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Design Your Own Fabric


I refreshed my fabric design skills and went into our Fabric Design with Illustrator & Photoshop course to design myself a new print for a summery top! Read on to see my print and what pattern I plan on making with it. You also have until June 4th to join in on this session, reserve your spot here to learn from Lauren Dahl.

Super Sweet: 8 New Women's Sewing Patterns


These smart wardrobe choices from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle in candy colors and with playful sixties details are making us feel more feminine than ever.

DIY Added Straps


Two’s a charm with straps and in this DIY we will show you how to transform basic tops into runway inspired looks!

Summer Child: 6 New Children's Sewing Patterns


So stylish and practical, these children’s sewing patterns from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle are sewn with easy-care fabrics and in cheery tropical prints that are ideal for all sorts of adventures.

How to Sew a Centered Zipper


I feel as though as soon as I learned how to sew an invisible zipper, I kinda exclusively sewed those in my projects. But I remember way back when I started to sew, I first learned how to sew a centered zipper before any other type of zipper! I do run into issues from time to time when I have a thicker fabric or I just have no invisible zippers lying around and I want to finish my project right then. Read on to see the video on how to sew a centered zipper, for me this was a great refresher!

Wedding Gowns: Design and Sewing Course


Often I hear that creating a wedding gown is: “very difficult”, “hard-to-learn” and “demands many-years of experience, special education and unique talents”. People say, “It took me 3-4 weeks to make one wedding dress”, “I have to do a lot of fitting tests, torturing my client and myself” or “drafting a pattern is the hardest thing I’ve ever done!”

4 Looks for a Stylish Memorial Day Weekend


The stretch between President’s Day and Memorial Day weekend is a long one and it’s all the more reason to make the best of it while looking your best. Whether you’re staying home to hang with friends and family at the pool, going on a picnic, exploring the city or hopping on a plane. To help minimize any time worrying about what you’re going to wear over the weekend, we’ve paired together four fool-proof outfits for nearly any summer kickoff occasion. (HINT: Check back on Friday for major savings on BurdaStyle.com!)

Summer Party: 6 New Women's Sewing Patterns


Sunshine, best friends gathered together, opulently patterned dresses, tops and more all with a boho vibe. It’s everything you need for the party of the year and you can find it in this new collection from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle.

Swimwear & Lingerie Patterns Are Interchangeable!


The best thing about lingerie and swimwear sewing patterns is that they are interchangeable! It all just depends on the fabric you use. Read on to see how to draft a two piece suit that you can use as both a lingerie and swimsuit pattern…

Knock-It-Off: How to Copy the Garments That You Love


Do you have a favorite dress that you wish you owned in a different color or fabric? Maybe you have a skirt that fits you perfectly that you’d love to replicate. If you’ve always wanted to create a pattern from an existing garment in your closet, this course is for you!

DIY Headband


Even if you are not a hippie at heart you can still make your own and wear a headband! Crown yourself with colorful fabrics and trims this season. Read to see how to make your own…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Blouse Progress Report


Earlier this week I posted about sewing up our Long Sleeve Blouse pattern for my next Mash Up! Well I was a busy bee this week sewing, and actually finished it! Read on to see how I sewed this blouse together.

Serger 101: 5 Reasons to Love Your Serger


A serger may not entirely replace a sewing machine – but you’ll wonder how you ever sewed without one!

Aquamarine: 10 New Plus Size Sewing Patterns


Time for you and a day of looking great from the shopping trip all the way through to the evening cocktail party. These must-haves from the June ’16 issue of BurdaStyle feature styles in refreshing shades of aqua are your companion for action around the clock.

How to Sew a Patch Pocket


So many classes and iconis garments have patch pockets, like denim jeans and button up shirts. Patch pockets can be quite easy to sew if you have patience and spend the time marking the placement correctly and topstitching it perfectly. Read on to see how I sew all of my patch pockets…


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