How to Wear Harem Pants


Project ideas and styling tips for one of summer’s most popular and controversial trends. We show you how to wear harem pants and our favorite harem pants patterns!

How-to Video: Sew the BurdaStyle Slip


In this 1-hour video you will learn how to sew our slinky slip sewing pattern. Watch the video here!

Vote on the Top Four picks in our Member Model Challenge


The entries are in and now it is time to vote on the top four member project submissions! Check out the top four, and vote on which project you want to see be face of our Asymmetric Designer Dress.

Sandstorm: 9 Safari Chic Designs


Summer winds and windswept deserts inspired this collection that’s full of delicate dresses, tough tomboy separates, and a feminine leather jacket. These patterns are from the July 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions to previously published patterns have been updated.

Tips For Sewing Fine Fabrics


Recently we showed you some of the sheer styles we’ve been loving on the red carpet lately, which left some of you wondering… how can we sew them?! We admit: It’s easy to get swept away by the soft chiffons and shimmering sheers and forget all about the hard part! Sewing delicate fabrics can be a challenge, but these tips will have you tackling those tricky textiles in no time.

Digital Pattern Drafting


I got a sneak peek at Lauren Dahl’s new Digital Pattern Drafting Course using Adobe Illustrator! I thought I knew a lot about Illustrator and how to use it for fashion design, but I learned so many new things and how to utilize new tools in Illustrator. It was a huge help to me when I was developing our newest Swimsuit Sloper for

Beach Comber: 9 Children's Patterns


Soak up the sun and sand in a collection of washable, wearable beach essentials. We’ve got little ones covered, from bloomers to beach hats. These patterns are from the June 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

The Best Shorts for Your Body Type


Find a shorts pattern that flatters so you can dress for your body type all summer long. You can maximize curves or hide your least favorite areas with the right pattern and print.

Sewing Stretch Knits for Swimwear and Intimate Apparel


In Monday’s Web Seminar you’ll learn how to make your home sewn knits look off-the-rack! Sign-up here!

Azure Coast: 9 Summer Sewing Patterns


A romper, sheer dress, jersey pants, and tube top sparkle in sequins and shades of turquoise. Bring a little summer magic into your sewing! These designs are from the July 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.

Quilting WorkShop with Mary Fons!


As much as we love sewing dazzling BurdaStyle designs, there’s nothing quite like curling up underneath your very own handmade quilt! You don’t want to miss the exciting quilting workshop taught by quilter extraordinaire Mary Fons at The Sewing Studio New York!

Summer Sloper Design Contest


We want to see what you’re making with BurdaStyle’s original slopers. Tag your projects to enter this sewing contest and win a and Michael Miller Fabrics prize pack! Cover image swatches:

First Blush: 7 Soft Patterns


Get a crush on these soft and sweet patterns in shades of pink with tiers of ruffles, lots of ruching, and three pretty tops. These designs are from the July 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.

Trend Spotting: Paris Couture Fashion Week


Fall/Winter Haute Couture fashion week is well underway, and among the lavish, avante-garde creations floating down the runways, we’ve picked out some totally wearable (and sewable!) looks from Chanel.

Design and Make your own Swimwear: Introducing the Swimsuit Sloper


Previously and with great success we launched our Bodice and Skirt Slopers as well as our Pant Sloper. We love the aspect of transforming a basic template “sloper” and modifying it to make your own design. We developed this Swimwear Sloper to be easily adaptable. Transform it into a retro style maillot, a bikini, or an edgy one-piece with cutouts!


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