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Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome

Leave a comment below explaining why you want to learn how to sew in 20 words or less for a chance to win.
Twin-needle functionality, 120 stitches, superior editing, and mirror stitching are just a few of the cutting-edge features of the Janome 4120QDC.
One (1) winner will receive a DVD Bundle package of Teach Yourself to Sew, Seasons 1 to 4. Three (3) winners will receive one (1) copy of the Teach Youself to Sew Winter 2013 issue, that includes a one-hour sampler of all four seasons.
Leave a comment below explaining why you want to learn how to sew in 20 words or less for a chance to win.

Leave a comment below explaining why you want to learn how to sew in 20 words or less for a chance to win.

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Have you always wanted to learn how to sew, but didn't know where to start? Do you spend hours browsing through pattern catalogs dreaming of the garments you wish could make? If you've answered yes, then we can help get your started on your sewing journey.

To celebrate the release of our latest installment to our popular beginner video series Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4, and the Teach Yourself to Sew special issue, we've put together an incredible giveaway. Threads magazine has teamed up with sewing industry giant Janome America, to bring you FIVE amazing prizes.

PRIZES:

Grand Prize: One (1) Janome 4120QDC Sewing Machine. $1,199.00 (MSRP, USD$).

First Prize: One (1) winner will receive a DVD Bundle package of our popular beginner sewing video series, Teach Yourself to Sew, Seasons 1 to 4. $99.96 (MSRP, USD$).
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4

Second Prize: Three (3) winners will receive one (1) copy of the Teach Youself to Sew Winter 2013 issue, which includes a one-hour sampler of all four seasons. $12.99 each (MSRP, USD$).

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment below detailing why you want to learn how to sew in 20 words or less, by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 29, 2013 for a chance to win one of the five fabulous prizes. The winners will be randomly selected from qualified entries, announced, and contacted via email the week of November 11, 2013. It's that simple.

Good luck!

See official rules for more details.

EvamarieGomez

Comments (643)

kaylasamuels kaylasamuels writes: I would love to be able to sew cloth diapers and other baby items for my baby girl! :-D
Posted: 9:57 am on December 2nd

user-2394526 user-2394526 writes: I would love to sew the correct way .
Posted: 6:32 pm on December 1st

user-2394526 user-2394526 writes: Dorothy, I am self taught, and would like to learn the correct way.
Posted: 6:13 pm on December 1st

user-3046394 user-3046394 writes: I have bee ill twith migranes for fifty years. I'm 82 male and just found out I have a knack for design and sewing.
Posted: 2:07 pm on November 27th

user-234993 user-234993 writes: I have tried to sew but never anything with the confidence to wear to work, plus my body keeps changing. I would like to wear my creations out and be able to alter them to fit my changing needs.
Posted: 3:16 pm on November 1st

RotaryRhonda RotaryRhonda writes: I truly want to learn to sew. I have been trying so hard at home and just don't have the right tools and supplies. but research and read and try. Being disabled it is all i have to make myself feel like i am able to contribute and feel worthy of being someone and i always love to learn.
Posted: 9:43 pm on October 30th

MaryC104 MaryC104 writes: I've always wanted to create my own patterns after moving beyond my beginner talent.
Posted: 8:37 pm on October 30th

tennknitter tennknitter writes: I want this so my daughter can learn to sew and I can occassionally make something for myself.
Posted: 8:36 am on October 30th

hazelspi hazelspi writes: I have been a quilt maker for several years and would like to now go back to making some garments. Please enter me in this contest. Thank you for the chance to win.
Posted: 3:34 am on October 30th

kajero kajero writes: I have gained weight. My clothes are too tight. I need to sew so I don't have to go naked.
Posted: 11:11 pm on October 29th

emma1023 emma1023 writes: Winning the sewing machine would mean a new sewing machine for my school's theater program, to produce greater costumes.
Posted: 10:52 pm on October 29th

MadilynsCooking MadilynsCooking writes: I want to make beautiful clothes.
I don't want cookie cutter outfits.
Please pick me!
Thank you.
Madilyn
Posted: 10:36 pm on October 29th

user-2898966 user-2898966 writes: Now that I have the time to sew, I would love to learn the correct way to create the magnificent pieces that I have admired on people that know the craft. This would be a great opportunity for me to learn and pass it on to my family. Thank you.

Posted: 10:06 pm on October 29th

gypsyjane gypsyjane writes: My granddaughter has asked me to teach her to sew. She is 18, the same age when I decided to teach myself to sew. I would like to learn better how to help her.
Posted: 9:48 pm on October 29th

user-659305 user-659305 writes: So I can make quality clothing rather than cheap, imported store-bought clothing.
Posted: 9:45 pm on October 29th

catmagenta catmagenta writes: For me it's nothing more fulfilling than creating something with your own hands, and sewing make this possible.
Posted: 9:21 pm on October 29th

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: I always love to learn new techniques. I need a new sewing machine. Custom fitting is so important ..without it, no matter how well you sew, you won't want to wear what you make.

Posted: 9:16 pm on October 29th

user-1112581 user-1112581 writes: I want to learn to make my own clothes.
Posted: 9:09 pm on October 29th

HeffBell HeffBell writes: I would love to learn to sew and create beautiful custom pieces for my home, friends & family.
Posted: 9:00 pm on October 29th

SUZAG SUZAG writes: I would like to learn the right way to sew so that my work looks professional.
Posted: 8:34 pm on October 29th

Cat_Lady7 Cat_Lady7 writes: Love the idea of being able to make my wildest dreams a reality. I think I've finally discovered my passion.
Posted: 8:24 pm on October 29th

angelamp1 angelamp1 writes: I'd love to learn solid techniques to sew with and for my daughter
Posted: 8:03 pm on October 29th

dclarke23 dclarke23 writes: have lots of fashion ideas...want to learn to put them on bodies.
Posted: 7:44 pm on October 29th

tsimshiangoddess tsimshiangoddess writes: I would really like to learn to sew clothing - 3 boys growing constantly, it would help so much. Thank you!
Posted: 7:43 pm on October 29th

rdejam rdejam writes: I can sew a straight line but I want to learn good practices and techniques.
Posted: 7:40 pm on October 29th

Eli91 Eli91 writes: I would like to give a gift to my lovely mother who want to restart to sew after many years.
Posted: 7:38 pm on October 29th

craftytammie craftytammie writes: I can never find clothes that fit well - but I can't seem to master garment sewing!
Posted: 7:37 pm on October 29th

aj50pd aj50pd writes: Would love to learn the proper techniques for certain things.
Posted: 7:33 pm on October 29th

TSUProf TSUProf writes: I want it teach my daughters to sew.
Posted: 7:29 pm on October 29th

amh61771 amh61771 writes: I need help, I sew some but its never right. this would show me how its done.
Posted: 7:27 pm on October 29th

sugarskull sugarskull writes: I grew up with my mom sewing not only ALL my outfits, but her matching outfits as well. now that I have my own child, I'd like him to have comparable memories of me <3
Posted: 7:25 pm on October 29th

cook987 cook987 writes: I would love this machine I am learning to fit and style clothes to my person choices.
Posted: 7:18 pm on October 29th

JaneNZ JaneNZ writes: I would love to give this away to one of my students who cannot afford to buy a machine
Posted: 7:13 pm on October 29th

user-1127978 user-1127978 writes: This is not just any machine it is a great machine. Creativity sewing starts with a great machine. Sign me up, please!
Posted: 7:10 pm on October 29th

JaneNZ JaneNZ writes: I would love to give this away to one of my students who cannot afford to buy a machine at the moment. To bless another and see them enjoy the machine would be very exciting
Posted: 7:09 pm on October 29th

Ms_C Ms_C writes: I want to teach others as well.
Posted: 7:07 pm on October 29th

Sparklygirl Sparklygirl writes: I want to give my mom the Janome. Her pre-1970 Singer sewing machine can no longer be repaired.
Posted: 7:06 pm on October 29th

mcspeer mcspeer writes: I can sew some, but I would love to be able to do it better and faster, and I'm sure that learning more techniques would help me to be better.
Posted: 7:01 pm on October 29th

Staxx Staxx writes: I want to create the clothes I see in my head.
Posted: 6:58 pm on October 29th

PatHersl PatHersl writes: I'm getting old. It's about time I got better!
Posted: 6:56 pm on October 29th

willma78 willma78 writes: 6 kids, 5 will eventually need prom dresses and more. A lifelong skill for both myself and the family.
Posted: 6:55 pm on October 29th

Lindamj Lindamj writes: Hello, I am new retired and now, I have time and I would like to restart to sew. I am not an expert and I need help sometimes to make my projects grows up ... This win would motive me to begin soon and to learn better than just only with book. Thank you in advance :))
Posted: 6:51 pm on October 29th

Lindamj Lindamj writes:
Posted: 6:44 pm on October 29th

gzell gzell writes: Learned to sew many many years ago but have been away from it for a while. Need to learn and refresh my memory.
Posted: 6:26 pm on October 29th

ReWoolables ReWoolables writes: I am self taught, but need improvement to help my Etsy business. Trying to remain a SAHM...
Posted: 6:10 pm on October 29th

cjwdobermom cjwdobermom writes: As a creative outlet, and to rediscover skills I learned while in 4H and haven't used since.
Posted: 5:58 pm on October 29th

trillium2009 trillium2009 writes: I used to sew many years ago, but would love to get back into it, starting at the basics.
Posted: 5:56 pm on October 29th

srileyasid srileyasid writes: Sew many ideas. . .sew dying to learn...sew much to do
Posted: 5:56 pm on October 29th

cdntkd cdntkd writes: I want to learn how to sew because ready to wear do not fit my daughter well.
Posted: 5:49 pm on October 29th

Silverdracos Silverdracos writes: I have a less than off-the-rack physique, am involved in theater/costuming, and only know the very basics.
Posted: 5:48 pm on October 29th

Txgodzilla Txgodzilla writes: I'm shaped like a football and like my clothes to fit!
Posted: 5:33 pm on October 29th

Melwyk Melwyk writes: I know how to sew, at a pretty basic level but I know more instruction and a good machine would make things so much easier, and more exciting!
Posted: 5:17 pm on October 29th

rburnett rburnett writes: I'd love to win as I'm teaching myself to sew my wardobe and adorable things for my kids.
Posted: 5:15 pm on October 29th

djbierman djbierman writes: I have some of the basics down, but would love to have a larger, better machine to continue learning sewing skills.
Posted: 5:10 pm on October 29th

rburnett rburnett writes: I'd love to win this contest as I'm teaching myself to sew for myself and my kids! I'm a textile artist hoping to start up a slow fashion business but really need to improve my sewing and pattern making skills first.
Posted: 5:08 pm on October 29th

smerkette smerkette writes: want to learn to sew to make things for myself and for friends and family.
Posted: 5:03 pm on October 29th

windowchirper windowchirper writes: Sewing runs in my blood. MY Grandmother and great-Grandmother were excellent seamstresses and I want to follow in their footsteps.
Posted: 5:00 pm on October 29th

elibraghin elibraghin writes: I would love to learn to do everything, since now I'm doing lots of sewing for my kids here in US, one of this books with the sewing machine would be great!
I'm still learning, but wouldn't be great to have that magnificent tool at home? :). It would be like having a private teacher at home.
Posted: 4:59 pm on October 29th

vme106 vme106 writes: I want to learn how to sew, so that I can make the dresses my daughter wants and hopefully in the future her wedding dress.
Posted: 4:53 pm on October 29th

judylocke judylocke writes: I already sew but need help with fitting and finishing technique. Your never too old to learn. My sewing machine is 30+ years old and could really use a new quality machine.
Posted: 4:36 pm on October 29th

rabage rabage writes: I would really like to learn more techniques for getting the perfect fit.
Posted: 4:33 pm on October 29th

dlg2sew dlg2sew writes: I would like to refresh everything I do know and fill in the gaps of what I don't know. I would like to use my skills to teach others and start a blog or business.
Posted: 4:23 pm on October 29th

NoraN NoraN writes: Sewing captures my imagination and I want to be able to express it.
Posted: 4:10 pm on October 29th

girlinayellowdress girlinayellowdress writes: I look at the creation of clothing as an art. From the choice of your fabric, color and texture, to the fit and small details of trim and embellishments. I want to create works of art and would love to win to bolster my self confidence that I can actually do it. I look forward to sharing what I learn with your help and would love to share what I create with your audience!d
Posted: 4:08 pm on October 29th

mgrant7209 mgrant7209 writes: I can't find clothes that fit me in the colors and styles I want. And my only daughter is 5 months pregnant - time to make some maternity clothes for her and try my hand at making clothes for my little granddaughter-to-be! Everything is so expensive today.
Posted: 4:06 pm on October 29th

AZLhasaMom AZLhasaMom writes: I would like to be able to make my own things so that I have clothes that actually fit me. Everything I buy in the store is always too short to my liking. It's very hard to find things that fit. I could also make other things like home decor, bags, etc.
Posted: 4:04 pm on October 29th

user-1111177 user-1111177 writes: I would love the joy of making my own cloths that fit but I just Have basic skills need to learn more!I can sew, just would like the opportunity to take real lessons.
Posted: 3:49 pm on October 29th

OhSewLaDonna OhSewLaDonna writes: I’m a textile junkie! There, I admitted it. Sewing textiles opens up a new world of infinite possibilities.
Posted: 3:48 pm on October 29th

gerirutzen gerirutzen writes: Beautiful, high quality clothes that fit and last for years!
Posted: 3:47 pm on October 29th

SewDirty SewDirty writes: Sewing is freedom! Sewing gives me the confidence to express my unique self.
Posted: 3:46 pm on October 29th

kdr kdr writes: I want to use these to teach my daughter how to sew. There are so many things that are done differently (and easier)than they were when I learned and I want to have the most up to date knowledge and skills. the machine would be wonderful for her to learn on and be able to take back and forth to her house to practice on her own.
Posted: 3:46 pm on October 29th

sewingmavin sewingmavin writes: I would love the joy of making my own cloths that fit and express my personality.
Posted: 3:38 pm on October 29th

cindyt7 cindyt7 writes: Me, me pick me!!

Posted: 3:36 pm on October 29th

RenaissanceThreads RenaissanceThreads writes: To have a chance to win a better sewing machine or tips on how to sew better? Who wouldn't want to attempt that? I would love to win to have the opportunity to learn more techniques that are always beneficial to those of us that are in love with sewing and creating new things. Whether it's costumes or a desire to create better clothing that fits our figure well.

I am all for it. Thanks for the opportunity to try and win.

Amanda.
Posted: 3:33 pm on October 29th

smvite smvite writes: ahhh, I want clothes that fit!

