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Etsy Success Symposium

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We know many of our members are Etsy enthusiasts, so we are excited to share this AWESOME opportunity!

Etsy is hosting a day of workshops for long time or full time Etsy sellers at Etsy Labs in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York on February 8, 2011!

Attendees will encounter a day full of educational workshops, networking, and great food (Eatsy!). There’s only spots for 100 attendees, so hurry up and get your tickets today!

Shop the Garment District with Lindsay T. Sews

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Despite reports of its imminent demise due to clothing designers and manufacturers moving production overseas, New York City’s Garment District is still the best place in the world to shop for fabric, trims, notions and everything else sewing- and craft-related. I shop there two to three times a week and write about it for my web site Shop the Garment District, but I still manage to discover something new and exciting every time I’m there. BurdaStyle asked me to share my Garment District store recommendations with you, so I’ve put together three shopping itineraries that can be accomplished in an afternoon or a day. Addresses, store hours and a map are all available on Shop the Garment District.

Mabel Pike: Portrait of a 91 yr old Moccasin Maker

Handmade Portraits: Mabel Pike from Etsy on Vimeo.

After a lovely visit to our dear friends at Etsy today, I have spent the better part of my morning poking around on in their video archives to find this gem. It’s a video feature of 91 year old needlecrafter, Mabel Pike who has been sewing since she was 6 years old. (She’s in her 9th decade of sewing and still going strong!)

Featured Member: melisloppa

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I was born and raised in Norway, and I’m just back from Sweden, and living happy days in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Right now I have an internship as a photo assistant which is part of my Digital Media education at Hyper Island.

The Best of Upcycled Fashion on BurdaStyle

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Take a look at some of my favorite upcycled and reclaimed projects that have stood out on BurdaStyle for their quality, good photography and fun styling! If you’re into reclaimed or upcycled fashion read on!

Comment to Win Robert Kaufman Fabrics!

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Connect with us on Twitter or comment on this blog for your chance to win 12 yards of Robert Kaufman fabric!

Sewing Rooms for the BurdaStyle Book

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Are you proud of your colorful, organized, and beautifully lit sewing room? A sewing studio with enough care can become a work of art! The upcoming BurdaStyle book is seeking images of your sewing rooms. Your studio can be big or small, beige or bright pink! It’s not about the space itself, it’s about what YOU have done to the space. We are looking for creative solutions to decorating and organizing. Share your sewing room with the world!

Harem Pants and Jersey Looks: 5 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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Grab some jersey or a knit fabric and dive into one of these great new sewing projects! See them all here.

Fashion From Last Night's Golden Globe Awards

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Who doesn’t love a little glamour on a Sunday evening? Awards season kicked off last night with the Golden Globes and the Hollywood starlets were ready, setting the bar for what the rest of the season will look like – fashionably speaking. Read on to see my favorite red carpet looks and what trends were popular with the Silver Screen elite.

Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: Make the Perfect Summer Dress With Heather Ross

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This week’s how-to video from SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show brings you one of our favorite celebrity sewers, Heather Ross. Martha and Heather take you step-by-step through making an adorable smocked dress perfect for summer days lounging by the pool. This super simple project is great for both children and adults, and Heather shows you a few cool tips (like using elastic wrapped thread for your smocking) that make this a fun and easy garment you can whip up in a weekend!

Faux Real: 4 Must Have Women's Sewing Patterns for Faux Fur

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Whether you’re faux or against it, fur is everywhere. Real or fake, people are bundling up in the stuff and we’ve got 4 new patterns designed especially for fur— faux or real. Check them out!

One Week Left: Calling Future Sewing Stars! It’s a BurdaStyle Talent Search!

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The submissions are pouring in and looking FANTASTIC! There’s still time though, you’ve got one week to email your video submission in for consideration.

It’s Sew Easy, the new television program to be broadcast nationally (in the United States) on Public Television, is looking for a BurdaStyle member to star in a 10 minute television spot instructing a national audience on a BurdaStyle sewing project!

Links of the Week - Dress Up Your Pets, Working With a Double Needle, Is Fashion Losing it's Creativity?

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My favorite finds from around the web – read on to see what landed in my inbox this week!

What's Your Biggest Sewing Blunder?

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We’ve all had them in our sewing journey — the inevitable mistakes. A stitch on the wrong side, a stabbed finger by a sewing needle, a burnt piece of fabric — yep, been there, done that.

Projects and Tips for Beginner Sewers

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How many of your make New Year’s resolutions? How many of you tell yourselves “This is the year I’m really going to start sewing!” I’ve done this a few time myself – but life always seems to get in the way. Chances are, if you are clicking around BurdaStyle you either know how to sew or you want to learn so I’ve pulled together some simple patterns for beginners and great tips from all around the web to help you (and maybe me too!) get started. Whether you want to just get familiar with the craft or really dig in and start making your own pieces, hopefully these tips will give you the drive and the confidence to finally start sewing!

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