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Summer Party: 6 New Women's Sewing Patterns


Sunshine, best friends gathered together, opulently patterned dresses, tops and more all with a boho vibe. It’s everything you need for the party of the year and you can find it in this new collection from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle.

Swimwear & Lingerie Patterns Are Interchangeable!


The best thing about lingerie and swimwear sewing patterns is that they are interchangeable! It all just depends on the fabric you use. Read on to see how to draft a two piece suit that you can use as both a lingerie and swimsuit pattern…

Knock-It-Off: How to Copy the Garments That You Love


Do you have a favorite dress that you wish you owned in a different color or fabric? Maybe you have a skirt that fits you perfectly that you’d love to replicate. If you’ve always wanted to create a pattern from an existing garment in your closet, this course is for you!

DIY Headband


Even if you are not a hippie at heart you can still make your own and wear a headband! Crown yourself with colorful fabrics and trims this season. Read to see how to make your own…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Blouse Progress Report


Earlier this week I posted about sewing up our Long Sleeve Blouse pattern for my next Mash Up! Well I was a busy bee this week sewing, and actually finished it! Read on to see how I sewed this blouse together.

Serger 101: 5 Reasons to Love Your Serger


A serger may not entirely replace a sewing machine – but you’ll wonder how you ever sewed without one!

Aquamarine: 10 New Plus Size Sewing Patterns


Time for you and a day of looking great from the shopping trip all the way through to the evening cocktail party. These must-haves from the June ’16 issue of BurdaStyle feature styles in refreshing shades of aqua are your companion for action around the clock.

How to Sew a Patch Pocket


So many classes and iconis garments have patch pockets, like denim jeans and button up shirts. Patch pockets can be quite easy to sew if you have patience and spend the time marking the placement correctly and topstitching it perfectly. Read on to see how I sew all of my patch pockets…

Congratulations to our Member Model Challenge Winner, MojoHollz!


Well, we didn’t have the normal participant turnout to this Member Model Challenge but we had one gorgeous entry and that’s all that matters. Congrats to MojoHollz for her lovely pink variation of our Off the Shoulder Designer Dress.

Sew These Garment Patterns With One Yard of Fabric


Whether you’re trying to clear out the “leftovers” bin in your fabric stash or don’t want to spend a boatload at the fabric store, patterns that only require one yard of fabric is a clear win. We’ve rounded up 10 garment patterns that you can make with only one yard of fabric!

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Garment Sewing


If you are a new sewer wanting to learn everything you need to know about sewing, or an experienced sewer who wants to brush up on some of the basics- you don’t want to miss the Introduction to Sewing course with Denise Wild for only $29.99. Check out her video where she talks about some of the highlights of this exciting course!

Buy vs. Make: Workout Wear Edition


Have you shopped for workout or active wear recently? It’s expensive! Not only that, it’s difficult to find workout wear that fits perfectly and comes in the styles that are in line with what you are looking for. Take control of your workout wear wardrobe by making it yourself! We’ve pulled common workout items that you need to get through your daily, weekly or monthly workouts and priced them out. It’s not cheap and that’s why we recommend making a workout wear collection yourself that is customized just for you down to the style lines, fit and fabric. It’s a fun sewing project that will definitely motivate you to get to the gym or to that hot yoga!

Queen of the Desert: 13 New Women's Sewing Patterns


Jungle prints, vibrant shades and rich details are what add to the feeling of relaxation. Whether you are taking a trip far away or staying close to home, these outfits from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle will put you in a holiday mood!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Blouse Pattern Reveal


Hi BurdaStylers! Thank you ALL again for voting on my next mash up pattern, it was very helpful and I love your input. The poll came to such a close tie (by 1%) between the Long Sleeve Blouse and the Peasant Blouse… so I decided to make BOTH! You can never have to many summer blouses right? I’m going to start with the long sleeve blouse pattern. Read on to see how I modified the pattern and cut it out of lovely printed silk linen.

Sew Your Summer Pants


We all know how effortless it is to throw on a summer dress but when you want to spice your look up a bit and put a together a chic summer outfit, reach for you most perfectly fitting summer pants. These can be made in a variety of ways with different fabrics, which we’ve conveniently broken down for you in this blog post along with styling tips and inspiration. Once you’re set on sporting this trend over the summer, don’t forget to perfect your pant making skills with our course, Perfecting the Art of Pant Fitting: Construction the Easy Way with Victoria Baylor.


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