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Retro Holiday Aprons!

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I was inspired to create these holiday aprons when I saw Creative Machine Embroidery’s Retro Christmas design collection and thought it would be a perfect pairing with this apron pattern for the holidays. As this is the only time of year I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and I don’t want to mess my party outfit while I’m prepping for the party! They also make a quick and easy (and personalized) early gift for friends and family. Read on to see how to make…

Day 2: 12 Days of Giveaways with Singer

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This giveaway is now closed, and the winner has been contacted. It is day 2 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways! Each day we will be giving away a prize, and all you have to do is comment to win. Today you have the chance to win a Singer Featherweight C240 Sewing Machine…

Transform a Shirt into a Skirt Like This...

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So creative! We sewed this cool skirt from an old shirt as seen in our Spot On! Girl’s pattern collection. Read on to see the tutorial…

Day 1: 12 Days of Giveaways with Spiegel

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This giveaway is now closed, and the winner has been contacted. It is day 1 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways! Each day we will be giving away a prize, and all you have to do is comment to win. Today you have the chance to win a Spiegel 60609 Computer Sewing Machine…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 11/2017: Reveal

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Here is my finished November Mash Up! I’m so thrilled how this top turned out, so thrilled that I even made another version without sleeves to wear under blazers and cardigans. This velvet and sweater knit variation of our Faux Wrap Blouse is cozy while being a bit fancy too due to the burn out velvet. I see myself wearing this top a lot during the holiday season with various pants and skirts. Read on to see more images as well as my sleeveless version…

Holiday Sewing: Interview with Kate Zaynard!

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We sat down with our friend Kate Zaynard this week to talk about her plans for sewing during the holiday season. Kate is the creative director for Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine and I also had the pleasure of travelling to the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo earlier this year where we worked on the BurdaStyle live fashion show and in booth sewing relay!

Crochet Your Own Sleep Mask

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For a perfect beauty sleep and as an accessory to relax. Also makes a fabulous holiday gift! Read on to see how to make…

Quick Tip: Cutting with Pattern Direction

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Many fabrics have a so-called pattern direction. This means that a pattern/print dictates a certain direction for the fabric. When cutting it is therefore important to note that the individual pieces are placed on the fabric so that the finished part does not look wonky, but that it reproduces the pattern nice straight. Few beginner sewing enthusiasts dare to look at patterned fabrics, but with these sewing tips nothing stands in the way of your first patterned garment!

Sprout + BurdaStyle: Girl's Sleeveless Dress

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This week we are featuring one of our little girl’s patterns part of our new Sprout Collaboration. Our Girl’s Sleeveless Dress features a wide inset pleat that is perfect for fabric mixing, and even better with Sprout as it will come on the same yardage of fabric! Read on to learn more about this pattern and design one for your little one…

Make an Advent Calendar out of Milk Cartons!

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Are you looking for that special something? Here we show how this beautiful Christmas city can be made from old milk cartons. This can be used both as a Christmas decoration with cones, cotton balls and Christmas baubles, as well as hide small gifts for the loved ones.

Cold Weather Fashion: 10 NEW Sewing Patterns

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Because it’s cold outside, we are pulling on our favorite feminine jackets, coats and dresses. Styles with asymmetric lines, muted colours and florals are just right from this collection in the 11/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

Gift Tags For Those That Sew!

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What better way to give your handmade gifts to your friends and family this season then to top it off with these gift tags! Let them know that you made the gift in style and also add another element of craftiness to your gift. Read more to see the tags and download for FREE

BurdaStyle in the Sew News Dec/Jan Issue!

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I just received my Dec/Jan issue of Sew News in the mail and I was so excited because I got to see my “Pattern Play” column fur-trimmed skirt project in it! This skirt has been one of my favorites that I have made for Sew News, as it is out of the box and inspired directly from fashion runway. Read on to see the inspiration behind this skirt, which BurdaStyle pattern I made it from as well as me photographed in the skirt!

DIY Moon Shaped Bag

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IT’S HEAVENLY! Designers have discovered outer space and we are also reaching for the stars – and for a striking moon-shaped bag.

Holiday Sewing: Interview with Amanda Carestio!

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Last week Ellen March from Sew News interviewed me on what I’m making for the holidays, and it was a great motivator to get me actually sewing all my holiday gear and gifts! You can see the interview here, and this week I’m excited to have our friend Amanda Carestio, Senior Editor of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery talk to us about her holiday sewing traditions…

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