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BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: BSC Mountain View, CA, USA


While attending the recent Maker Faire in California, we were so excited to meet some of our super-special BurdaStyle members, including BSC Mountain View, CA leader MrsKirko. MrsKirko, better known simply as Hannah, came with her little baby in tote, and was just as wonderful in-person as she seemed online. She also came well-prepared to promote her growing sewing club, complete with sign-up lists and information tags! It was great seeing her initiative and excitement, so of course I had to ask her to give us the rundown of her club:

Featured Member: Ophelia k


1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I am from Northern part of Japan, and now live in near Tokyo.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
I made a pin cushion at the age of 9 and I still have it. It’s a patchwork and has some embroideries.

Little White Dress


Strut into summer in your own little white dress!

Ballet Russes


Are there any costume designers out there in our community? Browsing through the V&A’s website I discovered some astounding costumes created for the Ballet Russes.

5 Edgy Trouser Sewing Patterns


Seldom do we find amazing patterns for our bottom halves- so here’s a treat I’ve put together for you this week, 5 patterns for your lovely legs.

BurdaStyle at Renegade Craft Fair


Last weekend BurdaStyle was deep in the heat of Brooklyn, NY. at the Renegade Craft Fair. With over 300 amazing vendors, our tent was whirring away teaching dozens of people how to sew. We had four year-olds learning how to sew next to established designers and all of them creating these amazing bags on the Singer sewing machines.

Check out our photo slide show with action shots from the event.

Bob Martin on: Expanding on Collage

In his last blog, Bob Martin walks you through more about collaging tools, materials, and tips.

Featured Member: Grosgrain


1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I am from Middletown, Pennsylvania- most infamously known for The Three Mile Island accident:) Interesting fact, I don’t glow in the dark.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
I sewed a lot of my own clothes in college just because I was short on money and really longed for some things I could not afford.

Best of May Slide Show is Up!


Check it out, see if your creation made it and vote for your favorites for our end of the year round up!

Bob Martin on: Behind the scenes


Hey everybody! I hope your enjoying my posts and video blogs here on BurdaStyle.

I wanted to share with you a little behind the scenes of my last video. While preparing to make that post, I was printing the moth out for my collages and to save on paper and time, I duplicated the image of the moth and arranged it in such a way that I could fit as many as possible onto one page, yet easily cut around them for my collages. That way I would get the most out of each page of paper.

Bob Martin on: Collage Exercise

Complete a collage exercise along side Bob Martin.

Join Nora at New York's Internet Week!


In the NYC area? Join our co-founder Nora, Mike Hudack from Blip.tv and Rachel Sterne of Ground Report as they discuss their personal stories in creating some of New York’s most successful recent online start-ups!

Bob Martin on: Intro to Collage

Let’s look at collage together.

Junky Styling

After countless nights of creating and wearing deconstructed clothing for the early 90s club scene, designers Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager decided to bring their unique, free-form sense of style to the masses, creating a clothing company aptly named Junky Styling.

Electric Avenue


Electric blue has been popping up in fashion magazines as the next big thing and it was all over the Autumn/Winter 2010 runways. Here are 5 easy-to-make dress patterns to utilize this color with!


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