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[Updated 7/1/2011 – For information on how to start a club or connect with one of your own, please visit this dedicated blog post.

Badges to promote your BSC can now be found directly on site. Download them here.]

Several members have expressed the wish to meet with other sewing enthusiasts near them. So we thought it would be great to help initiate BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs!

A BurdaStyle Sewing Club (BSC) is a group that meets regularly to discuss sewing related issues. Each one is uniquely tailored to fit its members, and each leader is given control over what is discussed, taught and created.

BSCs are centered around each group’s unique schedules, and can meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. The clubs are simply a way to bring our online community offline and, like our website, is intended to be versatile for a wide range of interests and lives. They promote our open-source philosophy: the idea that information ought to be shared freely among anyone interested in learning. The BurdaStyle Team is on hand to offer advice regarding meeting ideas, venue options and promotional help.

Forming a BSC is easy! Interested members can simply send an e-mail to david[at]burdastyle[dot]com, stating their interest and location. You are then sent a detailed introductory letter, explaining what a BSC is and their expected responsibilities. Although having more than one BSC in the same location is accepted, we encourage prospective leaders to first contact the leaders nearest them.

Once you review and accept the responsibilities in the introductory letter, you will be sent a Leadership Packet. The Leadership Packet contains everything one needs to start and maintain a successful club, including:

- An introductory guide to the BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs
- A sample proposal letter for prospective hosting venues
- A flyer template to advertise your BSC
- A Member Information Sheet to learn more about your club members
- A preformatted Excel spreadsheet for organizing your club
- A printable How-To

Along with the Leadership Packet, new BSC Leaders are given a custom 125 pixel badge, with the BSC logo and their specific location. You are then listed on the BSC Leader Directory and on the BSC Google Map. Our Leaders are then encouraged to create a group page on the BurdaStyle Ning Site, an extension of BurdaStyle.com specifically for BSC members. There you can meet other leaders throughout the world, post upcoming meeting dates, share group photos and creations, and brainstorm new ideas!

Established in April 2009, there are over 260 BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs in 14 countries worldwide.

Start a new BSC today! E-mail david[at]burdastyle[dot]com for more information.

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    Aug 14, 2013, 03.07 PMby katiewallis

    I tired to email David for more details on how to set up a BSC but the emails have failed. Please could you tell me how to get more information? Thanks!

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    Feb 1, 2012, 12.43 AMby cooldesigner

    Is there one in west london uk??

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    May 9, 2011, 03.11 PMby Noelia Lebron

    Need help, I am looking for a co. that make labels in fabric, for my home made purses. If you know any co. that make them in US please let me know. Thanks

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    May 6, 2010, 02.20 PMby suechtique

    exactly what i need and what i was looking for. is anybody in Switzerland and especailly basel area?

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    Feb 7, 2010, 12.48 AMby lenarrrd

    Hiya, wondering if there’s anyone else in the Dortmund area who’d be up for a club? I can’t really start one as I’ll be leaving in May, but I’d be well up for helping get it off the ground :)

    I’d love to start one in Cardiff and/or Swansea when I get back though, any Welsh members fancy it?

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    Nov 18, 2009, 06.15 PMby ebookie

    i live in Asheboro, NC. I would love to meet up with other Burdastyle members. If you live in the surrounding area please let me know so we can maybe get together and start a club in this area. I would love to be with a club of all experience to help and learn with one another. Thanks

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    Oct 14, 2009, 12.22 PMby vanwebb

    Hi every on in Israel im registering as BSC here in Herzlia so if anybody is interested please leave me a message my wall:)

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    Sep 15, 2009, 08.32 PMby pindsvin

    I am in San Francisco (the sunset district) and can’t seem to find a club in the city. Would anyone be interested in starting one with me?

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    Sep 13, 2009, 11.09 AMby carme

    Cadiz, Spain – Sewing Club anyone?

    I´m British, with a good level of Spanish. I´m interested in starting a sewing club…anyone else in?

