Best. Contest. Yet.

All of our gushing over our beloved sewing machines and our stalking of executives has finally paid off! Brother has generously offered to provide the prizes for our next Prudent Baby Contest. And what are these prizes you might ask?


Well they just so happen to be a Brother PC-420 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine and a Limited Edition Project Runway Innov-s 40 Sewing Machine. That’s right, WE ARE GIVING AWAY TWO AMAZING BRAND NEW SEWING MACHINES: one of my machine and one of Jaime’s machine!!!! You are wondering what you have to do to be entered into such an exciting contest, right? We can’t tell you quite yet but if you are signed up for the monthly Prudent Mama newsletter, you will get the scoop on Thursday in the January edition. That’s one week earlier than we announce the contest here on the blog! A full extra week to work on your entry! And if you haven’t signed up yet, why not take care of that right here and now. We’ll wait…

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Ok, so you’re all signed up to get the scoop on how to win these babies.  Now it’s time to learn more about these magical prize machines! See more pics and read a little more about both amazing Brother sewing machines after the jump…

BEST. CONTEST. YET.
Check out these prizes…eek!

Jaime’s Machine – Limited Edition Project Runway Innov-s 40 Sewing Machine  
Named best machine in it’s price range by Consumer Reports and is only available through sewing machine dealers. While you can get a great machine online, it really is a wonderful experience to go into a dealer and speak with them about what you want to do right away with your machine, and what you hope to eventually do as you learn more. Usually the shop will also offer you classes to get to know your machine. Oh, and prices are usually very negotiable in a shop.

Main Features:

  • Available at Authorized Innov-s Dealers Only
  • 40 built-in stitches, including 5 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles
  • Stitch selection via dial and LCD
  • 7-point feed dogs
  • Free-motion stitching
  • Jam resistant top bobbin with Quick-set bobbin
  • Built-in needle threading system

Jacinda’s Machine – Brother PC-420 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine

I received this machine as a gift from my husband a year ago and I love it. It’s a basic computerized machine. I’m constantly surprised by it’s many features and many accessories including goodies like a walking foot!

Main Features:

  • 294 built-in stitches, including 10 styles of one-step automatic buttonholes and 3 lettering styles, each with 55 alphanumeric characters
  • Direct 10-key stitch selection and LCD screen
  • My Custom Stitch feature
  • Advanced needle threading system and automatic thread trimming
  • A built-in knee lift raises the presser foot in order to reposition or remove your fabric
  • Digital stitch length and width control

So are you ready to beat out all the other Prudent Mamas to win one of these babies? Stay tuned to find out how. Leave us a comment now and you could win a Kokka fat quarter. We’re givers. With a little help from Brother, of course.

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181 Comments

Emily

Oh my goodness! I really want a machine with automatic button holes! And a walking foot! Wow! (don't tell my machine I'm thinking about cheating ha)

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sewandsox

so excited about this contest! would love it if I only needed to leave a comment for a chance to win a sewing machine though! heehee

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Lindsay and Co.

Umm, I think my 40 year old avocado green machine is now greener from envy. My machine works…. but I'm pretty sure I could find plenty of uses for these babies 🙂

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Ashley

Ok….I just peed a little!!! I'm maybe a little too excited! or maybe it has to do with the fact that my bladder is still not up to snuff after having my daughter! ha These are amazing! I'm excited and even a little intimidated at the thought of having such a nice sewing machine! I'm on pins and needles waiting to find out what I have to do to win one of these bad boys!

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Erin

I have the PC-420 and I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I'm very happy for whatever lucky winner ends up getting one as well. I seriously cannot recommend it enough. <3

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sarah

ah, all the things i could sew with a sewing machine that doesn't throw temper tantrums – seriously, my sewing machine is moodier than my two year old!

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Beth @ Sand To Pearl

Wow… Don't tell my husband! He'd be a little upset that I'd even consider a different sewing machine because he got me the one I currently have. But really, who wouldn't want to switch from a super basic (like 5 different stitches) to THAT!!

