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Cool Kids: 6 NEW Boy's Patterns

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This collection from the 05/2017 issue of BurdaStyle features relaxed cuts and tropical prints for teen boys that lend a laid-back surfer vibe to everyday looks.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 05/2017: Reveal

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Last week I finished up sewing my bright floral top with self drafted sleeve bands. I love the shape of this top and the adjustable tie bands as straps! Read on to see more images…

Quick Tip: Hem Your Garment Without Losing Length

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If you ever find your self with a garment that is just the right length but you haven’t hemmed it yet, then you need to do this technique! Watch to see how you can finish the hem of a garment without losing significant length…

Soft Shades: 9 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns

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These sophisticated styles from the 05/2017 issue of BurdaStyle are sewn with lightweight silk and cotton fabrics in delicate shades of pastel that add a touch of fun to summer fashion for the office.

DIY Headphones Holder

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No one likes knotted up headphones, espeically when they are bouncing around in your purse. So why not sew a little headphone holder to keep them safe! These fish covers are easy and quick to sew and not to mention adorable. Read on to see how to make your own and download the free template…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 05/2017: Part 2

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This week is all about hammering in the grommets to the top to create a passage for the tie straps. I also sew the sleeve bands to finish off this floral top…

Quick Tip: Shortening a Zipper

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Separating zippers are available in lengths of 30 cm, 35 cm, 40 cm, etc., up to 80 cm (12, 14, 16, etc.up to 32 ins), i.e. in increments of 5 cm (2 ins). If you need a different length, purchase the next longest zipper to your zipper edge or opening and shorten it as follows:

Buena Vista: 10 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns

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Sultry silhouettes, flowing fabrics and exotic prints in saturated colours: These outfits from the 05/2017 issue of BurdaStyle are wonderfully designed for carefree days soaking in the sunshine.

DIY Makeup Bags

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Need vitamins? Then we recommend that you sew several of these fruity beauty bags – the large watermelon to accompany you on your summer holidays, the orange for a weekend jaunt, and the little lemon for your purse – or for coins!

Sewing Lesson: Knot Dress #114 05/2017

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Follow this sewing lesson to make our Knot Dress pattern that debuted in our Pure Chic pattern collection from the May 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this T-shirt dress perfect for everyday.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 05/2017: Part 1

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Very excited that the weather is finally warming up here so for my May Mash Up I wanted to pick a nice and summery pattern. This week I cut out my pattern and also drafted a little sleeve on our Tie Top pattern from the 05/2017! This is going to be a good one…

BurdaStyle on the Cover of Sew News Magazine

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With great excitement, I’m happy to announce that my BurdaStyle dress project made the cover of the latest issue of Sew News Magazine! I have been loving writing my Pattern Play column for the magazine and was thrilled to see my version of our Fancy Pocket Dress featured. Read on learn more about the modifications I did to the pattern…

BurdaStyle Academy: May & June 2017 Course Calendar

Here is the second half of May & all of June 2017 course calendar! If you want to start right away check out all our on-demand courses as well.

Into the Wild: 5 NEW Plus Size Patterns

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Perfect styles for the fashion adventurous! These curve-hugging and fun designs from the 05/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine shape into a modern safari look with exotic touches to add spice to the everyday.

DIY Cat Appliqués

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CHIC CATS: Made from lace, faux fur or beaded fabric. Cat appliqués add a touch of adventure to every wardrobe – and are a great way to use scraps!

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