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Sewing Lesson: Printed Romper #102A 07/2017

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The embodiment of summer. Just sewing this garment with its gathered shoulders and hem ruffles puts us in a holiday mood! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Printed Romper pattern that debuted in our Surfer Girl pattern collection from the July 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this summery romper.

BurdaStyle in the Sew News Aug/Sept Issue!

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The latest Sew News Magazine was just released and it features my latest Pattern Play column article where I alter and quilt a BurdaStyle pattern. Read on to see which pattern I used and how you can get the magazine…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2017: Part 2

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This week I did some serious sewing on my cropped tee pattern. I sewed in the sleeves, installed the zipper, attached the neck bands, and finished the hem. Read on to sew along for my July 2017 issue Mash Up!

Quick Tip: How to Make a Tassel

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Tassels are great for making your own accessories or attaching to your garment for extra decoration. Read on to see how to make your own tassels…

Clean Lines: 8 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns

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Meetings and after work cocktails get a stylish and self-confident quality with these straight-line styles in modern black & white from the 07/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

DIY: Beach Towel and Bag

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A practical bag can also be fun. This one includes a terry cloth one inside so that it quickly becomes a beach towel – simply loosen the cords! Download the FREE pattern here and read on to see how to make…

New Sewing Podcast: Calling All Questions!

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Exciting news over here! This new podcast (hosted by me!) will provide fashion trend inspiration, sewing tips and techniques for sewing the latest styles and building your budget-friendly yet runway-worthy wardrobe. Audience participation is encouraged, as we solicit questions from listeners to answer live. So we need your input…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2017: Part 1

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It was pretty tough deciding on what pattern to “Mash Up” from the 07/2017 issue. All I knew is that I needed to make something from our new Surfer Girl collection because I love sporty styles. Read on to see which pattern I’m making from the July issue and my first steps in sewing…

Quick Tip: How to Sew a Thread Chain Loop

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Thread chain loops are great for securing buttons, belt loops, and for tacking linings. It is a hand sewing must-know for any sewist, so grab your hand sewing needle to get started and read on to watch how it’s done…

Ahoy! 7 NEW Kid's Beach Patterns

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Take a trip to the water’s edge – of course, be sure to include these sweet and practical styles for girls and boys. Add extra fun with accessories and beach toys for a personal touch with these patterns from the 07/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

DIY Oversized Bag

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XL-bags in all colors and materials are stars of the catwalks so say good-bye to tiny bags. In this giant version of marbled oilcloth, there’s room for everything…

Sewing Lesson: Bow Neck Blouse #103B 06/2017

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Follow this sewing lesson to make our Bow Neck Contrast Blouse pattern that debuted in our Blouse Bonanza pattern collection from the June 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this blouse for any occasion.

Quick Tip: Sewing Machine Maintenance

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To make sure your sewing machine runs well for years means you need to take care of it and perform regular maintenance procedures. Read on to see how you can prevent having to take your machine in as often for a tune up…

Surfer Girl: 13 NEW Summery Patterns

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Relaxed and sporty cuts, great-mood color patterns in Hawaiian style…These breezy outfits from the 07/2017 issue of BurdaStyle give you a beach glow from the inside out – no matter where you are.

DIY Picnic Bottle Holder

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In addition to delicious food, a successful picnic must not miss one thing: the right drinks – preferably in the sweet bottle holders like this one to keep it safe. Also makes a great gift idea, just make sure to include a bottle…

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