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Quick Tip: Shortening a Zipper

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Separating zippers are available in lengths of 30 cm, 35 cm, 40 cm, etc., up to 80 cm (12, 14, 16, etc.up to 32 ins), i.e. in increments of 5 cm (2 ins). If you need a different length, purchase the next longest zipper to your zipper edge or opening and shorten it as follows:

Buena Vista: 10 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns

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Sultry silhouettes, flowing fabrics and exotic prints in saturated colours: These outfits from the 05/2017 issue of BurdaStyle are wonderfully designed for carefree days soaking in the sunshine.

DIY Makeup Bags

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Need vitamins? Then we recommend that you sew several of these fruity beauty bags – the large watermelon to accompany you on your summer holidays, the orange for a weekend jaunt, and the little lemon for your purse – or for coins!

Sewing Lesson: Knot Dress #114 05/2017

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Follow this sewing lesson to make our Knot Dress pattern that debuted in our Pure Chic pattern collection from the May 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this T-shirt dress perfect for everyday.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 05/2017: Part 1

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Very excited that the weather is finally warming up here so for my May Mash Up I wanted to pick a nice and summery pattern. This week I cut out my pattern and also drafted a little sleeve on our Tie Top pattern from the 05/2017! This is going to be a good one…

BurdaStyle on the Cover of Sew News Magazine

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With great excitement, I’m happy to announce that my BurdaStyle dress project made the cover of the latest issue of Sew News Magazine! I have been loving writing my Pattern Play column for the magazine and was thrilled to see my version of our Fancy Pocket Dress featured. Read on learn more about the modifications I did to the pattern…

BurdaStyle Academy: May & June 2017 Course Calendar

Here is the second half of May & all of June 2017 course calendar! If you want to start right away check out all our on-demand courses as well.

Into the Wild: 5 NEW Plus Size Patterns

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Perfect styles for the fashion adventurous! These curve-hugging and fun designs from the 05/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine shape into a modern safari look with exotic touches to add spice to the everyday.

DIY Cat Appliqués

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CHIC CATS: Made from lace, faux fur or beaded fabric. Cat appliqués add a touch of adventure to every wardrobe – and are a great way to use scraps!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2017: Reveal

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Hi BurdaStylers! Last week I finished up hammering in all those snaps and straps, and now I have the final tropical jumpsuit all photographed. Read on to see more images of this jumper dress and what sewing pattern I plan on “Mashing Up” next from the 05/2017 issue…

Quick Tip: Invisible Zipper with Piping Foot

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Invisible zippers are probably the most common and the easiest to install, but if you don’t have a special invisible zipper foot on hand then grab your piping foot as it will work just as well! Read on to see how…

Pure Chic: 11 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns

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This collection from the May 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features purely chic patterns including a linen and rope tank top, a wrap style romper and a cool skirt.

DIY Beach Bags

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Everything needed for a day at the beach easily finds room in these striped bags. Cut, sew, and head for the beach! Read on to see how…

Summer Trend 2017: Embroidery

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It’s all in the details this summer! The biggest trend that is coming in 2017 is definitely embroidery. We can see the delicate stitching everywhere right now – on street style blogs, in the stores of Zara, H&M and Co. and on DIY blogs. More and more brands start carrying huge collections of embroidered pieces – also because machine embroidery has been developed further during the last couple of years. And while huge brands mostly show flowery patterns, the Pinterest world goes crazy over cacti, insects and eyes which are embroidered on basically any fashion piece out there.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2017: Part 3

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This week I finished up sewing my jumper including hammer in the snaps, altering the hemline, and sewing the strap. Read on to see my last steps of sewing this jumper pattern.

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