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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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    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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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.16 PMby MamanADroit

    I need to finish some UFO’s & want to make valances for my kitchen and upstairs bathroom and a pillow for my toddler and some coasters for general use. So that should keep me busy for a while!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.03 PMby ifkagljifka

    coat, trousers, skirts, pants, jacket and a lot of tee’s and so on…

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    Dec 30, 2011, 01.47 PMby mckenzieclark

    I’m working on a great coat right now, so I definitely want to finish it. Along with that though I have a lot of unfinished projects that need to be done. I’m really excited to make my perfect pencil skirt, but I know that’ll take some time to do. So many projects ahead!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 01.45 PMby nari54

    jackets! I’ve had 3 barely-started jacket projects lying about for ages, and its about time they got done

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    Dec 30, 2011, 01.39 PMby Joana Gala

    i wish i can have th skill to sew some burda patterns.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 01.36 PMby Rose Weckesser

    I’m not as adept at sewing garments. I would love some basic instructions.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 01.32 PMby drainl

    I can’t wait to make some fun dressed for my twin babes. And maybe a skirt for myself!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 01.27 PMby Lollenx

    For the new year, I’m going to be making a winter coat and a pair of pants for my school needlework class, and I’d also like to make myself a few dresses and make a bag, using some leather-look vinyl I have.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 01.19 PMby Dibii

    I need a spring coat and more skirts and dresses!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 12.57 PMby lhynx28

    Maxi dresses for me ad my sister:)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 12.52 PMby vicsguy2009

    I’d like to learn to make jeans this year.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 12.46 PMby Stitchgirl78

    This year, I intend to make the majority of my wardrobe. I’m ready to get creative!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 12.24 PMby ddss2000

    I will be creating my youngest daughter’s Prom dress.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 12.24 PMby vasea

    Bags and more dresses

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    Dec 30, 2011, 12.20 PMby urbandon

    Unusual fabrics.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 11.44 AMby qml347

    i want to make at least 10 bags leather, clothe, big,small and knock offs

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    Dec 30, 2011, 11.28 AMby olele

    A 60’s style little black dress for my brother-in-law’s wedding :)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 10.26 AMby ghainskom

    Some work appropriate dresses as i will most likely sart in a new job this year…

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    Dec 30, 2011, 09.51 AMby marmota-b

    A Little Black Dress. The blouse from a 2000 Burda magazine I’ve been meaning to make for ages. And some others.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 09.48 AMby annahatz

    I have a big list of project ideas … No1 Hats and No 2 coat restructure …I love turning old things to new …

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    Dec 30, 2011, 09.21 AMby bussey

    Should say clearing my stash… more sweater refashioning and shirts and… (drumroll) maybe a little coat?

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    Dec 30, 2011, 09.19 AMby Laura Buchan

    I have a skirt, blouse and clutch bag’s on my list for the new year. And recycling some of my partner’s old t-shirts.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 08.23 AMby 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, 08.23 AMby 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, 07.26 AMby katesj

    I hope to whittle down my stash and sew outfits for my daughter. She’s 5 and is growing out of everything!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 06.31 AMby watatoe

    One project idea I have for the new year is to publish some of my patterns!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 06.28 AMby livingfabric

    I’m planning to modify a couple patterns for vintage inspired aprons and a few girly skirts for sure

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    Dec 30, 2011, 06.13 AMby sillyjasdero

    The projects I have in mind this year are all cosplay costumes. The one I’m starting on now is a red satin ball gown =)

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