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Sewing Knits For Everyone (Even For Those Without a Serger!)


Would you love to start working with knits but are afraid to try? Have you tried to sew knits but were disappointed with the results? Do you do all your sewing on a conventional sewing machine and wonder if you really need a serger before you tackle knits?

Web Seminar: Soft Tailoring a Ladie's Jacket


Are you ready to get into more complicated construction techniques but don’t have the time for traditional tailoring techniques? Soft tailoring, with the strategic use of fusible interfacings, is the key.

Filming BurdaTV Videos


A while ago Denise and I set off to film burda videos for our new BurdaTV subscription site! We had so much fun filming, and captured some great footage for the site’s individual videos covering advanced techniques, beginner basics, and must-knows for garment-making. Check out our behind the scenes experience below!

Web Seminar: Alterations - Effective Methods of Garment Adjustment, Deconstruction and Repair


Have you’ve ever felt the sting of disappointment after grabbing the perfect outfit only to realize it fits you terribly? Does it break your heart throwing out perfectly adequate jackets because the zipper is in need of repair?

Web Seminar: Sewing with Winter Fabrics


Learn techniques for sewing with the season’s luxurious fabrics: velvet, fur, leather, suede, woolens, and more!

Webinar: How Give Your Garment a Professional Finish


Do you do everything right, follow all the instructions carefully, but still feel your finished garments have a touch of the made-at-home look? If so, you are like most sewers and this webinar is for you.

Web Seminar: Waistband Techniques


Get the full scoop on installing and adjusting waistbands in your garments.

Webinar: How to Use Hand Stitching for a Professional Finish


Join couture dressmaker and master teacher Susan Khalje for Thursday’s webinar on using hand stitching for a professional finish.

Webinar: Fitting - Working With a Muslin


Among the multitude of options we have for acquiring the perfect fit, constructing a muslin falls pretty high on the list of essential skills. Are you ready to take your sewing to the next level by working with a muslin?

We're Off to Film Burda Videos


Denise and Meg take a trip to Cincinnati as the first step toward a new Burda video site!

Webinar: Japanese Techniques


Is your design creativity dictated by darts? Do most of your garments revolve around the same style lines, with waist and shoulder darts shaping every piece you design? With this technique, you will be able to transform a basic bodice into a work of art!

Webinar: Tailoring Techniques


Have you been eyeing a challenging pattern but you’re feeling a little intimidated by the skills required to produce it? Are you struggling to achieve the perfect runway style fit in your garments? With just a few simple tailoring techniques you can take your garment from wonderful to WOW!

Webinar: Pattern Making - How to Modify Pattern Styles


Do you ever come across a pattern, but you wish it had pockets? Or pleats instead of a dart? Maybe you want to add more fullness, or remove a style line. This week’s webinar will take you through pattern making processes of altering a pattern’s style without compromising fit. Use a basic bodice pattern, and see how you can add style lines, move darts, and add fullness. Let your creativity run wild and learn how to adapt sewing patterns to a garment that you designed! Register Here for Thursday, August 8th’s live webinar at 11:00am EST (4:00pm GMT). Can’t attend? No problem, each registrant receives a recording of the event.

Webinar: Simplifying The Serger


A serger is on most sewer’s wishlists. And if you already own a serger, you might not be aware of all that you can do with it. In this webinar, we’ll demystify the serger, and you’ll learn all about this fantastic machine, including how to properly thread it, how to adjust tension, and how to clean and maintain it. You’ll also learn what differential feed is and how to adjust it for your various projects, plus how to properly serge inside and outside corners, different techniques for starting and ending a serge, and how to serge a rolled hem. Register Here for Thursday, August 1st’s live webinar at 11:00 a.m. EST (4:00pm GMT). Can’t attend? No problem, each registrant receives a recording of the event.

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