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Welcome to Day 29 of the Holiday Giveaway! 5 lucky winners will receive The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Friday, December 30th to be entered to win!

If you’ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials; five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag; and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.

Comment to Win: What are some project ideas you have for the new year?


This giveaway is sponsored by BurdaStyle

[Update 12/30/11] – Congratulations to members kath4kids, bobthesewer, TabulaRasa, nani, and chopsticks for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 29!


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    Nov 30, 2012, 07.27 PMby missmean07

    Making dresses and fancy clothes for my little lady!

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    Nov 30, 2012, 07.24 PMby missmean07

    This is on my Christmas wish list. I would love it!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 03.18 PMby denisepet

    Making some curtains that I’ve been putting off. And some birthday presents for my kids!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 06.27 AMby mnr

    Oh, I have so many.

    I’ve been sketching patterns I want to make in my sketchbook.

    I definitely want to do a Motoko Kusanagi cosplay, so that will require sewing her jacket… I want more lolita dresses, so I am working on drafting more daring patterns: ruffles, lace, and puffed sleeves! I have scrap fabric, lets see what we can turn this into. Definitely doing my own embroidery. I definitely want a victorian gown, and I have the pattern for it, but not the fabric… Sigh.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 10.22 PMby rocketshipromance

    For my senior project, I’m going to make a regency dress. :D

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    Dec 30, 2011, 08.55 PMby angela-andreu

    I am just going to make a little red dress and a knit top

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    Dec 30, 2011, 08.55 PMby tinapickles

    Ooo…I may be too late for this! My New Year’s Resolution is to NOT buy any new clothing, only sew my own clothes. This would be ever so helpful!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 06.23 PMby lienepien

    I would like to make several dresses. I am planning to make first a dress from burda magazine 12/2012. Also I have to finish a jacket I am working at.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 06.02 PMby donnarae

    I am ready to make a girls dress, curtains, a small quilt and too much more!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 05.50 PMby nouvellegamine

    an embroidered bad and a soft lined velvet jacket.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 05.27 PMby trixmd

    I need to make some Curtains and a covered cornice for my dining room. Good luck to this newbie!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 05.20 PMby thebrat71chris

    I’m starting to make clothes for my girlfriend, checked out this book at book store lots of great ideas!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 04.53 PMby rebekahricker

    I really want to start sewing for myself!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 04.46 PMby Sippe

    Dresses for me

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    Dec 30, 2011, 04.40 PMby mlssfshn

    avante guarde shoot, some fashion show hopefully something for SXSW

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    Dec 30, 2011, 04.08 PMby lpernell

    I am a novice when it comes to sewing, however I have been very inspired by your website and blogs. I will be making a sophisticated outfit for Church this Sunday. I will definitely post the pics once I am done. I am so excited to be taking on this new path of self-fulfilment (making my own clothes). Wish me luck.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 04.06 PMby heatherrique

    More outfits for my daughter and myself

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    Dec 30, 2011, 03.50 PMby groovymama

    Amongst other things I’m going to make a dress for my 13 year old daughters confirmation in May. Can’t wait to start this project, which involves glitter tulle :-)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 03.08 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    The Colette macaron, the Minoru jacket and a pencil skirt will feature some time in the New Year …

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    Dec 30, 2011, 03.00 PMby mardou123

    I have broken my activities in categories (always the list maker). I have the oh la la dresses, the work attire – 2 suits and the days gone by – vintage looks.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.51 PMby blackpearl05

    For this coming new year, I want to put into reality all my other dress and bag sketches that I have made long before.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.47 PMby sewhappy-1

    new coat!!!!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.43 PMby mjmuellner

    Interview outfits are on the cutting table this year. With a little extra help from Burda, maybe I’ll get just the right position!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.43 PMby talldrinkofwater

    I am really excited to sew some jackets with a peplum in a great tribal print, as well as some blouses with a peplum.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.39 PMby easbrooke

    I’ve got material to make my first pair of jeans and more material to make a purse. Also want to try my hand at some shirts.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.37 PMby Shira B

    a cardigen a coat and a good pair of pants :)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.32 PMby mzrreze

    hope im not too late :D

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.26 PMby harmonycastle

    A new jacket in some peacock feathered suede I have had a couple of years.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.18 PMby laurafm

    The new projects I have in mind is to finish my new coat collection (all for myself, I think) with all the great fabrics my grandma just gave me :)

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