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Time to Travel: 6 NEW Plus Size Patterns

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Colors and patterns that feel and look great – sewn with easy-care and light-weight fabrics in feminine silhouettes for sizes plus sizes. Hello holidays, it’s time to travel in this collection from the 06/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine!

DIY Corset Belt

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It’s a cinch! This summer, the lingerie-look corset belt is an absolute must. The belt looks wonderful over a jacket – even for the office, read on to see how you can make your own…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 06/2017: Part 1

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This past week I have been working hard starting to sew my June 2017 mash up dress. Read on to see which pattern I choose from the issue and my first steps in sewing…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Cap Sleeve

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Cap sleeves are a perfect addition to any top or dress. They are easy to sew and a great way to neatly finish off the armhole edge of your garment. Read on to see how you can use bias strips to neaten the lower edge…

In Full Bloom: 14 New Patterns for Women and Girls

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This collection from the June 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine includes feminine retro look dresses, tops and skirts sewn with delicate lace and breezy cotton for romantics – and some floral looks for young girls’ sizes, as well.

DIY Denim Stirrups

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Stirrup pants – a must-have of the 80s are back again! This time around, the stirrups are worn visibly over the shoes. Read on to see how you can transform your jeans to have stirrups…

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!

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