Posted: 3:32 pm on October 29th

Sherrmann Sherrmann writes: I know how to sew but have so much more to learn. And oh my, would I love a Janome. I hear they're great!
Posted: 3:32 pm on October 29th

joitime joitime writes: I love the idea of creating one of a kind items that I an be proud of. Ive always wanted to sew and to pass the knowledge to my daughter! With this maybe we can learn together!
Posted: 3:32 pm on October 29th

luc7 luc7 writes: i would like to channel my inner fashionista and learn how to create fashions I covet from ,magazines!!!!! this would be a great way for me to learn.
Posted: 3:15 pm on October 29th

Violet_from_Miami Violet_from_Miami writes: I want to learn to sew better so that when I get an idea, I have the skills to execute it expertly. These videos will teach me to do that. Thanks!
Posted: 3:11 pm on October 29th

auschick auschick writes: To be able to say "I made this!" without feeling embarrassed!
Posted: 3:10 pm on October 29th

neucraft neucraft writes: That magic place where individuality, creativity and personal achievement meet design and perfect fit!
Posted: 3:05 pm on October 29th

neucraft neucraft writes: That magic place where individuality, creativity and personal achievement meet design and perfect fit!
Posted: 3:05 pm on October 29th

Lady_Dupree Lady_Dupree writes: My hearts desire is to learn how to sew my own unique clothing.
Posted: 3:02 pm on October 29th

Margikins Margikins writes: Oh, how I'd love to teach my grand daughter to sew on a machine of her own. Wishing and hoping...thank you for the giveaway.
Posted: 3:00 pm on October 29th

Joy1 Joy1 writes: To be able to sew on this awesome new sewing machine!, what a treat that would be.
Posted: 3:00 pm on October 29th

Victorianna Victorianna writes: I am a nurse on disability, and I would like to sew
to boost income, and just have the joy of being creative.
Posted: 2:57 pm on October 29th

maryjoanellen maryjoanellen writes: I simply love to sew and have for over 40 years. Quality fabrics and workmanship is difficult to find in "off the rack" clothes.
Posted: 2:56 pm on October 29th

user-2428990 user-2428990 writes: What we make has the power to change lives by evoking a mood. My passion is to sew those feelings.
Posted: 2:45 pm on October 29th

MZW MZW writes: I love to sew but have not had the time of late. I need a fresher. These would definitely assist.
Posted: 2:42 pm on October 29th

alisoncat alisoncat writes: I want to learn to do expert fitting and alterations so I can have perfectly fitting clothes!
Posted: 2:41 pm on October 29th

CraftGoddessPJ CraftGoddessPJ writes: Sewing is my passion. I have been helping people, young, mature, male, and female, to nurture their passion for the last six years. That being said, there is always something new to learn. I am constantly reviewing articles and videos to find new ways to teach, new methods of creating garments or home dec items, and in the process honing my own skills. The DVD set would be a welcome addition to my library, and the Janome would be a joy to become acquainted with for it's precision and quality.
Posted: 2:40 pm on October 29th

Carli1031 Carli1031 writes: To spend hours being creative and seeing the works of my hands...

Posted: 2:36 pm on October 29th

matrice43 matrice43 writes: I want to learn to sew because I like my clothes to be for me and I cant afford the designers clothes.
Posted: 2:34 pm on October 29th

canadaypc canadaypc writes: I would love this series! As a recent retiree, I have the time to pursue new interests... and I have waited for years to enjoy sewing!
Posted: 2:32 pm on October 29th

TrishaM TrishaM writes: I want to create beautiful unique clothing that fits my body perfectly.
Posted: 2:22 pm on October 29th

SansSouci572 SansSouci572 writes: I already know how to sew, but some things I need to do repeatedly so its second nature, and not have to look it up.
Janome is a great brand; I have their coverstitch machine and highly recommend it.
Posted: 2:19 pm on October 29th

bajjmayer bajjmayer writes: Because it is just as you stated--I am tired of flipping through pattern books and wanting what I see! But I also want to be able to do it in my own creative way....
Posted: 2:19 pm on October 29th

dgray1101 dgray1101 writes: Because fashion sewing is such a great creative outlet!
Posted: 2:14 pm on October 29th

therealmrfixer therealmrfixer writes: 4 grandkids, 6 mos.boy, 6 yr, old girl, 8 yr. old boy, and 11 yr. old girl. and their mom.
Posted: 2:14 pm on October 29th

2tango 2tango writes: I already sew but I am teaching others to sew now, that machine would be awesome for a student!
Posted: 2:12 pm on October 29th

ellenjanes ellenjanes writes: I want to recreate fabulous designer duds at affordable prices -- and have them fit beautifully!
Posted: 2:05 am on October 29th

SewFaerieDeer SewFaerieDeer writes: I want to learn how to sew to make things to sell to support my family!
Posted: 11:26 pm on October 28th

LeslieMartina LeslieMartina writes: I felt special when my mother made me outfits as a kid. I want my children to feel that too.
Posted: 10:14 pm on October 28th

Traci1107 Traci1107 writes: The Janome 412QDC is an awesome machine that will allow me to create high quality clothing for myself and others.
Posted: 9:45 pm on October 28th

vparnett vparnett writes: A year ago, I had a stroke. I love sewing and miss it. I need a machine to teach others.
Posted: 9:00 pm on October 28th

Mav315 Mav315 writes: As an outlet for my creativity to create my own custom clothes and treasures to share with family.
Posted: 1:37 pm on October 28th

darnikk darnikk writes: Life puts you on your path in miraculous ways...mine was to stay at home with kids and find my creative inspiration in things I like the most...fashion & sewing. Find your inspiration and follow your bliss...happiness will find you... and rest will fall in the place. peace & love
Posted: 10:58 am on October 28th

ToniWI ToniWI writes: I can make costumes. I've made dozens of costumes for beauty pageants and Halloween. What I can't seem to sew are regular clothes. I can take a pattern and jazz it up for a costume, but if I take the same pattern and try to make clothes, I screw it up. I don't know why and I would love to learn what I'm doing wrong so I can fix it.
Posted: 9:10 am on October 28th

rena73112 rena73112 writes: I NEED to teach myself to sew because my son just had his first child and I would like to help shoulder the financial end while he finishes school by making clothes etc. for the baby!
Posted: 9:01 am on October 28th

BES_S BES_S writes: I want to sew designer style clothing, not home-made looking clothing. I love to play with fabric!
Posted: 8:45 am on October 28th

user-2972122 user-2972122 writes: Sewing just brings me back to a simpler time . My grandmother came here from Italy and was a professional. I would like to carry on that tradition
Posted: 5:24 am on October 28th

Moveonandup Moveonandup writes: Mom decided she would teach me to sew or drive - not both. I drive well, but I can't hem pants!
Posted: 12:27 am on October 28th

juneaubird juneaubird writes: I've just begun to learn how to sew and the Halloween costume was a disaster. Le sigh. Help needed!
Posted: 7:59 pm on October 27th

user-2972051 user-2972051 writes: I love individuality and learning to sew will help me by being original and help make others to be original.
Posted: 1:15 pm on October 27th

suzannakins suzannakins writes: I want to learn to sew clothes that actually fit my busty figure.
Posted: 9:05 am on October 27th

Tiffbon Tiffbon writes: I WILL learn to sew, so i can pass it on to my little girl.
Posted: 11:58 pm on October 26th

clatesky clatesky writes: Sewing and quilting are family traditions I'd love to continue. It has become my passion.
Posted: 5:47 pm on October 26th

Gensita Gensita writes: Sewing- an act of love, an unappreciated skill-that I can use to create and bless those around me.
Posted: 8:52 pm on October 25th

user-2805431 user-2805431 writes: Sewing is a wonderful creative outlet. Provides an opportunity to share with others while expanding my talent.
Posted: 3:03 am on October 25th

mmafawzy mmafawzy writes: I want to learn sewing because it relieves me,teaches patience and it's a great project to make money
Posted: 2:51 pm on October 24th

ozziepuppy ozziepuppy writes: I want to learn to sew so I can make beautiful quilts and accessories for my home.
Posted: 2:18 pm on October 24th

Rosa Rosa writes: REALLY WANT TO LEARN TO SEW BETTER AS I'M CURRENTLY STILL USING THE OLD MONTGOMERY WARD SIMPLE SEWING MACHINE.
Posted: 1:46 pm on October 24th

Tlmuntz Tlmuntz writes: I want to repair blankets and bedspreads for the needy
Posted: 12:47 pm on October 24th

Tlmuntz Tlmuntz writes: I would count it a blessing to win this sewing machine to make blankets and quilts for the homeless and needy.
Posted: 12:45 pm on October 24th

threadybetty threadybetty writes: My PASSION for FASHION
My NEED to SUCCEED
My YEARNING for LEARNING
to STITCH, SEW, and FEED (on a machine)!
Posted: 11:03 am on October 24th

SewistStLouis SewistStLouis writes: I have struggled for years with being self-taught. It would be a wonderful resource to have the DVD bundle.
Posted: 9:51 am on October 24th

Sindhoo Sindhoo writes: I read the ‘threads’,
I realized I know little.
‘Janome’,
I crave to learn a lot,
The real sewing art!

(‘Janam’ means ‘my love’ in Hindi; ‘Janome’ is my ‘Janam’. So, I wrote ‘Janome’)

Posted: 6:07 am on October 24th

Taryn1 Taryn1 writes: I wish my mother taught me to sew as a child. Then the 'sewing bug.' I'm sure she's smiling above..
Posted: 11:07 pm on October 23rd

DebbieAnneK DebbieAnneK writes: I'm 54 years old, but it's never too late to learn. My mom was a wonderful sewer, and I would like to honor her by learning to do what she loved. My favorite show is Project Runway, and it would be interesting to see how far I can take this.
Posted: 9:11 pm on October 23rd

user-2963253 user-2963253 writes: Took a sewing class in high school—loved it! I really want to return to my first love—sewing.
Posted: 1:28 pm on October 23rd

shagabcas shagabcas writes: I would love to win so that I can make art to share with, and help others.
Posted: 9:15 am on October 23rd

nicknackynoo nicknackynoo writes: I have just started my sewing journey and need to update my machine to expand my experiences and finishes.
Posted: 3:18 am on October 23rd

user-1116829 user-1116829 writes: I would love to learn how to sew so I could make clothes for the local shelter and for grands
Posted: 1:30 am on October 23rd

user-2961771 user-2961771 writes: My dream is to design and sew also I want to teach children and youth at my local church.
Posted: 12:30 am on October 23rd

AnnaBP AnnaBP writes: I am a college student, wanted to take sewing, but don't have the money to start.
Posted: 6:00 pm on October 22nd

arefaces arefaces writes: Male student who dreams of creating and construction beautiful garments. Its exciting and beautiful to see a finale design.
Posted: 4:21 am on October 22nd

Billsburg Billsburg writes: My wife's so fine,
I'm glad she's mine.
Janome's supreme,
A learn-on dream!
Posted: 10:38 pm on October 21st

SparkyD SparkyD writes: I want to have some clothes that actually fit!
Posted: 6:40 pm on October 21st

KCCRNA KCCRNA writes: My grandmother passed away last February with many unfinished sewing projects. I would love to complete her sewing legacy.
Posted: 5:12 pm on October 21st

immiri immiri writes: I have always dreamed of sewing.
Posted: 12:30 pm on October 21st

Kenesha Kenesha writes: I want to learn to sew to fulfill my life long dream of launching my own fashion label!
Posted: 11:56 am on October 21st

Connie47 Connie47 writes: Not to be selfish but it time for me to do something that I have wanted to do.
Posted: 9:12 am on October 21st

user-639331 user-639331 writes: Would love to have a home based business to help out my family and I need a good reliable sewing machine for this endeavor.
Posted: 7:49 am on October 21st

rose1954 rose1954 writes: I want to be able to see creations I visualize in my mind come to life with fabrics I love.
Posted: 10:05 pm on October 20th

user-1109707 user-1109707 writes: I want to know the correct way of doing things to can make items for my family and for charity
Posted: 5:29 pm on October 20th

user-1109649 user-1109649 writes: My goal is to offer to shorten the hems of my coworkers' pants that I see dragging on the ground.
Posted: 3:34 pm on October 20th

korthensen korthensen writes: I would love to learn to sew so I could make family quilts as my grandmother has.
Posted: 1:44 pm on October 20th

andig73 andig73 writes: I really want to learn to sew to create stylish,affordable,fashion for the home. Being fall ex. Would be faux fur throws,gorgeous throw pillows,and deluxe window treatments. Please pick me!
Posted: 10:39 am on October 20th

Bobbnwindr Bobbnwindr writes: I'd love to teach myself to sew stylish clothes fabricated from my own choices to compensate overpriced mass produced apparrel.
Posted: 9:55 am on October 20th

Dawgette Dawgette writes: I would like to learn how to sew using Janome sewing machine. I could make things for others and myself. Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 9:33 am on October 20th

lmarie444 lmarie444 writes: would love to get my ideas off of the paper & into 3 dimensions
Posted: 8:33 am on October 20th

SaraMG SaraMG writes: I admire those that can sew and make it seem so easy . I would love to have a Jenome sewing machine and be able to share what I learn with my children.
Posted: 2:51 am on October 20th

RotaryRhonda RotaryRhonda writes: I always wanted to learn but never really had the chance to learn. Lost my mom at 9 and then was in an abusive relationship started at 15, became a young mom and pretty much focused on school, work and raising my daughter. Finally bought a sewing machine which sat in the box for a year because i never thought i would be able to sew. Now, since i finally gave myself the opportunity to open myself up and try it, I enjoy it and want to learn more and make so many things. My granddaughter is 6 and it gives me and her alot to look forward to together. We made our first doll dress, i will post, we had so much fun. So guess what she is getting for Christmas? I would love to expand my horizons with a really nice machine and learn to make many beautiful creations. Thank you.
Posted: 10:55 pm on October 19th

user-2954100 user-2954100 writes: I have been wanting to learn how to sew for several years now and I just found a really nice sewing machine at a yard sale and got a great deal on it. Now I a itching to learn how to make clothes for myself and my 4 kids. I would especially love to make some cute dresses for my girls and some fun comfy Pj's for my boys.
Posted: 10:06 pm on October 19th

kimfitz kimfitz writes: 6months ago my mom passed, taught me a few things. she was teaching me more,but cancer doesn't wait.
Posted: 1:44 pm on October 19th

dawn0122 dawn0122 writes: Grandson; Crafts; Pets; Creativity; Bucket List; Costumes; Home Décor; Gifts; Thrift; Relaxation; Learning; Volunteering; Hobby; Art; Quilting
Posted: 1:37 pm on October 19th

Raine54rn Raine54rn writes: Have the time now to sew. Want a wonderful machine!
Posted: 11:06 am on October 19th

Raine54rn Raine54rn writes: I'm retired now and did sew when I was younger. Want a better machine!
Posted: 11:05 am on October 19th

Raine54rn Raine54rn writes: I'm retired now and did sew when I was younger. Want a better machine!
Posted: 11:05 am on October 19th

Kari_Marie Kari_Marie writes: I want to learn how to sew and alter my daughter's dresses so they can feel trendy and modest!
Posted: 10:17 am on October 19th

LizInPA LizInPA writes: I want to learn to sew to express my creativity, my love for others, and my personal sense of style.
Posted: 1:02 am on October 19th

paicebailey paicebailey writes: I want to repurpose and restyle my current clothing and need sewing skills to do so.
Posted: 12:57 am on October 19th

mycreation mycreation writes: Last weekend I made a pillow case and comforter cover. I just got a new sewing machine and needed to learn out to use its various functions. I also had not sewn in quite some time so wanted something easy. Learning how to sew clothes so they do not look homemade would be great!
Posted: 8:01 pm on October 18th

