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BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: The Leather Brooch!


For all your multi-tasking crafters out there, here is another great Last-Minute gift that you can make in an hour or less!

This adorable leather brooch idea is brought to you by Living Creatively, an online community dedicated to creativity.

BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: The Mini-Owl Ornament!


With the flurry activities that inevitably occur during the Holidays (tree-hauling, Menorah-lighting, dinner-planning, sleigh-riding), we at BurdaStyle understand how overwhelming it may be for the crafter or DIY-er to create great gifts for their family and friends. While purchasing a sock set or gift card is always an easy way out, we all know that the best gifts are still those that are hand-crafted.

BurdaStyle Post on LifeScoop


Hey Everyone!
BurdaStyle has done a post on LifeScoop. Take a moment and check out the top 8 online sewing resources!

BurdaStyle Section Sponsorship


BurdaStyle is now offering the sponsorship of our website sections: Projects, Patterns, Learning, Discussions and our Blog. You can advertise your business, product or Etsy store in the top left corner of each of our most popular website areas. These ads help drive traffic to your website or Etsy store.

Members, check out our section sponsors as we only pick products and services that are of interest to you, the community.

This is great for Etsy sellers and independent businesses with limited budgets. Discounted advertisement packages are available by contacting carol (at) burdastyle (dot) com

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: A BSC Visit and Other News!


We at BurdaStyle are busy settling in to our new space in Manhattan! Before we moved though, we hosted the Brooklyn BSC for their latest meeting. With wine and a few snacks, we all gathered ‘round our sewing table to share projects, discuss future ideas for BurdaStyle and the clubs, and talked about everyone’s upcoming projects.

It is so great to meet with such talented people who are just as passionate about their skills as they are with sharing them.

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We moved!


Hey everyone!

After being MIA for a couple of days we are finally (pretty much) set up! We have our internet up and running and are getting back into the swing of things!

It’s very, VERY different being up by radio city music hall, lots of bankers in blue shirts, we totally stick out as the Brooklyn crew. We love our new office, we are all in one room which will totally help with the creative flow of ideas, the lunch options are great and we have an awesome view!

It’s good to be back on the site, we missed you all for those few days!

BurdaStyle and STC Craft Present: DIY Design Day Benefit for BARC and Bags For the People!


Join BurdaStyle & STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books for a hands-on experience with DIY projects, DIY inspiration and techniques on a thrifty budget. Come learn to make fun and easy DIY designs and support local non-profits!

With lessons in sewing, printing and hand stitching from such amazing teachers the likes of Heather Ross of Weekend Sewing, Katherine Bell of Quilting for Peace and Alicia Kachmer of Brooklyn Based, this event is going to rock!

Sewing Related Tattoos: Yay or Nay?

I know that tattoos have caused some controversy in the past, what do you guys think about these sewing related tats?

Take a Look at the Burdastyle Resource Map!

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The BurdaStyle Resource Map is officially launched!

We love the great business resources now listed, and are excited to present more in the future. Whether you are looking for places in your neighborhood to find great fabrics, notions or sewing classes, traveling and in search of a great local sewing lounge while away, or have a favorite local sewing spot you think others should know about, our Resource Map is created just for you.

BurdaStyle talk at Parsons


Hey Everyone!
Just wanted to extend this invitation to you, tonight at 6.30 PM EST Benedikta and Nora are giving a talk in the “Networked Design” Series at Parsons, organized by the ASS Graphic Design department. The talk will be on “The road to collaborative fashion design” and we would love you to come, listen, and ask questions! It’ll be fun. Find out more information here

Address: Parsons School of Design, Kellen Auditorium,
66 Fifth Avenue (at 13th St.), Room 101, NYC


Not able to pass by? Watch the live stream of the event!

We are very excited for this talk and can’t wait to see you all there!

Amazing Halloween Makeup

So as you all know I am a bit of a fanatic about Halloween, but I just had to share this with you! Check out this amazing video from M.A.C., the Lichtenstein inspired costume is just mind blowing! Maybe next year

found via TashaMarie

Beginner's Sewing Blog: I Have a Costume for Halloween!


It is by no means done, but I followed your advice and have something that will certainly pass! I pulled it in here and there to get rid of the poof. Making it out of jersey didn’t hurt either, that little bit of stretch goes a long way (you were all right about the muslin)

I accidentally sewed the whole dress together in what I had originally decided was the wrong side out, I ended up leaving it because there was no clear right side/wrong side and this is only for a costume after all.

The BurdaStyle Resource Map!


- Looking for places in your neighborhood to find great fabrics, notions or sewing classes?
- Traveling out of town, and searching for a great local sewing lounge?
- Have a favorite local sewing store you think others should know about?

If you fall in any of these categories, the BurdaStyle Resource Map is made for you!

Site Improvements and Linking Projects Initiative!

Just a quick update: We are so happy to announce that you now have an edit/delete button for all the comments you make! YAY! I know that we have all been looking forward to this for some time, so thank you to our team at Area 17!

We are also in the process of going through and linking projects to the patterns that were used and we would love you to help us. Many of the links didn’t get transferred when we were updating the site and, as we find this a vital part of BurdaStyle and the concept of open source, we are going to do manually link projects to their patterns. Either you or we may have to add some info to your projects from the drop down options (season/material etc) as creations transferred from the old site are missing these new classifications. Keep in mind, you, as the member, can always edit/add information to your own projects. Please help! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


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