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Cool Running with Trash to Couture

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When I saw Burda Style’s “Cool Running” set it was only fitting as a runner that this be my first try at making my own active wear. Since the boom of athleisure I’ve been interested in trying a few myself but it can be somewhat intimidating at first. Being a runner who trains consistently I value pieces that offer comfort, support, and function. Bonus points for style and design. This pattern set checks all the boxes I look for in active wear.

Sewing Lesson: Off the Shoulder Top #118 03/2017

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Nothing to wear? Here’s the solution – this top is not only super trendy, it can also be sewn in a flash! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Off the Shoulder Top pattern that debuted in our Eclectic Beauty pattern collection from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this trendy top.

Sewing Lesson: Bouclé Jacket #108 02/2017

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A classic cut with modern touches. This cropped bouclé jacket includes fringe details at the front bands and hems. Follow this sewing lesson to make our Bouclé Jacket sewing pattern that debuted in our Best of Bouclé pattern collection from the February 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this classic jacket.

How to Make a Fabric Standing Pouch

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Show you love for sewing this Valentine’s Day and keep organized! Make this fabric standing pouch for yourself or your Valentine and fill it with goodies that you know they will love.

Sew Your Own Workout Tank

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I have been making leggings, and athletic wear for years and I absolutely love working with (and wearing) these types of fabrics. I even have a workout wear course where you’ll learn how to now only sew, but draft your own athletic and yoga wear. Sew along with me in this post where I show how I sewed our Athletic Tank pattern from the 01/2017 issue.

Sewing Lesson: Leather Moto Jacket #113A 01/2017

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The cool alternative to a blazer. This must-have is now also making an appearance at the office! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Leather Moto Jacket sewing pattern that debuted in our Most Wanted pattern collection from the January 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this edgy biker jacket.

How to Make a Fur Throw

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As you all may know from my previous DIY posts, I’m making most of my Holiday gifts this year! It has been so much fun doing so, and next up was this luxurious faux fur throw. I love how the skill of sewing can translate to so many different types of projects. I went from sewing garments to home décor and it’s awesome. Check out the tutorial on how I created my last gift, this faux fur throw.

DIY Pleated Skirt

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Turn pre-pleated fabric and some elastic into a fabulous skirt that sews together in an hour (or less), and you don’t even need a sewing pattern! Read on to see the tutorial, you can make this skirt to wear out tonight…

Sewing Lesson: Oversized Pullover #121 12/2016

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Presenting the perfect after-work project! The super-sized pullover can be sewn in a few hours – even if you are a sewing beginner! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Oversized Pullover sewing pattern that debuted in our Festive Season pattern collection from the December 2016 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this comfy winter staple garment.

How to Make Your Own Slippers

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Making your own pair of slippers may seem like a daunting and impossible task, but it really isn’t! All you need is the right pattern, fabrics, notions, and you can make your own slippers from scratch. These make fabulous holiday gifts, or another great idea if you are having people over is to make a pair for everyone to wear around your house. Read on to see the tutorial…

How to Make a Faux Fur Shrug

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This season I have and had a lot of special occasions where I want to keep warm and still look elegant! I decided to make a fur shrug to keep my back and arms cozy while being the most stylish one in the room. Read on to see how I made my own fur shrug using this pattern

How to Sew a Reusable Fabric Shopping Bag!

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In honor of Black Friday today I thought I would show how to sew your own fabric shopping bag using our Charlie reusable grocery bag pattern. I’m also showing how to sew this bag live on our Facebook page at 3:00PM EST today (Nov 25th). Make one for yourself and all your friends and family for the holidays! Read on to see how to sew your own…

Sewing Lesson: Flounce Skirt #102 11/2016

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Follow this sewing lesson to make our Flounce Skirt sewing pattern that debuted in our Color Flash pattern collection from the November 2016 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this flouncey skirt.

Digital Sewing Pattern How-To

  On BurdaStyle.com we sell over 4500 digital sewing patterns! Digital sewing patterns are PDFs that you print from your home printer and tile together to create full size sewing patterns. Read on to download our FREE digital pattern ebook (that even includes a skirt sewing pattern!)

Day of the Dead Skull Embroidery

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Halloween time is near and also is Day of the Dead! In honor of this holiday I made this skull pocket embroidery using this skull embroidery file. Read on to see how I took a downloaded embroidery file and put it on my machine, and then transformed into a pocket that I sewed onto a shirt. This is a great post for beginners to embroidery…

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