Kenesha Kenesha writes: I want to learn to sew to bring my beautiful clothing ideas to LIFE!
Posted: 1:12 pm on October 18th

MommaSew MommaSew writes: Sewing with my girls is a fantastic way to share time, create fitting garments and pass on life-long knowledge.
Posted: 12:22 pm on October 18th

El_Jay_ El_Jay_ writes: Sew and Sow. I’m learning to make blankets for many cancer patients. A tool like this would multiply the work.
Posted: 11:49 am on October 18th

CovingtonClass CovingtonClass writes: I want to learn to sew for the personal satisfaction of knowing I have created something that is one of a kind and beautiful.
Posted: 6:06 am on October 18th

Kavithu Kavithu writes: wish I could join this contest too. But, I'm from India. I would love to win this. I love sewing and am learning more. It's never enough when you start learning something. I always love dresses and love it more when I make it :)
But I'm not much good at sewing. SO I would love to learn sewing :)
I know I've to post in 20 words but I'm an exception, right ? ;)
i'm not eligible for this contest ;)
Anyway, someone who deserves this would get it and am happy for that :)
Posted: 2:53 am on October 18th

Silverbells Silverbells writes: Greetings,
I'm working with a girls club, & want to introduce them to ideas hoping for life-long interest in sewing!
Posted: 11:30 pm on October 17th

Cllrose Cllrose writes: I would like to hone up my skills now that I am retired and have the time to sew for my grandchildren!
Posted: 7:22 pm on October 17th

Cllrose Cllrose writes: I would like to hone up my skills now that I am retired and have the time to sew for my grandchildren!
Posted: 7:21 pm on October 17th

michigoose michigoose writes: I want to sew clothes that celebrate diverse bodies instead of punishing them.
Posted: 12:00 pm on October 17th

Nursiedawn Nursiedawn writes: I want to win this so I can teach my Daughter-in-Law to sew.Having 2small girls and tight finances it is more economical to make clothes for them.Plus their clothes will be unique and my 6 year old Granddaughter can have exactly the type of clothes she wants.
Posted: 6:48 am on October 17th

SewSplendid SewSplendid writes: I grew up with my parents in and out of jail. My grandmother took care of me. She sewed everything I can remember wearing. After leaving to the Army at 21 years old, my grandmother has recently passed away unexpectedly (9/16/2013). I am 24 years old and I want to learn to sew to bring back the wonderful memory of my grandmother for taking care of my brother and I and not letting us go to foster care or grow up ruined like my parents.
Posted: 5:00 am on October 17th

rsyro74 rsyro74 writes: For a brighter future through needle and thread.
Posted: 8:25 pm on October 16th

skhan_333 skhan_333 writes: I would like to learn how to sew in order to make clothes for my 5 younger siblings.
Posted: 7:38 pm on October 16th

MJmich1 MJmich1 writes: College is approaching and there's nothing I want to study more than fashion. I'm finally taking my own dream seriously.
Posted: 4:33 pm on October 16th

msjw11 msjw11 writes: I'd love to make clothing for my kids and as gifts.
Posted: 3:58 pm on October 16th

Kenesha Kenesha writes: I want to learn how to sew so that I can make clothes to fit curves beautifully!!!
Posted: 12:18 pm on October 16th

senacia senacia writes: I have so many ideas in my head for garments, I must learn how to sew to express my creativity!
Posted: 11:38 am on October 16th

user-1116275 user-1116275 writes: As I live in the UK classes are few and far between so distance learning is really the only option.
Posted: 9:01 am on October 16th

farmermom farmermom writes: My grandchildren do not fit the clothes for their age group. I need to learn to fit and sew stylist clothes for young children that they feel comfortable in.

Posted: 7:28 am on October 16th

DenM DenM writes: I recently started sewing again and need to hone my skills!
Posted: 6:58 am on October 16th

Cstickell Cstickell writes: I am a post grad moving away from my friends, need a new hobby to ward off loneliness.
Posted: 6:40 pm on October 15th

Kenesha Kenesha writes: I want to learn to sew to become a CREATOR of GREAT things!!!
Posted: 6:13 pm on October 15th

sewingurl22 sewingurl22 writes: As an artist, I want to explore new means of self-expression. Hence, why I want to learn to sew.
Posted: 2:54 pm on October 15th

user-82987 user-82987 writes: I'd love garments that finally fit my plus-size body correctly; made by me, in the fabrics and styles I choose.
Posted: 2:54 pm on October 15th

Tomndallas Tomndallas writes: My Mom taught me some basics, but I'd like to learn more now that I'm retired.
Posted: 2:00 pm on October 15th

Susieqt7 Susieqt7 writes: To learn to sew better to help my jobless husband, get health insurance, and pay bills.
Posted: 1:55 pm on October 15th

helgan helgan writes: Kids are out of the house, would love Janome to come and teach me to sew. ;)
Posted: 10:54 am on October 15th

user-9056 user-9056 writes: I would like to be able to make memorable items for my four year old grandson (my only grandchild) who lives in China.
Posted: 8:31 am on October 15th

oldyetnew oldyetnew writes: I want to learn to sew to help repurpose used items into new items for all.
Posted: 7:35 am on October 15th

Kdbullard Kdbullard writes: I want to pass on the tradition of quilting to another generation. A lost art should be preserved.
Posted: 11:38 pm on October 14th

helgan helgan writes: The kids are out of the house...would love to have a Janome to come live with me and teach me to sew. ;)
Posted: 6:01 pm on October 14th

mja485 mja485 writes: I love the creativity sewing gives me. Plus I'm able to make clothes that fit me & my style!
Posted: 3:55 pm on October 14th

user-155163 user-155163 writes: Because retail clothes don't fit this misshapen body. They are poorly sewn together and leave you with limited fabric and style choices. Help!
Posted: 12:38 pm on October 14th

teresa101 teresa101 writes: I have always wanted to learn how to sew, just never had the opportunity, this could be my time, thanks.
Posted: 11:11 am on October 14th

kate_shmate kate_shmate writes: As an engineering student, I don't have time for sewing classes, but my drive in life is to create!
Posted: 12:13 am on October 14th

mstoni7014 mstoni7014 writes: I have always had a passion for sewing but never had the opportunity to pursue my passion. Also because of my physique it is difficult for me to find clothes that fit perfectly so I am making it my goal to learn how to sew, so I can look better in clothes. My ultimate goal is to be able to make clothes that will fit people who are in the same situation I usually find myself.
Posted: 5:13 pm on October 13th

user-2466987 user-2466987 writes: Sewing makes creativity material, liberates from the social and environmental ills of the garment industry, and builds culture between generations!
Posted: 4:34 pm on October 13th

DeniseCH DeniseCH writes: Reteach myself and rediscover the feeling of awesome cretivity I felt, loved years ago before life got in the way.
Posted: 11:34 am on October 13th

SewinLV SewinLV writes: I want to get my get my ideas out of my head and into the textiles, and I want to be an example to others.
Posted: 10:45 am on October 13th

butterflyrouge butterflyrouge writes: I remember my mom sewing, and I'd love to make similar memories with my own daughter!
Posted: 8:55 am on October 13th

whatisitcreations whatisitcreations writes: Holes in my fingers, piles of work labeled 'scrap'; it's time for me to friend this thing called sewing.
Posted: 7:16 am on October 13th

laannie laannie writes: Hi, I am interested in learning to sew and make some of the wonderful gifts and projects I have seen on-line. I am 58 yrs, and disabled for the last five years. I am on oxygen 24/7; and I have bad and good nights. This makes it difficult for me to plan activities. I have enrolled in community classes only to miss so many, I fell behind. I am anxious to learn something that keeps me busy; but that I can control and be able to do when I can "work". I have even the faint hope that I can do some projects that can earn a little money, which would be most welcome. Thank you for your contest. I have always loved your magazine, Threads, especially the back cover. I don't understand most of the articles or maybe I'm scared...I don't know which.) Thanks again - :)
Posted: 6:38 pm on October 12th

MyIrishWitt MyIrishWitt writes: I have Original Design in my mind and I can't draw! I need to learn to sew, to Show them!
Posted: 5:32 pm on October 12th

niksag3000 niksag3000 writes: Why I want to learn how to sew? Well creating and designing as been my background for many years now. By trade I am a graphic and textile pattern designer. I have a passion for colors, patterns and shapes and there are times I sketch down fashion designs to go with my pattern and print designs I create. I want to teach myself to sew in order to expand my creativity with my designs with fabrics.

Posted: 3:06 pm on October 12th

Cherryblossom11 Cherryblossom11 writes: This summer my great-aunt died leaving me her sewing box and now I want to follow in her footsteps.
Posted: 2:48 pm on October 12th

bbanzai2 bbanzai2 writes: Being able to create clothes that fit me to a "T"-and make myself a incredible leather jacket.
Posted: 4:01 am on October 12th

user-2374911 user-2374911 writes: I want to learn to sew to create a job for myself and give myself independence and self reliance.
Posted: 6:36 pm on October 11th

Chelsea_Rivers_mama Chelsea_Rivers_mama writes: I have three daughters and would love, love, love to make things for them. Dresses, costumes...you name it!
Posted: 4:58 pm on October 11th

21Lisa 21Lisa writes: I want to learn to sew to have a creative outlet.
Posted: 4:56 pm on October 11th

Mama_Truthseeker Mama_Truthseeker writes: The satisfaction knowing that I can clothe my family using my own hands even when times are tough.
Posted: 4:26 pm on October 11th

Kenesha Kenesha writes: I would LOVE to learn how to sew to be able to EXPRESS my individuality through my projects!
Posted: 4:25 pm on October 11th

Mama_Truthseeker Mama_Truthseeker writes: Sewing is a great way to save money, times are getting tougher everyday. With 4 kids, gotta pinch pennies.
Posted: 4:18 pm on October 11th

mwcmax99 mwcmax99 writes: To prove my Home Ec teacher wrong!
Posted: 12:05 pm on October 11th

fashionablysew fashionablysew writes: I have been sewing all my life and want to pass this amazing craft to my daughter. She is finally interested to learn at 15 and would like her to have a machine of her own.
Posted: 9:37 am on October 11th

natann108 natann108 writes: I started sewing one year ago and it became such a passion....and there is still so much to learn! I want to know it all! I want to be able to surprise my dearest ones with my sewing creations but for that I still need to learn a lot...please help!
Posted: 7:48 am on October 11th

thericmeister thericmeister writes: I am a quilter, but not much of a sewer. I would like to learn.
Posted: 6:14 am on October 11th

Sewmeister Sewmeister writes: My granddaughter wants to learn to sew so she can make her mommy a hat for Christmas
Posted: 5:35 am on October 11th

Lark1223 Lark1223 writes: It's the next step in my creative endeavors. I already make jewelry and knit. I've wanted to learn to sew for ages. I also love clothes, but hate shopping. I'd love to be able to have a custom, one-of-a-kind wardrobe.
Posted: 11:23 pm on October 10th

blessedwith3 blessedwith3 writes: I am entering not only on behalf of myself but also for my two daughters. One will be 14 this month and the other will be 13 this month. My oldest is taking a sewing class and she has already made a pillow by hand! I have always sewn by hand since grade school and would LOVE to own one of your machines to get my girls on the right track. Thank you for this chance!
Posted: 9:48 pm on October 10th

kraftkrafty kraftkrafty writes: I have always wanted to sew. My first and last project to date was bedroom curtain that I sew on a mini sewing machine. It was around seven years ago.The project took long to complete.Having a Janome sewing machine will greatly help me move forward on my sewing adventure. thank you!
Posted: 6:49 pm on October 10th

katwoman13 katwoman13 writes: My grandma, aunts, & mom sewed. We homeschool and I want to learn so I can pass on the tradition.
Posted: 4:45 pm on October 10th

Momsfun Momsfun writes: I want to wear cute, one of a kind creations. If I could sew I could be the creator!
Posted: 1:15 pm on October 10th

newparadise newparadise writes: I need to learn to make my own clothes. I have always have 2nd hand clothes. i only know basics.
Posted: 9:35 am on October 10th

Kenesha Kenesha writes: Hi! I want...NEED to learn how to sew because I want to be the CREATOR of great clothes!
Posted: 9:27 am on October 10th

anindita anindita writes: For me, sewing machine is a magical tool. It can make my craft imagination come true. Thank you for this sewing machine!
Posted: 4:36 am on October 10th

Enlisted Enlisted writes: My mom gave me sewing lessons when i was a little girl. I used her sewing machine until I enlisted in the Air Force. I purchased a cheap machine to sew my rank on my uniforms, heming skirts and pants---and ended sewing for everyone during the 20 years. Since my retirement, I have had numerous health problems including breast cancer, back pain, etc..
The dupuytren's disease (disabled vet) is the worst. With both hands affected by this disease it would be a dream come true to learn how to sew again... with this beautiful machine and programs.
Posted: 9:23 pm on October 9th

user-2910297 user-2910297 writes: I want to learn to sew having clothing the fits and is unique. I also want to express my creativity in creating my on clothing.
Posted: 9:14 pm on October 9th

phniehoff phniehoff writes: I am 66 yrs old and disabled. I despertly need something creative and fun to fill my time
Posted: 7:39 pm on October 9th

VStyle VStyle writes: My Mom passed away in May I took her sewing skills for granted. Learning to sew would honor her memory.
Posted: 5:30 pm on October 9th

browneyzz browneyzz writes: I would like to learn to sew. I have no experience and would love to create designs for my daughter.
Posted: 4:05 pm on October 9th

searunner searunner writes: I would love to learn to sew again! I took sewing lessons in high school over 30 years ago.