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Jenn/hippygoth

Oh my gosh, I am so excited. I have been dying to get into sewing, and my pedal on my hand-me-down machine got lost two moves ago. 🙁 Thanks for giving us this chance!

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Stephanie

Is it ok to curse in the comment section? 🙂 Because all I can say is HOLY SHIT!!! I am all over this contest, you other Prudent Mama's better watch out.

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Kelsee

The sewing machine I am using is older than I am. No joke. My mom bought it when she was pregnant with my sister. Don't get me wrong, it kicks butt, but I have been coveting a new machine for years! Please, I want it. Have pity on me dear Giveaway Gods! Lol

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Poists

Oh I really really want one but I think my husband would shoot me if I brought a 4th sewing machine into the house! Of course it would be nice to have a new one considering I Have one that is 100yrs old, 45 years old, and 20 years old.
My son asked me last night if he could get his own.
Maybe I do need a fourth????

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Julie

You can't see it but I am stretching right now, (you know it that way that atheletes do right before they race and win a gold medal.) challenge accepted even though I don't know what it is yet!

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Joanna

I think I am going to faint, I really need a new sewing machine. The one I have keeps jamming on me and has made me start swearing like a sailor.

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Ayelet

How exciting! I'm ready to graduate from my very basic machine to something a little more fancy.

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Elisabeth

What an exciting contest!!! My first machine was a 70s relic and the one I use now is slightly newer, like 80s. Though it doesn't jam nearly as often as the first one, it would be nice to have a machine not as old as me (unless of course it were an antique machine that I had just to admire!!) 😉
A new machine would just make my YEAR!! And winning it would slap the cherry onto the cake! Thanks so much for the great opportunity!

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So-Sew Me

Oh, I have been wanting a pretty new computerized machine so badly but it is not in the budget right now. Can't wait to hear about the contest.

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Shannon

Looking at the comments of all these Prudent Mamas, I am overwhelemd at how many have old sewing machines and are still stitching! Talk about PRUDENCE! Beautiful women, all!

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Alison C

Wow – those are some seriously impressive prizes! I have the innovis 10 and its a great wee machine – what I wouldn't give for one of its big brothers though!

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Olivia

Exciting! Can't wait to learn about the new project for the contest. I think my heart would literally explode with all the possibilities these machines provide. My current sewing machine doesn't even have auto-feed. How ancient! 😉

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jackmum

I haven't sewn in 10 years and after seeing your amazing projects I'm motivated to start learning! The first step is getting a machine so I'm waiting on pins and needles (groan) to find out what I have to do!

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Sara

My sewing machine died on Dec. 23rd and I am in serious sewing withdrawal. I am not sure which one to get, but these two machines seem awesome and I would love to get one!!!

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Sarah

Oh. my. word! I would totally cheat on my machine for one that has automatic threading, thread trimming, and so many stitches!! I currently have a Brother and I like it, but I sure wouldn't mind an upgrade either! 😉 So excited!

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Jmom

Oh wow, I would love a new Brother. I am getting ready to make 9 Roman Shades (am I crazy or what?) and another curtain and I'm not sure if my little Kenmore is up to the challenge.
Please, pretty please, don't make the project involve zippers or buttonholes!! I think that would send my machine over the edge. My Kenmore thanks you.

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Katie Wyllie

I just recently found your website and immediately fell in love with all the tutorials and advice! It was great to find a website that can enhance my "sewing skills" or lack there of.. My husband and I are only in our 20's so I have been sewing for only a few years now and his wedding gift to me a couple years back was a sewing machine but not necessary a top of the line…more like a bottom. It does what needs to be done, but getting a new maching would be great!!!!My husband and I are expecting our first baby in April…and I've been enjoying making things for his room…I just love your tutorials!! Very inspiring!! Thanks for taking the time to make such a great website!

