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Sewing Republic and BurdaStyle have teamed up again to bring you a great new challenge. During this month long Apron Remake Challenge, we are inviting you to use your creativity and imagination to reinvent the Two Tone Apron from The Sewing Republic brought to you by BERNINA. You have until 11:59 pm EST March 24th to submit your entries, so check out the rules and get started!

1. Visit The Sewing Republic and download the instructions for the Two Tone Apron

2. Create your own version of the apron: add, change and adjust it to make it your own!

3. You have until March 24th to email a photo to submissions[at]burdastyle[dot]com with “Apron Remake Challenge” in the subject line. You must also include your username, the garment title, and the link to your uploaded project on BurdaStyle in the body of the email.

4. The top 50 entries will be uploaded to a slideshow. Then you, the community, will vote for your favorites.

First Prize – $300 and a BERNINA activa 210 sewing machine!
Second Prize – $200
Third Prize – $100

This contest is open to US residents only (void where prohibited) of any age with consent of a legal guardian. You may submit as many entries as you would like. Employees and family members of BurdaStyle, BERNINA and Sterling-Rice Group are not eligible. Good luck!


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    Apr 6, 2010, 05.48 PMby shanti-shanti

    So, it’s obviously unfortunate to not be able to afford fabulous prizes to all contestants based upon their geographic location or non- US residency. Many things to be sorted with this whole concept of globalization! Here’s a suggestion though to keep people involved regardless:

    how about “soft prizes” for non-US residents such as meters upon meters of fabulous fabric? or, bundles of free Burdastyle patterns?

    There has got to be a way to acknowledge the legal contest and taxation requirements of US/international law and all that jazz, while still involving the global community in contests, right?

    Just a thought!

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    Mar 26, 2010, 05.41 AMby sema80

    Just sorry that not all can participate

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    Mar 25, 2010, 09.54 PMby kphollander

    I’m so excited to see everyone’s aprons!!

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    Mar 24, 2010, 05.57 PMby sewinglikecrazy

    i’m having trouble uploading my project ,as well . . . i get a server error? help!

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    Mar 23, 2010, 04.58 PMby kelseykay

    im having problem uploading my project it keeps saying error! ;0

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    Mar 23, 2010, 02.43 AMby nidhi

    is there a limit of one entry per member?

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    Mar 23, 2010, 01.33 AMby tanya-loves-to-sew

    Another boo on the geographic restriction. Canada wants in, too!

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    Mar 22, 2010, 03.20 PMby emoody

    Who decides which entries become the “top 50 entries”?

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    Mar 19, 2010, 04.04 PMby gwenk

    Aww Not for us Brits then :(

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.39 PMby alice10

    funny.. now reading a lot of posts. I’m a foreign in US but… not sewing machine to start with hahahaha! I guess everyone with he’s own problem :) Next time will be better girl!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.37 PMby alice10

    Oh WONDERFUL, the swiss the swiss!!! Now.. if only I would have a sewing machine to start with…


    Good luck everyone!! baci N:)

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    Mar 17, 2010, 06.26 PMby loonygal

    Wow another contest open to only US residents. why is it that some other sites can open up their contests to more countries? I live in Canada so its not as if there are “international” laws in effect. I share the frustrations of the rest of the world. I thought that Burda was an international site why put on contests if they are only for a small percentage of the readership of the site?? Very unfair.

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      Mar 17, 2010, 08.42 PMby manati

      Well I do know how it feels when you are excluded because I only had lived in the US for a couple of years. So Obviously is not necessary.

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    Mar 17, 2010, 03.02 PMby barbaraagatha

    I suppose contests HAVE to be for US-residents only, IF you have actual prizes.

    I wouldn’t mind an international version of the contest, with only glory for international participants :) I can do it for the glory and to be featured in a gallery. Why not? What do you say BurdaStyle?

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    Mar 13, 2010, 08.56 PMby ilovepansies

    I have a question……I know the pattern can be modified….put our own creative stamp on it…..But does it still have to have some resemblance to the original two tone apron pattern? If I change it a lot….will look like an entirely different apron.

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    Mar 9, 2010, 08.03 PMby renivalentine

    it’s a legality issue. we go through this all the time at work. it’s not so much by choice as the regulations are determined and must be followed. it’s not like there are no contests for people outside of the US; maybe they aren’t here, but i’m forever hearing about contests for Europe that i can’t enter…

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    Mar 9, 2010, 05.54 PMby showgirlz

    Are these the only official rules?? or are they posted somewhere else?

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    Mar 8, 2010, 11.51 PMby lenarrrd

    Sounds like a cool comp, and while I agree that I’d like to see it international, being from the UK and living in Germany, perhaps people would do well to remember that the last Bernina comp was also US only and I’m presuming for very good reasons. We can’t presume to know how it works with stuff like this to be honest, so while I agree in principle with the other commenters, I think in practice it isn’t as easy to get what you want. Besides which, weren’t the last few contests Worldwide? It’s not as if BurdaStyle have offered us non-US residents nothing at all in the way of contests, showing that the US bit probably lies with Bernina rather than BurdaStyle.

    Would love to see a UK office, if only because I’d love to work there… base it in Cardiff please? ;)

    Anyway, enough of that, looking forward to seeing all the entries :) why not do an apron anyway International people? After all, it’s the sewing that counts, not necessarily the prize :)

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    Mar 7, 2010, 08.53 PMby suezanna

    Even though I live in the US, I too feel that is is unfortunate that other sewers cannot enter this contest. I would love to see what some of you talented sewers do with this!

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    Mar 5, 2010, 11.07 PMby villina

    Why not outside of US?

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    Mar 4, 2010, 01.37 PMby manati

    I have a question does the apron has to be only a half apron or can it be a full length apron???

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      Mar 4, 2010, 11.23 PMby marissanichole

      I would think you can make it full length, but I might be wrong. It says “add, change and adjust” So I would assume adding length or a top is fine. I would like an answer for this too :)

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      Mar 5, 2010, 09.34 PMby alden

      you can totally make it longer!

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    Mar 4, 2010, 01.36 PMby manati

    Ok people everybody gets it, it sucks it is only for US. But I am sure it is not because Burda feels like making your life miserable. They probably have good reasons, maybe it is because of who they partner with. The point it’s that the same comment winning about it from everybody gets old, but I am sure Burda got it. You should enjoyed the other good things the website offers.

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      Mar 17, 2010, 06.27 PMby loonygal

      obviously you have never been excluded because of where you live!!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 11.03 PMby pnutbudder

    Totally ridiculous that Canadians cannot enter this.

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