Posted: 3:08 pm on October 9th

machinemaven machinemaven writes: I do sew, and I love teaching others how to sew. I want to pass on the love of sewing to all that I can.
Posted: 12:46 pm on October 9th

Dudley76 Dudley76 writes: I’m 31 years old and I don’t even know how to sew on a button. Help me!
Posted: 10:13 am on October 9th

pwha420 pwha420 writes: I'd like to tailor my own clothes.
Posted: 9:36 am on October 9th

ArtBunny ArtBunny writes: My love of needlecrafts is extending to sewing. I want to explore, enrich & create function & beauty!
Posted: 9:32 am on October 9th

Heathersews Heathersews writes: I am starting a kids sewing club and the DVD's and sewing machine would be the perfect to help get us started. Most of the kids don't own a sewing machine yet. I want to pass on this wonderful hobby to the next generation.
Posted: 8:14 am on October 9th

Rosietoaster Rosietoaster writes: Have always sewn since I was a kid. Enjoyed making clothes for my daughter, hope to continue for her children.
Posted: 7:58 am on October 9th

LoveMyMal LoveMyMal writes: I would love to learn how to transfer my ideas onto fabric.
Posted: 7:37 am on October 9th

user-2930983 user-2930983 writes: I would love to learn to sew in a more polished way. I have several fit issues and I sometimes just get hung up on the fit. Thanks
Posted: 6:49 am on October 9th

user-2931093 user-2931093 writes: To keep this dying art alive in the home. I intend to teach myself, then my children, and grandchildren.
Posted: 6:13 am on October 9th

missb_2000_2001 missb_2000_2001 writes: To improve the visible flaws on the not so ready to wear that my family so graciously and proudly display
Posted: 4:41 am on October 9th

sarsk sarsk writes: sewing is my passion, being able to create variety of thing by sewing gives intense satisfaction.
Posted: 3:06 am on October 9th

Ida8 Ida8 writes: I always admired my aunt who was an exceptional seamstress. She inspired me to learn to sew.
Posted: 1:19 am on October 9th

Malea Malea writes: I had a gastric bypass and lost a lot of weight, which left me with shape issues. Clothes that I buy at stores due not fit properly. I would like to better my sewing skills so I could make my own clothes and make myself not only look better, but feel better.
Posted: 1:16 am on October 9th

MsMedico MsMedico writes: Until Congress gets its act together, I'm on furlough with plenty of time to sharpen my sewing skills.
Posted: 12:38 am on October 9th

Musicat Musicat writes: I love sewing, but there is always so much more to learn. Especially when you get older and your shape changes drastically. Plus having many grandchildren to sew for and one of them is a new little girl on the way. I can use all the help I can get--Threads and Janome are the best places to get that help.
Posted: 11:00 pm on October 8th

Pattiemanes Pattiemanes writes: I would love to learn to sew clothing for my two new granddaughters.
Posted: 9:36 pm on October 8th

KathrynLynn KathrynLynn writes: Sewing is a big part of my family history. I would love to learn to sew so I can pass it onto my children and grandchildren.
Posted: 8:53 pm on October 8th

LAWHITE63 LAWHITE63 writes: I would like to learn to sew to create cute and stylish fashion for women over 6'0 tall.
Posted: 8:47 pm on October 8th

Marymunchkin Marymunchkin writes: Sewing is a classic hobby and useful trade. To learn sewing is something I would use the rest of life.
Posted: 7:40 pm on October 8th

Lil_taty Lil_taty writes: I want to make clothes for my daughter and her dolls. I also want my daughter to learn also.
Posted: 6:45 pm on October 8th

ldybkpr ldybkpr writes: i want to learn to sew because my grandmother was a great seamstress.i also belong to a recreation group that needs costumes sewn. thank you
Posted: 6:28 pm on October 8th

Nanettesplace Nanettesplace writes: I want to learn how to quilt the pieced top with those beautiful intricate designs!
Posted: 6:16 pm on October 8th

lindyj35 lindyj35 writes: Quit smoking and sewing will help me. Would love to be creative with quilting and my granddaughters clothes!

Posted: 5:53 pm on October 8th

seminolewind seminolewind writes: I want to teach my family that we can do anything we want if we take the time to learn.
Posted: 5:51 pm on October 8th

CStevens CStevens writes: Sewing appears to becoming a lost art. I want to learn to sew to preserve the art for my grandkids.
Posted: 5:49 pm on October 8th

audreyscarante audreyscarante writes: I want to join a community that makes clothes for those who lost all they have due to bad weather, robbery, etc. It would help a lot to have my own machine.
Posted: 5:15 pm on October 8th

Runnergirlie Runnergirlie writes: I'd love to teach myself how to make my own clothes and alter those I buy to fit me better.
Posted: 4:50 pm on October 8th

quincee quincee writes: I would like to learn to express my creativity by sewing garments, quilts and other textile arts like my grandmother did.
Posted: 4:43 pm on October 8th

Ginrei Ginrei writes: I want to sew a queen-sized quilt, because I love the satisfaction that comes from saying, "I made this!"
Posted: 4:37 pm on October 8th

JanelleR JanelleR writes: So I can sew things for my grand kids, like Halloween costumes! And make some cool decorations for all the holidays!
Posted: 4:21 pm on October 8th

pthgrl pthgrl writes: My mother sews so much... so embarassed I don't! What a surprise it would be if I learned.
Posted: 3:27 pm on October 8th

JazzyTJan JazzyTJan writes: It would be "sew" fulfilling to learn to create and sew garments and gifts and be gifted with new sewing machine and lessons.
Posted: 2:06 pm on October 8th

user-1130733 user-1130733 writes: Although I've been sewing for many years, there are so many more resources for learning than when I was much younger. I am craving learning new sewing techniques from the masters! I especially want to learn all I can about couture sewing. Threads Magazine has been so helpful to increase my knowledge of sewing! Thanks for the opportunity for learning more!


Posted: 1:42 pm on October 8th

momoftwoinva momoftwoinva writes: Learning to sew would give me another creative and fun outlet!
Posted: 1:02 pm on October 8th

user-663938 user-663938 writes: To see ourselves in our own image . . . realized by customized fit and sewing with patterns and fabrics of choice.
Posted: 1:00 pm on October 8th

21Lisa 21Lisa writes: I would love to have a passion that would take my mind away from all the stressors in daily life.
Posted: 11:49 am on October 8th

Kimbaron1 Kimbaron1 writes: It is so much fun to have a hobby and share it with people who you love.
Posted: 11:28 am on October 8th

user-2701816 user-2701816 writes: My fabric store dreams used to turn into nightmares. Now, I buy the fabric, but don't sew it.
Posted: 11:13 am on October 8th

Snoopy10 Snoopy10 writes: I want to lean to sew and quilt so I can leave a legacy of love for my family.
Posted: 10:52 am on October 8th

Nannysc Nannysc writes: I want to learn new techniques to enhance my love of sewing!
Posted: 9:10 am on October 8th

annina_ch annina_ch writes: so I can saw the one-hour-dress
Posted: 8:25 am on October 8th

Vikki_Evie Vikki_Evie writes: I'd love to make my baby girl one off designs made with love
Posted: 7:00 am on October 8th

Lveeckgosden Lveeckgosden writes: New life, it's sublime,
Life's good, have more time.

Baste, stitch, serge, create,
So much to learn, before too late!
Posted: 11:34 pm on October 7th

shazley shazley writes: Learning how to sew will remind me of the days when I would sit and watch my grandmother sew.
Posted: 11:32 pm on October 7th

darktowel darktowel writes: Hi there,

I do a lot of backpacking (hiking overnights with a backpack). The clothes cost a fortune, and there are always better fabrics coming out. There's currently a fabric called cuben fiber that is really lightweight, waterproof, and durable. I'd like to learn how to make my own backpack and quilts. My buddy already makes fun of me for trying to learn how to crochet (I saw a video of a swedish guy who made this really warm looking sweater), so I'm not real worried about that. My mom says Janome is a great brand, but I'd be real happy with some instruction on how to do this stuff. Thanks for reading.
Posted: 7:20 pm on October 7th

psychomum psychomum writes: I sewed for years, but it's been quite a few years since I've sewn, so I feel almost like I would be learning all over again.I have the urge to create again and I would like to share the experience with my granddaughters.
Posted: 6:04 pm on October 7th

2bzmom 2bzmom writes: Sewing is life style the choice to not by ready to wear garmets. It's a thrill to have something come to life. It's just me!
Posted: 4:49 pm on October 7th

artzncrafts artzncrafts writes: If creativity is intelligence at play, then sewing is creative intelligence that wants to make beautiful things for practical uses.

Our garments, our homes, our hobbies are expressions of the spirit who took such joy in learning, growing, showing, telling from the moment we were born. It never tires. It never grows old. It stays with us through every age.

Whether we're artsy, crafty or just thrifty, sewing offers a way to express this inner being in myriad physical forms - apparel, home decor, camping gear, dance costumes, holiday decorations or children's toys. And the Internet - along with the generosity of other sewists and magazines like Threads - makes learning easy.

But most of all, I'm learning to sew because it's fun!


Posted: 4:17 pm on October 7th

divyakirankumar divyakirankumar writes: I want to learn to sew so I can express my love toward my family in one more way
Posted: 3:07 pm on October 7th

browning browning writes: My sewn signature good-bye bears need clothing that fit more perfectly. My pattern alteration skills need great improvement.
Posted: 3:06 pm on October 7th

ItzByo ItzByo writes: My reason for learning to see garments is that I have tried and tried to sew clothes for my girls but I always seem to screw something up. I have been using the threads magazine as a reference a d I have learned a great deal; I know the DVDs would really help me as I learn by doing and have a hard time envisioning what I am reading.
Posted: 12:40 pm on October 7th

ecasale ecasale writes: One never knows everything when it comes to sewing, and continuing education is the key to keeping the fun alive!
Posted: 10:36 am on October 7th

csjborch csjborch writes: I want to learn to sew and know the correct way of sewing instead of the way I've been doing it.
Posted: 9:32 am on October 7th

bravesunray bravesunray writes: I believe that sowing has become a "lost art" and there is pride and self-worth in creating things yourself. Our society has become about "instant gratification", but I would like to go against those grains and get back to my roots ; - )
Posted: 8:34 am on October 7th

Hoksie Hoksie writes: When you think out of the box, you wish to sew fashion with Janome out of the box!
Posted: 3:22 am on October 7th

SaraZoe SaraZoe writes: I would love how to learn to sew because would like to do something that would fit me, & enjoy wearing, I have lost 65 pounds; & at the same time letting the persons know going to this website & purchasing the DVDs in no time you would learn how to sew by the pro's with tips from the sewing industry that would make us like easier plus great names of the community that loves to share their knowledge with us!
Posted: 3:16 am on October 7th

miwts miwts writes: To save money and turn my ideas into completed projects!
Posted: 2:47 am on October 7th

Sherri2sew Sherri2sew writes: My daughters have just begun showing an interest in sewing and I'd love to encourage them with their own machine.
Posted: 12:30 am on October 7th

LadyJake884 LadyJake884 writes: I've recently retired, always wanted to sew, now is a good time to learn using grads to practice projects.
Posted: 11:26 pm on October 6th

EESewer EESewer writes: Sewing has been self-expression as engineering for me that I have loved learning and wish to do more.
Posted: 11:17 pm on October 6th

user-1020183 user-1020183 writes: Love to read the Magazines and just dream dream dream just like what was mention, so i would be delighting to have a start on such wonderful prizes.It would wonderful to be able to sew on and on and on I think it give me the confidence to know it was ment to be.
Posted: 10:59 pm on October 6th

GrandmaDiane GrandmaDiane writes: I would love the chance to teach my granddaughter to sew, increasing the odds of the next generations sewing legacy.
Posted: 10:45 pm on October 6th

ozparker ozparker writes: i have just retired and now have my freedom to sew and create new things for myself, my home and my family. I have always been a self-taught seamstress and would love to improve my skills. My goal is to make a lovely wedding gown someday and there are many things I need to improve upon in order to accomplish this. so I would really love to win one of these prizes.
Posted: 9:09 pm on October 6th

JHiscox JHiscox writes: I want to build the skills to make custom fit clothes that express my unique style and creativity.
Posted: 7:45 pm on October 6th

LeandaM LeandaM writes: I would love to win this for my daughter who lives too far away for me to teach her myself. She really wants to learn.

Posted: 7:42 pm on October 6th

Frugal_MN Frugal_MN writes: I have totes full of patterns, fabric, sewing notions, buttons but don't have the skill to use them. HELP, PLEASE!
Posted: 7:10 pm on October 6th

melissa_dufresne melissa_dufresne writes: I love the idea of this contest! I am a beginning quilter and working hard to figure out how to do some of the lovely designs I want to try to create. I have a little Brother LS 590 and have been looking at machines that offer a wide range of options.
Posted: 4:40 pm on October 6th

jen_dylan jen_dylan writes: I want to improve on my sewing skills. I feel I have a lot to learn. I want to win so I can learn fun ways to create clothes and scarfs and blankets for my wonderful sweet boyfriend. I am the sweet wonderful boyfriend and I logged into my girlfriends account. If she won it would be great. She is the nicest and most deserving woman to win. She tries her best to sew and has taught the little she knows herself. She does everything for everybody else she deserves to win!!
Posted: 3:15 pm on October 6th

RegiJ RegiJ writes: I believe in heart that I'm an Artist. I'd love to express my artistry through the joy of learning sewing!
Posted: 2:55 pm on October 6th

sharonaboo sharonaboo writes: I would love to learn the correct way to sew.It is a dying gift and I would like to keep it alive,by sharing with my niece.
Posted: 11:56 am on October 6th

jamaco jamaco writes: I want to learn to sew in order to make clothing and doll clothes for my granddaughters!
Posted: 9:43 am on October 6th

rlrcu rlrcu writes: I want to learn correctly to start a home business, make clothes that fit my family & teach my son.
Posted: 7:48 am on October 6th

sincerity sincerity writes: Learning to sew is blissful and ongoing!!!
Posted: 2:19 am on October 6th

user-2883550 user-2883550 writes: I am just somebody who would like to teach her self how to sew for myself and to do crafts with my grandson .i really believe it will be fun and a great way for self taught.
Posted: 1:46 am on October 6th

MyMommasGirl MyMommasGirl writes: I want to learn to sew so I can create memories for my family like my mother & grandmother did for me & my kids. (now I'm just squallin like a baby over here)
Posted: 10:25 pm on October 5th

Spool64 Spool64 writes: I do not wanted to be limited by anything but my own imagination and abilities.
Posted: 10:03 pm on October 5th

auschick auschick writes: I want the skills to confidently sew awesome jackets and pants. I have many patterns, but they're collecting dust :(.
Posted: 8:22 pm on October 5th

user-2413449 user-2413449 writes: I love to sew because it is soothing and allows us to be creative.
Posted: 5:22 pm on October 5th

user-2413449 user-2413449 writes: I love to sew but never had the time while i was working and raising my family.
Posted: 5:21 pm on October 5th

iatoak iatoak writes: it would be nice to sew without having to fake the instructions for new patterns
Posted: 5:18 pm on October 5th

BetySewWhat BetySewWhat writes: Because I want to proudly say I made that by myself, I want it to be a sewn creation!
Posted: 10:38 am on October 5th

Cathie Preston Cathie Preston writes: I am about to retire. I would like to have something productive and enjoyable in my golden years.
Posted: 10:32 am on October 5th

marklu marklu writes: I want to learn to sew for my family and friends. I would love the opportunity to pay it forward.
Posted: 10:12 am on October 5th

Michseun Michseun writes: because anytime i browse or see nice outfit on people i always want to make something that or more fascinating
Posted: 9:09 am on October 5th

user-2880813 user-2880813 writes: Iwant to sew myself a special and exclusive garment
Posted: 4:29 am on October 5th

Debi_11 Debi_11 writes: I find sewing to be a fulfilling and relaxing hobby. I would like to learn different sewing techniques-altering patterns.
Posted: 3:26 am on October 5th

island_girl island_girl writes: I recently retired. I now have the time and would love to update my skills.
Posted: 2:59 am on October 5th

dkmccarthy dkmccarthy writes: I've been searching for something I'm good at, that skill/talent that makes people unique..sewing is it:)
Posted: 12:20 am on October 5th

Animama Animama writes: I want to make well constructed clothes that fit and flatter.
Posted: 12:01 am on October 5th

Beakers Beakers writes: I love fabrics of all kinds and sewing and creating makes my happy.
Posted: 11:43 pm on October 4th

Msbackstitch Msbackstitch writes: I've had weight loss surgery. I'm beginning to rebuild my self esteem. what better way to feel good about yourself than to dress in clothes that fit you well and you made in your own style in the colors and textures that that suit you. I want this so much. Learning to sew will help me to appreciate myself and build my pride in me.
Posted: 10:03 pm on October 4th

