Sewing Lesson: Pleated Yoke Skirt 106 02/2014

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our A-Line Skirt with Pleated Yoke sewing pattern that debuted in the recent Softly Charming collection from the February 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this pretty pleated skirt.

DIY Reusable Grocery Bag

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The weather is getting warmer (finally), and that means more time spent outside wandering. I know I do more shopping in the spring and summer time, including going to the local markets, garage sales, and street vendors. What really comes in handy when I decide to pick something up is a reusable bag in my purse! Our Charlie reusable bag is an awesome sewing pattern to make for yourself and also helps the environment and keep down your fabric scrap pile. Check out how easy it is to sew!

Hand Stitched Closures

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Here is a guide to all your basic mini hand stitched closures!

Sewing Lesson: Diagonal Lines Dress 117 02/2012

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Diagonal Lines Dress sewing pattern that debuted in the February 2012 issue of Burda Style magazine in our recently updated Stop Traffic pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this edgy asymmetrical dress!

Sewing the Perfect Patch Pocket

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I have recently been making a lot of men’s button up shirts, and that means a lot of patch pockets for me! I thought I would share my no fail process of stitching on a patch pocket. Check it out.

Sewing Lesson: Blouse with Front Pleats #114 10/2011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Blouse with Front Pleats sewing pattern that debuted in the October 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine in our recently updated Cameo pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this delicate blouse!

Sewing Techniques: Serging Tips

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Sergers are essential when sewing professional looking garments. I almost use my serger more than my regular sewing machine! Getting a serger I feel is a big step in a sewers craft, it made me feel like more of a sewer when I first got mine instead of just someone who hems pants and patches holes. Check out these notes on using a serger!

Sewing Lesson: Cropped Jacket 108 022/011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Cropped Jacket sewing pattern that debuted in the February 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine in our recently updated Havana Nights pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this Jacket!

FabricStyle: The Making of a Striped Dress

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Fabric can really elevate a sewing project, and really take it to the next level of style! Get creative with your fabric choices and positioning on your sewing pattern, because you have the power when you sew your own garments. Check my latest sewing project and how I designed with striped fabric.

Sew your own Lingerie

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so now is the perfect time to start sewing your own lingerie! Don’t be intimidated, sewing lingerie and undergarments is sew easy and a perfect way to use up those scrap bits of fabric. Check out this step-by-step tutorial where I show you how to cut and sew this free member underwear pattern. The pattern offers multiple sizes and fits great! Want to dominate more lingerie? Be sure to get our limited time Lingerie Kit.

Sewing Lesson: Lace Skirt 105 12/2012

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Double Layer Skirt sewing pattern that debuted in the December 2012 issue of Burda Style magazine in our fancy Night at the Opera pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this dress!

Interfacing 101: The most important Vilene/Pellon interfacings at a glance

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Check out this helpful guide on all things interfacing!

Sewing Lesson: Biker Vest 132 08/2011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Herringbone Biker Vest sewing pattern that debuted in the August 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine in our Grey Gardens pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this dress!

Sewing Lesson: Silver Shirtdress 124 11/2013

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Silver Shirtdress sewing pattern that debuted in the November issue of Burda Style magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this dress!

Sewing Technique: Sewing on the Perfect Button

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Sometimes as experienced sewers we forget the small details, like sewing on a button! I know when I finish my blouse I just want to try it on and wear it right away, but I still need to sew on all those buttons. So here is a tutorial to make the process easier and ensure that each button is sewn on securely and in a consistent manner.

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