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Second Annual Kent State Design Challenge


On the weekend of January 29 students will compete in the second annual “Project Runway”-type design challenge. Sophmores through seniors will only have two days to create a garment out of materials given to them by the sponsors. The fashion show takes place on Sunday, January 31, so they better be ready. The garments will be judged and the winner of the design challenge will receive a $1,500 scholarship from Coats and Clark and runners-up will receive prizes including a BERNINA activa 220 sewing machine from the Sewing Republic as well as products from Singer® Sewing Co., Haan®, Simplicity Creative Group. One lucky winner will even win an internship here at BurdaStyle. We are very excited to see what these talented, creative students come up with!

Tweet to Win with BurdaStyle!


On Friday, January 29th, BurdaStyle will host its first ever Twitter contest!

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: Mad Men Headbands


If you are a fan of BurdaStyle and have also hopped on the Mad Men bandwagon (impatiently waiting for Season 4), you are no doubt captivated by the fashion and accessories splashed across every scene. Alicia Kachmar, expert crafter and blogger, is also a fan and decided to whip these super-cute headbands just for our BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs!

300,000 Members! Woo Hoo!


We have over 300,000 members, how crazy is that??? Remember back in the summer of ought eight we celebrated 100,000? Oh how we have grown! Keep up the amazing work, you are an inspiration to everyone on the site. We can’t wait for the next milestone, half a million members!

We're Heading West!


Carol and I are heading out to Anaheim, CA for the Craft and Hobby Associations Super Show. We are going to be checking out all kinds of crafty techniques and products. Though the show is full of awesome crafts (who knew scrapbooking was so big?!?) we will probably be spending the majority of our time in the National Sewing Council Pavillion. We are very excited to learn all the new techniques, shop a little and participate in a few make and takes. Learn more about the National Sewing Council Pavillion here.

Are any of you planning on attending the Super Show? Come meet us! We will be at the NSC Pavilion on Saturday from 10am-12pm, (booth # 929) Just ask for Alden or Carol!

BurdaStyle Survey


Hey all,
Over the next year, some of you might see a little pop up in the bottom of your screen asking if you would like to participate in a survey, this research is to help us get a clearer picture of our community as a whole. If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to leave comments or shoot us an email! We want to thank you in advance for your participation and we are excited to see these results!

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Project Ideas


BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs are an amazing way to learn a variety of projects and skills in the company of equally-passionate sewers. If you are a BSC Member or Leader and looking for fun projects to complete, this post is just for you!

Help For Those in Haiti

As many of you know there has been a horrific earthquake in Haiti, the estimate is that between 45,000 – 50,000 people have lost their lives. Aide is just starting to make its way into the country and we just wanted to provide you with options to donate should you want to help out. As a truly international site, our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy.

Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. This is a great organization, please feel free to read on or donate

Red Cross
Since 1881 the Red Cross offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war and the victims of devastating natural disasters. You can donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “Haiti” to 90999, though a faster way to get them the funds is by donating online here.

Unicef is an organization devoted to helping children trapped in the most dire situations. Donate here

To stay read up on the latest coverage from Haiti here are some good reputable sources:
NY Times Lede Blog (updated very frequently)



BSC Quick Project Idea: Bunting Flags


Are you a leader or member of a BurdaStyle Sewing Club? If so, this project was made just for you!

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BurdaStyle's Last Minute Gift Series: Last-Minute Recap


Today is Christmas Eve and, for the true procrastinators, it is the absolute last day to prepare Holiday gifts! For the whole month of December, we have presented you with quick and easy gifts that you can make yourself. These adorable ideas are so quick that you can even make them all today!

Here is a rundown of all the great ideas we presented, sent in by expert crafters and last-minute gift-givers:

BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: Fabric Rope Chain


The Gift-Giving day is almost here, but there is still time to make fantastic and creative gifts!

BurdaStyle's Last Minute Gift Series: Candy Cane Cover and Snowman Brooch


In keeping with our Holiday series of Last-Minute Gift Ideas, here is a wonderful project sent in by Ellen March, Editor of <a href= “;&gt; Sew News and <a href= “;&gt; Creative Machine Embroidery.

Goodbye BurdaStyle


Hi BurdaStylians,

It’s been an amazing year with the launch of a new website and many other exciting changes. For me personally, the biggest one is yet to come.


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