Jmac88 Jmac88 writes: So I can actually create the outfits I dream up!
Posted: 9:42 pm on October 4th

sldl5003 sldl5003 writes: I want to learn so I can teach my Grand daughter to sew.
Posted: 7:17 pm on October 4th

fabkat99 fabkat99 writes: I want to learn to sew so that I can make clothes that fit my figure better than store apparel.
Posted: 6:52 pm on October 4th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: So I can re-create and wear the high fashions from the magazines.
Posted: 6:06 pm on October 4th

user-2411846 user-2411846 writes: sewing my own clothes and learning to make fitting adjustments,i'm ready for more sewing techniques and
maybe a new sewing machine?
Posted: 4:13 pm on October 4th

user-287821 user-287821 writes: I have tried to teach myself to sew for many years (I always ended up with the no-sew iron on fusion lining...I need help!) I've got so many creative ideas and books but the DVDs and right tools would really let my ideas come to life!
Posted: 4:01 pm on October 4th

user-173390 user-173390 writes: I would love to learn the tips from experts on how to sew, it is the perfect outlet for creativity.
Posted: 3:05 pm on October 4th

ardis128 ardis128 writes: I love to create and learning to sew would help me in creating beautiful items for my home.
Posted: 2:59 pm on October 4th

BrewCrewof5 BrewCrewof5 writes: I want to learn because I want to teach and show my children the love of this lost art.
Posted: 2:32 pm on October 4th

Denne Denne writes: I have lymphedema in one of my arms from breast cancer. I would like to learn to so to customize the fit on that side so my garments will fit normally. Right now I that side bunches and pulls making it very obvious. I cannot wear long sleeves or jackets because that arm is much bigger that the other.
Posted: 2:31 pm on October 4th

phyl45 phyl45 writes: Grandma,s tredle machine needs a rest I need an upgrade. I want to learn more.
Posted: 2:14 pm on October 4th

d_doodler d_doodler writes: I wou-ld like to learn to sew as I am a plus size diva and would like to wear more than tshirts which seems to be the only thing available to us ladies.
Posted: 2:04 pm on October 4th

idosew idosew writes: Sewing is one rewarding task that will not make you fat.
Posted: 1:52 pm on October 4th

kyrie kyrie writes: I missed the chance to learn to sew from my dear mother. This will help me to learn her skills.
Posted: 1:08 pm on October 4th

Puddiesmom Puddiesmom writes: I'm a remedial sewer. I have no doubt a new machine or tutorial DVDs would be tremendously helpful!
Posted: 1:06 pm on October 4th

winnipegger winnipegger writes: i want to learn how to sew because i have so many creative ideas for all kinds of garments but i don't have the means (i.e. no machine) or knowledge no execute them
Posted: 1:03 pm on October 4th

SEWNYA SEWNYA writes: I am not a beginner, but I find that there is always so much more to learn. I find that I don't even know all that is available on the simple basics.
Posted: 1:03 pm on October 4th

user-2819315 user-2819315 writes: I have a horrible time finding clothes that fit properly. I want to learn to sew quality garments that fit me.
Posted: 12:23 pm on October 4th

lesnoces lesnoces writes: I love to craft, and there are so many crafting possibilities when you’re skilled at sewing.
Posted: 12:02 pm on October 4th

christaj3 christaj3 writes: I've taught myself to sew, but need to BE taught many necessary techniques! Please Teach Me To Sew!
Posted: 11:57 am on October 4th

CrochetAddictUK CrochetAddictUK writes: I want to learn so that I can occupy my mind & feel like I'm achieving even though I'm disabled.
Posted: 11:40 am on October 4th

cecine cecine writes: What I know in sewing is very limited. Winning this will help me to explore much more in sewing clothing. Thanks.

Posted: 11:28 am on October 4th

nutso nutso writes: I have sewed since I was a small girl. One of the few things I enjoy in life is sewing and working in my garden. It would make me very happy for a long time to win any of the prizes especially since it pertains to sewing.
Posted: 11:14 am on October 4th

MomT MomT writes: I want to keep the art of sewing alive and to be able to pass along the very best methods and knowledge.
Posted: 11:03 am on October 4th

user-2459850 user-2459850 writes: Learning to sew would enable me to be beautiful on the outside.
Posted: 10:48 am on October 4th

Jeannieart Jeannieart writes: I want to learn the right way to sew. Some young women want to learn, I want to teach-correctly.
Posted: 9:35 am on October 4th

nicolars nicolars writes: My grandmother passed on her sewing machine & notions to me and I'd like to honor her by sewing well.
Posted: 9:25 am on October 4th

sew_good sew_good writes: Learn to Sew!! Yahoo!! Unlimited ideas, Endless potential, Teach the Kids, SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 8:40 am on October 4th

Amieburkiett315 Amieburkiett315 writes: I would love love love to learn to sew so that I can make things for my loved ones
Posted: 8:25 am on October 4th

user-2768288 user-2768288 writes: I learned as a child to sew from my aunt, but let it go as I grew up. It is my goal during this year that I am turning 50, to learn again.
Posted: 4:29 am on October 4th

matrice43 matrice43 writes: I WANT TO LE
Posted: 2:12 am on October 4th

zookbook zookbook writes: My grandma, Martha, was the queen of sewing! She passed away before I was old enough to learn from her, so my dream is to learn the craft myself and pass it on to my kids!
Posted: 1:40 am on October 4th

zookbook zookbook writes: My grandma, Martha, was the queen of sewing! She passed away before I was old enough to learn from her, so my dream is to learn the craft myself and pass it on to my kids!
Posted: 1:39 am on October 4th

user-1142651 user-1142651 writes: I want to learn to sew to spend quality time with my grand daughter while she is learning to sew .
Posted: 1:13 am on October 4th

bnamom24 bnamom24 writes: I believe in overcoming intimidation. Sewing is intimidating. I want to spread my crafty wings and SOAR with sewing knowledge.
Posted: 1:02 am on October 4th

Muffin58 Muffin58 writes: I want to learn to sew so I can make clothes that fit me better and look good on me.
Posted: 12:48 am on October 4th

_Leyy _Leyy writes: I have always wanted to be able to sew. But am still struggling to teach myself /: But I would love to be able to make clothes !!
Posted: 11:41 pm on October 3rd

Buttonscreates Buttonscreates writes: I have a daughter learning to sew. This would save me from having my borrowed. We both could sew together!
Posted: 10:48 pm on October 3rd

KHD KHD writes: Learning to sew would mean I could have flattering, well-made clothing in beautiful fabrics and colors.
Posted: 10:33 pm on October 3rd

Almis Almis writes: I want to WIN!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to learnd more and more becuse I love to sew that's what I do best :D

Posted: 10:16 pm on October 3rd

Talita_Kuncoro Talita_Kuncoro writes: I just got married a month ago, one day when I have kids, I want to make them cute clothes
Posted: 10:13 pm on October 3rd

mercyrod mercyrod writes: I start sewing at 14 years old making my own school uniforms pleated burgundy skirt, plaid vest with white polo with matching ugly black shoes. Work my summers to purchase the supplies and books for the new school year. I was discouraged to continue sewing at 18 by my ex husband and dedicate my time to my first child. Now at 38 and in my second marriage Im free and encouraged to pursue my interests while taking care of my second child I being re learning my sewing skills by youtube or online classes just for my enjoyment of creating. Also is very relaxing. Funny start as a necessity and now is a hobby.
Posted: 9:56 pm on October 3rd

GerriBeeson GerriBeeson writes: I am retired senior and want to take up sewing as a hobby but I am once again a beginner.
Posted: 9:42 pm on October 3rd

msconsuela msconsuela writes: Lost over 70. Kicked depression and high blood pressure but. Need to refashion my old clothes to save money.
Posted: 9:23 pm on October 3rd

14scotty 14scotty writes: I would like to teach my grandkids to sew, I learn how to sew by magazine.
Posted: 9:21 pm on October 3rd

rmcfrancis rmcfrancis writes: I've been interested in learning to make my own garments, but have been intimidated by the complexity of the patterns :o maybe start with something simple :D The dvds would be awesome :D :D :D
Posted: 9:16 pm on October 3rd

halifaxfaye halifaxfaye writes: I would love a machine that I can take to sewing class to learn to improve my skills.
Posted: 8:47 pm on October 3rd

halifaxfaye halifaxfaye writes: I would love a machine that I can take to sewing class to learn to improve my skills.
Posted: 8:47 pm on October 3rd

taty_alvarado3 taty_alvarado3 writes: Sewing is creation,I wish to let a legacy of love and creation,teaching my grandkids by learning myself.
Posted: 7:56 pm on October 3rd

TMedders TMedders writes: I am a novice sewer and would like to start making my own clothes. Also my daughter wants to learn.
Posted: 7:11 pm on October 3rd

cook987 cook987 writes: I enjoy sewing and would like to use a top machine as I improve my skills.
Posted: 6:39 pm on October 3rd

jungleprincess jungleprincess writes: I am a self-starter, already upgraded my sewing machine, then bought an embroidery machine...I have the world at my feet, er, hands!
Posted: 6:10 pm on October 3rd

QuiltinBarb QuiltinBarb writes: I'd like to learn how to sew garments that are flattering...
Posted: 5:43 pm on October 3rd

bethany0528 bethany0528 writes: I want to learn to sew to make clothes for my children the way my grandmother did for me.
Posted: 5:25 pm on October 3rd

madamepurl madamepurl writes: I would love to learn to make a pair of pants that actually fit.
Posted: 4:56 pm on October 3rd

amh61771 amh61771 writes: I would love to win a new sewing machine to sew everything iwant to learn how to do it right

Posted: 4:53 pm on October 3rd

user-2900982 user-2900982 writes: I would love the new machine. My old Bernina has almost 30 million stitches recorded on it. I know how to sew, and I am always learning more.
Posted: 4:45 pm on October 3rd

Louise10 Louise10 writes: I reluctantly sewed according to my grandmother's lessons as a child, enthusiastically as a purchaser of designer patterns in my 20s, and now with retirement, I need to relearn skills and techniques. A new machine would be perfect!
Posted: 4:28 pm on October 3rd

user-2881447 user-2881447 writes: It would be amazing to finally make all the ideas in my head, taking another step to a healthier lifestyle.
Posted: 4:26 pm on October 3rd

user-1009910 user-1009910 writes: I am getting back into sewing and would love to have this instruction to help me with my sewing skills. Thank you.
Posted: 4:21 pm on October 3rd

Caryl61 Caryl61 writes: I grew up watching my mom sew on her Singer Featherwight 221 and bought my own Singer when I turned 16. Now many years later, sewing has changed so much and I have been researching for a new machine. I would love the opportunity to freshen up those long-forgotten skills and learn proper technique from the experts! Thanks for an incredible giveaway!
Posted: 3:51 pm on October 3rd

CathyDSews CathyDSews writes: Sewing is a life-long process. Although I learned the basics a long time ago, there are always new techniques to try and new methods to explore. Living in a rural area, my learning options are extremely limited. Having all that information on DVDs would be such a treat. And I know Janome makes a great machine.
Posted: 3:44 pm on October 3rd

vannie vannie writes: I would like to improve my sewing and use to teach my daughters to sew.
Posted: 3:30 pm on October 3rd

eviej eviej writes: I was laid off after 40 years in the workplace. Struggling with depression and monetary issues. Sewing = happy.
Posted: 3:27 pm on October 3rd

rachelannelc rachelannelc writes: I would like to learn to sew so that I can have a hobby that is for me. Since becoming a mom to 2 kids in 2 years, quitting my job to allow my husband to follow his dreams and change his career, I feel a little lost and I want an "escape". I'd love to be able to sew clothes for my family and decor for our home.
Posted: 3:19 pm on October 3rd

SandyChavez SandyChavez writes: I want to sew beautiful one-of-a-kind garments for me and my grandchildren.
Posted: 2:58 pm on October 3rd

matti07 matti07 writes: I actually am a self-taught semptress, but I'd like to teach myself how to sew everyday garments. I especially want to craft an attractive, comfortable, and unique work wardrobe! (I currently only sew historical clothes/costumes.)
Posted: 2:51 pm on October 3rd

Ginascraftcorner Ginascraftcorner writes: I've tried to teach myself to sew over the past few months, but need a lot of help! I would love to win the new sewing machine so I could get really serious about making clothes for my 2 sweet girls. One is tall and skinny and the other is small for her size, so they both need custom made clothing! :)
Posted: 2:42 pm on October 3rd

nightowl2704 nightowl2704 writes: I LOVE to sew! This sewing machine would be a dream come true!
Posted: 2:37 pm on October 3rd

marysol23 marysol23 writes: Wining this, for me, would be everything.I love to sew and I would like to start a new profession.
Posted: 2:33 pm on October 3rd

MichelleAP MichelleAP writes: I am using a machine from the 1960's and am interested in learning more professional techniques. Have a unique body and have a hard time with ready to wear and patterns out of the envelope.
Posted: 2:33 pm on October 3rd

kathjohn kathjohn writes: My young daughter would like to learn to sew. The sewing guides would give her (and me) the newest sewing information for her to learn.
Posted: 2:31 pm on October 3rd

CATTLEQUEEN57 CATTLEQUEEN57 writes: BETWEEN LUNG CANCER AND OPEN HEART SURGERY IT`S NON STRENGIOUS AND VERY CREATIVE OUTLET TO KEEP ME BUSY
AND HAPPY
Posted: 2:28 pm on October 3rd

user-2152671 user-2152671 writes: I want to make unique clothing.
Posted: 2:21 pm on October 3rd

Diamondgal Diamondgal writes: My mom (86 yrs) has given up sewing because her machine has no needle light or an automatic needle threader.
Posted: 1:53 pm on October 3rd

IndigoEve IndigoEve writes: I'm tired of buying mass produced poor quality clothing that doesn't fit!
Posted: 1:49 pm on October 3rd

SueLarson SueLarson writes: My 9 year old granddaughter started sewing with me this summer and this would be Wonderful to win for her! :)
Posted: 1:40 pm on October 3rd

dancejamboree dancejamboree writes: I want to learn to sew to create fabric memories to pass on to members of my family.
Posted: 1:21 pm on October 3rd

stubblytroll stubblytroll writes: I need this for my daughter. She needs to learn how to sew , and make her fit and awesome style.
Posted: 1:07 pm on October 3rd

user-2826462 user-2826462 writes: I am learning to sew again after a stroke. I want to be able to make grandchildren's clothes an toys.
Posted: 12:56 pm on October 3rd

qwnb33 qwnb33 writes: Hi all,
I would love to win this not for myself, but for my daughter. I would love to teach her to sew, but we don't live together, and she would need a machine all her own in order to really learn. She has never been interested all her life in sewing (of course, Mom will make it for me! ;-))
and, now, has had a change of heart, and I would SO LOVE to make this happen for her! She is a very artistic person, and I believe this would be a wonderful creative and stress releasing avenue for her to explore! She has some issues/disabilities/PDDNOS due to being born prematurely (at 26 wks.), and has had trouble finding a job due to those issues... I would like to give her the gift of this talent so she has an outlet other than going on the internet and ending up on bad sites and getting that influence, instead of being all she can be without a negative element entering her life. She is 20 years old, and very creative, and I also would love this as a way to really connect with her as her mom. Thank you for your consideration-- Deb.
Posted: 12:37 pm on October 3rd

sewingmavin sewingmavin writes: I love collecting reference material! I enjoy the refreshers and learning new techniques.
Posted: 12:34 pm on October 3rd

lmbarber lmbarber writes: I would like to learn how to sew so I can have the pretty clothing items that cost so much because of the quality. Thank you so much for the great giveaway.
Posted: 12:31 pm on October 3rd

lmbarber lmbarber writes: I would like to learn how to sew so I can have the pretty clothing items that cost so much because of the quality. Thank you so much for the great giveaway.
Posted: 12:31 pm on October 3rd

warriorprincess warriorprincess writes: I come from a family of sewing women. I've recently started..I've got the bug!
Posted: 12:29 pm on October 3rd

sewmodest sewmodest writes: I lost my basic sewing machine in a house fire. Need to relearn to make cute things for my daughter!
Posted: 12:17 pm on October 3rd

