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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/21 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win 3 books from the Singer Simple Sewing collection!

SINGER® sewing books are used by both experienced and novice sewers as essential references. Each book has large, full-color photos and easy-to-follow instructions to demonstrate sewing skills and techniques for all types of sewing. These books make an excellent gift for anyone who loves to sew.

Creative Publishing international publishes photographic step-by-step, how-to books, including titles on home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting and fishing. Our list of over 300 titles includes best-selling series of book with nationally recognized brand partners Black & Decker®, John Deere®, Briggs and Stratton, Orvis, and SINGER®.

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/21:
What was your very first sewing project that you completed?

We want to congratulate Kanhoro on winning yesterday’s Article 9000, which is a collection of 50 spools of very colorful Dual Duty XP thread! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway!


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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.31 PMby khalid

    My very first sewing project would be an a fancy apron made with denim!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.42 AMby ruthtap

    I made a dress for my teddy bear so people would know she was a girl not a boy.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 10.22 PMby generallee

    My very first sewing project was done on my very first sewing machine! I made a cover for my machine without a pattern. I surprised myself that it not only fit but it looked good too! I was never taught how to sew by hand and had the idea that any sewing project would be easier and a lot more fun using a sewing machine. I love reading all types of books on sewing, magazines, blogs, etc…and would love to have these books in my library to both learn from and refer to!

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    Dec 23, 2009, 02.15 PMby metropolitanfrock

    I had to be about 7 or 8 years old then and I’m sure it was a dress for my barbie. I made a lot of dresses from pieces of fabric, folded in half and sewn up the sides with a little room left for arm holes. I cut a scoop neck hole in the top crease for her head to go through and voila a dress was made. I’d also cut a strip of fabric for a sash. I even pressed them to make them look nice. Sometimes I miss those days when things were simple. :)

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    Dec 23, 2009, 01.41 PMby freakusbzzz

    a teeny tiny sleeping bag for my sisters toy rabbit when I was about 9 years old.

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    Dec 23, 2009, 10.48 AMby mprevitali

    It was a really simple dress made,no pattern !!

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    Dec 23, 2009, 10.41 AMby lamia

    I love to create my own style; with Burdastyle I have a guide in my way

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    Dec 23, 2009, 09.57 AMby jules87

    My first bag, it’s on here. I only did it the other week!

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    Dec 23, 2009, 12.16 AMby samguy1

    my first sewing project was a toy elephant…he had very squish legs, was stuffed with cotton balls and his button eyes bulged out, and i had a very very sloppy slipstich. lol

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    Dec 22, 2009, 09.04 PMby victoriancoyote

    I’ve been sewing since Kindergarten. I still have my first project: a very lopsided pillow :). From there, I went on to teddy bears, pillow quilts and then made the leap to clothes and costumes. I only just made my first machine pieces for a production at my school.

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    Dec 22, 2009, 07.05 PMby nataliaghimp

    My first project was a summer white trousers and pink blouse, by the way the patterns we have removed from Burda magazine. I still have those clothes.

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    Dec 22, 2009, 01.48 PMby Kris, for Kristopher K Design

    My first sewing project was completed – just in time – to be handed in at the end of my first term, studying Textile Design at High School – after spending almost the entire term learning how to thread the sewing machine – I made a (very simple) lovely wool crepe dress – Now I’m creating fabric designs and printing them at Spoonflower, I really need to polish up on my very limited sewing skills, so I can start making lovely things with all the fabulous fabric I’m starting to collect :)

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    Dec 22, 2009, 07.44 AMby rre

    an angel

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    Dec 22, 2009, 07.39 AMby befadee

    My first project was a pincushion!

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    Dec 22, 2009, 01.37 AMby deeheit

    My first sewing project was a small pillow that I made for my husband… I look at it every once in a while and see how far I’ve come! My husband was very sweet when he accepted it :) He still displays it in his den.

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    Dec 22, 2009, 01.23 AMby spetersn

    My first project was a purse for my best friends birthday!!

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    Dec 21, 2009, 11.24 PMby redrose

    It was a chinese fabric fashion bag. Didn’t turn out too well though. Funny!

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    Dec 21, 2009, 09.43 PMby duniris

    My first machine sewing project was a pink pair of babydoll pyjamas that I made when I was 12.

    The fabric was seersucker. I took ages to make them, but loved them so much when I was finished. My daughter is now the same age and I am looking for a similar pattern to teach her how to machine sew. Got to pass on the skill and the enjoyment :)

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    Dec 21, 2009, 09.33 PMby lizro

    probably clothing for my American Girl doll.

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    Dec 21, 2009, 08.52 PMby stefalufagus

    I used to sew as a child because my grandmother taught me but I stopped for I don’t know what reason. When I inherited my grandmother’s sewing machine, I started again. I signed up for a refresher sewing course and the first project I completed was a simple tote bag that i know use to carry everything from yarn to books in around town.

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    Dec 21, 2009, 08.13 PMby marylou2002

    Little bag for my girl\

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    Dec 21, 2009, 07.52 PMby happybox

    At school we had to sew a skirt by hand and I enjoyed doing it although I was only 8 years old!

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    Dec 21, 2009, 07.30 PMby whitneyr

    a skirt for my daughter. :)

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    Dec 21, 2009, 07.27 PMby Jaime Starcheski

    As a child I learned sewing basics from my grandmother and I remember sewing a simple clutch style purse out of a soft black velvet. Probably scraps from a dress she was making.

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    Dec 21, 2009, 07.23 PMby hellomarilou

    It was a pair of boxer shorts with glow-in-the-dark bunnies all over it – made in seventh grade. I still wear them to sleep in (over 10 years later!).

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    Dec 21, 2009, 07.22 PMby joh

    I was thirteen and sewed myself a simple blouse. Naturally in my favorite color: purple. I still have it costly embroidered and was very proud of my work :)

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    Dec 21, 2009, 07.03 PMby jennyschu

    My first completed project was a quilted pillow to match a pieced quilt my mother was making for my cousin’s baby. It was all hand done and I’m still amazed that as a third grader I had that much dexterity! I would love some serious sewing tips now that a have a new machine and too many ideas that are in the process of being started!

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    Dec 21, 2009, 06.32 PMby renchinchay

    I really don´t know

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    Dec 21, 2009, 05.34 PMby redheadedjen

    I recently learned to sew and I made a skirt.

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    Dec 21, 2009, 05.26 PMby drhazen

    My first project was a small tote from old corduroys that didn’t fit anymore. I used the butt pocket as my flap and the waist band as the strap. It was more homemade than handmade ;-)

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