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The BurdaStyle team is so pumped for the November 1st release of The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

Creating this book has been such an incredible process and it seriously couldn’t have been done without YOU, our amazing community! The book cover gives a glimpse of the 78 projects by members (from 23 countries) which are featured in the book.

We started off asking our community how you envision a BurdaStyle book, there was an open call for member contributions, we announced the beginning of our work on the book, we took you behind the scenes on our photo shoot, and finally, we reached out for images of your sewing rooms.

On October 1st, we’ll be launching a dedicated book page on BurdaStyle.com for your viewing enjoyment! BurdaStyle.com/book (wait till October 1st!) will connect The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook with the community which made it possible! You’ll find a sneak peek of the inside pages, previews of the 5 master pattern designs, links to booksellers, an interactive list of all contributing members, and more!

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook features 5 master patterns and 10 step by step pattern variations (conceived by members), and over 70 project variations (also made by members). For those who buy a hard copy of the book, the patterns will be waiting for you in the envelope attached to the back cover (common practice among sewing books). For ebook customers, you’ll be able to download your patterns as PDFs (just like the patterns on BurdaStyle.com), using a code you’ll find in the ebook.

If you’re one of the 78 members who created a piece for the book: We’re still holding on to your garments for showing off at marketing opportunities. Don’t worry, we’ll be sending your beautiful creations back home!

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook will be available on November 1st wherever books and ebooks are sold.

For press inquiries, please contact cacullen@randomhouse.com


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    Oct 11, 2011, 03.45 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I hope I can find it here in NZ, I can’t wait to see my blouse on the model, it was a lot of fun to be involved :)

    PS: When you do eventually end our garments back please re-confirm our postal addresses with us, I am sure I ’m not the only member who has moved since contributing :)

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      Oct 17, 2011, 05.22 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey kaitui-kiwi,

      Yes, we will definitely be re confirming mailing addresses with those who participated. Thanks for the comment!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Oct 17, 2011, 07.59 PMby thecuriouskiwi

      Great! :) Can I get added to the contributors list on the book page too? I seem to have been missed, I’m guessing because my sign-in name got changed from kaitui_kiwi to kaitui-kiwi

      I really like the cool box that the others have on their profile, what a great way to showcase who was involved xx

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    Oct 7, 2011, 12.39 PMby lala86

    Hey! what happened with the sneak & peek page? the BurdaStyle.com/book page keeps bringing me here.. Please post it I can’t wait!!!!!

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    Oct 5, 2011, 12.09 PMby anajan

    Can’t wait to see the book. It was a pleasure to participate in creating it.

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    Oct 3, 2011, 03.01 PMby jinhan

    I want to get it !

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    Oct 3, 2011, 01.15 PMby lovetessie

    ooo want!

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    Sep 28, 2011, 04.51 AMby dj1

    i will have to check this out

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    Sep 25, 2011, 09.12 PMby Ooty Yaacobi

    can’t wait, thank you so much =)

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    Sep 21, 2011, 12.50 AMby juebejue

    cant wait! i will be buying this book as soon as its out!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 08.27 PMby cands2010

    Can’t wait!!!!!

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    Sep 17, 2011, 04.02 PMby nouvellegamine

    yay! this is on my amazon list! can’t wait for november 1st :D

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    Sep 15, 2011, 05.08 PMby gedwoods

    This is wonderful news. Remember the idea of a BurdaStyle book dates back several years – several members discussed the possibility way before this initiative came forward, but we decided it would be better as a “management initiative” than a “member initiative”, simply in terms of the costs involved in mounting it. It is super to have seen the book proposed, participation solicited, obtained, the book printed and now we’re almost there! Kudos to the management team, as well as all the participants. This was such a great idea! :)

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      Sep 16, 2011, 02.04 PMby burdastyle

      We’re so excited for everyone involved to get their hands on it! Creating this book was a massive group effort and we think it shows in the pages :)

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Sep 15, 2011, 09.29 AMby Laura Bolčina

    Yay, I can’t wait to get the book! :) And I’d love to take part in making of book #2! :)

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    Sep 14, 2011, 08.28 PMby lala86

    I’m on the cover!!!!! thanks BurdaStyle I love you all!!!!!

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      Sep 16, 2011, 02.02 PMby burdastyle

      :) Thanks for your contribution!

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    Sep 14, 2011, 02.41 PMby karne144

    I can’t wait to see this book, and how lovely of you to arrange a sneak peek on my birthday!!! I feel so honored :) lol I also love the cover – it’s so inspirational!

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    Sep 14, 2011, 11.36 AMby freakusbzzz

    When are you going to start the next one.. I’d love to be a part of it.

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      Sep 14, 2011, 02.32 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey freakusbzzz,

      Production is already very far along on book two, but I’ll let the project manager know that you’re interested in case any opportunities arise.

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      Sep 15, 2011, 12.39 AMby freakusbzzz

      oops. i repoted you as innapropriate.

      I’d LOVE that… if not book 3.

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    Sep 14, 2011, 10.29 AMby seemane

    Great news! I went to check out the UK Amazon site and sadly the book is not released here until mid-end of January 2012 (boo!). I might have to pay the extra cost of international shipping and get it from the US Amazon site instead.

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    Sep 14, 2011, 09.17 AMby Ruth Brown

    Oh how exciting. I love new sewing books. Reading, sewing & horseback riding….my three favorite hobbies.

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    Sep 14, 2011, 03.27 AMby corinneski

    I, too, love the cover. Can’t wait to see it on October 1. Hopefully, there will also be some info on how to get one’s hot little hands on a copy.

    Living in the land downunder, is it going to be available for worldwide distribution or am I going to be able to buy it on Amazon or some other site?

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      Sep 14, 2011, 02.28 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi corinneski,

      More “where to buy” info will be available on October 1st via the dedicated page.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Sep 13, 2011, 04.28 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I love the cover…it is reminiscent of the Lucky Magazine style books. This is so cool…I can’t wait to see the final book…pics of Casey of Elegant Musings posing with her project must be the secret project that she flew into NYC for recently.

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