Tami_B Tami_B writes: I would love to win Janome 4120QDC which would transform my creative ideas from just merely sketches to actual garments.
Posted: 12:10 pm on October 3rd

user-2352691 user-2352691 writes: I can sew some but I want to learn how to make garments, bags, and home décor that looks professional.
Posted: 12:06 pm on October 3rd

lmbarber lmbarber writes: I would love to learn to sew so I can make all of the pretty things I like so I don't have to pay the high prices for clothing that is well made. Thank you for the great giveaway!
Posted: 11:52 am on October 3rd

user-2132516 user-2132516 writes: I want to sew because my imagination is greater than ready-to-wear offerings.
Posted: 11:47 am on October 3rd

TrishaM TrishaM writes: I want to learn how to sew to alter and recycle clothes and to to own clothes and accessories that no one else own.
Posted: 11:36 am on October 3rd

SondraMM SondraMM writes: I want to make clothes that are the right styles, fit, colors and materials for my plus size body.
Posted: 11:33 am on October 3rd

bmom76 bmom76 writes: I would love to sew better. Hem, and garments. I'd love to make warm Halloween costumes as well.
Posted: 11:32 am on October 3rd

etherealpr etherealpr writes: I want to make things that fit me, are interesting, and aren't produced in a sweatshop!
Posted: 11:31 am on October 3rd

SondraMM SondraMM writes: I am plus sized. I would like to make clothes that ...
* I like
* fit me well
* are comfortable and fit my lifestyle
* are flattering styles
* are the right colors and materials for me
* are the right price
* are easy and inexpensive to care for
Posted: 11:29 am on October 3rd

Langeo Langeo writes: I only know how to sew a little. I am very interested in sewing "Home Decor." Things are so expensive. I know I could make many things for less ! Especially with help and a new Janome sewing machine !
Posted: 11:18 am on October 3rd

ItaB ItaB writes: To add another garment-making option to my knit/crochet skills. So cool to combine techniques!
Posted: 11:11 am on October 3rd

Momof11 Momof11 writes: For my 10 year old daughter who says "Because I like sewing but I am not good at it yet."
Posted: 11:10 am on October 3rd

BradleySlavik BradleySlavik writes: I want to be able to sew shirts for myself and dresses for my wife with confidence that it will turn out alright.
Posted: 11:06 am on October 3rd

restlesslegs restlesslegs writes: To have a wonderful sewing machine Janome to sew clothes for me, my daughter, grand daughter & great grand daughter.
Posted: 11:01 am on October 3rd

JadaDuTierre JadaDuTierre writes: So that I can make proper-fitting clothes that will make me confident in my body shape.
Posted: 11:01 am on October 3rd

beadrbop beadrbop writes: Would love to win to properly create garments and also for making dolls for a charity auction. Good luck!
Posted: 10:49 am on October 3rd

Spope04 Spope04 writes: Altough I do sew, I need to update the skills my skills to accommodate my growing brood of grandchildren that want the newest trendy styles. I stopped sewing and concentrated more on quilting for about 8 years and now I find I need to teach myself to sew again. Would love to win this contest.
Posted: 10:47 am on October 3rd

Oshnpashn Oshnpashn writes: I want to make a quilt and sew clothes for myself!
Posted: 10:45 am on October 3rd

CMitchell1987 CMitchell1987 writes: I would Love to receive this! Now that I'm an adult with a two year old son I want to actually have a machine learn on. My plan after I receive my Associate of Spring of 2014 I was planning to apply to Scad for fashion design.
Posted: 10:29 am on October 3rd

snowm snowm writes: I would love to sew some simple skirts. I would love to have the dvds to sharpen my skills. Thanks for the great giveaway!!
Posted: 10:25 am on October 3rd

allysonroad allysonroad writes: My mom taught me how to "sew" costumes when I was little but it was really more of a frankenstein operation. Now I want to learn how to sew properly so I can make my own clothes.
Posted: 10:24 am on October 3rd

RamonaK RamonaK writes: I played with sewing since the time I was very young taking old socks and cutting them up for doll clothes. Would love to go from very basics to kicking it up a notch.
Posted: 10:21 am on October 3rd

dam17 dam17 writes: Being able to accomplish sewing would be sooooo worthwhile. Understanding the techniques and putting them to use would be amazing!!!!!
Posted: 10:20 am on October 3rd

trishiriye trishiriye writes: I'm a novice sewer and would love to learn how proper techniques so that my projects look nicer!
Posted: 10:17 am on October 3rd

trishiriye trishiriye writes: I'm a novice sewer and would love to learn how proper techniques so that my projects look nicer and I'll spend less time with the seam ripper! Would love a sweet machine with ALL the bells and whistles like this Janome!
Posted: 10:16 am on October 3rd

angelap angelap writes: I would love to win so I can learn to sew properly. So far, I have been teaching myself to sew by learning from my mistakes. My machine is old & problematic. I would love to have a new machine, but can't afford one. The DVD's are also wonderful prizes! I love the tips & techiques that Threads shares with us. Thank you!
Posted: 10:13 am on October 3rd

Mzjaysewz Mzjaysewz writes: I want to learn to sew because I simply love it! I'm excited every time I start a project!
Posted: 10:11 am on October 3rd

CallaFerg CallaFerg writes: Learning how to sew is on my bucket list. I have the basic skills, but I want to learn it all…by the book!!
Posted: 10:10 am on October 3rd

kdr kdr writes: I would love to add new techniques to my skills and I would love to share these with my daughter and a friend who want to learn to sew. Sewing gives me such pleasure that I want to share my skills with others. And, of course, there are always new techniques to learn from others. I have such problems fitting myself perhaps there are some new ideas to help me with this.
Posted: 9:57 am on October 3rd

hessie hessie writes: Sewing has connected and empowered women for generations. For me, it an essential lifeline to the past.
Posted: 9:56 am on October 3rd

MaopaLutui MaopaLutui writes: I want to learn how to sew so that I may be able to sew my own clothes and clothes for my family and that I may be able to pass down that life-long skill to my children and grandchildren. Thank you for the opportunity. :)
Posted: 9:55 am on October 3rd

Emmab Emmab writes: I learned back in 1973, but I dont remember anything! I would love to make some new clothes, and house decor.
Posted: 9:54 am on October 3rd

Hipriestessluv Hipriestessluv writes: I'm expecting a new baby after 12 years. I see so many ways that having a having a sewing machine will save my family tons of money, I can see cloth diapers, I can make blankets, I can make beautiful dresses and so much more. I've always been a fan of Janome so if I won the sewing machine that would be the icing on the cake. My family gets tired of me dropping hints about the need for a sewing machine and there are no local Janome dealers in the area.

The DVDs would be an asset, I haven't sewed in years and I could always learn something new. I follow Threads via email, books and magazines but I don't have any of the DVDs in my collection. This would be a dream come true.
Posted: 9:51 am on October 3rd

jacia2 jacia2 writes: I want to learn to sew pants especially because I am 6'0 tall and have a 36 inseam and I am a plus size women. Therefore it hard to find pants in my size.
Posted: 9:51 am on October 3rd

aindava aindava writes: I'm short and round, so being able to make my own clothing is a highly desirable ability. Great prize package!
Posted: 9:50 am on October 3rd

WaMtnLvr WaMtnLvr writes: I'm in the process of relearning and hoping to improve the skills I had. There are so many new techniques and ideas, I'm really excited about this!
Posted: 9:45 am on October 3rd

LisaLogan9 LisaLogan9 writes: I'd like to learn to sew, so I can make quilts for babies at UNC Hospital's NICU.
Posted: 9:39 am on October 3rd

user-2195143 user-2195143 writes: This package would help me teach my teenage son how to sew. He wants to learn how!
Posted: 9:38 am on October 3rd

dsharp90 dsharp90 writes: I'd like to learn to sew so that our clothes fit better!
Posted: 9:30 am on October 3rd

lonelysewer lonelysewer writes: I would love to win this combo as it would add to my knowlege and skill.
Posted: 9:30 am on October 3rd

sweetdsmom sweetdsmom writes: I would love to learn as much as possible about tailoring garments. When a garments fits your body, it's phenomenal.
Posted: 9:27 am on October 3rd

paulaberon70 paulaberon70 writes: I just simply love sewing. I was a theatre director, and quit, and turned myself into sewing, and i never thought i would have so much fun.
Posted: 9:26 am on October 3rd

chefpdi chefpdi writes: I went to school for fashion design 20 years ago and am just getting back into sewing because I hate buying clothes that do not fit me well. I need to reteach myself everything I learned in school. I'm so proud of the clothes I make and how great I feel in them.
Posted: 9:26 am on October 3rd

MsHem MsHem writes: The DVD would be a great tool to use in my Designing Class. We are always learning and this would not only be a support method for classes, but help me improve how I teach.
Posted: 9:24 am on October 3rd

simn_sez simn_sez writes: Creative outlet
Posted: 9:16 am on October 3rd

ecasale ecasale writes: I am a third generation seamstress, but love to learn new ideas and ways to sew. This would add to my abilities and knowledge!
Posted: 9:16 am on October 3rd

apa076 apa076 writes: This will help improve my sewing skills and also assist me in making better quality clothes for my clothing line. Thank you
Posted: 9:11 am on October 3rd

LoriRoberts LoriRoberts writes: It's about time since i am an old grandma and have 7 grand babies to sew for :)
Posted: 9:09 am on October 3rd

malsews malsews writes: I've been trying to re-teach myself to sew the correct way and break old bad habits; this would be a great refresher for me!
Posted: 9:07 am on October 3rd

apa076 apa076 writes: It would help improve my sewing skills and also help perfect my clothing line. Thank you
Posted: 9:07 am on October 3rd

bermbroro bermbroro writes: It makes me happy to make garments for husband and forhim to be proud show them off.
Posted: 9:02 am on October 3rd

user-2844548 user-2844548 writes: I want to start my own clothing line
Posted: 3:19 am on October 3rd

user-2844548 user-2844548 writes: I want to start my own clothing line
Posted: 3:19 am on October 3rd

user-2844548 user-2844548 writes: I want to start my own clothing line
Posted: 3:16 am on October 3rd

user-2844548 user-2844548 writes: I want to start my own clothing line
Posted: 3:16 am on October 3rd

Berninawoman Berninawoman writes: It's a shame that not everyone is allowed to enter the competitions even though we pay as much or more for a subscription. This policy need to be changed as it is unfair.
Posted: 2:27 am on October 3rd

dianajanssen dianajanssen writes: The more I learn, the better teacher and sewist I become.
Posted: 2:21 am on October 3rd

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: Since I was a small child I have wanted to learn how to sew.
Posted: 2:19 am on October 3rd

mammy mammy writes: To pass along an invaluable trade.
Posted: 11:32 pm on October 2nd

user-2335583 user-2335583 writes: I would love to have unique clothing and be my own couturier!
Posted: 11:31 pm on October 2nd

moviedoll moviedoll writes: I'd love to learn how to tailor better.
Posted: 10:22 pm on October 2nd

mcedler mcedler writes: Give a child an outfit, clothe them for a day. Teach a child to sew, clothe them for a lifetime.
Posted: 10:01 pm on October 2nd

user-2354546 user-2354546 writes: I want to learn how to sew a pair jeans out of regular denim without the stretch. Can't purchase non-stretch.
Posted: 9:40 pm on October 2nd

Lady_D Lady_D writes: I want to enhance my sewing skills so that I can make more of my own clothing, tailored for a perfect fit instead of always "settling" for clothing off the rack that I always have to alter to fit anyhow...
Posted: 9:03 pm on October 2nd

gem43 gem43 writes: I have played around with sewing quite a bit, but would so enjoy being able to make something for myself that FITS! I'd also making things for my grandchildren.
Posted: 8:54 pm on October 2nd

VanRudolf VanRudolf writes: I want to learn the correct way of sewing. I haven't sewed for myself before this year and it is difficult.
Posted: 8:13 pm on October 2nd

user-1116691 user-1116691 writes: I don't sew well. I'm mostly self taught and would like to learn how to do things the right way.
Posted: 7:33 pm on October 2nd

ArtemisKeane ArtemisKeane writes: I love clothing my family, in items made by me, that are completely customized for us and our styles.
Posted: 6:38 pm on October 2nd

Sew_Mama Sew_Mama writes: My two daughters are very interested in sewing. A systematic approach is what I need to teach them!
Posted: 5:07 pm on October 2nd

user-2861897 user-2861897 writes:
Make clothes that fit, share knowledge acquired from resource like Threads Magazine and also translate it into a profitable opportunity.

Posted: 4:28 pm on October 2nd

traleewill traleewill writes: I'd like to be more confident teaching my daughters to sew.
Posted: 4:03 pm on October 2nd

MargaretS MargaretS writes: I always love taking classes where we continually learn new things to help us out on our sewing journey. As we grow older and our bodies change, learning to adjust all the places needed to help get us a better fit to look better in our clothes would be so helpful.
Posted: 2:42 pm on October 2nd

Eguna Eguna writes: I would like to sew my Eskimo traditional clothing and pass this skill to my children. Love to sew!
Posted: 2:34 pm on October 2nd

user-1112564 user-1112564 writes: I would like to be able to sew my own clothes instead of trying to alter ready to wear clothes, which doesn't always work.
Posted: 2:28 pm on October 2nd

user-312298 user-312298 writes: Learning to sew your own clothes allows you to put your own stamp, that is, your personality, on what you wear. Wouldn't that be great!
Posted: 2:22 pm on October 2nd

landrovergirl landrovergirl writes: I would love to have a great machine and instruction so that I can make my own clothes. I feel I would be able to show my personality and not be dependent on the box stores.
Posted: 1:44 pm on October 2nd

KDesigns KDesigns writes: FREEDOM and EXITEMENT of exploring creativity with know how and bringing imagination to life with Janome and Threads.
Posted: 1:36 pm on October 2nd

ccherilee ccherilee writes: "Old Dog" needs to go back to school; New Janome would be way to cool!!
Posted: 1:28 pm on October 2nd

carojo carojo writes: I want to wear one of a kind garments, not one of a thousand.
Posted: 1:01 pm on October 2nd

LuvThreadsMagazine LuvThreadsMagazine writes: My inner-designer needs to bloom and grow, bloom and grow.
Posted: 12:53 pm on October 2nd

LuvThreadsMagazine LuvThreadsMagazine writes: My inner-designer needs to bloom and grow, bloom and grow.
Posted: 12:53 pm on October 2nd

raewaters raewaters writes: I want to learn to sew beautiful clothing that fits me perfectly and end my frequent frustration with ready-to-wear.
Posted: 12:52 pm on October 2nd

gbarrett gbarrett writes: Teach myself to sew give away; I would love to create hand mad clothing For myself, and as holiday gifts,they mean so much more. Thank You Gaye Barrett
Posted: 12:13 pm on October 2nd

fiberthyme fiberthyme writes: I used to sew garments and mostly quilt now. I would really like to re-learn garment construction to sew for both my wardrobe and others.

Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 12:09 pm on October 2nd

talliana talliana writes: i would like to make clothing for my daughter that fit her rather than buying off the rack.
Posted: 12:08 pm on October 2nd

yehudis yehudis writes: It would be great to learn how to sew. Clothing is so expensive and I rarely find clothing that I like.
Posted: 11:50 am on October 2nd

ShangriLa ShangriLa writes: There are a million dress designs in my head and I want to get them out!
Posted: 11:43 am on October 2nd

MaryAJ MaryAJ writes: Sewing is my creative outlet. Being something of an introvert, anything that helps me teach myself is right up my alley.
Posted: 11:34 am on October 2nd

Sewroundtuit Sewroundtuit writes: I teach 4-H sewing and have 15 youngsters this year. Thirteen are NEW beginners who want to learn how to sew! This is exciting to have SEW many newbies! Unfortunately over half do not own a sewing machine SEW we are desperately trying to find decent sewing machines.
Thanks SEW much!
Posted: 11:16 am on October 2nd

mary_sews mary_sews writes: My daughter and granddaughter want to learn to sew because I have so much fun sewing.
Posted: 11:07 am on October 2nd

user-974858 user-974858 writes: I sewed a lot when my children were young. I had to stop because I need to get a job. That was 40 years ago. I need the "Teach yourself to Sew" DVDs to relearn how to sew. Now that I am retired I can go back to sewing which I dearly loved.
Posted: 10:25 am on October 2nd

ArtistPhoenix ArtistPhoenix writes: To do the extraordinary. Why wear something that you buy off the rack, often ordinary looking, when you can create your own personalized style? Its very satisfying to wear something that I've made for myself.
Posted: 10:12 am on October 2nd

TMarc TMarc writes: I want to win this for my granddaughter, Cayley, who is 8 and showing signs of wanting to learn how to sew. This is the best gift I could give her. I've sewn since I was 10 or 12 and cherish this craft. I want to share it with Cayley.

Tammy Marcsisak
4003 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-255-3234
Posted: 10:11 am on October 2nd

marymary marymary writes: I would love to win this for my grandson. When you have been sewing as long as I have, it is hard to teach the basics. His first project was a Navy Seals hat. I didn't have the heart to tell him that a hat is not a beginning project. He did a great job and the only thing I had to help with was the final hand sewing on the lining.
Posted: 10:01 am on October 2nd

58mjm 58mjm writes: I want to learn to sew with more professional technics. Your site has given me great suggestions on technics.
Posted: 9:54 am on October 2nd

smonakey smonakey writes: I consider myself a beginner, but I'd love to learn to sew better. I enjoy the creative process & love the idea of making items that fit & flatter me, not trying to fit me into items that don't necessarily flatter me.
Posted: 9:44 am on October 2nd

chelle0118 chelle0118 writes: I would love to learn to sew items for my rebuilt flooded home. Lots of curtains & such to make.
Posted: 9:40 am on October 2nd

petvet petvet writes: I am setting up a sewing class for an after school program at our church. These instructions would be fantastic.
Posted: 9:33 am on October 2nd

user-2694994 user-2694994 writes: I want to learn how to sew because for me it's therapeutic for me when I was younger and only played in fabric and a sewing machine I found it helped me to escape from the troubles that plagued me so now I want to perfect my skill and turn it into a career.
Posted: 8:56 am on October 2nd

clauditza clauditza writes: For me sewing is not only a therapeutic activity, but also one that combines great the creativity with the utility.
Posted: 8:54 am on October 2nd

Marty_Marie Marty_Marie writes: Would love to learn how to make my own custom designed garments. There are so many cute outfits out there that are cheaply made and cost about 500% more than the garment was to make in the first place. I want to learn how to sew garments that will last and will not cost an arm and a leg.
Posted: 8:50 am on October 2nd

jackie18 jackie18 writes: My teenage daughter and I enjoy sewing and designing our clothes. BUT we create FAILURES! Would love some professional advice!
Posted: 8:49 am on October 2nd

idosew idosew writes: This would be great to use as I teach my daughter.
Posted: 8:47 am on October 2nd

user-1120692 user-1120692 writes: I have been sewing for over 50 years - mainly for pleasure and to do things for friends and family. I feel you can never stop learning and I enjoy picking up new skills and improving the ones I already have. I learned sewing from my grandmother and mother and from life along the way. A recent career change has allowed me to become a professional seamstress which I am truly enjoying. Just starting out doesn't leave a lot of extra money to purchase things and I would dearly love to have the tips, tricks, and techniques taught with these DVDs. Threads has been a great resource for me and I look forward to my magazine and emails!
Posted: 8:27 am on October 2nd

Ree65 Ree65 writes: I already sew but never 'formally' learned all the techniques and intricacies that make clothing beautiful and unique works of art.
Posted: 7:53 am on October 2nd

SWoerner SWoerner writes: I learned BASIC sewing in home ec at high school (now you know how old I am), and have continued sewing just when needed. Mending, hemming, but I haven't sewn clothing since my 29 year old daughter was a toddler!! I now have time and would love to start sewing REAL garments providing my machine of over 10years will hold up. Since my weight always fluctuates I can never find clothing that looks right on me and really want to make clothes that fit. Threads has been a great asset in providing information that I never learned in school, and I have read books on the different techniques, but I need a push to take the plunge. I would love to win the sewing machine, however, if I won any of the giveaways it would be a dream come true!! Thanks for the opportunity to try.
Posted: 7:49 am on October 2nd

MyHeartWillSewOn MyHeartWillSewOn writes: I long to make clothes that fit me properly and express who I am. I want to make gifts for animals and children, like blankets and toys.
Posted: 7:42 am on October 2nd

jillykek jillykek writes: I need to enhance my sewing skills so that I can possibly earn some extra money for my family.
Posted: 7:37 am on October 2nd

dschriv2 dschriv2 writes: I had my first experience with sewing when I was 12 and my father gave my mother a sewing machine for Christmas. My mother and I taught ourselves how to sew for the next few years. :) When I say taught ourselves, I mean made plenty of mistakes. That was the best teacher of all, making mistakes. I love to sew and would love the experience of sewing on the new Janome 4120QDC sewing machine. It would be a wonderful experience. You are never to old to learn something new and wonderful!
Posted: 7:36 am on October 2nd

user-367034 user-367034 writes: Since leaving my job managing exhibitions to be a stay at home mom, I've been looking for a creative outlet and some income. My kid are 3 now, and I'd like to learn to sew well enough by the time they go to kindergarten to open an etsy shop (stretch goal!) or at least make them some cute school clothes. I also have piles of clothes I hope to refashion as I practice!
Posted: 7:35 am on October 2nd

user-2900579 user-2900579 writes: So I can see the clothing sketches I've done finally come to life.
Posted: 7:31 am on October 2nd

tdigioia tdigioia writes: Although I can sew, I cannot claim to be a professional. I always love to take any opportunity to improve my skills. Here's to the conviction that you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Posted: 7:09 am on October 2nd

user-2855244 user-2855244 writes: I know the basics but want to learn more!
Posted: 7:01 am on October 2nd

SewBle55ed SewBle55ed writes: I am retiring at the end of the year, and would like to rekindle my love of sewing.
Posted: 6:52 am on October 2nd

patsquared2 patsquared2 writes: When I started teaching my granddaughter to sew, I knew I needed to brush up my skills. Help me!
Posted: 5:08 am on October 2nd

user-929339 user-929339 writes: I sew for myself, my daughters and grandchildren. It grounds me, relaxes me and gives me an outlet to express myself.
I would LOVE to be able to update my 30+ year old Janome
Posted: 4:15 am on October 2nd

SewMomma SewMomma writes: Sewing gives me a way to express my feelings and creativity. I am always ready to try new techniques and projects.
Posted: 3:50 am on October 2nd

Cuillere Cuillere writes: Sewing would enable me to wear my own world and share it with others !
Posted: 3:31 am on October 2nd

sewingclass101 sewingclass101 writes:
Tired of ready made clothes that don't fit correctly. To win a Janome Machine would sew my Threads for sure!!
Posted: 3:06 am on October 2nd

SuperNana2008 SuperNana2008 writes: I want to learn to sew because my Grandma gave me her sewing machine and I want to know more about it and to make cute things for myself and my family
Posted: 2:52 am on October 2nd

lorrainem lorrainem writes: Techniques to make clothing have a finished look rather than a sewn at home look
Posted: 2:35 am on October 2nd

cindyreams cindyreams writes: It has been years since I did any real sewing. Now that I am retired and have the time, I will be sewing more. I need to learn new skills and refresh the old ones. Thanks
Posted: 1:02 am on October 2nd

birdiebags birdiebags writes: Sewing will open a whole new world for me and all the people I will make things for.
Posted: 12:59 am on October 2nd

Courtneyyy Courtneyyy writes: This 'teach myself' method ain't cutting it. The pants I started in Feb for a June party got pushed out to Sept party and are still incomplete! :'(
Posted: 12:10 am on October 2nd

user-1025005 user-1025005 writes: I want to be able to sew my own beautiful clothes, and have people say,"Where did you get that?"
Posted: 12:08 am on October 2nd

Miss_Debi Miss_Debi writes: I want to learn to sew gifts for my 8 and 1/2 grandchildren as well as family and friends.
Posted: 11:52 pm on October 1st

user-1111866 user-1111866 writes: Not learning, but teach and use the video's to introduce or reinforce what I teach my students. Love them.
Posted: 11:44 pm on October 1st

user-2851506 user-2851506 writes: MY thrift store wardrobe? No, it's really someone else's, and I'm tired of their collective drab taste. Let me sew!
Posted: 11:31 pm on October 1st

MamaLusco3 MamaLusco3 writes: I would love to make clothes that fit my plus-sized body!
Posted: 11:14 pm on October 1st

eclectic22 eclectic22 writes: I flunked HomeEc (spent the whole time trying to learn how to thread the machine) and would really love to start over again. All of these would be excellent prizes to get me started over again.
Posted: 11:11 pm on October 1st

2370 2370 writes: I would be thrilled to win this book -- I have a friend who wants to learn, and this would be a wonderful tool. Thank you.
Posted: 11:07 pm on October 1st

annacristina annacristina writes: So I can bring to life all these creations I have in my head!
Posted: 10:57 pm on October 1st

dianemayotte dianemayotte writes: I would love to use the DVD to brush up on my skills and then use them to teach my grandchildren and maybe their parents about sewing. Sewing is becoming a lost art and we need to pass on the love of and skill of clothing construction, as well as general sewing crafts.
Posted: 10:54 pm on October 1st

RhiB RhiB writes: I would like to be more independent and not rely on going to a store to get items when I could learn to make them instead.
Posted: 10:43 pm on October 1st

cutiepies cutiepies writes: I have always wanted to sew ever since i was little, but i don't know how. Sometimes when i pass the sewing department i see the sewing displays, and i wish that i could make them.
Posted: 10:29 pm on October 1st

sctung sctung writes: I'm of the age and size where it's difficult to buy clothes off the peg. I have no choice but to start sewing and I need help on this.
Posted: 10:24 pm on October 1st

PinkFrog PinkFrog writes: At this point in life, I have one size bottom and another size bust; sewing seems to be the only way to get clothes that fit, so I need to get learning!
Posted: 10:08 pm on October 1st

Lynnibenni Lynnibenni writes: I want to learn to so to make my late Mother and Grandmother proud and to upcycle preconsumed fabrics.
Posted: 9:58 pm on October 1st

Cornchip1972 Cornchip1972 writes: I want to make clothes,costumes & crafts for my son and nieces like my mom made for.
Posted: 9:51 pm on October 1st

smfsprout smfsprout writes: I can sew but I'm always looking for a better way to make something unique.
Posted: 9:43 pm on October 1st

henrycat1 henrycat1 writes: I was a young widow and raised my kids alone.Now I would LOVE to sew for my FIVE grandchildren.
Posted: 9:24 pm on October 1st

spinslj spinslj writes: I'm 6ft 1, a plus size with a menopot. I need this machine to make clothes that look good.
Posted: 9:14 pm on October 1st

Chavi Chavi writes: I would like to improve my sewing skills. Want to learn to sew adult garments. My sewing machine and serger are Janome.
Posted: 9:05 pm on October 1st

DevonaD DevonaD writes: I want to learn to sew to make personal gifts for family and friends.
Posted: 8:58 pm on October 1st

user-1112581 user-1112581 writes: Because I like the thought of making something just how I want it.
Posted: 8:55 pm on October 1st

user-935736 user-935736 writes: Regretful Mom never learned; I happily promised her I would. I’m excited about making good on 55 year old promise!
Posted: 8:38 pm on October 1st

sewa2z sewa2z writes: I want to pick the fabric and style I want and not be Iimited to just what the stores have.
Posted: 8:36 pm on October 1st

user-2422167 user-2422167 writes: I would like to sew suits and dresses for my daughter who is graduating from law school this spring.
Posted: 8:12 pm on October 1st

soldierangeldeb soldierangeldeb writes: I do a little simple sewing now mostly for the vets such as wheel chair totes and ditty bags. I would love to learn how to make clothes and home decor.
Posted: 8:06 pm on October 1st

erob erob writes: I bought my first sewing machine when I was nineteen for $50.00 - on a payment plan of $6.00 a month! I made a lot of my children's clothing when they were little. They are now grown up and I haven't sewn for a long time. (I still have the same machine though) I would now like to learn to make clothing for myself, more sophisticated than what I used to make, and hopefully with a more sophisticate machine as well!
Posted: 7:58 pm on October 1st

laxi laxi writes: I used to sew a lot but have been away from it for a number of years while I took up weaving. I have a large stash of beautiful fabrics and trims that I have inherited from my British seamstress grandmother as well as fabrics that I brought back from living in Guatemala 40 years ago. I would love a beautiful new machine and guidance on how to get restarted with something that once was a self learnt passion.
Posted: 7:46 pm on October 1st

lbking lbking writes: AT 4'9" it is difficulty to find well fitting clothes. I would love to be able to sew them myself
Posted: 7:45 pm on October 1st

sewinguru1 sewinguru1 writes: My desperate desire is to learn how to sew correctly for myself and others with much self-confidence.
Posted: 7:40 pm on October 1st

warriorwoman25 warriorwoman25 writes: 1. I've recently retired and now have the time to re-acquaint myself with sewing. I realize that I will have to practically re-learn everything as it has been years since I last sewed anything. The DVD's would be very helpful!!!

