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BurdaStyle Sewing Club Project Ideas

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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
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)

BBC

CNN

BSC Quick Project Idea: Bunting Flags

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

BurdaStyle is on Twitter!

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Keep up to date with BurdaStyle on Twitter!

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

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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

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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

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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= “http://www.sewnews.com&#8221;&gt; Sew News and <a href= “http://www.cmemag.com&#8221;&gt; Creative Machine Embroidery.

Goodbye BurdaStyle

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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.

Sponsored Post: Fine Fabric Stores

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FineFabricStores.com is a collective of unique independently owned fashion fabric retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. FineFabricStores.com is dedicated to guiding the fabric lover to these specialty fabric stores with high quality products and expert customer service. This collective is a valuable resource for any sewing enthusiast, as independent local fashion fabric stores are increasingly harder to find.

BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: Leg Warmers

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Now that we are definitely in the super-cold season (at least in New York), it is the perfect time to bundle up! What better way to incorporate layers and layers of a sewers most favorite thing: fabric!

To get you started, we have posted a wonderfully quick and easy project idea for making simple, yet adorable <a href= “http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/leg-warmers&#8221;&gt; leg-warmers! The ways to customize these are endless: make them super-scrunchy or short and sweet; cut up an old sweater or use jersey from a used t-shirt.

This project was created by Nicole Smith, Editor of <a href= “http://www.sewstylish.com&#8221;&gt; Sew Stylish magazine and Associate Editor of <a href= “http:/www.threadsmagazine.com&#8221;&gt; Threads magazine. Check out her awesome <a href= “http://www.applianceclothing.com/blog&#8221;&gt; blog!

Of course, these make fantastic, last-minute gifts! We can’t wait to see how you personalized and styled them!

Best,

The BurdaStyle Team

Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone!

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Hey everyone,
Check out our awesome list of handmade gift ideas for everyone over at Life Scoop. We have collected these awesome resources from all over the web, to help you have a handmade holiday.
Enjoy!

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: BSC Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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As we approach the end of the year, it’s hard to believe that the BurdaStyle Sewing Club (BSC) concept debuted just eight months before! Launched in April, there are now an amazing 240 BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs in over 14 countries! There’s no doubt that people all over the world enjoy the benefits of communal sewing. Much like our online community, our BSCs reinforce the simple satisfaction that comes with making things by hand, and how this joy is even stronger when shared.

Sale at Lena Corwin's Studio This Saturday!

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Our wonderful graphic designer Hikaru (aka Wonder Wonder) will be selling her amazing creations at Lena Corwin’s holiday sale this weekend. There are 12 incredible crafters taking part in this sale, so if you are in Brooklyn on saturday and are still looking for gifts (or want to treat yourself) stop by this awesome event!

BurdaStyle's Last Minute Gift Series: Ideas From BurdaStyle

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Whether you’re ready or not, the clock is ticking towards the Holidays and the inevitable day of gift-giving. Depending on the proper preparation, this day can be received with open arms or shunned in fear, and we at BurdaStyle certainly want you to do the former!

In keeping with our weekly Last-Minute Gift Series, here are few a great ideas from the BurdaStyle vaults that would make amazing gifts. Of course they are perfect for beginners, but even experienced sewers would enjoyable these super-cute projects!

BurdaStyle Gets Crafty With Lotta Jansdotter!

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Yesterday, members of the BurdaStyle Team attended a DIY Holiday Gifting Party, sponsored by <a href= “http://www.rowenta.com/&#8221;&gt; Rowenta , and hosted by textile designer and author<a href= “http://jansdotter.com/&#8221;&gt; Lotta Jansdotter.

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