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Quick Tip: Sew Your Own Matching Belts!


A matching belt to your handmade garments is always a great choice and makes your outfit look extra professional and your waist cinched. Sewing your own belts is actually quite simple (and satisfying) and can be done a couple of different ways. Read on to see how you can add a belt to finished off your next project…

Quick Tip: Round Back Adjustment


If you have a more rounded back and the garments that you make pull at the back you may need to do round back adjustment on your bodice sewing patterns! Read more to see two different adjustments you can do if your bodice pattern already has a shoulder dart or not…

Quick Guide to 6 Hand Stitches You Need to Know!


Every sewists needs to do it, hand stitching… such as for sewing buttons, tacking facings, hooks and eyelets, and even entire hems and seams! Even when today almost all sewing is exclusively done with the machine, hand stitches are still key to know and need to be used. Especially when it comes to hand-sewn embellishments, and couture garments the hand stitches are particularly recommended. Read on to see 6 different hand stitches you should know (and how to sew them)…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Heart Ruffle for Oktoberfest!


This ruffle is well known to Dirndls – the heart ruffle. It is often used for decorating the neckline, but is also suitable for the decoration of costume accessories such as heart pockets or bags. Here we show how the heart ruffles are sewn just in time for Oktoberfest!

Quick Tip: Invisible Hem


If no stitches are to be seen from the right, the hem is invisible and needs to be sewn in a way for the hem allowance to be secured to the wrong side without any visible stitches! Read on to see how you can achieve this by hand and machine…

Quick Tip: Make a Flounce!


Flounces are decorative elements that can be found on numerous garments like skirts and blouses, but also on jackets and dresses! They give the garment a playful and romantic look and they are easy to sew. Here we show how flounces are sewn for BurdaStyle patterns and how they can be incorporated into your clothes.

Quick Tip: Cropped Hem


Here we show how a “cropped” hem is sewn. In this case, the method of whittling down a hem with tightly set zigzag stitches and is especially useful for cascades, frills and flounce hems.

Quick Tip: Sewing a Polo Placket Closure


If a blouse or a dress does not have a button closure all the way down to the hem, a polo closure is often incorporated to get in and out of the garment with ease (and not messing up your hair)! There are different types of polo closures, they can be sewn with two panels and also with a fabric strip or trimmings. We’ll show you how to sew a polo placket closure each way…

Quick Tip: Round Hem


You can find round hem shapes on everything from skirts to jackets, but there is a trick to sewing them! Read on to see…

Quick Tip: Appliqué 3 Different Ways


Appliquéing is a way of stitching on a garment or an accessory. This application is used, for example, in costume fashion to provide patches with traditional motifs. In our case, appliqués can decorate not only fashion clothing effectively for further adornment, but also decorate defective areas nicely – especially in children’s clothing. Motifs can either be bought as well as made from fabric scraps and can even be embroidered. Read on to see how appliqués can be made and applied…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Hip Pocket


Pockets are not only functional, but also a fashionable detail and should be sewn quite carefully. There are patch pockets, inseam pockets, pouch pockets, hip pockets, flap pockets and more! Read on to see how we show you in simple steps how to sew a hip pocket for either pants or a skirt.

Quick Tip: Sewing a Piped Buttonhole


A piped buttonhole is a great alternative to a regular machine sewn or hand stitched buttonhole. It allows for no thread to be visible and the ability to add in a little pop of contrast! Read on to see how you can sew a piped buttonhole in your next project.

Quick Tip: Hand Sewn Buttonhole


Button and buttonholes are one of the most common closures in garments. Modern sewing machines the ability to sew buttonholes quickly and efficiently with the help of a special foot, but sometimes it is nice to give garments (especially ones sewn in delicate fabrics) a couture finish and sew things like button holes by hand. Read on to see the tutorial on sewing buttonholes by hand.

Quick Tip: Sewing Over Pins!


When you start off sewing or are sewing a difficult seam, then it is essential to pin! But sometimes it is hard to take out the pins as you sew and it can also lead to mis matched notches. Good news is though that you can leave your pins in and sew over them!

Quick Tip: Putting Your Fabric on Grain


One of the first and most important steps in starting to sew a project is the cutting, and making sure your pattern pieces are all on grain is the key to a successful garment. Read on to see how to put your fabric on grain…


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