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DIY Mother's Day Gifts

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and now is the time to figure out what to get… or make! You totally have time to make all of these things for your mom, since I totally finished them in one evening. Check out this DIY post on how I made my mother some embroidered tea towels and an eye mask. I can’t wait to give these little handmade gifts to my mom!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Gold Godet Skirt Reveal!

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Hi BurdaStylers! Here is my finished gold godet skirt, and it fits great (and is fun to wear). This skirt I decided is still a work in progress, sure I finished sewing it and did some super awesome embroidery on it. But I want to embroider it more! I want to add a new motif every month for the next year, just to the panel piece, thoughts? Read on to see how I embroidered the piece and some more images of my final project.

Leather Pocket

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Check out this DIY to see how you can add accent and contrast pockets to your garments!

Digital Pattern Drafting 101

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Interested in skipping the paper, rulers and French curves and learning to draft right on the computer?

How to Rotate a Dart

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This is one of the first pattern making skills I learned, and still use to this day when manipulating my sewing patterns. Sometimes I just don’t want the dart in the original location, and it is great that it is so easy to rotate darts! You can rotate darts in any sewing pattern that has an existing dart. Read on to see the video…

Dressed to Impress: 6 Plus Size Women's Sewing Patterns

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This feminine collection from the May 2010 issue of BurdaStyle features six dresses that flatter a woman’s body.

Our Runway to Reality Look Book with Brother Is Here!

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Notice something different about our BurdaStyle banner? You can now download our Runway to Reality look book with Brother! To keep up to date and in the loop with everything Burda then enter your email above to access the look book filled with sewing tutorials, runway inspiration, and 2 free sewing patterns. Read more on the look book below, and see a behind the scenes video.

Within the Lines: 10 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection is from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 10 sewing patterns that are classic in design and wear-ability. Whether as part of a prominent pattern, as a subtle detail or as part of a straightforward color-block: Stripes transform comfortably elegant dresses, tops, and trousers into this season’s must-haves.

Featured Member: Haylee Atkinson

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We’re sew excited about our newest Featured Member, miss Haylee Atkinson! She first caught our eye as the chosen Member Project of the Week a few months back in a gorgeous red lace dress inspired by Valentino. Read our interview with her to learn more about when she fell in love with sewing, what she dreams of making someday and what inspires her.

4 Reasons Why Sewing with Stretch Fabrics Is the Best (in GIFS)

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Stretch knits are always in style and always fun to sew! Also check out the video at the bottom of the post where Meg demonstrates how to draft a tank style on a knit T-shirt pattern… Even if you only have a couple stretch fabric patterns, you can easily alter them many different ways to create new sewing patterns.

How to Sew a Micro-Bag

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This purse is so small it can be considered jewelry! Wear around the neck or on shoulder for a more traditional application. This bag is small but mighty – let it carry those little essentials. Check out this DIY to see how to draft and sew one of these trendy bags for yourself. Time to break out that scrap leather! If you don’t have any leather to sew this mini bag in, just double interface a little piece of fabric.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Gold Godet Skirt Progress Report 3

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Hi BurdaStylers! This week I played with my Brother embroidery machine to finish off my godet skirt. I actually finished sewing it in one sewing session last week, but I only covered some of my sewing steps in my last post. Read on to see how I installed the facing and zipper as well as finish the hem (I used a fancy double roll hem foot).

3 Lingerie Sewing Myths-Busted

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It can seem challenging to make a bra on your own. Good news, it’s not!

Flower Child: 7 New Kid's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features hippie bohemian pattern styles for little girls.

Mix & Match April Issue Patterns

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Hi BurdaStylers! This year we are only releasing a couple of our Flagship kits that contain ALL the digital patterns from a specific issue, and April 2016 is one of the special issues. We just launched our April Flagship Kit which is personally my favorite issue so far this year (I know, I know there have only been 4). I thought it would be fun to pull my favorite styles from this issue and mix & match patterns from various collections to create some nice spring outfits.

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