The Making of a Cut Out Dress using the Janome Artistic Cutter


Janome sent me one of their Artistic Edge Digital Cutters, and wow! It is such a great tool to have in your studio, the possibilities are indeed endless. I wanted to use the equipment to make an edgy “laser-cut” look dress with pleather, and it turned out better than I could have imagined. Check out this cutter in action and how I assembled my dress.

Breakfast in Bed: 8 Loungewear and Lingerie Patterns


No need to go outside… spend the morning in dolled up in this collection of vintage style pajamas and loungewear. These designs are from the December 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine. Shop individually or download the entire collection.

Add 100+ New Patterns To Your Collection For 29.99


Take advantage of this amazing anniversary offer and get patterns, style ideas, sewing tips and more from the first four issues of BurdaStyle US!

Draft your own Personal 5 Piece Sloper or Pattern Block Collection! Now at a Special Price!


Meg’s upcoming 6 session in depth course shows you have to draft a full sloper/pattern block collection— bodice, skirt, pant, and dress— so you can draft any kind of design. See member projects using slopers and pattern blocks, from day dresses and children’s PJs to 1950s party dresses! Also watch Meg’s promo to see if this course is a perfect fit for you (pun intended). As a special early Black Friday promotion we are offering the course for you to take at only $49.99!!!

From Passion to Profit: Earn Money from your Love of Sewing


Learn how to take your sewing passion into something that makes you a profit! Sign up now!

Personality Quiz: What Burda Academy Course is Right for Your Sewing Style


Find out your sewing personality with this fun personality quiz. Then, register for the sewing course that is perfect for YOU!

Learn How To Draft A Notched Collar!


Why not bundle up this winter in your very own designs? Grab your bodice slopers or even make your own and check out this step-by-step guide for drafting one of the most popular collar styles for jackets and coats!

See Why We're So Excited About Donald Procunier's Fashion Design Course

Take a sneak peek at this course with Meg’s behind-the-scenes video and a few of Donald’s designs. For only $79.99, you’ll learn how to use Illustrator and Photoshop as professional, inspiring design tools.

How-to Video: Sew the Jochen Pant


The BurdaStyle Jochen pants are a classic men’s pant pattern that features a tailored fit! Watch the new video here!

Highland Fling: 15 Patterns in Wool and Plaid


This classic autumn collection has designs inspired by the Scottish countryside, with cozy wool fabrics and large scale plaids. These designs are from November 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Progress Report and Sneak Peek of New Course!


This week I FINISHED my cape! As soon as I tried on the finished cape I was super excited and had moment (this was my first cape that I have made). The project came together nicely at the end, so check out my final sewing steps as I finish this stylish cape pattern up! Plus at the end of the post you can see a sneak peek into my newly developed course starting soon.

Why Every Stitcher Should Learn Pattern Grading


Pattern drafting and design is a valuable skill, but what if you just want the Burda patterns you already love to fit you perfectly? This Thursday’s web seminar, Pattern Grading: How to Adjust Patterns to Fit You Perfectly shows you how. See why every stitcher can benefit from pattern grading, and let instructor Meg Healy tell you all about this fun seminar!

ClosetMaid Giveaway


Have the organized sewing space all sewers dream of with this amazing giveaway from the Winter 2015 issue of BurdaStyle US! Enter to win the Inspira Studio™ by ClosetMaid™ Thread Cabinet right here!

The Best Skirt Shape for Your Body Type


This month, you can learn to Draft and Develop Your Own Personal Sloper Library with a fun new course. Today, we show you the best skirt shape for your body type so you know just what to make with that perfectly fitted sloper! See how to flatter petite, curvy, athletic, and hourglass figures.

Featured Instructor: Gentleman Jim


Get to know the instructor of our upcoming course, Master Fit: Advanced Tailoring. Gentleman Jim tells us about sewing for celebs, his signature tailored look, and why craftsmanship is the secret to success.


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