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Music Class: 11 Sewing Patterns for Women


This collection from January 2011 issue of BurdaStyle magazine has been updated with brand new instructions and product descriptions. It features classic garments that look like they are straight out of a 1940s film set.

Five Reasons to Learn How to Sew (in GIFS)


Learning to sew can open a world of possibilities for you!

Sewing Personality Assessment: Which Course is Best Suited to You!


Hi BurdaStylers, love to do quizzes? Love to learn new creative skills? Then why not take out latest quiz on which April BurdaStyle Academy course is best suited to you! Read on to take the quiz…

What We Want To Make: The Athletic Jacket


The athletic jacket, also known as a bomber jacket or blouson jacket, has been a wardrobe staple for years in both men and women’s closets. It mixes masculine and feminine styles and can be made in a variety of fabrics including shiny satin, mixed and matched prints or even a heavier wool. We’ve rounded up our favorite athletic jacket styles from high-end fashion designers as well as our own BurdaStyle patterns that you can make yourself!

Connoisseur Collection: 10 Plus Size Sewing Patterns for Women


This women’s plus size collection from the January 2011 issue of BurdaStyle features eight brand new sewing patterns and two updated sewing patterns perfect for the office.

3 Tips for Working with Vintage Sewing Patterns


Sewing as a hobby has been around for many, many years. Did you know that the first tissue sewing pattern was made in 1863? Vintage sewing patterns are very nostalgic and give us a glimpse into past generation’s styles. You can find vintage sewing patterns just about about anywhere like thrift shops, online, and my personal favorite place to find them… rummage sales! I have even dug through my grandmother’s old pattern stash for inspiration. These patterns may be fabulous and retro… but they have been around the block and need extra special attention when working with them. Read this post on my top 3 tips for working with vintage sewing patterns.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Gold Godet Skirt Progress Report 1


Hey there BurdaStylers! I’m excited to finally have a start on my gold skirt, the hard (well not as fun) part is over with and now I can get sewing it. Check out this post to see more as well as two other special projects that I finished up over the weekend…

Lazy Day: 12 Updated Sewing Patterns for Women


This collection from the January 2011 issue of BurdaStyle magazine has been updated with new instructions and descriptions as well as an addition three new patterns. This collection is perfect for lounging around the house all year long.

Ribbon Work Shirts!


Follow the straight and narrow – stitched on ribbons take tops and dresses to the fashion forefront. Check out this DIY from the 03/2016 issue of BurdaStyle magazine where ribbons are taken to their limit! Transform pieces into your wardrobe to look straight off the runway…

Member Model Challenge: Off the Shoulder Designer Dress 03/2011


Introducing our first Member Model Challenge of 2016, featuring the Off the Shoulder Designer Dress! We have so much fun with these competitions because we get to see you create a garment in your own unique way.

Prepster: 4 Sewing Patterns for Men


This collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle is short but preppy! It features four sewing patterns for men including shorts and pants. Cargo trousers for the adventurer, swimming trunks for the beachcomber, Bermudas for a tour of the city: Three cool menswear styles in comfortable looks paired with trendsetting accessories.

Make your own Leggings for National Serger Month!


If you didn’t already know, April is National Serger Month! So in honour of this special month (because I love sewing with sergers) I decided to sew up a pair of leggings which are in my opinion the best thing that you can sew purely on a serger. Check out the post to see how I created these versatile leggings.

Runway to Reality with Brother: Ty's Look


Happy Monday BurdaStylers! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I’m very excited to share with your our latest (and final) look debut for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother. Ty was inspired by this look from the Tommy Hilfiger show at New York Fashion Week, and I was happy to bring it to life for her using a BurdaStyle dress pattern that I modified and three different Brother machines! Read on to see how I started to make Ty’s look.

Featured Instructor: My Johansson-Ganjoo


My Johansson-Ganjoo is a sewer, dressmaker, knitter, and maker. She first began sewing as a young girl and has since then let her interest in sewing grow into something more accurately described as an obsession. After sewing for friends and family for years she started her own dressmaking business five years ago making custom made vintage inspired dresses. When she’s not teaching sewing, making custom orders and knitting, she blogs at Maelle Makings . She believes there is nothing better than handmade clothes and she loves to spread her enthusiasm and passion for sewing.

Mod Squad: 11 New Sewing Patterns for Women


This collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 11 new sewing patterns for women that are reminiscent of mod style and color patterns. Uncomplicated cuts and elegant playfulness using bold patterns and fabrics; This is fun fashion in sleek black and white.


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