2. My sewing machine just reached its 20th birthday. It would be "sew" nice to have a newer machine.

3. Most importantly, I will be a first time grandma in April. I want to sew for my new grandchild like my mother and grandmother sewed for me. Family values - family tradition!


Posted: 7:40 pm on October 1st

hopflower hopflower writes: I need to learn to sew the proper way, and to improve my skills. It has been many, many years since I took any classes, and I am rusty! I need to learn to sew again, and would love a new machine.
Posted: 7:39 pm on October 1st

sewinggal1 sewinggal1 writes: I want better fitting garments and quilting also interests me too!
Posted: 7:39 pm on October 1st

user-1127978 user-1127978 writes: the craft of sewing is a learning that is ongoing. I'd love to be able to learn to sew on a wonderful machine. Best of luck to all.
Posted: 7:36 pm on October 1st

user-2646110 user-2646110 writes: I have attempted to teach myself sewing on and off again for years, but have never found sufficient beginner classes to fit my schedule. Now that I am retired I would LOVE to have a nice machine to help me with my endeavors!
Posted: 7:34 pm on October 1st

DrKat71 DrKat71 writes: I want to be able to reproduce a garment that I see on the market, in media or my imagination.
Posted: 7:30 pm on October 1st

LMBrown LMBrown writes: I need to "bring it all together". I have lots of fabric and great ideas, now I need technique!
Posted: 7:22 pm on October 1st

spinslj spinslj writes: I would love to own this machine. I've got a triple wammy going against me. I'm 6ft 1",plus size with a menopot. Tall clothes from a real tall women's site are long enough but usually not in my size, and generally cater to junior styling. Not something I want to be seen in at my age.

Most catalogs say they have tall plus -- but their clothing is too short in long sleeve, pant legs and dress/top length. Coat sleeve length is another nightmare.
Posted: 7:17 pm on October 1st

user-2745819 user-2745819 writes: I want the creative outlet and ability to make and alter clothes to fit my frame.
Posted: 7:12 pm on October 1st

user-2094979 user-2094979 writes: I like different fabric and styles. Have real hips and a small waist, todays designs are all to big at the waist and all patterns I buy I have to alter somehow. I want to learn how to do it right to show off my small hour-glass figure. Oh did I mention I'm small through the ribcage too.
I want to be able to make the clothes I see in my head. Please pick me. Kat
Posted: 7:05 pm on October 1st

lexi4fun30 lexi4fun30 writes: I would truly enjoy the art and talent of learning to sew and be creative with not only my clothing, but to help those in need of coats for the winter, new baby items that young moms can't afford to buy and to design gifts and carry to the nursing homes and elderly that have no family.
Posted: 7:02 pm on October 1st

user-2778833 user-2778833 writes: I enjoy sewing, but have not had much time in the past few years. I have a lovely stash of fabric and want to feel confident that I am constructing my projects well and in an efficient and effective manner. I have appreciated the help that Threads has provided, but am still on the learning curve - and enjoying the process.
Posted: 7:00 pm on October 1st

user-2778833 user-2778833 writes: I enjoy sewing, but have not had much time in the past few years. I have a lovely stash of fabric and want to feel confident that I am constructing my projects well and in an efficient and effective manner. I have appreciated the help that Threads has provided, but am still on the learning curve - and enjoying the process.
Posted: 7:00 pm on October 1st

jraphi1 jraphi1 writes: I want to learn how to sew again because I have champagne taste and a beer pocketbook. I love designer clothes but can't afford them. More important I want clothes that are custom made for ME and fit properly and are made well of good fabrics.. It is so discouraging to go into the stores and not be able to buy what I want because of lack of fit, too expensive or poor construction and cheap fabrics.
Posted: 6:51 pm on October 1st

felter66 felter66 writes: I am frustrated with clothes that don't fit right; learning to make my own clothes will give me freedom and feelings of pride.
Posted: 6:50 pm on October 1st

PatHersl PatHersl writes: I can sew, just would like the opportunity to take real lessons. The last one I had was in 8th grade, about the time of the Middle Ages.
Posted: 6:48 pm on October 1st

user-2443803 user-2443803 writes: I used to sew all my clothes in high school. I am learning anew how to sew clothes and want to make them the correct way so they look professionally made. I need to go back to the basics to learn techniques that I forgot or never new. My sewing room is put together and waiting!
Posted: 6:44 pm on October 1st

kidzpta kidzpta writes: I am a plus size woman who cannot find good fitting clothes! I would Love to be able to sew clothes for myself that fit right.
Posted: 6:28 pm on October 1st

LesaC LesaC writes: Tim Gunn told me "make it work" won't help me on Project Runway if I don't know how to sew!
Posted: 6:27 pm on October 1st

RebeccaT RebeccaT writes: Because I want to make dresses that my beautiful six year old daughter can twirl around in.
Posted: 6:18 pm on October 1st

user-2813798 user-2813798 writes: I realized there is more to sewing by volunteering at my daughter's ballet studio. I want to know it all!
Posted: 6:11 pm on October 1st

Maydge Maydge writes: Show off my creativity
Posted: 6:11 pm on October 1st

itssewyou itssewyou writes: Hoping to improve on basic sewing skills and learn about machine feet, tools, techniques to produce a professional outcome.
Posted: 6:08 pm on October 1st

cltrice cltrice writes: I have sewn quilts for 20 years, but have never been successful at garment sewing. I have miserable memories of attempts to sew clothing when I was in high school. Everything LOOKED like I made it and in a bad way. I love fashion and love to sew quilts...but, it would be awesome to marry my two loves. I can't wait to have someone compliment me on a new outfit and to be able to say with pride "Thank you.....I made it myself"!

Carol
Posted: 6:06 pm on October 1st

user-917295 user-917295 writes: I use to sew simple aprons and doll clothes with my mother years ago. She is gone now and having my own sewing machine, not only would remind me of her but I could learn how to sew all over again. I would really love to win this!
Posted: 6:04 pm on October 1st

user-2852417 user-2852417 writes: Sewing is a creative outlet for me. There is a real sense of accomplishment when I make something I actually want to wear. I'd like to improve my skills so that I have that feeling more often and more reliably when I start a new project.
Posted: 5:56 pm on October 1st

Judystitcher Judystitcher writes: I have forgotten how to sew...30 years ago I knew. Been quilting lately. I miss it.
Posted: 5:56 pm on October 1st

aboveasia aboveasia writes: I use my rudimentary sewing skills to make gifts for friends and simple blankets for the Linus Project. Would love to take my skills to the next level so that I can do more for others.
Posted: 5:56 pm on October 1st

user-2349859 user-2349859 writes: I love making my own creations in everything from clothes to food to house renovations. I see sewing as a functional creative outlet which will benefit my family for years to come and be a valuable skill to pass on to future generations.
Posted: 5:49 pm on October 1st

suseblues suseblues writes: I have three vintage machines that I don't know how to use!

Posted: 5:49 pm on October 1st

suseblues suseblues writes: Its hard for me to find clothes that fit me, and I would like to be able to make the clothes I want to wear in the fabric I like. I also want to learn to quilt. And since I'm the kind of person who buys the car before she can drive a manual shift (true story) I have three vintage sewing machines I need to learn to use!
Posted: 5:44 pm on October 1st

Kcriss76 Kcriss76 writes: I know how to quilt but have a mouthwatering desire to learn and make clothes that actually fit ME!
Posted: 5:44 pm on October 1st

MaggieMLoera MaggieMLoera writes: I'd love to learn to sew, but need a machine. Used to sew in my teens and what a feeling.
Posted: 5:38 pm on October 1st

Wednesdey Wednesdey writes: To learn more in order to create eco-friendly and affordable clothing for myself, and community. Thank you!
Posted: 5:36 pm on October 1st

user-2636023 user-2636023 writes: When you're built like a 5'3" Christmas tree, it's hard to buy clothes that fit. Now that I am losing weight, I want to look better and feel confident.
Posted: 5:34 pm on October 1st

amh61771 amh61771 writes: I want to learn how to sew everything I love fabric.
Posted: 5:30 pm on October 1st

zzz123 zzz123 writes: I love fabric and I want to make clothes that fit in styles I like.
Posted: 5:27 pm on October 1st

kaponton kaponton writes: Have basic skills need to learn more!
Posted: 5:26 pm on October 1st

Rachael_or_rae Rachael_or_rae writes: I want learn how sew with all design idea- I love some teach me:)
Posted: 5:26 pm on October 1st

FairQueenJ FairQueenJ writes: I want to learn to sew because it is a GREAT hobby that I can continue to do as I get older..and because it is AWESOME!
Posted: 5:25 pm on October 1st

Arted1 Arted1 writes: Yes! I want to learn to sew and fit. Thanks.

Posted: 5:21 pm on October 1st

Arted1 Arted1 writes: Yes! I want to learn to sew and fit. Thanks.

Posted: 5:21 pm on October 1st

Liljoy Liljoy writes: I want to learn to sew because I have so many great clothing ideas I need to make reality.
Posted: 5:14 pm on October 1st

I9 I9 writes: Sewing is an endless subject. Love to more and more to create quality garments. And would save a lot too
Posted: 5:13 pm on October 1st

user-1151659 user-1151659 writes: I've been quilting for 8 years and feel very comfortable working in 2 dimensions but I'm very intimidated by the idea of collars and sleeves etc.
I'm ready to try my hand at 3 dimensional sewing!
Posted: 5:11 pm on October 1st

user-2272400 user-2272400 writes: Learning To Sew I Can Dress Up Soul Pretty!
Posted: 5:01 pm on October 1st

cmarkstahler cmarkstahler writes: I would love to learn to sew with my daughter. This is just the opportunity for us to learn together!
Posted: 4:57 pm on October 1st

daspears daspears writes: I'm finally retired, and now I have time to pursue sewing and all the hobbies I've been lusting over!
Posted: 4:56 pm on October 1st

DTR1960 DTR1960 writes: I want to learn how to sew to rock the courthouse with color and style as a curvy woman.
Posted: 4:54 pm on October 1st

user-2003399 user-2003399 writes: It would be such fun!
Posted: 4:53 pm on October 1st

user-2003399 user-2003399 writes: It would be such fun!
Posted: 4:53 pm on October 1st

PopularOutcast PopularOutcast writes: Just started learning and am hooked! Want to learn more so I can help kids in my disadvantaged community.
Posted: 4:52 pm on October 1st

annrara annrara writes: Creating is being "one with the universe." Fashion for the overweight is overlooked. Creating offers hope, peace, pride.
Posted: 4:50 pm on October 1st

Sewing_April Sewing_April writes: I'd love to be able to sew and alter my own clothes and to make my first quilt!
Posted: 4:50 pm on October 1st

monikertoniker monikertoniker writes: Have spent years teaching myself to draft my own patterns; need right equipment and know-how to execute them properly.
Posted: 4:48 pm on October 1st

user-1137731 user-1137731 writes: I already know how to sew. I currently teach a sewing class for a homeschool co-op and I am always looking for new ideas to teach sewing to others.
Posted: 4:48 pm on October 1st

acatalina2 acatalina2 writes: Frequently I'm frustrated after choosing a perfect fabric and adjusting a muslin, to find my garment does not fit properly.
Posted: 4:47 pm on October 1st

Coleen23 Coleen23 writes: I want to learn couture techniques to take my sewing to the next level.
Posted: 4:46 pm on October 1st

TheRealNicJ TheRealNicJ writes: I've always wanted to learn. I'd love to start as a hobby and try to build an at home business!
Posted: 4:45 pm on October 1st

user-2443647 user-2443647 writes: Four back surgeries and a knee surgery changed my life forever. I can no longer participate in many activities so needing something to help me through the day I started to sew with the cheapest machine I could find. I fell in love! I have been teaching myself to sew for a year now and my only regret is not starting sooner.
Posted: 4:45 pm on October 1st

oldfool oldfool writes: 30 yrs ago i was able to do some basic upholstery sewing, but long since forgotten. I have so many things to sew up andn even have a new machine, but i'm unable to do so. i've been waiting 3 years for a pr of pants to be hemmed. I get tried of waiting on someone else to do my sewing and i really have the time to do so for my self. there is also some sewing projects i have seen that i would be grateful to accomplish.I hope i'm considered for sewing lessons. thanks.
Posted: 4:42 pm on October 1st

jduke007 jduke007 writes: I want to learn to sew "the proper way" and not have to compromise and buy something that "almost" fits!
Posted: 4:42 pm on October 1st

slmendes slmendes writes: I know how to sew, but there is always something new to learn, or a technique that has a different, or better, way of doing it. These Teach Yourself to Sew series are a wonderful way to learn and full of excellent information.
Posted: 4:39 pm on October 1st

user-2548322 user-2548322 writes: My mom sewed all of my clothes when I was little. I would like to sew for my daughter.
Posted: 4:38 pm on October 1st

parsnip65 parsnip65 writes: I can sew some what, but have gotten into some bad habits, so maybe its time to start a fresh.Sometimes starting from scratch sets you off on the right foot again.
Posted: 4:36 pm on October 1st

MomWiz MomWiz writes: I'm aging with a warped body and need to learn sewing skills so clothes will fit!
Posted: 4:36 pm on October 1st

Daryl_Lancaster Daryl_Lancaster writes: Total Wardrobe Control.
Posted: 4:35 pm on October 1st

watercolorjen watercolorjen writes: I find the process of sewing both fascinating and frustrating. Everything I do with my sewing machine today is self-taught, trial and error...lots of error. Sure would be nice to get from A-Z with out wearing out my seam-ripper.

Posted: 4:34 pm on October 1st

user-2152671 user-2152671 writes: I want to learn how to sew clothes that fit me perfectly.
Posted: 4:33 pm on October 1st

creative_diva creative_diva writes: I am losing 150 pounds; need better fitting clothes with every 20 pounds gone. I want to make my own.
Posted: 4:31 pm on October 1st

Letsquilt Letsquilt writes: I sew, but my 12 year old granddaughter is just starting. I want her to learn from the experts.
Posted: 4:29 pm on October 1st

SewSam SewSam writes: These DVDs would be terrific for my daughter who wants to learn how to sew.
Posted: 4:28 pm on October 1st

Changmom Changmom writes: I want to learn how to sew better, using a great machine
Posted: 4:28 pm on October 1st

book_maven book_maven writes: I've raised children and grandchildren and want to do something just for myself.
Posted: 4:27 pm on October 1st

lovethecraft lovethecraft writes: So that I can have clothes that fit my body shape properly, it's more economic, unique and self-satisfaction
Posted: 4:21 pm on October 1st

DellAnnT DellAnnT writes: I want to create clothes that I love that also fit!
Posted: 4:18 pm on October 1st

Pegann3 Pegann3 writes: I absolutely need to learn a new skill for self satisfaction and fulfillment at this challenging time in my life.
Posted: 3:28 pm on October 1st

Awheeler Awheeler writes: So I can make adorable things like blankets and certain clothes for my kids.
Posted: 1:56 pm on October 1st

RoonieRanching RoonieRanching writes: I want to learn to sew to because it makes me appreciate the garments I wear!
Posted: 1:34 pm on October 1st

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