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DIY Sequin Appliqués


IBIZA TO GO: Straw bags are trendy – and we go one better, by adding colorful sequin appliqués! We know the cold Fall/Winter season is here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for our next vacation to make this adorable beachy bag. Or try adding these flashy appliqués to your coat!

What Am I? 6 NEW Kid's Halloween Costume Patterns


Anyone can pull together a princess or a cowboy costume… This Halloween season we introduce you to Little Red Riding Hood, a magician’s apprentice, a fox and other mystical forest figures from the 01/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 10/2017: Sewing Part 1


Since October is Pants Month it was only suiting to “Mash Up” a pants sewing pattern for my October project. Ironically the 10/2017 issue of BurdaStyle only had one pants sewing pattern in it, so I was faced with making it! Glad they were a super cute style. Read on to see my first steps in sewing these pants…

Time to Start Thinking About Halloween!


October is here and now is the time to start thinking about Halloween at the end of the month! Read on to see some Halloween costume and party decor ideas as well as my favorite past Halloween costume that I made…

Quick Tip: Invisible Hem


If no stitches are to be seen from the right, the hem is invisible and needs to be sewn in a way for the hem allowance to be secured to the wrong side without any visible stitches! Read on to see how you can achieve this by hand and machine…

Member Model Challenge Fifties Dress: Vote!


It is time to vote for your favorite Fifties Dress project in our latest Member Model Challenge! Thank you to ALL who submitted projects, and you have until Sunday Oct 8th at 11:59PM EST to cast your vote. Read on to see all the submissions…

Mix and Match: 5 NEW Kid's Sewing Patterns


Athleisure must-haves with a bit of a 60s and 70s vibe for the kids in this collection from the 09/2017 issue. These styles should fill the wardrobe just in time for fall and all styles in sizes 140 – 164.

October is Pants Month!


Happy October, friends! And Happy Pants Month! All month long we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks for making your own pair of pants, fitting and tailoring advice, styling options and pattern reviews. It’s all pants, all month long!

OSQE: Recap Day 1 & 2


On Wednesday we made our way to the Chicago area for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo! We have been having fun so far with our daily sewing relay, fashion show, and project swap. Read on to see what we have been up to…

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E7


The Ultimate Faceoff: The challenge this week was to create a menswear-inspired look using fabrics from JC Penny menswear fashions. The perfect challenge for Brandon and Kentaro, who already do menswear-inspired designs for every challenge. Sure enough, they were on the top but didn’t take the win.

DIY Gift Bags


SMALL & SWEET: Do you need a little gift? Why not one of these darling bags? Read on to download the free pattern template and see how you can sew each of these bags together…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 09/2017: Reveal


Last week I finished off with sewing the cuff and this week is all about the shirred collar! Then after I sewed in the collar and stitched the hem my blouse was finished and I absolutely love it and it is the perfect blouse for the fall time. Read on to see how I finished sewing my blouse and more images…

Quick Tip: Make a Flounce!


Flounces are decorative elements that can be found on numerous garments like skirts and blouses, but also on jackets and dresses! They give the garment a playful and romantic look and they are easy to sew. Here we show how flounces are sewn for BurdaStyle patterns and how they can be incorporated into your clothes.

Brit Chic: 12 New Women and Men's Patterns


Classic and elegant cuts sewn with tweed fabrics in layers of colour make this modern and mature collection from the 09/2017 issue of BurdaStyle an autumn must-have for him and her.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E6


Models Off Duty: This week the designers had to create a street wear look for their model to wear in the heart of NYC for a professional photo shoot. The models would then be able to post these photos on their social media accounts.


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