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Welcome to day six of our Holiday Giveaway! Win exceptional dressmaker’s shears from Gingher! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Tuesday, December 7th to be entered to win!

The 8 inch dressmaker’s shears have a versatile longer length cut and blades strong enough to trim and cut multiple layers of fabric effortlessly. The longer cut is ideal for cutting out patterns and trimming seams. Gingher’s precision ground knife edge cuts flawlessly all the way to the points. The bent handle allows for smooth, comfortable cutting across a tabletop or counter.

Gingher is recognized as the premier line of cutting implements in sewing, crafts and needle arts.

Comment to Win: What’s your dream gift for the holidays?

Congratulations to marloncosta who won the Jen Darling Garment Bag!


This giveaway is sponsored by Gingher


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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.45 AMby Paragonstudios

    I have a pair of these shears! We sold them at Tandy leather when I worked there. I have had mine since 84 they still cut perfect These would be a dream gift for anyone

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    Dec 21, 2010, 04.18 PMby kyjnkn

    My dream gift would be a sewing machine. I have just started sewing and have been working on my friends. I think I am now confident enough to do projects on my own!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.02 PMby cinzia1bo

    my first giveaway !

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    Dec 15, 2010, 01.41 AMby captain-leslie

    my dream gift for the holidays is a bunch of vintage patterns to add to my collection :) i really want 1920s ones very old Hollywood glamor.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 09.25 PMby corgana

    work as a crafty fashin designer…

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    Dec 10, 2010, 03.36 AMby ksgerlock

    I have some Gingher Shears I have had for a long time and I love them. I have only had the sharpened a few times and they just keep going. Thank you Gingher.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.58 AMby goga

    A bjd

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.52 AMby duckiebox

    A white Christmas. Haha :P Im here in Sydney, Australia and its starting to get quite hot, though floods are happening in other states. ): I’ve never seen snow, so my dream present would be a trip to somewhere with a white Christmas :P hehehe

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.33 AMby strathspeyreels

    This isn’t very original, but I would love a dressmaker’s form. It would be so nice to be able to drape and fit clothes to it.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 04.33 AMby strathspeyreels

    This isn’t very original, but I would love a dressmaker’s form. It would be so nice to be able to drape and fit clothes to it.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 03.11 AMby darlienjoanne

    To have a gift certificate for sewing classes on quiltmaking. Darlene

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    Dec 8, 2010, 01.59 AMby ibastias

    A lot of beatiful fabrics and dress paterns

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    Dec 7, 2010, 11.59 PMby sewtocreate

    My dream gift for the holidays would be able take classes for French draping.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 11.40 PMby ahkisha

    Hmmm…. I WANT A SEWING MACHINE!! the one i have is wonderfully old! That wouldn’t be too bad… except the light has stopped working, the tension is fixed, my sewing plate with zig-zag option is broken :[ so all i can do is sew straight :[ I’ve been oogling at Janome and Brother machines for the longest time lol

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    Dec 7, 2010, 11.38 PMby sompy

    To have my own house and crafting non-stop!… One can always dream… ;)

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    Dec 7, 2010, 11.32 PMby Libby Ran

    I already got my dream gift yesterday, by mistake… I found out that the costume storage of the drama section in my university was going to get rid of a huge amount of fabrics and fake furs. I suggested to take it all, and saved them the trip to the garbage. Everybody wins! Lots of monster puppets will be made for all…!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 10.44 PMby sewhappybjm

    My dream gift for Christmas would be digitizing software and a scanner.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 10.22 PMby laurarose

    i heart shears

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    Dec 7, 2010, 09.56 PMby tkdla

    The year my niece was 8, her grandmother asked her what she’d like for Christmas. She said, “Oh, just get me a credit card.” Of course, she meant gift card but now “credit card” is always the answer when someone asks. Recently, Mood put their fabrics on line. I want a Mood credit card!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 09.52 PMby soverygeri

    I desperately want an inexpensive 35mm SLR and a plastic point-and-shoot 35mm to take lots of pictures since I’ll be spending next semester in Copenhagen (and far away from my sewing machine). I also want lots of pretty print fabrics to make quick skirts to wear everyday on the streets of Denmark, which I plan to spend my Winter Break doing.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 09.39 PMby Ana Neves

    What a cool prize! I would surprise my lite sister with it!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 09.38 PMby feltmaker

    I’d love a studio make-over, new flooring, blow out a wall and some comfy chairs. Maybe a new shelving system for more stuff! On the light side, I’d like a Tippman Boss leather sewing machine.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 09.38 PMby sewjourner

    SQUEEEE! would love a pair of those! hate having to cut heavier fabric with crap scissors!

    my dream gift… hmmm…. a dress mannequin would be wonderful
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    Dec 7, 2010, 09.38 PMby outbutnotoutdone

    My dream gift would be all the little accessories that go with sewing and a sharp pair of scissors.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 08.37 PMby crazydavises

    time to sew, definitely! And more time with the kids….

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    Dec 7, 2010, 08.19 PMby ssireness

    a good breakfast with good company

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    Dec 7, 2010, 06.26 PMby simonewarrior

    The only things I have wanted for Christmas is either if not all, dress mannequin, a serger, or some colorful threads. I make so many costumes for my daughter it would be nice to have a mannequin so I’m not waiting for her to stand for me while I measure and pin plus I seem to always run out of thread more often then anything else. The serger because I would like what I make to have a more professional finished look. I would like to expand in what I do and I think these are the three essentials that I need. Please Pick Me!…Please…..Please….Pleasseeeee……

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    Dec 7, 2010, 05.24 PMby magnolia729

    a sewing room for myself… do not disturb sign on the door:-) lots of selves and a giant table in it. And i would not have to take away every tools and bits each time and fetch them out… just closing the door, and continue the crafting from the point left it….

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    Dec 7, 2010, 05.13 PMby ruthies4

    A fancy new serger!!!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 05.10 PMby bohemiannow

    a new sewing machine with lots of decorative stitches, pleaaaaase!

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