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Happy National Sewing Month!

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September is more than just giant fashion magazines filled with falls latest styles, the availability of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte and cripser days – it’s also National Sewing Month! That’s right, in 1982 President Ronal Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” Find out how we’re celebrating all month long!

Modern Lines: 9 New Patterns

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This modern collection from the September 2015 issue of BurdaStyle features fall styles for the futuristic gal who doesn’t mind standing out in a crowd. Sporty wide leg trousers, a mini shift dress that can be made a number of different ways and a high collar statement jacket to challenge your sewing skills. See all the looks here!

Intimates: How to Sew 5 Different Bralette Styles

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Are you fed up with uncomfortable and expensive undies that simply won’t fit? Do you dream about designing your very own, tailored Bralette bras with beautiful materials such as lace, sheer fabrics or simple cotton lycra?

NEW Pattern Making 101 course starts this Weekend!

Hi everyone! My new course Pattern Making 101 course starts on Sunday, and I have designed it to be a beginner/intro course into the wonderful world of pattern making for home sewers. I have also included our bodice, sleeve, and skirt sloper patterns for you to practice on in class. Watch to learn more, and join me here

New BurdaEasy Pattern: Bustier Tops!

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Introducing the latest pattern from the FS/2014 issue of BurdaEasy magazine! The Bustier pattern that includes 2 variations of the top with instructions for each! Sew with a halter style or classic spaghetti strap placement, and you’ll love the snug fit from the smocked back panel. Looks great under a jacket for autumn weather.

Metropolitan: 9 New Plus Size Patterns

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This new Plus Size collection from the September 2015 issue of BurdaStyle is full of office-ready staples for your fall wardrobe. Tailored bootcut trousers, a flattering sheath dress and a trendy cape with sleeves to get cozy when the weather cools down.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Jumpsuit Reveal!

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I photographed my finished jumpsuit this weekend, and I couldn’t love it more! I just had to make one more final adjustment on the garment before it was perfect, and that was adding a little bust pleat along the side. Check out more images of my Retro Halter Jumpsuit below, and also see some of our member’s variations of the pattern.

Digital Pattern Drafting 101: How to Create Digital PDF Patterns - STARTS TODAY!

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This is one of our most popular courses on BurdaStyle Academy because it is so innovative for home sewers! Watch to learn more and register here. Use coupon code August20 for 20% off registration until 12pm midnight today!

Back to School: 7 New Childrens Patterns

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This childrens collection from the August 2010 issue is perfect for getting your little ones back to school in style. Staple jeans that they will wear all year long are a must while fun pieces such as a sergeant pepper style jacket and drawstring tunic with hip pockets will helo them standout in a crowd.

Featured Instructor: Denise Wild

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Sewing expert, magazine editor, media personality, author, and entrepreneur Denise Wild is the Founder of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio, and the Content Director of BurdaStyle. Denise started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004 while she was working at FLARE, Canada’s top fashion publication. Those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio, North America’s leading sewing school for 10 years with locations in Toronto and New York. In January of 2010, Denise merged her love of sewing with her passion for magazines by creating LoveSewing.com, the top online sewing destination and the only sewing portal to focus on fashion and style.

Denise is the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US magazine, and has worked as a magazine editor since 2000 for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI, and has written for numerous publications and networks including Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice.

Denise has regular television appearances that include The Shopping Channel, Steven and Chris, The Today Show, Inside the Box with Ty Pennington, Breakfast Television, CityLine, Daytime, NBC Mobile News, The Marilyn Denis Show, and Fairchild Television.

English Manor: 11 New Patterns

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This new collection from the September 2015 issue of BurdaStyle gives us our first taste of fall! You will love the pea coat and cape for those first chilly days of the new season and we can’t wait to sew up a few bohemian maxi dresses with long sleeves.

Picture Perfect: Rocking Quality Product Photography

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Are you thinking about running an online store? Do you want to make your dream of selling your artisanal works finally come true? Are you struggling to achieve beautiful product images? Would you like to stand out with high-quality pictures? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help! Sign up Here!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Finishing my Halter Jumpsuit

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Hi BurdaStylers! In this sewing post I actually finished sewing my halter jumpsuit… and it fits like a glove. Last week I sewed up the bodice to the jumpsuit, so read on to check out my tutorial on the bottoms and putting everything together. You will have to stay tuned for finished photos of this jumpsuit next week!

BurdaStyle Academy: UPDATED August 2015 Course Calendar

Check out what’s going on in August 2015 on BurdaStyle Academy! This clickable calendar makes it easy to see which course topics starts when. Which course and/or Power Session are you most interested in? We have two brand new courses starting, and they are marked with the stars! We have updated this calendar with a brand new course Pattern Making 101!













Reintroducing our Design Academy Collection: 7 Revamped Patterns

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We are throwing it back this Thursday with this revamped collection from the 04/2015 issue! Since all the winners were chosen from our 2nd Ultimate Member Model Challenge for our original Design Academy collection, we wanted to reintroduce you to this fashionable and wearable pattern collection. Included are some great dresses with various silhouettes, and our member’s winning projects for these styles are sure to inspire future sewers of these patterns.

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