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Become a Certified BurdaStyle Instructor


We have an exciting new certification course that we’ve been working on for a while now and I filmed back in April. The BurdaStyle Certification Course features many core techniques, sew-alongs and downloadable patterns, and the certification process is not only for those pursuing a teaching career, but for anyone who has a passion for sewing. Read on to learn more and watch the promo…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2017: Reveal


I’m excited to debut my newly finished top project using our Cropped Tee pattern from the 07/2017 issue. Read on to see more images…

Quick Tip: Putting Your Fabric on Grain


One of the first and most important steps in starting to sew a project is the cutting, and making sure your pattern pieces are all on grain is the key to a successful garment. Read on to see how to put your fabric on grain…

Stepping Out: 6 NEW Plus Size Patterns


These festive dresses and blouses for weddings, birthday celebrations and opera performances in fresh jewel tones let you be the star! Make all of these stepping out styles from the 07/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine to make your grand entrance.

DIY: 30 Minute Swimsuit


HOT STUFF; 30 minutes of work for innumerable hours of fun. This one-piece garment is super-easy to sew – and can be styled in many different ways. Read on to see how to make one for yourself.

Sewing Lesson: Printed Romper #102A 07/2017


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!


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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.


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