January 03, 2016

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12 Days Of Christmas Day 10 January 3rd 2016

Welcome to Day 10 of our 12 Days Of Christmas celebration!

[Giveaway Ended - Congrats to Donnamarie G, Jennifer H, Dorothy E, Tamara W, Karen A, Margaret, Kari B, Margaret N, Chris, and Ashley A!]

Today we are giving away 10 Couture Sewing Academy Online Video Classes to 10 individuals! The Couture Sewing Academy is an indepth video-based training program that gives you the tools, techniques, and tips you need to begin sewing with couture methods. As a student you receive access to all the videos immediately and you can learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere!

Using couture techniques is a great way to make your designs stand out in the crowd and really turn them into miniature works of art! This video series shows you many techniques that you can apply to a variety of existing patterns to take them to the next level with an impeccable finish!

We love the online class format and are excited to bring you a variety of online classes to teach you the basics or expand your skill set! We've been excited to see the response to the Sew Along Video designed to accompany the Ginza Girl Coat Pattern! We have many more in the works, and would love to know what patterns you'd be interested in going deeper with a Sew Along Video. Or what types of classes you'd like to see us offer...

To enter this giveaway, simply respond to this post in the comment box below and complete one of these sentences:

1. "I'd love to see a sew along video for [insert pattern here] … "
2. "My biggest challenge in sewing is  [insert place here]"
3. "I'd love to take a class that shows me how to [insert topic here] "

 

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific) 1/3/2015.

One entry per person.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment.

We will choose a winner and announce it tomorrow to let everyone know who won.

Okay, good luck, and if we’ve forgotten anything we will modify and/or update this post as needed.

Happy New Year,

Cinnamon & The Liberty Jane / Pixie Faire Team


100 Comments

Charlene
Charlene

January 06, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is having to change the bobbin frequently…in my 40 year old machine, the cabinet has to be taken apart to get to the bobbin….just frustrating at time that is wasted.

Susan M
Susan M

January 05, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is getting started.

Karen
Karen

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge is finding the time!

Tammy
Tammy

January 04, 2016

I have been trying to save up some money to be able to take a class or two, it would be nice to maybe win one too! I love your patterns that I have been able to get during the freebie fridays….my granddaughters love the clothes I make for their dolls.

Linda M
Linda M

January 04, 2016

I would love to take a class in making a proper fit pattern

Jesica
Jesica

January 04, 2016

I’d love to take a class that shows me how to sew with knits and how to do ruffles. Like how to ease a ruffle into the bottom of a skirt and how to make that work properly. Also how to use patterns properly and make it all fit together :)

Robyn
Robyn

January 04, 2016

I would love to see a sew along video for sewing doll shoes, from start to finish! Thank you.

Crystal Beattie
Crystal Beattie

January 04, 2016

I’D LOVE TO SEE A SEW ALONG VIDEO FOR all the shoe patterns. I still have trouble making shoes.

pam
pam

January 04, 2016

I like to see a sew along video about making American girl doll shoes…..

Catherine
Catherine

January 04, 2016

I would love to see a video on making buttonholes on doll clothes. Also on shoe making.

Yelena R.
Yelena R.

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is finding time for all the projects I want to make and working with slippery materials.

Aggie Bollhorn
Aggie Bollhorn

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge is working with sheers, organza and other slinky, slippery fabrics.

Narda Weber
Narda Weber

January 04, 2016

I would love to learn how to make SMALL buttonholes for doll clothes!

louise lacasse
louise lacasse

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewingis knowing when to stop to eat.

Dee
Dee

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge is the curves and corners on the double wedding ring pattern. Made many but struggle with that.

Deanna
Deanna

January 04, 2016

My biggest sewing challenge is curves.

Helen Baunhuber
Helen Baunhuber

January 04, 2016

Just retire 12/21/15 after 45 yrs, I want to go back to sewing and do American Doll clothes(just gave her her and American doll for Christmas) and dresses for my 4yr old granddaughter. I would like to learn new technics in today’s sewing in order to make it home business for make extra income.

tstar
tstar

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is dealing with knit and slinky fabrics.

