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Quick Tip: Invisible Zipper with Piping Foot


Invisible zippers are probably the most common and the easiest to install, but if you don’t have a special invisible zipper foot on hand then grab your piping foot as it will work just as well! Read on to see how…

Pure Chic: 11 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns


This collection from the May 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features purely chic patterns including a linen and rope tank top, a wrap style romper and a cool skirt.

DIY Beach Bags


Everything needed for a day at the beach easily finds room in these striped bags. Cut, sew, and head for the beach! Read on to see how…

Summer Trend 2017: Embroidery


It’s all in the details this summer! The biggest trend that is coming in 2017 is definitely embroidery. We can see the delicate stitching everywhere right now – on street style blogs, in the stores of Zara, H&M and Co. and on DIY blogs. More and more brands start carrying huge collections of embroidered pieces – also because machine embroidery has been developed further during the last couple of years. And while huge brands mostly show flowery patterns, the Pinterest world goes crazy over cacti, insects and eyes which are embroidered on basically any fashion piece out there.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2017: Part 3


This week I finished up sewing my jumper including hammer in the snaps, altering the hemline, and sewing the strap. Read on to see my last steps of sewing this jumper pattern.

Fashion creations from the Met Gala 2017


Yesterday, the annual fund-raising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute took place and the event was celebrity-packed! The Met Gala’s invitation had requested “avantgarde” outfits – and everyone really tried to meet up with the expectations. Of course, celebrities’ interpretations looked pretty diverse. So, who pushed boundaries, who "broke the rules” and who just wore a gorgeous dress? Let’s take a look at the most outstanding gowns!

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Quick Tip: Make Patterns Larger and Smaller


It’s easy with our multi-size patterns! Even though we offer several sizes for each of our patterns, it is still possible that your favorite pattern is only available on the pattern sheet in one size too large or one size too small. But you don’t have to do without your favorite! Here we show you how to change the size of a pat­tern…

Marine Time: 8 NEW Kid's Sewing Patterns


This new collection for kid’s from the April 2017 issue of BurdaStyle, which are all perfect for a day out on a boat with the family! Drawstring shorts in two different variations, a lovely dress to match Mom’s dress and a little tote bag round out these adorable patterns!

DIY Shoe Embellishments


Shoes are not only made for walking, they are also made to create a big impression. Take a look at these exciting ideas for making shoes a little more glamorous…

Sewing Lesson: Bomber Jacket #114A 04/2017


You can do it! Thanks to clear, step-by-step instructions, even creative beginners can sew this season’s trendiest jacket for themselves. Follow this sewing lesson to make our Bomber Jacket pattern that debuted in our Must Haves pattern collection from the April 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this on-trend jacket.

5 Essentials for your Work Wardrobe


We don’t need hundreds of pieces to be stylish at the office throughout the year! Just a few reliable essentials help creating a nice outfit and being out of the door fast in the morning. Even better when those pieces are not too standard but have a little twist here and there, like ruffles, split seams or an over-sized fit. Sew yourself one of each five essentials and mix and match them easily!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2017: Part 2


I made some great progress on my jumper this past week and excited to announce that you can now download the jumper digital pattern to sew along to make your own variation. Read on to see how I sewed the pockets, waistband, and side seam placket pieces for the snaps…

Quick Tip: Making a Custom Size Line


Your waist is size 38 but your hips are 40? No problem. We’ll show you how to fit your favorite garment exactly to your individual body form.

Must Haves: 8 New Women's Sewing Patterns


A bold printed jumper dress, satin bomber jacket and hoodie dress are all must haves for the ultimate “cool girl” and they’re all included in this new collection from the April 2017 issue of BurdaStyle. Read on to see all the new patterns as well as editor picks for fabrics that you can sew these designs in from fabric.com.

Advanced Pattern Making


I have a brand new course starting in a couple of days entitled Pattern Making Skills for the Advanced Sewist and I’m really excited about it! I wanted to develop and film a course that teaches more advanced pattern making techniques for those who have taken my other beginner pattern making courses. Read on to learn more and register…


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