BurdaStyle and TechShop: A Match Made in Creative Heaven!

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We’ve partnered up with the world’s first DIY workshop, TechShop, to extend the online BurdaStyle experience to the offline world by becoming the official sewing partner for all TechShop locations! With spots in Menlo Park, San Francisco and San Jose, California; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and a Detroit location scheduled to open later this year, TechShop offers member-based, do-it-yourself workshops with high-quality machines, tools and software along with training and workspace for all creative skill levels.

BurdaStyle is Hiring: Graphic Designer based in NYC

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BurdaStyle.com is seeking a creative, smart freelance graphic designer in the New York City area to help generate/execute/produce great designs for our online editorial, marketing and sales materials, ads, newsletters, contests, sponsored editorials, banners and creative for offline events like fairs and shows. The designer must understand the BurdaStyle brand and ensure brand consistency. The designer must be capable of working independently and within a small team environment.

Take On the "Show Your Support" Bra Challenge!

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Yep, it’s a bra challenge, and it’s for an amazing cause.

Learn How to Sew Like a Pro With eSewingWorkshop.com

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve told yourself week after week, month after month, that you are finally going to get around to signing up for that sewing class. Whether you want to learn the basics, or (again, like me) you need to sharpen up your rusty machine skills but can’t seem to find the time, then eSewing Workshop is what you’ve been looking for.

Meet the Winners of Core77's Inaugural Design Awards!

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Core77 is taking an innovative approach to announcing the winners of their Inaugural Design Awards by broadcasting the announcements live via webcast through July 22nd. Check out who has taken home the prestigious prize so far in categories such as Furniture and Lighting and Interactive Web/Mobile and check back all week to see who takes top honors in Soft Good/Apparel Design, DIY/Hack/Mod, Design for Social Impact and more.

Head over to Core77 to watch all the winning announcements!

Meet the Winners of the BurdaStyle x Instructables Fashion Challenge!

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For all of you who have been eagerly anticipating the results of the BurdaStyle x Instructables Fashion Challenge, the wait is over! Click through to see whose creation took home the grand prize, including an industrial sewing machine from Singer, as well as all the first prize winners and runner-ups.

BurdaStyle Upgrade: Check Out Our New Homepage!

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We’ve been working hard on a redecorating project and are super excited to share it today!

As you may have noticed, we’ve made a few changes to our homepage that we hope will improve your experience on the site. The homepage is your door to all of the exciting things happening in this growing community. During the redesign, our goal was to make sewing, creating, learning and sharing even more fun and accessible for our fantastic members.

Making Midtown: How Would You Save the Garment District?

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In an article in this morning’s WWD, Rosemary Feitelberg highlighted that both The Design Trust for Public Space and the Council of Fashion Designers of America are collaborating on a project to hopefully revitalize New York City’s Garment District through their Making Midtown: Sustaining Design and Production in an Evolving Garment Center initiative.

Links We Love: Janie Bryant for BR, Haute Couture Bust Forms + More!

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It’s been awhile since we’ve rounded up links for your viewing pleasure and today we’re playing catch up. Click through to see what we dug up this week…

Connect: Join A BurdaStyle Sewing Club

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While we are an online community, the activity of sewing is decidedly offline. From the feel of the fabric to the maintenance of a sewing machine, sewing is a tactile craft, requiring a physical connection that can never be replaced. Our offline BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs (BSCs) further this physical connection by offering face-to-face support and friendship with fellow passionate sewers.

Be the Next "Fresh Face in Fashion" with GenArt

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Anyone familiar with GenArt knows about their amazing ability to find and promote new talent in fashion, film, art and music and was both saddened and surprised by their sudden departure from the scene last summer. However, GenArt is back and officially relaunching it’s “Fresh Faces in Fashion” shows which in the past has helped to catapult the careers of Zac Posen, Phillip Lim, Geren Ford, Rebecca Taylor and Vena Cava, just to name a few.

ABURY Gives Traditional Artistry New Life

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ABURY is a non-profit organization looking to preserve and revive traditional arts and crafts from places like Morocco, Bangladesh and Thailand by exposing them to a worldwide audience while in turn providing education and work opportunities within the various communities. For it’s first project, ABURY is working in Morocco to source vintage Berber bags which reflect the rich culture and heritage of the indigenous Berber people.

Our Crafty Weekend at Renegade Brooklyn

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We weren’t going to let a little bit of rain (or a lot) spoil our weekend at Renegade Craft Fair! Despite the wind and drizzle on Saturday, we still had loads of people come through our Make + Take booth to stitch up a drawstring bag and when the sun finally decided to come out on Sunday it ended up being another great craft weekend for the BurdaStyle team. Click through to check out a few pictures from our booth as well as a great video put together by Society HAE!

Be Safe: How to Pick a Secure Password

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In recent months, there have been a number of hacker attacks and security breaches on popular websites, including Ravelry, Plentyoffish, Sony and Lastpass. For many of these incidents, usernames and passwords were accessed and potentially exposed. At BurdaStyle, we are observing these recent attacks very closely, and are doing all we can to ensure that the information you have entered is kept safe and secure.

Renegade/2011

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Start your Summer off right by joining us in McCarren Park June 11-12 for another crafty weekend at Renegade Brooklyn! Stop by our Make + Take booth to stitch up your own drawstring bag on one of BERNINA’s amazing 3 Series machines, learn how to properly sew on a button with the skilled experts from Blumenthal Lansing, or just pop in and say hello. With over 300 artists on hand showing off their creations, plus workshops and loads of great food – this is one weekend festival you don’t want to miss!

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