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Buiness Savvy: 9 New Plus Size Women's Sewing Patterns


Effortless styles that are equally as elegant. These business wear pieces are refined with delicate details, pure wool and silk fabrics that are complete with figure-flattering cuts.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Dress Pattern Debut!


The votes are in, and the winning dress pattern for me to sew next is our Wrap Dress sewing pattern! Thank you to all that voted, I just love seeing which pattern you choose for me. Read on to see my first steps in making this project as well as a kimono project debut and an event announcement…

Fabric Print Trends for Summer


The best part of sewing is fabric shopping right? As well as the ability to make any style of garment with whatever fabric you choose. To keep my sewing projects on trend I looked up what the shining fabric prints were on the spring/summer 2016 runways. Read on to see my favorite 4 fabric print trends…

Calling all Virginia Sewers!


Hi BurdaStylers! We have some exciting news, BurdaStyle is going to be at three Original Sewing & Quilt Expo events this fall and our first stop is Fredericksburg Virginia from September 29 – October 1st 2016! Read on to learn more…

Around the World: 12 New Women's Sewing Patterns


A touch of India, a pinch of Asia, and a sprinkle of Parisian chic! These styles for the globetrotter take us on a fashion tour of the world and inspire a holiday feel that stretches into the grey days of autumn.

Pattern Making 101


Have you always wondered about pattern making and wish you knew how to work all those drafting rulers to create your own stylized sewing patterns? This course is all about the 101 of pattern making. You will be introduced to slopers, drafting supplies, and the essential pattern making techniques. In this course you’ll be provided with your own set of slopers to use as your template for pattern making, and each session will guide you through different pattern making practices on the bodice, sleeve and skirt!

Sew Along: Men's Shirt Sewing Pattern Part 3


Welcome to part three of our men’s shirt sew along using our Men’s Chambray Shirt sewing pattern! In this post I go over how to sew and attach the collar…

DIY Butterfly Applique


This summer, the butterfly trend takes fashion to new heights! Read below to see how you can create fabric butterflies to appliqué onto your favorite garments…

The Making of This Double Gauze Dress


Hi BurdaStylers! In my Mash Up voting post I introduced a little side project I was working on, and I was busy this week finishing it up! See below for the tutorial on how I sewed my double gauze embrace dress.

Sewing for Your Body Type


What ever your body shape may be we have a sewing pattern for you. You may be pear shaped, hourglass, apple or column but good thing you know how to sew because you have the ability to sew garments tailored to your unique body shape! Read on to see recommended plus size patterns paired to different body types and learn more about additional alterations you can do to the pattern for a perfect fit.

Cool Kids: 8 New Sewing Patterns for Kids


A biker jacket, faded motorcycle jeans and a hooded sweatshirt are all outfits that will get the school year kicked off right for cool kids and have them in the fashion spotlight all year long.

Jean Alterations


A friend came to me last week after she purchased a pair of vintage ripped denim jean cut offs and wondered if I could bring in the waistline and fix a little hole on the corner of the back pocket. Of course I said yes, and I took pictures along the way for this tutorial! Check out how I altered the waistline of her jeans I (the quick way) and patched the hole with what I could find already in my studio.

Katrina Walker's Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!)


Everybody loves knits. Everybody. They’re soft, comfy, and super fashionable. Whether your look is tailored, sporty, or feminine – there’s a knit fashion for that! Every year new fiber and knit stitch combinations make their debut for even more fabulous options.

Pattern Drafting and Designing for Stretch Fabrics


Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments. Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So when you have a perfectly fitting sloper to your body, you’ll have a perfectly fitting garment!

Vote on My next Mash Up Pattern


It is voting time again! You all help me so much when it comes time to pick a new sewing pattern to “mash up” next. I appreciate your input and you all always pick the perfect pattern for the job. I want to make a dress that I can wear to some special occasions I have coming up and I’m stuck on which dress pattern to use! Read on to see the dress options and vote.


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