations almost everyday and i love learning new styles and techniques for sewing!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.47 PMby steffmc

    I sew in a room that we used to use as an office but now is devoted almost exclusively to my sewing equipment- machines, notions, and lots and lots of fabric. I have pictures up of all of the projects that I plan to sew.

    This room is my sanctuary. I feel so humbled and unbelievably grateful to be able to have a room devoted to something I love so much!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.44 PMby katy80

    We are a family of five, and we live in a tiny apartment. My sewing area is in the kitchen. I always have to take all my sewing gear up and take it all back down again, but I really dont mind for I love sewing and I do it for my wonderful family:)

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.43 PMby notamachine

    I don’t sew enough these days – I just got my machine back after a cross-country move. But I’m hoping to start up again in the new year!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.39 PMby Cheryl Henderson

    I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment and I sew at a pub style dining table with a stool to raise up the foot control.

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.39 PMby kayd4nce

    I sew in my bedroom because there isn’t a lot of room in my apartment, however I do have a designated sewing area in the corner! :)

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.37 PMby hannacoutinho

    I have a room just for me and my seams. Spend so much time wrapped in tissue to create and learn new techniques, it would be impossible not to have a corner so to me. Now I want to start making my clothes and I discovered this blog makes me full of desire to start making clothes. I have spent every day to read, but had not yet commented. My English is not very good … I’m from Portugal My sewing room and my world. kisses

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.35 PMby sukino

    I have a sewing room with windows and natural light. It’s my favorite room in the house. How I wish I don’t have to move!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.34 PMby trecib

    I sew in our dark, dank, basement. Funny, after getting started on a project, I don’t even notice the smell or the spiders, lol.

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    Dec 27, 2011, 11.33 PMby Katie Sayers Raschdorf

    I am lucky enough to have a large portion of the finished basement dedicated to my hobby!

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