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Get an Early Start on Those Holiday Gifts

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Sewing is one of those hobbies that can, when done right, save you a ton of money. With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be thinking about sewing up a few gifts for friends and family, but looking to save money at the same time. Besides the number of inexpensive and free patterns at BurdaStyle, be sure to look for sites that offer tutorials such as SewMamaSew, Craftster, and Cut Out + Keep. Free e-books are also available as well such as these offered by AllFreeSewing.com. Now what are you waiting for?

Announcing the BERNINA "Party Through the Decades" International Competition!

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Calling all independent designers, sewing hobbyists and D.I.Y. crafters from around the world: Here’s your chance to win a BERNINA 3 Series sewing machine or cash prizes by putting your design skills to the test!

PayPal Experiencing Technical Difficulties

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For those of you planning to purchase patterns today, it has come to our attention that an internal update at PayPal is causing some hiccups in their check out system. While we have not experienced any issues ourselves, nor had any complaints, we wanted you to be aware of the situation in case any of you encountered problems trying to pay for your patterns through PayPal. Check out PayPal’s Development Network for more information, live site stats and updates.

Nora Featured on Fast Company!

BurdaStyle co-founder Nora Abousteit was recently featured in Fast Company’s video series highlighting risk-taking, young entrepreneurs called Change Generation! Check out Nora talk about the beginnings of BurdaStyle, what she’s learned along the way and what it takes to start and run a successful business. Go Nora!

Instructables Halloween Competition!

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Our good buddies over at Instructables are having one of the biggest/best halloween contests on the internet with some incredible prizes in their craft category from Singer! We know there’s only a couple days left before Halloween, but this one is worth entering! Plus you can submit entries through Nov. 7th, 2010!

The Instructables Halloween Contest has different categories, each with its own awesome set of prizes. Win something cool in Costumes, Decorations, Props, Food, Green, Video and Slideshow for those who just want to share their photos. Don’t worry about what category your entry will be in, just enter the best Halloween-related Instructable you can and they’ll take care of the rest!

Exploring Vintage Fabric: Seersucker

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Ah, when men were men and men wore seersucker.

Before the ironic t-shirt and the Old Navy button-down, men wore suits. Yes, even in summer, even in the deep south. Men had their tricks, though, and one of them was seersucker.

Featured Member: petitejosette

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

I am originally from the North-West of France but I moved to Vancouver in April 2009, after living in Paris for 5 years.

Men's Sewing Patterns

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Guys need clothes too. Because such a vast majority of our members are women-sewing-for-women, we have designed a lot of patterns exclusively for the fairer sex. Today, let’s think about designing for him.

Issey Miyake Brings New Meaning to Folding Your Garments

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Teaming up with computer scientist Jun Mitani, innovative Japanese designer Issey Miyake and his team at Reality Lab have created the origami-based addition to the Miyake design family, 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. Taking a Mitani created software program which generates formulas to construct three-dimensional, geometric shapes out of single sheets of paper, Miyaki and his design team adapted the process to fabric resulting in flat, folded shapes (rather than cutting and sewing, the fabric is held in place by a series of strategic, permanent creases) that literally pop-up into wearable garments.

Showcase your DIY Halloween Costume for a Prize!

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Making your own Halloween costume this year? You may be the best on the block, but let’s see how you compare with other BurdaStyle members. Submit to our spooky slideshow for the chance to win!

PBS To Run New Sewing Show

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Once upon a time, not so many years ago, a cable network station carried a plethora of sewing and crafting shows. Once DIY home repairs became popular those shows slowly met their demise and crafty television was left with very little options. However, with the increased interest in sewing a new show is in the works and ready to air spring 2011. From the creators of Sew News and Sew It All magazines comes Sew It All – a program devoted to teaching new techniques and projects each week. Look for it on your local PBS station.

Silver Screen Sewing: Annie

“It’s a hard knock life,” says Annie and the other children in the orphanage in this clip from the hit 1980s musical, Annie. You’ve got that right.

Arcade44 Presents: Best Dressed // Trovata + Sophomore

Best Dressed // Trovata + Sophomore from Arcade44.tv on Vimeo.

Meet John Whitledge of Trovata and Chrissie Miller and Madeline von Froomer of Sophomore, two labels that embody the idea of clothing you can live in. Staying away from overly hyped trends, both Trovata and Sophomore are proof that well-constructed, thoughtful basics can resonate with consumers just as much as show-stopping runway looks.

The Long and The Short of It

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Maxi vs. Mini: the showdown continues. Loads of designers lowered their skirt hemlines for fall, making the maxi skirt a must-have piece for the season. However, not all trend-setters have followed suit. Runways still saw their share of bare knees and coupled with other hot fall trends like thigh-high boots and socks, it doesn’t look like you have to store those minis away through the winter after all. So this begs the question: are you an above the knees or to the floor kind of girl?

Learn to Sew with 3rd Ward and BurdaStyle

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Hey New York, do you want to learn how to sew? Through the months of October and November, 3rd Ward in Brooklyn is offering two classes using our awesome BurdaStyle patterns. For beginners, you can jump in the Level I class and learn how to stitch up our reusable Charlie Bag. If you’re a little more comfortable behind a machine you can sign up for Level II and try your hand at our comfy Corinne Pants.

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