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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= “http://www.sewnews.com&#8221;&gt; Sew News and <a href= “http://www.cmemag.com&#8221;&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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BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: Leg Warmers


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!


The BurdaStyle Team

Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone!


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.

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


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!


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


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!


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.

Congrats to the launch of burdastyle.de!


Dear Members,

Some of you might have seen this today: The German Burda Fashion site is relaunched and the name is burda style (it’s spelled with small caps and with a space).

Both BurdaStyle (BurdaStyle.com) and burda style (burdastyle.de) are part of the German publishing house Hubert Burda Media, yet, the sites’ concepts differ a bit and they were launched and are operated separately.

BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: Yarn Bangles


If you have a few too many plastic bangles on hand, turn them into stylish yarn- and ribbon-wrapped bangles, particularly for the fashionistas on your holiday gift-giving list. Festive stocking stuffer, anyone? These are quick to whip up, and if you are a knitter and crocheter with yarn lying around, you already have most of the supplies! Learn how to make them <a href= “http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/assorted-fabric-bangles&#8221;&gt; here.

This perfect Last-Minute Gift is brought to you by Alicia Kachmar. Alicia Kachmar is a jane of all trades, born and raised in Pittsburgh, but now living in New York City. Formerly a teacher at such institutions as The New York Botanical Garden and The New-York Historical Society, she is currently a writer and runs a crafty business on <a href= “http://www.etsy.com/shop/EternalSunshine&#8221;&gt; Etsy and beyond, crocheting up smiling and frowning objects like safety cones, s’mores, silver-lined clouds and gourmet cheeses. Have a crochet design challenge for her? She loves those! She also enjoys long bike rides, collecting and wearing vintage aprons, baking pies, reading classic novels and generally adventuring. Check out her <a href= “http://www.aliciakachmar.com/&#8221;&gt; website!

We can’t wait to see your fabric bangles!

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.


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