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storiedyarns

This is awesome!!!!! I've only been sewing for a while, and I love it so much. I like my machine but it's nothing like these gorgeous babies! If I win I promise to donate my machine to a good cause or something. 🙂

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Kayla

Oh.My.Goodness!

I cannot wait for this giveaway…and am crossing my fingers (and toes!) that I might have a chance at winning one of these!

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Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE

super excited… will it be open to internationals though? I'm "north of the border" and all the best contests are totally closed, sadface. Well, even if I can't participate/win it will be fun to watch the contest progress, I have so much fun watching contests on craft sites/blogs…

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Katie

So, so awesome. I mean, truly. Awesome. Especially since my sewing machine has been on the fritz today. How I wouldn't love a little upgrade! 🙂

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Sewing Nutter

I am using my first machine I bought which is a Brother and as I've learned to sew I keep saying I would like a nicer machine. I really appreciate the chances you give us for all these nice prizes!

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Neoma

WOW! What a giveaway! If I ever would win simething in a giveaway, I wish that it would be this!

I also put your button on my blog!

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Kaleena

Wow what a giveaway ladies. I am not a mama yet but I adore your website….One of these machines would dam near make my year….and the fat quarter as an additional giveaway wow…you guys are great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jan

My daughter and I are sharing a sewing machine we inherited from my Mother-in-Law. This is just want we have been wanting. A NEW SEWING MACHINE!

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Naomi

EEEKKK!!! Soooo excited! I would love to win a sewing machine, or fat quarter! My sewing machine has decided that it will work when it well pleases. 🙁 which is no good for me!

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Erin

Oohhhh…I hope I win! I have been using a basic 9 stitch singer and seriously need to upgrade. Can't wait to see the contest.

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ModernDayMama

I adore my little Janome Jem, but I think it's time to expand the family and add a big Brother! Very excited to see what's in store for us. **sharpening my scissors, polishing my foot feed**

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sheri

WOW! I will be doing whatever it takes to enter this one. I am super excited to see what you have in store for us.

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dianne

Oh no, we are going on a little trip- should I postpone? I guess my old White machine is safe for now!
jmclean at mts dot net

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Lisa D

Oh "pretty, pretty, please" (as my adorable grandaughter would say). I plan on teaching my daughter to sew and she could use mine "old" machine and I could use one of these "beauties".

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sp

I would love to win this machine. I work with vinyl and could use a walking foot. The buttonhole feature also intrigues me! Thank you!

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Anne

I'm drooling over these machines. My current sewing machine is around 20 years old, and there are days when it is constantly unthreading itself. I don't know how it does it, or why, but rethreading the needle and untangling the bobbin thread are not my idea of a fun time. :o)

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Cassandra {Sleeping or Sewing}

OH NO!!! I entered the contest for the Bias Tape Maker then obsessed about it until I got one. I've had it two weeks now and I'm scared to use it (I don't know why). Now a sewing machine that can sew letters!!!! In 3 different styles!!! Oh MY!! That baby is gonna haunt me in my sleep.

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Heather

Can't wait to see the contest! I mean, I just started sewing a few months ago and haven't totally figured out my own machine, BUT how fun to have another toy!!! 🙂

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EG

Can't wait for the newsletter! And I didn't know that machine prices are negotiable in the shop – I'm going to need a new one when my MIL comes back to the country next summer. (Or maybe I won't if I win one of these pretties!)

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Bertina

Am I dreaming?! I seriously thought about this contest a few weeks ago! Soooo exciting! I love Brother and Prudent baby!

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Lindsay

The chance to win one of these machines is so exciting! I've been to this post like 20 times since Tuesday just to ogle them!

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M. Inez

What a great prize! I have a lower model Brother and I love it. When I started looking for a machine last year, I just assumed I'd buy a Singer because that's what my mother always used when I was younger. But after reading several reviews, I decided on a Brother and I have no regrets.

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Jesy

whhhhat!! That is sew exciting!!! My first machine i got was a brother and then my boyfriend got me a brother serger for christmas!! Love the giveaway!! i have never been this excited for one!

