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Grey Gallery (Plus Size): 6 Patterns


This grey-inspired plus size collection from the August 2010 issue of BurdaStyle features classic styles with a twist. Modern wrap pants, a blazer with pockets and a figure hugging dress.

10 Reasons You Should Take the Sewing Knits Without a Serger Course (in GIFs!)


This e-course is designed to take the mystery out of knits and give you the skills and tools to sew knits with ease and confidence–with just your sewing machine!

New Pattern Collection Kit in Store: Retro Queen!


This pattern collection kit includes all 12 sewing patterns in our fabulous Retro Queen collection. This modern take on retro-style pattern collection is from the 04/2013 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. These designs have a retro feel, from bustiers to high waisted skirts and capris. Made in soft prints and pastels these patterns will for sure fulfill your spring and summertime sewing! You’ll get all 12 patterns for $16.99, that’s $1.40 a pattern, purchase it here.

Join Meg for our first Ultimate Dress Sew Along!


Hi BurdaStylers! I know we all love to sew (and wear) dresses all year long, and like many of you dresses are my favorite thing to make. BurdaStyle Academy has launched an Ultimate Dress Sew Along where we have compiled our 3 most popular dress sew along videos. Read more to find out what is included and Register Here to join the sew along an ask me any questions!

6 Reasons Your Sewing Machine Is Having Tension Issues


If your machine is having what you believe are “tension issues”, it’s 95% likely there’s something wrong with your bobbin.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing my Halter Jumpsuit


Hi BurdaStylers! I am extremely happy to be back sewing again after my last update. My current mash up (if you have forgotten, because I know I had a little bit) is from our Halter Jumpsuit sewing pattern. This first sewing post is about constructing the top part of the jumpsuit!

Timeless Beauty: 11 New Patterns


This beautiful collection from the August 2015 issue of BurdaStyle is full of classic pieces that will last and be worn for a lifetime. Interesting dresses, intricate jackets and even a few optical illusions.

Custom Fitting for the 3 B's: Bust, Belly, & Booty


After you’ve finished this Power Session, you’ll be ready to fully fit patterns to your gorgeous figure! Sign up Here!

2nd Ultimate Member Model Challenge: And the Winners are...


All the votes are in and the winners are announced and their project photography is set to their winning project’s pattern. We had just over 1100 votes! I want to congratulate all the winners and thank every member who participated. Read more to see all the winning projects.

New BurdaEasy Pattern: Button Up Dresses!


Introducing the latest pattern from the FS/2014 issue of BurdaEasy magazine! The Button Up Dresses pattern includes 2 variations of the pattern and instructions for each! This button up dress has a lovely pleated attached skirt with smocking at the back for a snug and comfortable fit. Sew it up with short or long sleeves, and with or without the trim. Download you copy here.

Birthday Party: 6 Children's Patterns


This sweet collection girls is from the June 2010 issue of BurdaStyle magazine and it is full of sweet dresses for the girliest girls to wear to their best friend’s birthday party. Peter pan collars, a-line flared skirts and sweet button details will capture their tiny hearts.

Draft your own Slopers for Stretch and Woven Fabrics!

Hi BurdaStylers! We are re-running my popular Draft your own 5 piece Sloper Collection Course, and it starts tomorrow! Also there is still time to enter my Pattern Making and Designing for Stretch Fabrics Course. Watch to learn more, and hope to see you in class :)

July 2015 Favorites


Here is our monthly roundup of the top-selling patterns! This July we saw a lot of new patterns in the mix, which is always great to see as well as the most-loved, Cap Sleeve Cropped Top. Take a look at the others that made this list including the Wrap Shorts and Necktie Blouse.

Color Code: 10 New Patterns


This new collection from the August 2015 issue of BurdaStyle is filled with classic, sleek silhouettes. The use of color is creative and offers an added element of interest to pieces that might seem rather average, they then become quite interesting with a little play on color.

Student Spotlight: Upload your Course Projects to be Featured!


In the past several months we have ran many courses, and I have had the pleasure of instructing a lot of them. My most favorite part of instructing courses is seeing the students work for assignments and in the gallery section of the course. Read more to see how your work can be featured and showcased!


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