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Sew your own Lingerie


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


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


Check out this helpful guide on all things interfacing!

Sewing Lesson: Biker Vest 132 08/2011


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!

Pattern Gift for Sewers


Trying to figure out what to give your fellow sewing friends and family this holiday season? Why not give the gift of craft and supply them with a sewing pattern and everything they need to complete it! Check out these ways to wrap up this crafty present.

Sewing Lesson: Silver Shirtdress 124 11/2013


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


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.

Top 10: Unique Sewing Tools


What’s the most unique sewing tool you can’t live without?

Sewing Technique: Working with Sweater Knits


Don’t know how to knit, but still want to make yourself a sweater? These days fabric stores carry a wonderful selection of sweater knits, so you can create your own cut-and-sew knit garment. Check out my knit project, and some sewing techniques I used.

Sewing Technique: Widening the Waist


Check out this great tutorial on how to widen the waistline of your garment! This insert technique will work on pants, skirt, and even form fitting tops. When you are finished no one will ever know, because it looks so much like a design detail.

Sequin Savvy


There is no question that I love sequins! I love how shiny they are, and how catch they catch the light when you walk into a room. Wearing sequins is fabulous…but sewing them is a whole different story. I’ll show you some techniques I use when sewing with sequins as well as share our top selling sequin patterns and inspiring member projects sewn with sequins.

Sewing Technique: Combined Neckline Armhole Facing


You’ll mostly find facings on a garment’s neckline, armhole, or waistline. A facing creates a nice finish on the edge of your fabric where you don’t want topstiching to show. I recently made a crop top that faces the neckline and armhole of the top, and I’m going to show you my step-by-step process!

Share Your Buttonhole Tips


We’re compiling a Top-10 list of member tips in the premier issue of BurdaStyle US magazine.

Couture Sewing: Darts


With the cold weather setting in the Northern hemisphere, what’s better than to wrap yourself in warm woolen garments? Especially if they are made by yourself.

A few couture techniques may help you achieve more professional and polished look for your next tweed blazer or bouclé dress. A seemingly basic construction element – a dart – can be key in accomplishing this task.

The Unsung Notion: Beeswax


Hundreds of sewing patterns, sewing books, magazines and instructions and hardly any mention of this most useful sewing notion: beeswax.


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