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DIY Hand Embroidery

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This step by step will get you underway to achieve this beautifully embroidered neckline that has the look of a collier on our newly released Embroidered Cold Shoulder Top.

Sewing Lesson: Off the Shoulder Top #118 03/2017

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Nothing to wear? Here’s the solution – this top is not only super trendy, it can also be sewn in a flash! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Off the Shoulder Top pattern that debuted in our Eclectic Beauty pattern collection from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this trendy top.

Going to the Chapel: 20 Updated Women's Sewing Patterns

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We’ve updated this wedding and wedding guest sewing pattern collection from the March 2011 issue of BurdaStyle, to include new descriptions and instructions just in time for wedding season!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 03/2017: Cutting Out

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Hi BurdaStylers! I’m excited to finally be able to work on my next Mash Up, and this month I chose our Embroidered Cold Shoulder Blouse. I wanted a quick sew project that I can wear on the first warm day here and this blouse was perfect. I’m also totally still into the shoulder reveal trend. Read on to see what I have been up to and how I plan to make this pattern…

Quick Tip: How to Fix a Snagged Stitch

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Everybody hates a snagged stitch espeically on a garment that you already finished sewing! I always catch my garments on the corners of my drafting table, but luckily there is a quick fix to hide a snagged stitch and make it so your fabric won’t unravel.

Pattern Drafting and Designing for Stretch Fabrics

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Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments. Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So when you have a perfectly fitting sloper to your body, you’ll have a perfectly fitting garment!

Eclectic Beauty: 10 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns

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Eclectic, bohemian and colorful are all words to describe this stunning new collection from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle, which includes 10 new sewing patterns. Grab your most colorful printed fabrics from your stash, you’re going to fall in love with these new styles for spring and summer.

DIY Duct Tape Dress Form

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With a tailor-made dress form made to your exact personal measurements and body shape, you can unstitch, drape and sew as a professional. All you need to make it: a half-day, a helper and lot’s of tape! Read on to see how…

Quick Guide: Sewing Machine Feet

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There are so many different sewing machine feet that you can attach to your machine to achieve so many effects. For example, the different feet that are supplied with your machine are often only the basics – there are many more that you can get and here we present several useful feet with which makes sewing even more fun!

BurdaStyle Fashion Show!

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Hi BurdaStylers! I’m back from The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Atlanta and what a great show. Did you catch our Fashion Show LIVE on Facebook? If not click to view because it was a great show with garments flown in from the BurdaStyle Fashion Factory in Germany! Read on to see the fashion show program and links to all the patterns sent down the runway. Also see where we will be next!

Ready to Go: 6 NEW Plus Size Women's Sewing Patterns

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A college style blouson jacket, an elastic waist maxi skirt and a draping two tone dress round out this springy plus size collection from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

DIY Elephant Cosmetic Bag

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With this cute bag in the form of an elephant, adventurous fantasies are almost real. It will bring joy to every bathroom, and is also perfect for travel and easy to sew. Your most important beauty and grooming tools can be easily placed in this bag. See how to sew your own!

Sew Emma Watson's Style

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Emma Watson – award winning actress, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and feminist with a bachelor from Brown University in English Literature. This woman is flawless. Even in fashion she is a straight “A” student. No fashion no-gos were ever spotted during her red carpet career – which started when she was just eleven years old.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 02/2017: Reveal

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Hi BurdaStylers! I just finished prepping and packing for my trip to Atlanta tomorrow for The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, so if you are in the area please stop by and say hello. I also photographed my finished dress this week and love the final result. Read on to see how I sewed my hem as well as inserted the grommets…

Quick Tip: How to Mitre a Corner

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Mitred corners are the diagonal seams at the corners of a hem, example being on a blouse with side slits. Read on to follow our instructions to sew mitred corners…

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