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DIY Leather Bookmark

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A small amount of sparkling leather will have you knowing exactly where to start reading again. This book mark comes together quickly and will use up any little bits of fabric you have laying around. Is your New Year’s resolution to read more? Then you are going to need a fancy new DIY bookmark!

Buy vs. Make: New Years Eve Edition

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New Year’s Eve is one of the most fun fashion nights of the whole year, in my opinion. Sparkly sequins, red lips, metallic stilettos are all key pieces that make me think of a fun way to ring in the new year. If you haven’t quite decided on an outfit to wear on December 31st, here is some high fashion inspiration that you can make on a much more modest budget with your creative craftiness. Don’t worry, we know you aren’t buying four thousand dollar dress and neither are we, but sometimes it’s fun to get inspired by fashion and see what we can come up with ourselves.

How to Make a Fur Throw

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As you all may know from my previous DIY posts, I’m making most of my Holiday gifts this year! It has been so much fun doing so, and next up was this luxurious faux fur throw. I love how the skill of sewing can translate to so many different types of projects. I went from sewing garments to home décor and it’s awesome. Check out the tutorial on how I created my last gift, this faux fur throw.

New Course: Make Your Own Demi-Couture Dress

 

Read on to see the included pattern and which dress patterns are my favorite and I want to make the couture way!

All About the Blues: 6 New Knitting Patterns

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A deep indigo or a relaxed stonewashed blue are just a few of the yarn options for an extra cool knitted wear look. How to wear them? Naturally, paired with denim just as seen in this new collection from the December 2016 issue of BurdaStyle. Please note these patterns are all knitting patterns, not sewing patterns.

DIY Pleated Skirt

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Turn pre-pleated fabric and some elastic into a fabulous skirt that sews together in an hour (or less), and you don’t even need a sewing pattern! Read on to see the tutorial, you can make this skirt to wear out tonight…

Sewing Lesson: Oversized Pullover #121 12/2016

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Presenting the perfect after-work project! The super-sized pullover can be sewn in a few hours – even if you are a sewing beginner! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Oversized Pullover sewing pattern that debuted in our Festive Season pattern collection from the December 2016 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this comfy winter staple garment.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Pants Pattern Debut!

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The votes are in and #2 the High Waist Trousers won by one vote! Thanks again to all who voted, I really do appreciate it and now I can start making these pants. Read on to see my first steps in creating these high waist trousers as well as what matching top pattern I’m sewing!

How to Make Your Own Slippers

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Making your own pair of slippers may seem like a daunting and impossible task, but it really isn’t! All you need is the right pattern, fabrics, notions, and you can make your own slippers from scratch. These make fabulous holiday gifts, or another great idea if you are having people over is to make a pair for everyone to wear around your house. Read on to see the tutorial…

A Festive Season: 12 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns

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Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean we have to only wear bulky sweaters! Feminine dresses are perfect for an elegant party, just add a festive blazer and you will be stylish and warm for a night out. The understated art deco details add extra beauty this time of year and adorn this collection from the December issue of BurdaStyle.

DIY Leather Make Up Case

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This time of year means lots of travelling, and you need some where to pack all your makeup brushes and tools to take with you. Make one for yourself and one for a friend as a hostess or holiday gift! Read on to see how you can sew your own…

DIY Matching Holiday Aprons

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For the holiday season my boyfriend’s mom asked me to make her and her husband matching holiday aprons that they can wear together while preparing holiday dinners, and of course I said yes and was excited to make them. For this project I used our Layla Apron sewing pattern that is unisex size! I chose complimentary holiday fabrics and had fun with the embroidery. Read on to see how I sewed these cheeky holiday aprons together…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Vote on My Next Project!

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Last week I wrapped up my floral dress Mash Up and it turned out great. I need your help again to decide which pattern to “Mash Up” next! This time around I’m looking to make a brand new pair of pants, but can’t seem to decide between these four styles. Read on to vote…

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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Check out this DIY gift guide roundup for all the ladies in your life from your little sister to your grandmother! We love the idea of making gifts for those who are closest to us at this time of year, it’s personal and always appreciated. Do you plan on making any of your holiday gifts this year?

November 2016 Best Seller Pattern Bundle!

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November has flown by it seems, but with the end of another month brings a best seller digital sewing pattern bundle! Every month we look back and compile the three best selling patterns and bundle them for a discount, download the November 2016 best seller bundle here. Read on to see which pattern made the top three and some member variations…

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