    Carme

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    Sep 9, 2009, 06.03 PMby sabineo

    I would love to find sewing friends in or near Ithaca, NY. Anybody interested

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      Sep 9, 2009, 07.05 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Sabine,

      There isn’t an Ithaca club started yet. Would you like to create one?

      Simple send me an e-mail at team[at]burdastyle[dot]com.

      Best,

      David

      BSC
      Coordinator

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    Sep 8, 2009, 08.52 PMby mrp626

    Anyone in the Buffalo, NY area?

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      Sep 9, 2009, 07.16 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi There!

      There isn’t a Buffalo BSC formed just yet. If interested, you are more than welcome to start your own!

      Simply send me an e-mail at team[at]burdastyle.com

      Best,

      David
      BSC Coordinator

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    Aug 12, 2009, 09.52 AMby louismarine

    Bonjour, j’ai un atelier de couture et souhaite créer un groupe “Burda style sewing”. Je me situe en France, dans la région Centre, département Loir-et-Cher (41), à Vendôme. Merci à vous. Estelle Birlouez Louismarine

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    Aug 4, 2009, 01.10 PMby lelie

    I love the idea, who is in for Belgium?

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    Jul 21, 2009, 03.59 PMby rachelzee

    Hi everybody! I was looking for a sewing club in San Antonio, TX. I recently moved here due to military orders for my husband. I’m a novice sewer, but want to start learning and socializing! If anyone is interested I would be willing to host.

    -Rachel

    rachelzee@yahoo.com

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    Jul 8, 2009, 01.43 AMby almaristt

    Hi, I´d love to organize a BSC in Toledo, Spain, but I know it can be pretty hard to find people here to do it. We could use my house, and I think we have enough space. What I have to do to do it? Anyone want to join it? ¡Vamos chicas, animaros! :)

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    Jun 8, 2009, 06.23 AMby mrsbrown

    Anyone in the Southern Prince Georges County area of Maryland???? That’s North of the Woodrow Wilson, South of Washington DC… Would love to have a sewing group in the area!

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    Jun 4, 2009, 01.33 PMby myspirit4

    Would love to connect with others who share the love of sewing in the southern New Hampshire area!

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    May 25, 2009, 06.03 AMby hermes

    Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA! NWA, Tulsa?, Springfield?, ???

    This is going to be a fun Summer ;)

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    May 13, 2009, 01.33 PMby hobby

    Timisoara,Romania anyone?

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    May 13, 2009, 06.28 AMby andimac

    Anyone interested in starting up in OKLAHOMA CITY?? I live in the Mid Town area!!! We can start at my house or at a local hang out like Sauced in the Paseo. OKC OKC OKC OKC OKC!!!!!

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    May 12, 2009, 02.37 PMby Natishia Chacon

    If you are looking to join a group already started put this address in

    http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/show/917

    You will get a list of Leaders Just contact them for more info

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    May 12, 2009, 12.54 PMby shysie

    I would love to start one! Sending an email now [=

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    May 6, 2009, 07.31 AMby mrsdocstansb

    Cleveland Ohio west side

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    May 6, 2009, 07.31 AMby mrsdocstansb

    Hello Fellow artists

    Would to start one here in Cleveland on the west side. This would be meeting in the city and not the suburbs.

    Regards, Laura

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    May 3, 2009, 06.11 PMby freshdaily18

    This is an awesome idea! I’m in the PHOENIX, AZ area and would love to join a group like this!

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    Apr 27, 2009, 04.37 PMby hoverfly

    Boise/Eagle Idaho?

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    Apr 27, 2009, 08.58 AMby apreethireddy

    Hi this is an awesome idea .I live in reston , virginia .If anybody knows anything about this kind of club around here ,please let me know .i have been meaning to learn sewing for a long time and make my own clothes .i would love to join something like this .

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    Apr 26, 2009, 08.22 AMby duffledilly

    I’ve been looking for a sewing circle here in Madrid but no luck so far, except for shops offering patchwork courses. No hablo muy bien español pero querría coser con mujeres que hablan español o inglés. Our flat’s probably big enough for five people plus stuff, one evening a week, or maybe fortnightly? Anyone? =D

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