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New Featured Pattern Collection Kit: City Noir


This capsule collection has been brought back to life and is now available as a bundle download! This pattern collection kit includes all 9 sewing patterns in our sleek City Noir collection. Find your perfect little black dress in this pattern collection alongside a great skirt, basic tops, and even a great fitted jersey blazer. This collection is urban style at its understated best. Get the pattern collection kit here.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing my Cowl Neck Top


Hi everyone! This weekend I sewed up most of my top which I am making from our Hooded Cowl Neck Dress pattern. It came together quickly, and once I tried it on for the first time I was so excited that it all came together nice and it fit! Last week I made all of my pattern modifications, and keep on reading to see how I sewed it all together.

Green Sophistication: 10 New Patterns


This collection from the October 2015 issue of BurdaStyle is full of class and elegance. You will love the variations of peplum jackets, wrap dresses and wide leg pants.

Oktoberfest Pattern Sale!


Oktoberfest has started, and this weekend only we are offering all our dirndl and corresponding outfit patterns at 50% off!

Sale runs until this Sunday at 11:59pm EST. Let the festivities and sewing begin! Shop the sale here.

Balance your Serger Tension with our Serger 101 Course!

Troubles with your serger? Just got a serger? Learn all about your serger and all it can do with our Serger 101 course starting September 30th! Watch to learn more and register here. For me the best thing I learned from the course was how to troubleshoot my serger tension, especially when I work with fabrics that are overly heavy or lightweight.

The Perfect Fit: Tailoring Course


Are you struggling to achieve a perfect fit for your self-sewn garments? We’re here to help! Learn how to fine-tune your patterns and let us teach you everything there is to know about measuring, drafting, sewing test fits and pattern grading! Sign up Here!

Fabric Shopping: My 5 Tips


Hi BurdaStylers, I popped in a new fabric shop in my area yesterday and I got so inspired. Does anyone else get this way? Fabric shopping is probably my favorite thing to do, I always come out of a fabric store with so many new ideas (and a shopping bag of course). As I look through fabrics at a shop sometimes I immediately think of a pattern that would be perfect for it, and other times I just really love the fabric and I have no idea what I want to use it for yet. Read more for my 5 tips when entering a fabric shop…

School's Out: 5 New Children's Patterns


The kids are back in school! That means new wardrobes fit for fall playgrounds and after school playdates. This new collection from the October 2015 issue of BurdaStyle has adorable patterns for children, some of which can be made for a girl or a boy, or both!

Personality Quiz: Which Burda Academy Course in October is Right for You?


Take this fun personality quiz and find out what kind of sewer you are!

We love sewing! Therefore, in the first half of October we decided to run as many as 4 great courses on our BurdaStyle Academy website. In an effort to make it easy and fun for you to find out which of these courses is right for you, we’ve compiled a little quiz that will assess your personal sewing style and hopefully make choosing a course much easier.

Color Club: 7 Patterns


This collection from the February 2012 issue of BurdaStyle has of dreaming of the ’80s when color was more alive than ever! You will love this fun collection that includes high waisted pleated pants, a chic color blocked shift dress and a boatneck piece that can easily be made into a shirt and/or a dress. All pattern cutting and sewing instructions have been updated.

Top 10 Reasons to Take the Sewing Corsets with Drapery Decoration Course (in GIFs!)


Don’t miss out on this fantastic course! Starting Friday, you will learn how to design and sew the most beautiful wedding, evening and casual corsets.

Happy Fall Sale!


To celebrate the first day of fall we’ve selected 50 of the best-selling autumnal sewing patterns and 25 of our favorite sewing tutorial videos and marked them at 50% OFF! This sale will only last for ONE day so get shopping!

5 Tips for Steaming Garments


Bring on the heat! Steaming garments is essential to getting out tough creases in fabric and making your garments look picture perfect. Check out our 5 tips for steaming your garments.

Make your own Couture Corsets: Course starts this Friday!

We love Tatiana is sharing her corset making experience with the BurdaStyle community! Her next course with us starts THIS Friday entitled Sewing Corsets with Drapery Decoration, watch to learn more and reserve your spot now here!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Drafting my Cowl Neck Top


I started to work on my latest Mash Up this weekend, and it all starts with the pattern! I am modifying our Hooded Cowl Neck Dress to be a top with separate panels, see how I transformed the pattern below…


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