Aime
Aime

January 04, 2016

The sew along video I would like to see is how to sew on knits.

Connie
Connie

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is working with sheer fabrics such as silk, georgette etc. It feels as though I am constantly fighting the fabric to get it sewed correctly. Would love some suggestions to make the sewing easer.

Nancy
Nancy

January 04, 2016

I’d love to see a video on how to fit patterns to the doll so clothes fit perfectly.

Bethany
Bethany

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is when I sew something wrong or inside out and have to rip all my stitches out. It’s a little aggrivating.

Jesica
Jesica

January 04, 2016

I’d love to take a class that shows me how to sew with knits and how to do ruffles. Like how to ease a ruffle into the bottom of a skirt and how to make that work properly. Also how to use patterns properly and make it all fit together :)

Jessica Olsson
Jessica Olsson

January 04, 2016

I’d love to take a class that shows me how to make the perfect fit and also I like to learn how to insert the perfect zippers. I hope that I’m lucky

Norma Newton
Norma Newton

January 04, 2016

My biggest challenge for this year is teaching my young grandchildren to learn how to just do some basic sewing.

Valnora
Valnora

January 04, 2016

My biggest problem is getting everything organized to get started

Phyllis Bake
Phyllis Bake

January 04, 2016

One of my biggest problems are making the pants to fit legs properly.

Cassandra andrus
Cassandra andrus

January 04, 2016

Finding time to see is greatest challenge

Sandy
Sandy

January 04, 2016

Love to have someone showing me hand on sewing

Irene
Irene

January 03, 2016

Would love to have video on how to make hats using straw braid available by the yard. How to sew? How to shape? Etc. In mean time sew, sew, sew into 2016!

Evelyn
Evelyn

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing at the moment is going to be learning how to use my new serge that I got for christmas

Cheryl Ripley
Cheryl Ripley

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is not being able to have enough time to sew as much as I would like to….as sewing is my first love & my greatest passion in my life!!!!!

Karen W
Karen W

January 03, 2016

I’D LOVE TO TAKE A CLASS THAT SHOWS ME HOW TO SEW WITH KNITS AND NOT HAVE STRETCHING OCCUR.

Marilyn McDonald
Marilyn McDonald

January 03, 2016

I’d love to see a video sew along for Crabapples Classic Coat pattern! Thanks

Cherie
Cherie

January 03, 2016

my biggest challenge in sewing is working with knits.

Sandra
Sandra

January 03, 2016

Finding the time without feeling guilty. AND until I make some changes my sewing room has no heat….it was 24 here last night. burrrr

Karen
Karen

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is getting garments to fit right.

Lynn Winkler
Lynn Winkler

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge is understanding written directions sometimes and I would love to be able to make my own pattern from idea to completion

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is sewing with fancy fabrics, like brocades and silk and chiffon. I never can get it right and end up fighting with the fabric.

Natalia
Natalia

January 03, 2016

I’d love to see a sew along video for ideas of creating interesting things of my own for my daugter’s doll!

A. Zamudio
A. Zamudio

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is fitting shirts (and finding the time to sew).

Anne
Anne

January 03, 2016

Yes please!

JJ
JJ

January 03, 2016

I would love to see a class on how to adjust patterns to fit different sized dolls.

Colleen
Colleen

January 03, 2016

I’d like to see a sew a long video for the blouse with buttons and a collar that does up in front

Sue
Sue

January 03, 2016

I would love to take a class that shows me how to use the couture techniques and have more professional finishing.

Wendy
Wendy

January 03, 2016

I would love to take a class on anything at all!

Brandy
Brandy

January 03, 2016

MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN SEWING IS: knits. I’ve tried, I really have, but I just don’t feel comfortable with them. I actually avoid patterns because of it!

Mary
Mary

January 03, 2016

I would like to see a sew along video for making doll shoes and boots.

