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How to Sew a Patch Pocket


So many classes and iconis garments have patch pockets, like denim jeans and button up shirts. Patch pockets can be quite easy to sew if you have patience and spend the time marking the placement correctly and topstitching it perfectly. Read on to see how I sew all of my patch pockets…

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Garment Sewing


If you are a new sewer wanting to learn everything you need to know about sewing, or an experienced sewer who wants to brush up on some of the basics- you don’t want to miss the Introduction to Sewing course with Denise Wild for only $29.99. Check out her video where she talks about some of the highlights of this exciting course!

Buy vs. Make: Workout Wear Edition


Have you shopped for workout or active wear recently? It’s expensive! Not only that, it’s difficult to find workout wear that fits perfectly and comes in the styles that are in line with what you are looking for. Take control of your workout wear wardrobe by making it yourself! We’ve pulled common workout items that you need to get through your daily, weekly or monthly workouts and priced them out. It’s not cheap and that’s why we recommend making a workout wear collection yourself that is customized just for you down to the style lines, fit and fabric. It’s a fun sewing project that will definitely motivate you to get to the gym or to that hot yoga!

Styling Summertime Dress Patterns


Summer is almost here, and you know what that means… summertime dresses!

How to Rotate a Dart


This is one of the first pattern making skills I learned, and still use to this day when manipulating my sewing patterns. Sometimes I just don’t want the dart in the original location, and it is great that it is so easy to rotate darts! You can rotate darts in any sewing pattern that has an existing dart. Read on to see the video…

4 Reasons Why Sewing with Stretch Fabrics Is the Best (in GIFS)


Stretch knits are always in style and always fun to sew! Also check out the video at the bottom of the post where Meg demonstrates how to draft a tank style on a knit T-shirt pattern… Even if you only have a couple stretch fabric patterns, you can easily alter them many different ways to create new sewing patterns.

3 Lingerie Sewing Myths-Busted


It can seem challenging to make a bra on your own. Good news, it’s not!

Five Reasons to Learn How to Sew (in GIFS)


Learning to sew can open a world of possibilities for you!

Sewing Personality Assessment: Which Course is Best Suited to You!


Hi BurdaStylers, love to do quizzes? Love to learn new creative skills? Then why not take out latest quiz on which April BurdaStyle Academy course is best suited to you! Read on to take the quiz…

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


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!

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


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

Learn How to Design and Print Your Own Fabric


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!!

On-Demand Courses


Hey BurdaStylers! We are now offering courses on-demand! That’s right. Take them anytime you want, no need to wait for a start date! Check them out here!

Pattern Making 101 Course Starts this Friday!

Knowing how to do pattern making equals endless possibilities! I can’t even say what I like more… pattern making or sewing, but it is valuable to know both. The next session of my Pattern Making 101 course starts this Friday and I’m offering a 20% off registration promo with code MEGSPECIAL20 (it’s my special discount to you) because I want everyone who sews to know about pattern making and the value of it. Watch and read on to learn more and register here.


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