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DIY Fabric Hanging Easter Eggs

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Holidays are the perfect time to craft and create DIY projects. Check out this tutorial on how to make your own hanging Easter eggs that you can fill with treats.

Moody Blues: 10 New Plus Size Sewing Patterns for Women

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This new collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 10 new plus size sewing patterns for women including jumpsuits, dresses and a chic tunic. Blue and white… put them together and experience the great feelings of uncomplicated days by the shoreline. Sexy draping and elegant seam details make the styles beautifully unrestrained and sensual – a look that simply always feels just right.

How to Sew a Lapped Zipper

Watch to see how using tape to help you sew your lapped zipper will result in perfect topstitching!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Pattern Reveal!

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Hi BurdaStylers! First off, thank you all so much for your votes from last week’s voting post, and a winning pattern has been chosen by you. With 37% of the votes our Short Skirt with Godet pattern won! Such a great choice, and thanks again for helping me make this difficult decision on which skirt to make next. Read on to see more about my next Mash Up project and how I challenged myself to sew this skirt in a fabric that I already have.

Globetrotter Style

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This spring we’re looking forward to at least looking like we’ve spent the cold winter traveling around the world wearing colorful clothes from of far off countries. In reality, we’ve really picked up some great fabric and sewn them up ourselves! Here is some globetrotting wardrobe inspiration to excite your next sewing project. Don’t be afraid to pair multiple pieces together to form an eclectic outfit that says your passport has more than a few stamps in it.

Quick Sew Dart for a Muslin Fitting

This sped up click is from my newest course Slopers 101 where show you the easiest way to draft your own bodice, sleeve and skirt sloper as well as how to sew them up for a test fit! Watch to learn more.

Top BurdaStyle Courses

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We rounded up the most popular courses from our academy site. Whether you are a beginner sewer, or are interested in drafting your own slopers, BurdaStyle Academy is the place for you!

Nail Polish Easter Eggs!

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We pulled this fun DIY idea from the 03/2016 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Transform regular eggs into masterpieces using nail polish!

Runway to Reality with Brother: Ali's Look

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Hi BurdaStylers, I’m so excited to share with you the look I made for Burda’s own Ali! This outfit is very much her style, and she was inspired by a look down the runway from designer Lela Rose at New York Fashion Week. For this look I made both the top and skirt from BurdaStyle patterns and using Brother sewing machines. I can’t believe this is already our fourth look debut for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother, and only 1 more to go before the look book reveal! Read on to see how I prepped and started to make Ali’s look.

50 Shades of Pink: 10 New Sewing Patterns for Women

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This new collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 10 feminine sewing patterns for women in shades of vibrant pink. These key pieces are pure perfection for fashionistas ready to take the limelight. Sexy drapes and sensational colors that make a statement in vibrant shades of pink, orange and coral are a testament to fashion self-confidence. Tones of warm gold and rosé jewellery add just the right accent.

Sew-Along: Dress with Rectangle Gathered Skirt and Cap Sleeves

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Love this pattern, but aren’t so sure you could sew it with confidence? Our Sew-Alongs are the perfect guide!

DIY Chokers!

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Chokers are no longer a trend of the past! Check out this DIY post on how to make your own chokers.

St. Patrick's Day Style All Year Round!

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Hi BurdaStylers, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I do love this day because 1. I’m from Irish heritage, and 2. Green is my favorite color (and I look great wearing it with my red hair). I once had a motto “Dress up like every day is St. Patrick’s Day”, since I love to wear green. Although I don’t wear it as much as I used to, I still love the color and every shade of it whether it be kelly, emerald, or limegreen. I have pulled some of my favorite sewn in green patterns and styled them in outfits that I would totally wear!

Jump for Joy: 5 New Kid's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features 5 sewing patterns little kids. We’re wishing for another year of looks that refresh. These easy and breezy maritime girls’ fashion styles in fresh colors are sure to have the girls crisply dresses and ready for summer.

Learn How to Design and Print Your Own Fabric

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Are you tired of spending hours searching for the perfect fabric at the store? In one of our most popular courses, you’ll learn how to design your very own fabric!!

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