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Janet Rettig
Janet Rettig

January 03, 2016

I would love to take a class showing how to make a sloper and another one on making hats.

Janet W
Janet W

January 03, 2016

MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN SEWING IS GETTING THINGS TO SCALE.

Kathy Wargo
Kathy Wargo

January 03, 2016

2. "MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN SEWING IS sticking to one project at a time.

Terry
Terry

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is finding the time and money to make everything I want to make.

Kaitlyn H.
Kaitlyn H.

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is sewing with thick fabrics. A lot of times I break my needle, which is really annoying.

Lora C.
Lora C.

January 03, 2016

I’d love to take a class that shows me how to work with designer type fabrics, dance fabrics, mesh fabrics, satins and silks. I find these types of fabrics scary.

Dee
Dee

January 03, 2016

I’d love to take a course that shows me different ways to sew with elastic thread.

Charisse
Charisse

January 03, 2016

I’d like to see a video on making doll shoes & boots.
I’d also like to take your pattern making class but it will take a while for me to get the money for it.

Stacey F
Stacey F

January 03, 2016

I’d love to see a class on working with difficult fabrics. Tips for working with knits, fabrics that easily fray, and even leathers and such used with making boots. Maybe like short classes that would easily be affordable.

Judy E
Judy E

January 03, 2016

I’D LOVE TO TAKE A CLASS THAT SHOWS ME HOW TO Adjust patterns for different sized dolls. Also a class on making shoes.

Mary
Mary

January 03, 2016

I would enjoy watching so I could learn to improve my sewing skills.

Pamela K.
Pamela K.

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is getting the fit right. I do pretty well with all the finishing details but find it so disappointing if the fit is off.

Kris Miller
Kris Miller

January 03, 2016

I’D LOVE TO SEE A SEW ALONG VIDEO FOR DOLL ACCESSORIES LIKE HATS AND SHOES.

Autumn M
Autumn M

January 03, 2016

1. "I’d love to see a sew along video for Clog shoes … "
2. “My biggest challenge in sewing is sewing lining”
3. "I’d love to take a class that shows me how to make shoes "

Tonya
Tonya

January 03, 2016

I would like to see a sew along on making doll shoes and doll boots.

janice urffer
janice urffer

January 03, 2016

I would love to see a video on working with costumes (ballet and dance) also making wedding gowns and working with difficult fabrics

janice urffer
janice urffer

January 03, 2016

I would love to see a video on working with costumes (ballet and dance) also making wedding gowns and working with difficult fabrics

Marti C.
Marti C.

January 03, 2016

I would like to see a video on modifying a pattern to get a different spin on a basic/classic pattern.

Marti C.
Marti C.

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is at this time is putting in a lining.

Sheryl
Sheryl

January 03, 2016

I would love to see a sew along video for the Susan B Anthony gown. Getting the mutton sleeve to hold right and getting the lace insertions to scale I believe are challenging to getting a ready to wear quality garment.

Paula
Paula

January 03, 2016

I’d love to see a video about adjusting patterns to fit perfectly.

Marti C.
Marti C.

January 03, 2016

I would like to see a video on how to make the Aspen Party Dress. I did not get a proper.

Connie
Connie

January 03, 2016

1. "I’D LOVE TO SEE A SEW ALONG VIDEO FOR planning on cutting and sewing multiple identical items at one time.
2. “MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN SEWING IS to speed up while keeping quality standard.”
3. "I’D LOVE TO TAKE A CLASS THAT SHOWS ME HOW TO set up a step-by-step plan to grow from an amateur to a sewing professional without going back to college.

katharina
katharina

January 03, 2016

I would love to see a video of professional short cuts.

Joy H
Joy H

January 03, 2016

I would like to see a sew along video of how to alter doll clothes to make them fit properly.

Teresa
Teresa

January 03, 2016

I’d love to follow a video for making doll shoes.
My biggest challenge in sewing is making the doll cloths look more professional.
I’d love to take a class that shows me how to take my ideas for cloths to actual pattern pieces; YES I know you guys offer it but I still need to save up to take it.

