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Halloween: Spooky Party Decor!


Perhaps you have your costume complete and you are looking for something else to create? Or you still yet to make your costume and need to get in the creative flow first… Well look no further than these spooky decor ideas for your Halloween party including ghosty garlands and pendants as well as jelly fish lanterns.

Athleisure: 7 NEW Plus Size Patterns


These looks with sporty elements from the 10/2017 issue of BurdaStyle bring a spring into the step of everyday wear. All styles in sizes 44 – 52!

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E9


A “Little” Avant Garde: This episode started off as a continuation of last week. Did Claire cheat? Or was she the clear winner of last week’s challenge? I’ll just say: cheater, cheater, pumpkin-eater.

DIY: Autumn Apple Decor


Autumn brings apples – to the kitchen and as decorations! These unique hot pads are easy to make and will surely impress your guests…

Remembering John Denver With Anna Zapp


Today marks 20 years since the passing of John Denver, who was tragically killed in a plane crash off the coast of California on Oct 12, 1997. We celebrate the life of the humanitarian, political activist, award-winning songwriter and performer by paying tribute to his personal sewist and costumer, who sewed his extravagant stage shirts for 10 years. Anna Zapp, a former Sew News contributor, shares what it was like to work with John Denver and how he changed her life, taking her sewing business to the next level and helping her become a sewist for the stars.

TBT: Retro Dress Pattern from 1957!


In September 1957, fashionistas fell in love with this dress. Exactly 60 years later, we’re fanning the flames anew and remastered this dress style for download

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 10/2017: Sewing Part 2


This week was all about the embroidery on my pants! I have been having so much fun making these pants this month for Pants Month, that I think I’m going to have to make some others as I love this pattern so much. Read on to see my next steps in sewing these embroidered jeans…

Halloween: Game of Thrones Costume Inspiration


Want to be like of your favorite TV show this Halloween? We’ve pulled together some costume inspiration for Game of Thrones, so whether you sew something new or pull items from your current closet you can get the look for Halloween 2017. These costume ideas include looks for the entire family to get into the spirit, because Halloween (and Winter) is coming soon…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Heart Ruffle for Oktoberfest!


This ruffle is well known to Dirndls – the heart ruffle. It is often used for decorating the neckline, but is also suitable for the decoration of costume accessories such as heart pockets or bags. Here we show how the heart ruffles are sewn just in time for Oktoberfest!

Member Model Challenge Fifties Dress: Winner


The votes are in and with 577 votes in total, member Janaki won with her project! Thank you to all who participated we had some fabulous entries and stay tuned for our next Member Model Challenge. Janaki’s dress photography is now the main image for our Fifties dress pattern to inspire other to purchase and sew the pattern.

Check out all the submissions here.

Fall-Haves: 8 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns


It’s time to clear space in the wardrobe – get ahead of the curve this season with these eight stylish additions from the 10/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine!

LAST CHANCE: Sew Your Own Jean Jacket!


Today is the LAST DAY that you can register FOR FREE in our Jean Jacket Sew-Along! Read on to learn more and see what our members have created so far…

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E8


Client on the Go: There are only 9 designers left, and the front runners are really separating themselves from the flock. This week’s challenge was sponsored by Dixie cups. The designers had to create looks using a custom textile, and the winning print would eventually be printed onto Dixie cups! Plus, the winner gets $25,000. Huge stakes.

DIY Sequin Appliqués


IBIZA TO GO: Straw bags are trendy – and we go one better, by adding colorful sequin appliqués! We know the cold Fall/Winter season is here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for our next vacation to make this adorable beachy bag. Or try adding these flashy appliqués to your coat!

What Am I? 6 NEW Kid's Halloween Costume Patterns


Anyone can pull together a princess or a cowboy costume… This Halloween season we introduce you to Little Red Riding Hood, a magician’s apprentice, a fox and other mystical forest figures from the 01/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.


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