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We partnered with San Francisco’s haven for all things DIY, TechShop, for the official West Coast launch of The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

Guests could take party in activities ranging from a Make + Take booth with specially printed fabric from Spoonflower, wool felt slipper and bow tie tutorials with Britex Fabrics, fun and games with ModCloth, a fantastic LEGO jewelry booth with Instructables. Tasty snacks were provided by Creme Brulée Cart, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, and Cynically Delicious Cupcakes; photos by Ricki Ward and The Photo Boof!

BurdaStyle’s Partnership Manager, Carol Cho, poses in the PhotoBoof! with Mena Trott from The Sew Weekly.

Spoonflower fabrics was on hand with specially printed fabric for our Make + Take drawstring bag sewing tables.

Along with the Make + Take tables, party guest could also make felt slippers with Britex Fabrics and LEGO jewelry with Instructables.

Co-author (and BurdaStyle co-founder) Nora Abousteit signs a book for a young sewing fan.

Clockwise from left: BurdaStyle’s Nora Aboutseit, Carol Cho and Susan Juvet; fabric enthusiasts get a first-hand look at the beautiful offerings from Britex; the Instructables booth was packed all night long (and check out that amazing Lite Brite!).

Want to see more? Head over to our slideshow to check out all the pictures from our SF launch party and thanks to everyone who stopped by and made this event one of the highlights of 2011!


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    Dec 25, 2011, 09.39 PMby Dara McGinn

    I wish you would come to Techshop RDU. We love you.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.54 AMby bernieandi

    Looks so fun! I am looking forward to trying out the patterns from the burdastyle book. :)

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    Dec 22, 2011, 01.05 AMby notdeadredhead

    Jealous! X^D Looks like tons of fun! I had lots of Legos in my wedding back in May. Thus, Legos = totally awesome times!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 06.02 PMby squarebob

    yay its arrived at my aunties house for her to give to santa for me, all the way from new york yay roll on sunday x

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.18 PMby swankypot

    Do you plan on traveling to any other cities to launch the book? There are a lot of sewers and local designers in Nashville! :)

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    Dec 21, 2011, 03.36 PMby Kendra Jeffrey

    Oh I wish I could have been there! Any chance of a party in New England?!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 06.31 AMby monikapullerits

    Oh how i wish you would have had this party in February! I’m going to visit San Fransisco, Las Vegas and LA then :) Looks like lot of fun!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 10.48 PMby adriprints

    So jealous! Are you all going to have a launch party in Miami or Amsterdam any time soon? :D

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    Dec 20, 2011, 08.09 PMby Nona Varnado

    Come to NYC!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 07.39 PMby madebymeg

    you guys throw a great party!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 10.39 AMby Redsonia

    I wish I were there!

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