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Pattern Drafting and Designing for Stretch Fabrics

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Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments. Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So when you have a perfectly fitting sloper to your body, you’ll have a perfectly fitting garment!

Vote on My next Mash Up Pattern

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It is voting time again! You all help me so much when it comes time to pick a new sewing pattern to “mash up” next. I appreciate your input and you all always pick the perfect pattern for the job. I want to make a dress that I can wear to some special occasions I have coming up and I’m stuck on which dress pattern to use! Read on to see the dress options and vote.

Studio Time: 10 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection from the August 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features beautifully feminine sewing patterns that include a bodice dress, pencil skirt and short boucle jacket.

DIY Necklace & Bracelet

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Colorful accessories with leather, felt, gems and feathers are a real show stopper and make any boring old shirt vibrant! Download the templates here to get started, and read below to see instructions…

Caribbean Dream: 8 Sewing Patterns

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This collection from the 07/2012 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features 8 lovely designs made mostly from silk scarves! You can make an entire summer beach wardrobe from scarves lying around in your closet, or ones that you purchased specially for making into a garment. These styles will have you looking and feeling like a caribbean queen.

Dressmaking: Draft and Sew Your Own Dresses

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Have you ever wondered how to transform a basic dress sloper into a custom-fitting dress? Or perhaps you want to learn various useful pattern adjustment techniques? Then this course is for you.

Sew Along: Men's Shirt Sewing Pattern Part 2

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Hey BurdaStylers, welcome to part two of our men’s shirt sew along where I show you how I’m putting together a men’s shirt sewing pattern! If you missed part one you can see it here to catch up! Read on to see my next steps in sewing this men’s shirt sewing pattern.

Hay Day: 8 Updated Women's Sewing Patterns

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This collection from the May 2010 issue of BurdaStyle includes casual yet feminine pieces that feature peplums, ruffles and corset style bodices!

How to Sew a Faced Slit Opening

Read on to see how you can implement this technique into your sewing routine…

Sew These Stylish Knit Patterns (Without A Serger!)

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There are hundreds of patterns on BurdaStyle.com that suggest using some type of knit fabric. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a serger, you might think those hundreds of patterns are just out of your reach. Wrong! In our new course with Katrina Walker, Sewing Knits Without a Serger, you’ll learn all the necessary steps to to create your own knit fashions with a sewing machine. To get you extra excited about the idea of sewing with knits, we’ve styled five of our favorite BurdaStyle knit patterns, check them out here.

How to Sew a Pleated Yoke

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Last week’s Pattern of the Week was our Drop Waist Dress that features this lovely pleated yoke detail along the neckline. Check out this tutorial on how to sew the intricate pleated yoke.

Amalfi Coast: 7 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This collection from the July 2016 issue of BurdaStyle is comprised using bold floral prints reminiscent of the 60s make dresses, with trousers and skirts that are even more feminine, perfect for a leisurely say on the Amalfi coast.

DIY Flounce

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Add some movement to your garment with a swinging flounce! It creates instant glamour for day and evening. See how easy it is to make one yourself…

Sewing Hack: Binding With a Glue Stick

Sew Along: Men's Shirt Sewing Pattern

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Hi BurdaStylers! Welcome to the first post of our men’s shirt sewing pattern sew along. I really wanted to incorporate more men’s sewing into our blog and here are my first steps (working on some pattern alteration posts as well). My partner picked out this fabulously retro fabric and asked me to make him a short sleeve button up shirt with it. I first said “yes” and then also thought I should share my experience with Burda since of course I would be using a men’s burda sewing pattern. Read on to see how I prepped the pattern…

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