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DIY Moon Shaped Bag

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IT’S HEAVENLY! Designers have discovered outer space and we are also reaching for the stars – and for a striking moon-shaped bag.

Holiday Sewing: Interview with Amanda Carestio!

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Last week Ellen March from Sew News interviewed me on what I’m making for the holidays, and it was a great motivator to get me actually sewing all my holiday gear and gifts! You can see the interview here, and this week I’m excited to have our friend Amanda Carestio, Senior Editor of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery talk to us about her holiday sewing traditions…

Spot On! 4 New Trendy Girl's Patterns

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Spot on! That describes these understated outfits in black, grey, and white, for girls with sizes 98 – 122 from the 11/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

Get Your Sewing Machine Out... 10 Holiday DIY's

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With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start making all your gifts, decor, and outfits! Read on to see 10 fun and easy do-it-yourself projects to make during and for the holiday season… There’s everything from a velvet pleated skirt to wear to your holiday parties to slippers you can sew up for all your friends to wear while they are over for a festive gathering.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 11/2017: Part 2

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Last week I started my November Mash Up and I’m making our Faux Wrap Blouse from the 11/2017 issue. I got some serious progress done this week as I lined the front bodice, attached the back, and sewed in the sleeves.

Quick Tip: Ruffle Update!

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How does a masculine sweatshirt become a trendy feminine garment? By adding this detail… Turn a classic man’s sweatshirt into an oversize ‘It’ top with decorative ruffles.

Sprout + BurdaStyle: Wrap Blouse

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Last week we revealed our new partnership with Sprout Patterns, and this week we are taking a closer look at 1 of the 6 patterns avaliable to “Sproutify!” Our Wrap Blouse is one of the most popular and versatile top patterns on BurdaStyle.com, so we just had to include it…

Turn Straw into Shining Stars for the Holidays!

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One of the classic Christmas tree ornaments – stars. You can find them at every Christmas market, but why not make your own? You can even glam them up with glitter and try hanging on your walls as opposed to your tree.

Style Twins: 7 New Plus Size Sewing Patterns

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The difference is in the details for this collection from the 11/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. These modern styles are avaliable in plus size 44 – 52 for every style and for every age!

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…

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