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2nd Ultimate Member Model Challenge


We had great success with our first member model challenge ( you can see all the winners here ) that we want to do it again! we have chosen a BurdaStyle magazine collection and we want you guys to submit submissions for ALL the patterns in the collection so we can replace the pattern main images with your pretty faces! You can submit a project for every pattern or just one. For this challenge we have chosen our Design Academy pattern collection for you guys to put your spin on. Read to find out more!

Featured Instructor: Nasya Newport


Nasya fell in love with sewing when she was five years old. Taught by her Grandmother who’s mother had taught her, Nasya always believed that sewing was a part of her DNA. We’re so happy to have Nasya teaching our students here at BurdaStyle and are excited for the chance to get to know her more in our first interview with her!

Editor's Pick: Meet the Burdastyle Team


This week we’re debuting something a little new and different as a way for you, our beloved BurdaStyle sewing community, to get to know the team behind We have a few new faces as well as a few that you all already know and love. To add a little bit a fun, we’ve asked each of the editors to pick a three-piece outfit that represents their style and we’ve bundled that outfit together for only $11.99. That’s basically getting three patterns for the price of two!

Take a look at our four editors below and their very different style. We hope you enjoy!

Summer Break: 5 New Teen Patterns


This new collection from the June 2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine is just for the teens in your life! It features a military jacket for boys, a beautiful maxi dress for girls and a few other things that they will love to wear all summer and into the fall school year.

Starts Today! The Perfect Fit Tailoring Course


Regardless of how fabulous a sewer you are, if your garments don’t fit accordingly they will never reveal the extent of your sewing prowess! Denise will be here to walk you through the entire course and answer any of your questions. Read more here!

Pattern Drafting 101: Learn 3 Key Methods to Tailor your Patterns to Fit You

Starts Today! In this course, learn to translate your basic body measurements into two-dimensional sewing patterns. Sign Up Here!

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Lake Getaway: 10 Patterns


It’s that time of year to pack up your weekend bag and head to the nearest lake house with family and friends! This collection draws inspiration from classic, nautical, easy-to-wear pieces that can be worn for years to come. You will love the chic button up tunic, buffalo print shirt dress and gorgeous midi skirt.

Create a Pattern from Draping


Through draping, explore another dimension of pattern making and fashion design that could shave hours off your construction process. Register here!

May Kit of the Month: Sew Stretch Kit


This kit is designed to give you all the tools, tips and tricks you need when sewing stretch fabrics! This kit will enable you to sew all those jerseys, spandex fabrics, and knits that you have laying around confidently and correctly. You’ll get 5 knit sewing patterns that you can practice all your techniques on and master the skill of sewing stretch fabrics. You will learn how to cut, sew, and finish stretch fabrics as well as know how to figure out the stretch factor of a fabric so you can accurately make modifications to your pattern. Get yours here. Use code STRETCH20 for 20% off, valid till May 31st

Creating a Pattern from Draping Power Session Starts Today!

You have until midnight tonight to register! Watch to learn more, and reserve your spot here.

Featured Instructor: Katrina Walker


Meet Katrina Walker, a lifelong seamstress, sewing educator and apparel designer specializing in textiles, garment construction, Pojagi-inspired single-layer piecework, and surface design techniques. We learn more about her and her life sewing farm!

Reintroducing our Not Without Style Collection: 8 Revamped Patterns


Since all the winners were chosen from our Ultimate Member Model Challenge for our original Not Without Style collection, we wanted to reintroduce you to this lovely pattern collection. This collection has everything from a spring time coat to a cute little romper! Spring prints with lots of color complete this collection and bring it all together.

Buy or Make: Polka Dot Edition


Some are big, some are small…either way, they are back for spring 2015! This classic print comes in a myriad of different styles and looks great on every type of garment from shorts to skirts to blazers. It adds a timeless, girlie and all-out cool feel to every outfit and we can’t wait to sew up our favorite patterns in a polka dot print. We’re seeing spots (pun intended!) for this trend!

Becoming a Better Sewing Teacher


In this power session, you’ll learn how to determine what classes to offer, who your students will be, how to set teaching goals, how to address the needs of student skill and scheduling, how to plan your time, and how to evaluate the work of your students and your own success as a teacher. Register here!


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