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Alison H

Being that it is 20 degrees here and I plan on staying in my house for the rest of the winter, this is perfect! I can simply drink coffee and sew and an awesome new sewing machine 😉

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ETWsmom

A brother!!! As an only child I've always wanted one and now my dreams could be fufilled….and think of all the wonderful things we could do together. Although, he might mess up my room. I don't think we will fight too much with all of his wonderful functions like a walking foot and automated button holer.

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Kristi

I have a Brother Innovis and I LOVE it!! I use it all day every day (business, as usual!) and would love to have a reliable back-up, just in case. Brother makes the best, easiest to use, user-friendliest sewing machines around.

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Pam

I'm so bummed! I got a call yesterday from my local sewing center to tell me that my machine was not just broken, but that it was beyond repair. After having a moment of silence for my machine, I started researching the options for a new one. Only a few hours later, I read the post about this contest. I was so excited to be able to try and win a new machine! When I read the contest instructions in today's newsletter, I have to admit that I was so sad. Alas! I need a functioning sewing machine to enter the contest! Here's hoping that if another totally awesome contest comes in the future, I'll be ready and able to participate!

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Jaime

pam – hand sew or borrow a machine girl! we want to be sure someone who loves to sew wins this contest. sew your heart out!

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Deb

I am really thinking I need a second machine, have to take mine in for maintenance but don't want to be without it for two weeks!

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Mrs. Kolca

My mother was a sewer and father was a tailor. I grew in a household with two old-fashioned sewing machines and they helped us bring food for the table. I remember, mother would make tiny dresses for me while father would sew jeans for my brother in between projects with other people.

It's been 30 years. My parents both passed away already. Every now and then, I sew dresses for me and my daughter, using just my bare hands. I know I really need to get a machine for myself, so hope to win from your giveaway. I swear, if I own a machine, I will try my favorite DIY pieces that I saw from your blog.

Cheers for more dresses and masterpieces!

Love,
Mrs. Kolca

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Anna

Omg, that's *amazing*!!!! LOVE THEM! LOVE THEM so much! I have a basic entry level Toyota sewing machine who's breathing her last and i'm trying to raise money for a new one. Oooh, wish i could win one of these Brother baby girls! <3
Thanks for the opportunity, Anna

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ladylidia

I love this!
I really really really want it, No actually I need it! you know how much I can get done with one? Alot. I will be super mama, even tho im not a mama yet…sooon very soon tho!

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HisBlackRose

I've never had a sewing machine before but I do have fond memories of watching my mom sew my dresses late at night. I'm taking a sewing class now and I would love to win one of these beautiful machines! Thank you so much for the giveaway, and I hope I win!!!

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Oh WOW !!
these are great giveaways!
It's my first time at your webpage and I'm off to explore it some more.
Good luck everybody!

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Stacy

So, I've never owned a sewing machine and often DESPISED the idea of sewing. In high school, I took a sewing class where I had to make a stuffed elephant and ended up sewing the ears on backwards (oops!), but now that I'm a mommy I can think of SO MANY wonderful ideas I can craft up with a sewing machine. I'd like to redeem myself from the elephant scenario. 😉

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Elizabeth

Oh Brother- yes At one time I did own a Brother and I loved it. But then MY Brother took it over, So I gave my brother to my Brother! Oh bother! So now my brothers live together 2 states away and I only get to visit 2 times a year! Oh how I miss my Brothers!

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Heather of Swallowing A Moose

I'm stoked! So need a machine too. Been scouring sales and thrift stores but keep coming up with machines with missing parts. Bummer! I don't have $85 for an investigation of any machine. So one of these new one's would frost my cake! Yipee!

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Almost American

Ooh – both those machines look awesome – though anything looks good next to my 25 year-old machine. People forget that computer technology has impacted things like sewing machines too! A fat quarter would be nice too.

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sue

I just saw your site on craftgawker, and have cruised all over it, and I like what I see! I signed up for your newsletter too. and now I have a chance to enter a contest-whoohoo!

