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Quick Tip: Put a Pom Pom on it!

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Pom poms and tassels are so easy to make and can make any outfit and accessory vibrant and fun! Read on to see how you can whip up these fun DIYs to elevate you look – everything from shoe clips to necklaces, pom poms and tassels truly are the trend of summer.

Quick Guide to Working with Cotton

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Cotton, the ideal summer fabric – It is created from the seed capsule of the cotton plant, it is resistant, skin-friendly and cooling. This natural fiber has become an integral part of our everyday life. Cotton can absorb up to 20 percent of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet, making it the ideal warm weather fabric.

Quick Tip: Invisible Zippers

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Delicate tops, feminine dresses: Sometimes nothing should distract from the cut of the pattern – not even a zipper! Here we show how easy it is to install the most common of zippers in BurdaStyle patterns, the invisible zipper…

Quick Guide to Working with Bouclé

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Bouclé – the name is derived from the French word “boucle”, which means “loop”. It is a textile classic and always turns into wonderful dresses, jackets, and even accessories! Read on to see the best ways to work with this dynamic material…

Quick Tip: Gathering for Success

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On skirts, dresses, blouses, and more, gathering adds swing to any outfit. Read on to see how to gather fabric perfectly even…

Quick Tip: Cover with Cork!

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Cork is a sturdy material that can easily be transformed into little sleeves to protect your headphones and business cards in your bag! Read on to download the free templates and sew them for yourself…

Quick Tip: Piping & Bias Finishing

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Whether on the lapel or neckline: piping and bias tape perfectly emphasizes seam lines, and finishes edges. We show how they are sewn here!

Quick Tip: Cutting Out Striped Fabric

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You love stripes? So do we – so here are some tricks on how to cut and sew so that everything goes perfectly and your stripes are beautifully matched!

Quick Guide to Working with Silk

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The fabric that shines! Fine shine, brilliant colors, comfortable to wear. Silk is the most luxurious of all natural fabrics – and yet shimmering beauty that is silk can be easy to work with a little sensitivity.

Needle Pointers!

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Long or short, sharp or blunt? We are shedding some light on the subject – because the correct hand stitching needle can make your next project even better…

Transform Fabric Scraps into Spring Napkins!

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Ecological and sustainable – more of it, please! Stop using disposable napkins and sew up your own using little scraps of fabrics, or just have a little yardage left from a project? Sew them up into fun napkins for your Springtime entertaining. Read on to see how to make…

Quick Guide to Working with Linen

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Linen – the classic summer fabric. From safari style to everyday chic, linen is coming back in a new way. Read on to see the best ways of working with and sewing linen fabrics…

Adjust for a Flat Bottom

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Do your new trousers form unattractive horizontal folds below the seat? This is caused by too much length here. We’ll show you how to professionally adjust for this, just read below…

Quick Tip: Add Shoulder Pads

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Want to add shoulder pads? Perfectly shaped shoulders give jackets and coats a professional look. Here we show you how to sew various shoulder pads in place…

Quick Guide to Working with Chiffon

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Chiffon – The fabric for summer dreams. As light as a feather and always a bit romantic, chiffon is the perfect fit for feminine favorites. Here we explain how to treat this fine fabric properly…

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