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Quick Tip: Appliqué 3 Different Ways


Appliquéing is a way of stitching on a garment or an accessory. This application is used, for example, in costume fashion to provide patches with traditional motifs. In our case, appliqués can decorate not only fashion clothing effectively for further adornment, but also decorate defective areas nicely – especially in children’s clothing. Motifs can either be bought as well as made from fabric scraps and can even be embroidered. Read on to see how appliqués can be made and applied…

FREE Sew-Along: Only 1 Week Left


Only 1 more week left to learn how to sew this knit maxi dress for FREE! Read on to see some of our member variations of this dress pattern and how you can make your own too…

Ready for Business: 8 NEW Sewing Patterns


Cool jersey fabrics and soft shades accentuate the sensational design and cut of these modern and comfortable business wear styles from the 08/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Details really do make all the difference!

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E2


An Unconventional Recycling: Turning trash into treasure! Ellen March from Sew News gives us her take on the latest episode of Project Runway…

DIY: Sea Shell Sewing Kit


SHE SEWS SEA SHELLS… Holes, loose buttons, ripped seams: With this sewing kit on hand, you’ll be ready for every emergency! Read on to see how you can DIY your own.

TBT: Top August Issue Collections


For today’s edition of Throw Back Thursday I have compiled our top pattern collection from past August issues. I always love the August issues of BurdaStyle magazine, because they start to introduce some fall pieces and fall is my favorite season to sew for.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 08/2017: Part 1


It has been a little while since I reveal my last Mash Up and since then I have been busy vacationing and sewing! I’m excited to debut my 08/2017 Mash Up pattern…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Hip Pocket


Pockets are not only functional, but also a fashionable detail and should be sewn quite carefully. There are patch pockets, inseam pockets, pouch pockets, hip pockets, flap pockets and more! Read on to see how we show you in simple steps how to sew a hip pocket for either pants or a skirt.

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Project Runway: Week in Review


One Size Does Not Fit All: Woo-hoo! Another season of Project Runway started last night and we are giddy with glee! Ellen March from Sew News gives us her take on the season 16 premiere…

New Classics: 6 NEW Plus Size Patterns


A biker jacket, a shift dress and a long waistcoat…these are some great wardrobe pieces from the 08/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine that you can rely on. We give them a stylish makeover – with leopard prints, exposed zippers and cool imitation leather.

DIY Fashion Flounce


Blouses with asymmetric ruffles are the latest trend – sew one today! Read on to see how you can turn a basic into an elegant must-have in only 30 minutes.

What to Sew for Your Next Vacation


I just got back from vacation a couple of days ago, and I feel refreshed and excited to get back into my sewing routine. I wanted to share with you some garments I sewed in preparation for my vacation that really were essential and made my travel wardrobe more comfortable, practical and stylish! Read on to see the 3 things you need to sew for your next beach vacation.

Quick Tip: Sewing a Piped Buttonhole


A piped buttonhole is a great alternative to a regular machine sewn or hand stitched buttonhole. It allows for no thread to be visible and the ability to add in a little pop of contrast! Read on to see how you can sew a piped buttonhole in your next project.

Scandinavian Schoolhouse: 6 NEW Kid's Sewing Patterns


These charming Scandinavian styles get the kids ready for lots of autumn adventures!


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