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His and Hers

I just came across your site today and love it! I could use one of these machines so bad! I've been using one of my mom's old feather weights (it's really old, but reliable)…it only does a basic, straight stitch, but I'm interested in getting into more complex sewing!

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amidel

I'd love to win a Brother, as I don't have a sewing machine at all :(. Please, please, please give me a chance at winning so that I can make all of the fabulous projects that you have on your website!

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mollymadonna

Such an awesome giveaway! What prudent momma doesn't need a Brother to help her along? I'm just a dabbling seamstress, but after watching my own mom spin magic for years from her sewing machine, I'm aspiring to greater things with our first little one on the way. Baby playthings and cute little outfits, anyone? 🙂

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Kimberly

oh, I want to win this SO bad for my MOM! She's retiring this summer and her machine is close to 40 yrs old. The zig zag stitch is a JOKE on her machine. She would absolutely LOVE this! I can't wait to find out details on how to win.

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Sara

I would love to win this cause my sweet 2 year old just pulled my sewing machine off the table and it slammed on the floor!! Not to mention this one's better than the one I had!!

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Ashley

I received a Brother Sewing and Embroidery machine for Christmas and I love it! Before receiving it I have never had the opportunity to sew before. Growing up that was the one thing I wanted my mom to teach me and here I am at 33 and finally she is giving me those lessons! So far I have made a tunic and a pair of pajama pants. I look forward to the day that I actually have scraps to work with!

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Gaia Windwalker

I am a great-grandmother and I want so badly o win this so I can make quilts for my grandchildren and my great-granddaughter (I have 2 more on the way). My old Singer died on me several years ago so I bought a used Brothers that turned out to be bad. Lost that money. My fingers are crossed.

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Vale

Thank you for this great opportunity!!! I just submitted my entry, yeah! I have decided that today is the day to start my daughter on some hand sewing… pray we make it!

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Design By Bain

What a great contest. I just subscribed, will you be sending this info out again on how to submit an entry?

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veronica

What an amazing sewing machine! I have an old sewing machine that doesn't even work anymore and I'd have a party if I got this one!

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rasparise

oh my goodness!!!!! this is amazing..I was looking at your wonderful tutorial on how to make bias tape and then to the left I happened to see sewing machine giveaways…I was thinking "NO WAY!" I checked the date to make sure it wasn't an expired contest (that happens sometimes and then my hopes are dashed)…this is amazing…a chance to win a sewing machine and then also a chance to win fabric!! woohoo 😀

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photoholly

I just love contests! This would be great to win, then I could donate my old machine to the women's shelter. Thanks for hosting this great contest and thanks to brother for the donations! Good luck everyone!

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Mary

These are beautiful Sewing Machines, and I'd love to own either one of them! I have never had an electronic one – only a basic stitch machine. The electronic ones would give me so many options for all my sewing projects.

MaryK

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Rasu

Signed up for the News letter,got my pot holder pattern,ready to sew,oh yes i guess my entry will be last,but cannot resist the fabulous giveaway..

prudent baby+Brother+Kokka fabric= Super

Thanks

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Gabi Cooper

Is this contest still going? These machines look amazing! I really like that 2nd one. I don't even have one, and would really love to have either one of them! Thanks for this!!

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dominique

ces machines sont superbes! elles sont un rêve pour toutes les couturières expérimentées ou débutantes elles donneraient envie de coudre à celles qui ne cousent pas.Avec ces machines coudre deviens facile et les plus récalcitrantes des femmes qui n’aime pas coudre n’auront qu’une envie “se lancer “dans la couture et devenir “accro”.
Et oui je rêve ! J’aimerai tellement créer un groupe de couture près de chez moi, et ces machines seraient le début d’une belle aventure.
comment s’inscrire ? j’espère que pour une fois le concours est ouvert aux françaises! Il ni y a jamais de concours chez nous!
Bonne chance à toutes. Domi

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