Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome

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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.

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.


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. $12.99 each (MSRP, USD$).


Leave a comment on the official contest post detailing why you want to learn how to sew in 20 words or less, by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 28, 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 4, 2013. It's that simple.

Good luck!


See official rules for more details.

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Comments (62)

lidiana writes: I would love to learn to sew... because i feel that i find my self between fabric and sewing machine i love them so much , i feel so happy when i make anything and i love all kind of sewing

Posted: 3:58 pm on December 5th
Jaimn writes: bummer, two days late. trying to learn to sew for my family. learned shop, not home ec. :)
Posted: 11:29 am on October 31st
Glimmertouch writes: I would like to learn how to sew and add my personal touch to my wardrobe.
Posted: 7:52 am on October 28th
jmalloy writes: I would love to learn to sew well enough to share the skills and help support my family.
Posted: 1:36 pm on October 22nd
Auntie_Gail writes: I mainly do quilting, and it would be nice to learn how to sew garments too, with this great machine!
Posted: 8:18 am on October 21st
nelly717 writes: I have always wanted to learn to sew. I have so many ideas in my head and not knowing how to sew is really holding me back. I have taught myself to knit and crochet and for some reason sewing just seems like such a challenge, just using the machine can be a bit intimidating.
Posted: 9:21 pm on October 19th
janicesullenger writes: my grandmother used to sew for me and would let me sew when i was little. now that i have grandkids i would love to do the same for them
Posted: 1:08 am on October 19th
KathrynLynn writes: Sewing is a part of my family heritage.I want to pass that on to my children and grandchildren.
Posted: 8:47 pm on October 18th
PuzzleQueen writes: Been awhile since I've owned a sewing machine. Would love to get back into it and teach my grand-kids.
Posted: 4:54 am on October 18th
SapphireRain writes: Single unemployed DESPERATE mom looking to provide for family by learning to sew and create cloth menstrual pads for woman!
Posted: 6:23 pm on October 16th
wvgal3 writes: I would love to learn how to sew clothes for my kids, my daughter is also interested in sewing!
Posted: 5:42 am on October 16th
lovescraftin writes: I would love to learn to sew better than I do already. I am always trying to improve my skills. I love making gifts homemade.
Posted: 11:33 am on October 15th
lovetosew22 writes: I would love this so I can expand on my knowledge of sewing quilt projects. Interested in wall hangings, place mats, table runners, then work my way to quilts!!!
Posted: 8:31 am on October 15th
vanildascreations writes: I'd love to win this sewing machine with so many cool features to choose from!
Posted: 3:19 pm on October 14th
vanildascreations writes: I'd love to win this sewing machine with so many cool features to choose from! My 9 year old is learning how to sew and I could give my old one to her ;o)
Posted: 3:17 pm on October 14th
justin19x writes: I sewed my first project, two weeks ago, as a 29 year old male. I would love to continue learning.
Posted: 10:12 am on October 11th
sewold writes: I didn't see the 20 words or less. I know how to sew - I just want to sew better!
Posted: 11:06 am on October 10th
sewold writes: I sew from necessity - to make it fit my lumpy frame. I read sewing books/magazines for unique ideas. Even though I've been sewing for years I always learn new ideas from reading. And I'd be happy to pass the book on to one of my granddaughters when I've read it.
Posted: 11:04 am on October 10th
maplesis writes: I have four girls. Have come to learn that there are times when I can't afford to buy four pairs pants, tops or other clothing at once. To make sure everyone still get what they need, I have to learn to sew scarfs, leggings and simple t shirt etc.
Posted: 5:53 am on October 10th
CynthiaMaria writes: My mother in law passed away before teaching me to sew and she left me her old sewing items that have been stored for too long and I would love to learn how to sew, so I can continue with some of the projects she was not able to finish.I would also love to learn to make memory quits for her grandchildren along with other projects.
Posted: 2:08 pm on October 9th
heymrsmeadows writes: I am learning to sew via YouTube now in hopes to gain the skills necessary to start a home business/eventual Brick and Mortar store so that I may provide my children with may opportunities using the additional income. I have a business plan, a simple sewing machine and a love for design and craft. A Janome 4120QDC would assist in launching a dream that has been in the works for about 5 years and continue a lifelong useable skill/inheritance that I can pass on to my children as well.
Posted: 1:52 pm on October 9th
tippeetina writes: A big chunk of my memories of my mom when I was growing up is of her sitting at her sewing machine - usually she was making matching outfits for me and my sister. I would love to carry on that tradition and make beautiful handmade outfits for my kids.
Posted: 10:10 am on October 9th
scrapndaze writes: I have 2 granddaughters and would love for them to learn the craft of sewing so we can create together!
Posted: 7:27 am on October 9th
MirkaMas writes: For sure I would love to win a Janome Sewing Machine!!! I want to learn how to create nice things for the little ones of our playgroup. And I would love to make a quilt for myself, selfish girl I am... =)
Posted: 11:41 pm on October 8th
nana_burnette writes: I am 63 yrs old with 12 grandkids. We want a family project. Sewing would be the family thing.
Posted: 11:19 pm on October 8th
Sisteronekidney writes: I would love to win a Janome Sewing Machine, so I can learn to sew and make things for my granddaughter and other family members. Make nice things for my house.
Posted: 10:58 pm on October 8th
kminmn writes: I would like to learn how to do embelishments on clothing.

