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Quick Tip: Sewing a Hip Pocket


Pockets are not only functional, but also a fashionable detail and should be sewn quite carefully. There are patch pockets, inseam pockets, pouch pockets, hip pockets, flap pockets and more! Read on to see how we show you in simple steps how to sew a hip pocket for either pants or a skirt.

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Project Runway: Week in Review


One Size Does Not Fit All: Woo-hoo! Another season of Project Runway started last night and we are giddy with glee! Ellen March from Sew News gives us her take on the season 16 premiere…

New Classics: 6 NEW Plus Size Patterns


A biker jacket, a shift dress and a long waistcoat…these are some great wardrobe pieces from the 08/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine that you can rely on. We give them a stylish makeover – with leopard prints, exposed zippers and cool imitation leather.

DIY Fashion Flounce


Blouses with asymmetric ruffles are the latest trend – sew one today! Read on to see how you can turn a basic into an elegant must-have in only 30 minutes.

What to Sew for Your Next Vacation


I just got back from vacation a couple of days ago, and I feel refreshed and excited to get back into my sewing routine. I wanted to share with you some garments I sewed in preparation for my vacation that really were essential and made my travel wardrobe more comfortable, practical and stylish! Read on to see the 3 things you need to sew for your next beach vacation.

Quick Tip: Sewing a Piped Buttonhole


A piped buttonhole is a great alternative to a regular machine sewn or hand stitched buttonhole. It allows for no thread to be visible and the ability to add in a little pop of contrast! Read on to see how you can sew a piped buttonhole in your next project.

Scandinavian Schoolhouse: 6 NEW Kid's Sewing Patterns


These charming Scandinavian styles get the kids ready for lots of autumn adventures!

DIY: Organza Flowers


These fine organza blossoms make every coffee table a feast! For even more stylish enjoyment, we also sew together soft ornaments from organza. Spruce up your next brunch get together with these pretty little decorations…

Sew the Trend: Crop Tops


Crop tops and bustiers are all over the runways and streets, and you can easily sew one for yourself! The best part is that they take up little fabric so you likely have the yardage already in your fabric stash. Read on to see the tutorial…

Quick Tip: Hand Sewn Buttonhole


Button and buttonholes are one of the most common closures in garments. Modern sewing machines the ability to sew buttonholes quickly and efficiently with the help of a special foot, but sometimes it is nice to give garments (especially ones sewn in delicate fabrics) a couture finish and sew things like button holes by hand. Read on to see the tutorial on sewing buttonholes by hand.

Retro Mix: 8 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns


Classy mini skirts, breezy dresses and bold necktie patterns round out this collection inspired by the swinging ’60s! Get ready to fill your wardrobe with these great looks.

FREE Sew-Along: Starts Today!


Starting today you can register for our FREE sew-along to learn how to make a knit maxi dress and have a chance to win one of several products used in the sew-along! It was really fun putting together this sew-along and making our Maxi Dress pattern from the 04/2017 issue.

DIY: Super Straps


“It”-bags are passé. Now “It”-straps are the thing. Bright and colourful, they instantly give bags that special something.

Dress in a Day


Have a special occasion coming up? Attending a wedding soon? You have time to make your own dress today even if your even is tomorrow! A fitted dress at that – read on to see how I made a dress in a day that fits great and looks like it was store bought.


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