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Celebrate National Sewing Month!

September is National Sewing Month! This month has been recognized since 1982 when President Ronald Regan declared the importance of home sewing to the nation. We sew a lot all year long, but it is nice to have this month set aside especially for those who love to sew. This year turn a friend on to sewing and show them why sewing is so awesome!

We’re also excited because you can enter into our giveaway specially for BurdaStyle readers and fans. Enter to win a BurdaStyle pattern bundle and help us celebrate sewing all month long!

Winners will be drawn weekly on September 8, 15, 22 and 29. Be sure to check back here for a final list of winners.

Member Model Challenge: Off the Shoulder Designer Dress 03/2011


Introducing our first Member Model Challenge of 2016, featuring the Off the Shoulder Designer Dress! We have so much fun with these competitions because we get to see you create a garment in your own unique way.

Member Model Challenge: Holiday Dress from Sloper Winners!


The votes are in and we have our winners! With over 300 total votes Ellen Hatteland’s Blue Dress won for the Shift Dress Sloper, and staceyintheslc’s Blue Dress won for the Fitted Dress Sloper. Looks like the voters favorite color is blue!

Thanks to everyone who voted and entered, you can see all the submissions here. The winners will be contacted this Monday to claim their prize and their dress photography has been added to the sloper pattern pages.

Member Model Challenge: Holiday Dress Voting!


The holidays are through, but we still have to vote for the winners in our Holiday Dress Member Model Challenge! Thanks again everyone for all the inspiring and lovely entries and we hope you enjoyed your holiday season wearing your newly made dresses. Read on to see all the entries and vote on your favorite submission for EACH dress sloper!

Member Model Challenge: Holiday Dress from Sloper!


We have had so much success and fun with all our past Member Model Challenges… And this holiday season we want to run another competition where YOU are the designer and sewer to inspire other members to make a dress. In this Member Model Challenge you will either use our Shift Dress Sloper or Fitted Dress Sloper to make a holiday dress from! The winner for each sloper will be featured and also uploaded to the images for the sloper in the pattern store… So you will be the face of a BurdaStyle.com sloper. Read more for contest details. We know this community has immense talent, and we are excited to see all the entires for you to vote on. The winners will also get their choice of any BurdaStyle Kit!

Sew Spooky Halloween Contest: Congratulations Qsogirl!


Halloween is almost here, and today is the day where our Sew Spooky Halloween Costume Contest came to a close and the winner was chosen! Congratulations to BurdaStyle member Qsogirl for her Queen Miranda costume submission. A big thank you to ALL who uploaded their Halloween costumes, it was so much going through them as you all are so talented and have such creativity!

Congratulations to our Member Model Challenge Winner Paola Setolier!


The votes are in and after 11 fabulous submissions, we have our winner! Congrats to Paola Setolier for her black and white variation of our One Shoulder Flounce Dress.

Vote for your Favorite Project in our Member Model Challenge!


There were 11 submissions in total for the One Shoulder Design Dress, and like we said in the contest details post you get to vote on them all! Check out all 11 variations below and vote on your favorite to be the face of a BurdaStyle.com pattern…

Member Model Challenge: One Shoulder Flounce Designer Dress


We have taken a break recently from the one pattern Member Model Challenge, and instead tested the waters with the Ultimate Member Model Challenge. So we are excited to bring back the OG Member Model Challenge and present our latest pattern… The One Shoulder Flounce Designer Dress! DEADLINE EXTENDED; upload your entries by October 19th 11:59PM EST more time to sew! To see all the submissions so far search Member Model Challenge and look under the projects section.

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.

Vote for your Favorite Projects in our 2nd Ultimate Member Model Challenge!


All the entries are in, and we are overjoyed with all the fabulous and creative submissions. Read on to see ALL (we didn’t narrow them down, because they were all so great) the entries and vote on your favorite for each pattern! Thanks again to everyone who entered, our members are the most talented and unique. Good luck everyone. Vote now!

Reminder Post: Member Model Challenges!


We have TWO Member Model Challenges running right now, and this is just a reminder that they come to a close in July! Our 2nd Ultimate Member Model Challenge is underway with some lovely submissions as well as our first Plus Size Member Model Challenge. Read more to see some of the entries so far…

Introducing our First Plus Size Member Model Challenge!


About a week ago we just launched our 2nd Ultimate Member Model Challenge, and now we want to launch a Member Model Challenge for a plus size pattern! To start with we have only chosen one pattern, our Plus Size Sheath Dress. So make and upload your own variation and you could be the face of a BurdaStyle.com pattern! Read more for contest details…

Janome Giveaway


Need a new serger in your life? Tell us your best tip for getting the perfect fit for your chance to win one!

2nd Ultimate Member Model Challenge


We had great success with our first member model challenge ( you can see all the winners here ) that we want to do it again! we have chosen a BurdaStyle magazine collection and we want you guys to submit submissions for ALL the patterns in the collection so we can replace the pattern main images with your pretty faces! You can submit a project for every pattern or just one. For this challenge we have chosen our Design Academy pattern collection for you guys to put your spin on. Read to find out more! DEADLINE EXTENDED (more time to sew, or even make another project!) upload your project by July 30th 11:59pm EST.


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