Leslie
Leslie

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is finding time to do it!

Lisamarie
Lisamarie

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is figuring out how to speed up my slow pace.

Nancy
Nancy

January 03, 2016

my biggest challenge is finding appropriately sized notions at a reasonable price for doll clothes

kathi
kathi

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge is working with knits, they do not look professional at all!! I could use a class in that!

Barbara Haring
Barbara Haring

January 03, 2016

I’d love to take a class that shows me how to create patterns.

Meredith
Meredith

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is choosing which projects to do, honestly!

Renee
Renee

January 03, 2016

I would like to see a video of the Wrap Top Dress. To me the cutting out of the dress is not clear. My biggest challenge is in making shoes. I would like to take a class on top stitching knits so they don’t stretch out.

Lorretta H
Lorretta H

January 03, 2016

I would like to take a class in making changes to patterns so that the doll dresses have a better fit. My biggest challenge is knowing how to manage/sew many different types of materials in such small items.

Cathy
Cathy

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is getting my doll outfits to look professional and not amateurish. Starting with finding the right fabrics appropriate for dolls and then finishing them so they look as good as the ones from the professional seamstresses – it’s a challenge for me!

Cheryle Bes
Cheryle Bes

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is having time and finding tiny notions and prints for doll clothes without spending a fortune.

Delena Gilman
Delena Gilman

January 03, 2016

I’d love to follow a video for making doll shoes.
My greatest challenge is organizing all my supplies.

Monique D
Monique D

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is narrow hems.

Joan
Joan

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing, because I am a beginner, is understanding directions because sometimes terms are used and I have no idea what it all means. Right now I am heavily relying on your You Tube videos to help me get through sewing projects.

Erin K.
Erin K.

January 03, 2016

I would like to see a sew along video for making Janes so I can master them and then move onto another type of footwear with some experience under my belt. Thank you for the opportunity to win the class!

Celeste
Celeste

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is altering the pattern to fit the person.

Tracey McCorkle
Tracey McCorkle

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge to sewing is sizing a pattern for different needs. We have 14"-23" dolls, and I’d like to learn how to size one pattern for all of them.

Judy Holland
Judy Holland

January 03, 2016

MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN SEWING IS getting around in my small sewing room.

Gina C.
Gina C.

January 03, 2016

I’d love to see videos on how to modify patterns and adjust them for other types of dolls. My daughter has a favorite doll that was purchased in Japan. The company makes clothes for it but thy are so expensive. I’ve only found a couple tutorials online on how to make it clothing, but it’s all in Japanese and my reading skills aren’t very good.

Linda S
Linda S

January 03, 2016

I’d love to see a sew along video on altering doll clothes/shoe patterns to fit different sized dolls, to add details that wow, to work with very fine, slippery, or stretchy fabrics, where to find (or how to make) specialty items such as smaller zippers and buckles.

Kylee
Kylee

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is how much time it takes. I can sew for a half an hour, but then I get bored and go play. I guess it might just be because I’m only 12 years old and I’m just a beginner. But I would LOVE to see more patterns that are easy and less time consuming! (:

DorrieBelle
DorrieBelle

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is having the right, necessary skills when inspiration hits !

Peggy W
Peggy W

January 03, 2016

MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN SEWING IS MAKING MY SEWING LOOK PROFESSIONAL. I REALLY STRUGGLE WITH THE SMALL SEAMS AND TOP-STITCHING.

Sue
Sue

January 03, 2016

I would love to see a video on making doll shoes.

Dianne
Dianne

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is following instructions properly so I don’t end up having to use my seam ripper again and again. I love to sew but I’m not sure I’m ‘cut out’ for it. ;-)

Ellen
Ellen

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenges: hemming knits, sewing sheers, and zippers. Still a problem after sewing most of my life!

Debbie
Debbie

January 03, 2016

My biggest challenge in sewing is not having a sewing room that I can leave a project and come back to finish when I have more time.

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