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Easy-Knit Mittens for Any Size Hands

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A romantic winter walk, gentle snowfall, your special someone by your side: everything could be so nice – if only there were not those icy cold hands! We’ll show you how to knit easy mittens of any size to keep your hands warm. As a sewist, knitting may not be as familiar, but you can do it and try make some as gifts for your friends during the holiday season…

DIY Poncho Cape

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In this poncho-like cape, large prints stand out very well. The fringes make this garment appear very casual but deepening on your accessories you could dress it up or down! All you need is a little fringe and wool yardage and you can make this over piece in an afternoon…

Holiday Sewing: Interview with Meg Healy!

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We hope you’re ready to start sewing for the holidays, if you haven’t already. As you’re making gifts for friends, teachers, neighbors or co-workers, we’re here to help! Need a great pattern that you can use several different ways, for men, women or children? Look to our reusable grocery bag pattern which is so versatile. Swap the fabric print to suit the recipient. Change the fabric type to make it more or less durable: Use canvas to hold library books, laminated cotton to corral produce, terry to carry gym wear. We hope you’re also sewing for yourself this season. After all, you need something new to wear for holiday photos and parties.

Origami Advent Calendar

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With this cool, fillable calendar, everyone wishes that the Advent season never comes to an end. We show step by step how this origami advent calendar is created…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 11/2017: Part 1

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I’m starting my Mash Up a little late this month since I was travelling around Italy the first part of November, and although I’m a tad bit sad to be home from all the amazing food and fashions, I’m super excited to be reunited with my sewing machine! On my last reveal post I asked which of two patterns I should make, and with your consideration and the time I have left in the month I went with the blouse…

Announcing Sprout + BurdaStyle Collaboration!

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We’ve teamed up with Sprout to offer you six essential BurdaStyle patterns that you can fully customize! Each pattern will come with step by step instructions (and illustrations!), plus exclusive video tutorials. Read on to learn more and discover the fun of going from computer screen to sewing machine today…

Quick Guide to Cutting out Fabric!

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The cutting layout shows the most economical position of the pattern pieces on the fabric to best utilize space with the least amount of waste! For many fabrics, the selvages are more tightly woven than the rest of the fabric, so we do not include the selvedges in the fabric calculation found on the pattern pages. If the fabric is folded, the right side of the fabric lies on the inside. If you need to cut with a simple layer of fabric, our cutting layouts always have the right fabric side facing up. Here we show different cutting layouts and explain what needs to be considered when cutting, so that the pieces can be cut AND sewn as best as possible…

Best of Business: 10 NEW Sewing Patterns

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Ideas to inspire – the perfect outfits for successful meetings, important lunch dates and after work cocktails from this collection in the 11/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

DIY Embroidered Infinity Scarf

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An infinity scarf is unbelievably versatile. Wrap it twice around your neck, as an eye-catching accessory that also keeps you wonderfully warm. By the way, houndstooth checks and embroidered flowers are absolutely “in” this season!

Fashion Sweatshirt!

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Take ordinary sweatshirt you have in your closet and elevate the style by adding a mermaid sequin front! Stylish athleisure wear is so on-trend right now and who doesn’t like to look like a million bucks in a sweatshirt. Read on to see how a little mermaid sequin fabric can make your lounge wear into wow wear…

Italy Fashion Tour Recap: Day 7, 8, & 9

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First of all I want to say that the link to register and find out more about next year’s Italy trip is now live here! So you can join us on 2018’s fashion tour of Italy! This post is a recap of my last three days in Italy, it has gone by so fast, but I can’t wait to get home and start sewing since I gained so much inspiration during this tour.

Quick Tip: Repositioning Darts

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Are they too high or too low? Here you can learn how to move darts to the right position…

Mix & Match: 8 NEW Sewing Patterns

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A bit punk rock and a splash of romance… dresses, jackets and more in playful fabrics that awaken the fashion rebel charm. This collection from the 10/2017 issue is one that you can really mix and match with no fear as stripes and plaids are in!

Italy Fashion Tour Recap: Day 5 & 6

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We just completed day 5 and 6 of the BurdaStyle Fashion tour of Italy with Craftours! These days were all about site seeing, eating, and shopping. My favorite things to do! We went to Pisa, the area of little towns Cinque Terra, and a cooking class in Tuscany.

Make Your Own Buttons

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This autumn, animal prints are more popular than ever – as well as stylish and elegant. Make your own buttons with colorful leopard spots and tiger stripes to easily turn white or black blouses, dresses or children’s clothing into cool “it” garments. A little patience is required but you can give your creativity free rein – just think of all the bright color combinations which are possible! 0

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