The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook: Ships From the U.S. Now!

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Today is the day. The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook hits retailers in the United States and we can hardly contain our excitement (international members: you can order your copy from a U.S. retailer and have the book shipped internationally)! If you haven’t had a chance yet, make sure to check out our dedicated page to get an exclusive preview of the book including pictures, pattern previews, technical drawings and more, then snag your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound or wherever books are sold!

Get Designer Jewelry, Score a Sweet Deal: 50% Off Your First Purchase + Free U.S. Shipping from JewelMint!

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[Updated 10/31/2011] – It has just come to our attention that because JewelMint is a U.S.-based company, this offer is only valid for U.S. BurdaStyle members. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and look forward to offering more amazing promotions that cater to all of our fantastic members across the globe.

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The BurdaStyle Designer's Guide: An Entrepreneurial Path

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I was so excited to see the positive response and the number of BurdaStyle members eager to take the next step and get their business ideas off the ground. Over the next few articles I’ll be delving more into the process of making that dream a reality, but first I wanted to review the life of an entrepreneur and the reality of starting your own business. Some of you may be thinking – “But I’m a designer and I’m doing this to focus on design!” I hate to burst anyone’s bubble or dream, but the truth of the matter is that you’ll most likely only be spending a small part of your time on design and the rest on running your business. Which is why it’s so important to have a great business foundation for yourself and be mentally and financially prepared.

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Social Selling with TabJuice!

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If you’re not already familiar with TabJuice, you should be. It’s a great way for you to create your own online store using only the (free!) TabJuice app and your Facebook page. They call it social commerce, we call it genius!

Added benefits to setting up your store through the TabJuice platform are that you have access to your friends, fans and potential customers through the power of Facebook’s nearly 800 million strong user base, and TabJuice doesn’t charge you for a thing – no fees for using the app, no fees for posting your products and no fees when you sell. You really can’t argue with free…

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook: Get the Scoop From the New Dedicated Page!

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The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook has been an amazing labor of love for everyone involved and we are so excited to share the finished product with you all in the next few months! But, if you’re like us and you just can’t handle the suspense, we’ve created a new dedicated page on BurdaStyle.com where you can score exclusive previews including sneak peeks at book pages, technical illustrations of our patterns, as well as the full list of our fantastic member contributors!

The BurdaStyle Designer's Guide: Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?

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As members, you know BurdaStyle is the destination for modern sewing, patterns, tips, articles, discussions and a community of sewers around the world. We’ve sewed-along and discussed couture, but many of you have recently reached out about taking your sewing ideas to the next level and starting your own clothing line.

I’ve been a BurdaStyle member for a couple of years, and was recently profiled on BurdaStyle’s blog for the pop-up shop for my line Silk and Cyanide this past April in New York City. Taking your requests into consideration, BurdaStyle reached out and asked me to write a series of articles about starting your own business through my story, experience and research.

Show Us Your Sew Along Garment - Deadline Extended!

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Now that we’ve reached the end of our awesome September Sew Along, it’s time to play show and tell, and we’ve extended our original deadline to give you just a little more time to finish up those gorgeous garments! How did you personalize your Halter Dress or Pleated Skirt project? Did you follow Peter and Gretchen’s instructions word for word, or did you add your own ideas and techniques into the mix?

Upload your finished garment with the phrase “Sew Along” in the title by 9am EST on Monday, October 10th for the chance to be featured in our Sew Along slideshow and win fantastic prizes including fabric from Free Sprit Fabrics and an assortment of thread from Coats & Clark!

Sell Your Patterns, Designs and Fashions with TabJuice!

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How many of you out there have toyed with the idea of selling your amazing, one-of-a-kind creations? Whether you are already selling your garments or you’re just starting to think about it but aren’t sure where to start, let us introduce you to the newly launched social commerce application TabJuice.

Show Us Your Sew Along Garment!

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Now that we’ve reached the end of our awesome September Sew Along, it’s time to play show and tell! How did you personalize your Halter Dress or Pleated Skirt project? Did you follow Peter and Gretchen’s instructions word for word, or did you add your own ideas and techniques into the mix? Upload your finished garment with the phrase “Sew Along” in the title by 9am EST on Monday, October 3rd for the chance to be featured in our Sew Along slideshow and win fantastic prizes including fabric from Free Sprit Fabrics and an assortment of thread from Coats & Clark!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Additional Steps - Butterfly Border and Belt for Halter Dress

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Have you finished sewing up your Halter Dress with Peter yet? Whether you’re just getting started or rounding out your garment, we have some great additional techniques from our friends at Coats & Clark to help you put the perfect finishing touches on your fantastic dress projects.

Also, don’t forget to upload your finished projects by Monday, October 3rd with the phrase “Sew Along” in the title for a chance to be featured in our Sew Along Slideshow and win great prizes from both Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Additional Steps - Scalloped Border and Zipper Piping for Pleated Skirt

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Last week Gretchen put the finishing touches on her adorable Skirt with Front Pleats project. How is your skirt coming along? If you’ve finished up but are still in need of some Sew Along love, check out these great additional steps from our friends at Coats & Clark.

Also, don’t forget to upload your finished projects by Monday, October 3rd with the phrase “Sew Along” in the title for a chance to be featured in our Sew Along slideshow and win great prizes from both Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Peter Lappin's Halter Dress - Step 5

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This week marks the final installments of our September Sew Along with Coats & Clark, Free Spirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. If you’re just joining us, you can start from the very beginning with Peter’s Halter Dress project instructions or following along as he puts the final touches on his beautiful dress. Also make sure to check out the great additional steps our friends at Coats & Clark created to help you make a perfectly coordinated border appliqué and belt.

Already finished with your project? Make sure to upload your gorgeous garments by Monday, October 3rd with “Sew Along” in the title for the chance to be a part of our Sew Along Slideshow and win great prizes from Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Peter Lappin's Halter Dress - Step 4

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It’s nearing the end of September, but our Sew Along is still going strong! Follow Peter as he starts to put the finishing touches on his adorable Halter Dress project and stay tuned next week when we round out our month long celebration of National Sewing Month.

Are you close to finishing up your dress, too? We are dying to see how you each let you individuality shine with this project, so make sure to upload your finished garments with “Sew Along” in the title for the chance to be a part of our Sew Along slideshow and win great prizes from Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Gretchen Hirsch's Skirt - Step 4

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We’re almost through the month of September, but our Sew Along is still going strong! Check in with Gretchen as she finishes up her Skirt with Front Pleats project and make sure to stay tuned for last minute sewing tips and tricks from all of our participants.

Have you finished up your skirt yet? We are dying to see how you each let you individuality shine with this project, so make sure to upload your finished garments with “Sew Along” in the title for the chance to be a part of our Sew Along slideshow and win great prizes from Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook On Sale November 1st!

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The BurdaStyle team is so pumped for the November 1st release of The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

Creating this book has been such an incredible process and it seriously couldn’t have been done without YOU, our amazing community! The book cover gives a glimpse of the 78 projects by members (from 23 countries) which are featured in the book.

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