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Welcome to our Holiday Giveaway: Day 28! Win BurdaStyle inspired BAGGU Bags! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Thursday, December 29th to be entered to win!

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15" Wide / 25" high / 6" deep. Folds into a flat 5" by 5" pouch. Holds 50 lbs. 100% Ripstop nylon. Machine washable.

Comment to Win: Have you ever inspired someone to start sewing?


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[Update 12/29/11] – Congratulations to members miip, blulagoo, lindac, kallers, and aluckmann for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 28!


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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.59 PMby lejn

    Yes, my sister.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.58 PMby Karen Caron

    No I don’t believe I have. But seeing all the beautiful things others have sewn is what inspired me to learn.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.57 PMby quiltty

    Yes, girl scouts, 4-H and quilts at school. Seems like some of the kids were interested and some just did not want to ever sew again. Some make blankets for Project Linus, and some made quilt squares for a quilt that was raffled at the school. So I felt good about volunteering and inspiring them to sew.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.57 PMby jodydh

    Not yet, though maybe my niece will want to take it up when she gets older…

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.57 PMby dvandie

    My daughter began learning to sew when she was about 8. I helped her to make some simple mini-bags using some of her old jeans. Now she has her own sewing machine and likes to make little creative accessories.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.45 PMby joen

    I would like to say that I inspired my daughter to sew. Most recently I have inspired a few friends to rekindle there sewing by attending area sewing groups and having craft day at my house where everyone brings whatever they want to work on for the day i.e. crocheting, jewelry making or sewing and we spend the whole day uninterupted prusuing our projects with a break for lunch (homemade by me) and then after we clean up we all go out for a nice dinner. Now we all can’t wait for the girl craft day at my house, its a great way to spend the day with great friends enjoying our craft!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.41 PMby revolution9

    Darn. I can’t say I have…maybe because I don’t make that many clothes yet, just a few skirts and throw pillows. I feel like people can be intimidated by the idea – I know I was when I started.

    I CAN say that i’ve inspired friends to knit. More importantly though, are the people who inspire me, like my Mom who sews amazingly, and my friends Becca and Grace who knit beautifully and fast.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.41 PMby gedaste

    Yes. A scrub hat.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.38 PMby caelum224

    I made a quilt for a woman. She asked me if I could give her lessons next. I have other crafty friends who also want to learn sewing after seeing my projects

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.37 PMby kathyncat

    As I’ve begun sewing again (most of my clothes in high school and college and beyond for a few years) were from my own hands), I’ve influence one or two friends to return to their machines, as well. We share our successes and failures.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.37 PMby Miss E

    I think I’ve inspired someone to start mending, which isn’t quite the same as sewing whole garments! :)

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.36 PMby sala22

    yes! i’m teaching my sister how to sew her first apron!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.35 PMby chocolatecake

    My friend H! She bought a serger after I did :)

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.29 PMby outdooranimal

    My sister in law and my neice. We’ve just finished servicing a vintage machine for the two of them, and they already have projects planned for this machine.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.29 PMby indiami

    My ten year old daughter…she just got her own sewing machine for christmas. Her first project is pajamas!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.29 PMby aluckmann

    While I haven’t inspired anyone to start sewing, my recent interest in domestic crafts in general has inspired my mom to pick up embroidery (she wanted to start with something on a smaller scale). I have also inspired a few co-workers into knitting. No one has gotten the sewing bug yet, but I’m still working ont it.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.28 PMby changernyc

    My best friend received a bag that I made for and she was inspired to start sewing her own bags!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.28 PMby 09extrastuff

    Not that I am aware of. I have friends who wanted me to sew for them because they didn’t have the desire.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.28 PMby mhogden1

    I’ve inspired my daughter. She said she should have asked for a sewing machine for Christmas.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.27 PMby cam557

    No, I haven’t

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.26 PMby vylettefairwell

    Ooh, so very bag like

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.21 PMby Jazmijntje

    I only seem to inspire people to sew something for them ;). Time seems to be the best excuse not to sew, but I keep telling that you can always find an hour somewehre if you really want!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.17 PMby crocka

    I have! My sister wanted to learn how to sew but just didn’t get it. :(

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.14 PMby fashionfreek

    I don’t know. Although I did help my son with a sewing project for school. My daughter’s has shown and interest but they are only 5 and 3.:)

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.11 PMby befadee

    I inspired myself to start sewing at age 18! But no, I have not inspired others. Although they’ve been inspired to ask me to hem their pants nowadays…

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.10 PMby captain-obvious

    I’m not sure. I sew a lot but I also move a lot. Hopefully, I have inspired someone.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.09 PMby daligula

    People use to admire the fact I can sew, but so far no one has been so hooked to the idea as to ask for lessons… So sad, since I need a partner in crime!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.07 PMby jmelsha

    My daughter finally decided to start sewing now that she’s out on her own and wants pretty, unique clothes that she can’t afford. So I gave her a few lessons and bought her a machine of her own. Fuel for creativity!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.07 PMby bitterbunny

    I’ve inspired a coworker who had already been interested, but got discouraged. we trio to inspire each other and it’s also fun to talk about instead of boring work.

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.02 PMby simonewarrior

    My daughter who is now 9yrs old. Last Christmas when she was 8yrs old we got her her first sewing machine. She had been learning basic hand sewing and embroidering and over the summer she began to learn on her sewing machine. She’s made doll clothes and a rag doll and she loves it! Now what she really wants to learn and how to do embroider on a machine. We were at the sewing store and she saw the machine she wanted, again she is only 9 and doesn’t yet quite understand just how expensive the world can be. The machine she wants is a $10,000 machine. I told her she can get it when she grows up and gets that awesome career that will help pay for it cause I can’t even afford one for me then maybe i too can borrow it…lol.

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