Posted: 10:53 pm on October 8th
craftirn writes: I want to make nice things for my home and my family with the beautiful fabrics I see.
Posted: 10:33 pm on October 8th
LizLes writes: My mom has a Janome! I would like to be able to make clothing for my granddaughter and her dolls.
Posted: 10:06 pm on October 8th
SimplySewing writes: Hemming and a little alteration is all I really know Fear has kept me from moving out of my comfort zone. Winning this giveaway would mean so much to me as well as equipping me with the confidence I need.
Posted: 8:47 pm on October 8th
whitneypaddock writes: I'd love to be able to make quilts and clothes for my kids as well as clothes for myself.
Posted: 8:45 pm on October 8th
paperaquarium writes: I would like to learn how to sew so that I can make stylish modest clothing! I believe there's a real need for women to return to being classy.
Posted: 8:35 pm on October 8th
snaronrn writes: Everything I know about sewing, I learned in 4-H 50 years ago. It is time to learn how to tailor and alter clothing. I am retired now and have all the time in the world but no money.
Posted: 8:27 pm on October 8th
Toni778 writes: I would love to learn the skills necessary to make nice gifts for friends, family and loved ones.
Posted: 7:57 pm on October 8th
quiltingdebbie writes: I want to make doll clothes for my granddaughters and maybe some dresses as well. I love Janome!!!
Posted: 7:36 pm on October 8th
ncfoodlover writes: I would love to advance my skills beyond pillows and decor so I can fabricate clothing that fits beautifully.
Posted: 7:28 pm on October 8th
gardengirl363 writes: I'm an odd size/shape, would love to learn how to sew for myself. Help needed.Thank you.
Posted: 7:23 pm on October 8th
sleary1954 writes: I'd love to learn to sew on one of these wonderful machines! Thank you.
Posted: 6:49 pm on October 8th
GranDebof2 writes: I want to make things for my grandchildren. I live out in the country & need a hobby.
Posted: 6:39 pm on October 8th
pletchman3 writes: I have basic sewing skills, but I would love to learn more. I want to make modest clothes for my daughters.
Posted: 6:30 pm on October 8th
CC8900 writes: I would like to learn clothing construction techniques and fitting.
Posted: 5:40 pm on October 8th
AddieMay writes: I want to learn to sew so I can tailor my clothes so they actually fit!
Posted: 5:30 pm on October 8th
Tkenn92 writes: I have a strong aspiration to become a tailor! I'm 4'11", 20 years old and STILL shopping in the kids section!!
Posted: 5:02 pm on October 8th
ColetteL writes: I currently own a simple(cheap-o) machine. My skills are basic at best. I have all these ideas in my head of things I would love to make, but I need to learn more first! Thanks for the chance to further my skills!
Posted: 4:56 pm on October 8th
Debramack writes: I would love to one day make my 3 year old girl a dress or even a quilt for her room.
Posted: 4:53 pm on October 8th
AJStidham writes: I have a 2 year old granddaughter and I would love to sew for her...boutique clothes for toddlers are sooo expensive!
Posted: 4:51 pm on October 8th
Janeah writes: I have three girls asking to learn how to sew and I have old heavy Kenmore that works or not.

Thank you
Posted: 4:46 pm on October 8th
aseret13 writes: I follow a lot of different bloggers and get tons of ideas. I would like to bring all of those ideas to reality.

Posted: 4:33 pm on October 8th
Ma103 writes: I cannot work outside the home, learning to sew could broaden my income potential. Plus it looks like fun
Posted: 4:26 pm on October 8th
user-2152671 writes: I would love to have a custom made wardrobe!
Posted: 4:21 pm on October 8th
annina_ch writes: so I can sew your one-hour-dress
Posted: 8:23 am on October 8th
pattipat writes: I would like use my creativity to make home decorative items for my new home.
Posted: 10:37 pm on October 5th
SWoerner writes: I learned to sew in home ec, (now I gave my age away), and I haven't really done any sewing other than mending since my daughter was a toddler. I am now finding out that I really don't know how to sew. The more I read and search, the more I feel like I'm starting from fresh. I just hope my sewing machine of over 20years will hold out, for I now have the time and ambition to get back into it. I'm tired of buying clothes that don't look right, and I need all the help I can find. To win this would be a great way to start.
Posted: 2:14 pm on October 5th
user-1117405 writes: I make jewelry, embroider, love being creative and learning to sew would expand my creative horizons.
Posted: 2:32 am on October 5th
user-2397606 writes: I'm a father whose family needs someone to learn to sew! I'd like to incorporate fabric into my woodworking too!
Posted: 10:42 pm on October 4th
linda28334 writes: I am a senior and live in a senior complex and now have time to do things I wanted ,one being sewing thank you for a wonderful site Linda
Posted: 10:12 pm on October 4th
jfs55trs writes: I would love to learn to sew on the Janome! My sewing machine does not have such nice features.
Posted: 7:40 pm on October 4th
Charms34 writes: Sewing... beautiful and productive craft. Allows creation of heirlooms and enjoyment for hours. So versatile and practical but also useful!
Posted: 2:53 pm on October 4th
Naturechilde writes: I have never learned to sew anything beyond the basic straight stitch. I would like to learn to sew at a more comprehensive level.
Posted: 12:14 pm on October 4th
RonnieGoff writes: There are soooo many things waiting out there for me to sew!
This would give me the perfect opportunity!
Posted: 12:09 pm on October 4th
user-2272596 writes: I want to make pretty projects for my granddaughter. I want to make boy items for my grandson.
Posted: 11:50 am on October 4th
scull writes: I handsew and it is slow. It would be nice to feel comfortable using the sewing machine to do simple clothing alterations.
Posted: 11:17 am on October 2nd
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