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Welcome to day one of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a sewing machine from Brother! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Tuesday, December 7th to be entered to win!

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Comment to Win: What techniques or tutorials do you want to see on BurdaStyle?


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    Dec 4, 2010, 04.09 AMby lints

    Mens wear would be terrific! my husband wears an odd size and I would love to hand make him some clothing!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.53 AMby anemotis

    Menswear, tailoring tips and techniques, and with the recent push towards things “green” perhaps a segment on restyling/ recycling new and vintage clothing.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.42 AMby oshy31

    wow its great idea what is a wonderful site thanks

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    Dec 4, 2010, 02.59 AMby suchastitch

    I would love to see more on how embroidery embellishments can enhance and individualize a design. Also more on accessories.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 02.36 AMby pixie12002

    More tutorials for novices!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 02.29 AMby moransa

    More finishing techniques would be wonderful. I feel like I’ve got the basics down but I just want to be able to put on the finishing touches to make it even better.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 01.35 AMby margaretdekk

    I love the Burda patterns and would love to see more MAN clothing. The men in my family are very tall and find it difficult to get fitting clothes so I have to make them but patterns are hard to get. Also women clothing for tall women !!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 12.32 AMby pltnmblondelife

    I would love to see tutorials on pattern manipulating and adjusting patterns for fit corrections.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.36 PMby cam557

    I’d like to learn more about the different fabrics and how to work with them.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.32 PMby efgh

    I was having some real fit issues the other day so anything detailed to help with that would be great.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.01 PMby jandavid

    I would love to see tutorials on men and women leather gloves!!!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.00 PMby ingerasx

    I’d love to see more tutorials on how to change commercial pattern to specific measurement for better fitting.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 09.27 PMby chelcc

    I too would love to see more about pattern drafting and also bag/purse patterns. But there are some great patterns on this site!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.50 PMby haelrefoc

    I would like to see some knitting or crotchet techniques! Like hat and scarf making! I would love that!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.12 PMby fbhoneybug

    Hi! I would benefit from tutorials on which fabrics are the best to use for various projects and the best stitching for them. I tend to love the feel of certain fabrics but am wary to use them in anything because I’m not sure how well they will hold up, etc. I think a tutorial on how to make my current sewing machine behave for me would also be beneficial :)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.10 PMby hollymh4

    I would like to see tutorials on embellishment techniques!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 06.40 PMby eyeofthebeholder

    I would love to see more closure ideas and inspirations with finishing touches, altering patters for design features and odd body measurements or larger sizes.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 06.31 PMby Vikki Saltsman

    We need more tutorials on doing commercial type finishing. The little extras you do at the end of a project makes the difference between looking like it’s homemade and looking like it’s a designer project. I personally want my projects to look professional. Thanks for the help you given us:-)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.52 PMby gericooper

    I would love to see a few knit top patterns that were interesting. Thanks.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.55 PMby joybird

    I would love to see more tutorials on how to choose different interfacings for different fabrics.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.47 PMby hopepolo

    I would like to see more patterns in larger sizes.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 01.52 PMby purplevodka79

    I agree I would like more adjustmet technigues, Full bust particularly, and more video tutorials on finnishing touches.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.33 AMby sofie-m

    I would like to know more about embellishing and remodelling techniques for old clothes… minimal effort for maximum effect. Reuse and refashion some of my old favourites.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.07 AMby lachattenoire

    Vintage would be great. Plus some video tutorials for tricky techniques.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 10.28 AMby naonao

    oh, I’d like to see some more fitted patterns… maybe it’s just me, but it seems like the patterns – especially the non-jersey-shirts – have no darts whatsoever. nice fitted longsleeved basic blouse :) and also I’d love some more competitions for international readers – the one running right now is sooooo fun!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 09.51 AMby syska

    I agree with pbyr. I would like to see some tutorials with how to choose fabrics and what type of thread I should use.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 09.33 AMby pbyr

    I’d like to see more tutorials about fabric buying. Sometimes I come across fabrics in shops and I’m not really sure what I’m looking at so a tutorial about recognising different fabrics would be really helpful.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 08.11 AMby anlusaro

    I would like to see a tutorial about how to make/alter and attach collars and sleeves. I always have time with those….

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.59 AMby isma

    Would love to see more tutorials on lining and facing.

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