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Leather Pocket

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Check out this DIY to see how you can add accent and contrast pockets to your garments!

How to Sew a Micro-Bag

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This purse is so small it can be considered jewelry! Wear around the neck or on shoulder for a more traditional application. This bag is small but mighty – let it carry those little essentials. Check out this DIY to see how to draft and sew one of these trendy bags for yourself. Time to break out that scrap leather! If you don’t have any leather to sew this mini bag in, just double interface a little piece of fabric.

Sewing Lesson: A-Line Cocktail Dress 122 03/2016

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Check out our next sewing lesson for our A-Line Cocktail Dress sewing pattern that debuted in our Bridesmaid Dresses pattern collection published in the March 2016 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this perfect summer special occasion dress.

Make a Garment in an Hour or Less

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Have you ever watched wondered how the designers on Project Runway are able to construct garments in such a short time frame? Us too! If you want to give you hands a go at a quick garment turnaround, try any of these five projects that will only take you an hour or less. You make have to make a few short cuts here and there but you will be wearing a new piece of fantastic clothing in nearly no time at all.

Sewing Lesson: Faux Crocodile Purse 113 12/2015

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Did you all see the lovely Faux Crocodile Purse in yesterday’s collection Out Cold? It is gorgeous, and has a sew along! Read on to see the pictured step on how to make yourself this versatile purse…

1 Pattern 3 Different Ways!

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We are debuting this new pattern from the Burda Easy series of sewing patterns, and it sure is easy to sew! The best part about this new pattern is that with the one pattern download you can easily make three different styles. The instructions include images to sew each of these variations that are loose, flowy, and easy to wear and sew. Read more to find out more and see all the different ways you can make this pattern work for you.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Everyday Trousers

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I was away last week so I didn’t start sewing my trousers until the weekend (that is when I like to sew anyway). In this post I show the assembly of the pants and front hip pockets. I bought really nice medium-weight black stretch cotton and stretch silver lamé to panel together. I have one side seam complete so I was able to slip on the pant and I think I have to make a few crotch adjustments. Check out my first sewing progress report for our everyday trousers pattern, and sew along with me!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Everyday Trousers Pattern Drafting!

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I last revealed which pattern I was going to “mash up” next, and with the help of all of you our, Everyday Trousers was chosen! In this next progress report I show how I altered just the paper pattern in preparation of sewing these up. I haven’t mashed up a pair of pants in a while, so I am excited for these.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Everyday Trousers Pattern Reveal!

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So on my last Mash Up’s project reveal I asked you guys to comment on which pattern you’d like to see me ‘Mash Up’ next, and it was a close call but in the end I picked our Everyday Trousers! I wanted to put my spin on these simple pants.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Project Done!

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Here it is, my final project debut using our Wrap Dress with Sash sewing pattern. The end project turned out great, and I can’t wait to wear it come the warmer weather!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Progress Report Three!

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So this week I finished my Wrap Dress with Sash! I had some twists and turns along the way (not enough fabric, cutting out the facing) but it’s done, and you can see the reveal next week! But first, check out my final steps to finish up this pattern.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Progress Report Two!

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This week in my progress of sewing our wrap dress with sash I completed the sleeve and stitched together the back panels and facings! Check out my step-by-step images so you can sew along too. Note to self: sheer chiffon fabrics are not pleasant to work with… all of these steps took patience and double the pins.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Progress Report!

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I took last week off, so I put off my sewing until this week once all my traveling and holidays dinners were over with. Yesterday and today I worked on putting the pattern together, drafting changes and cutting out the pattern. As all sewers know… easier said than done (and takes a while). But the effort and time you put into prepping the pattern and the fabric, make then sewing process run smoother and then end garment fit better!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Cape Debut!

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I finally finished my cape with hood project for my Mash Up! I am in love with the final project, as this is my first cape I have ever made (and even worn)!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Progress Report 4

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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!

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