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Base Drawing!

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Hey everyone check out out newest how to on how to use a technical figurine (croqui) to create drawing flats!

Sewing Universe News Feed: 3 April 2008

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A new magazine has hit the newsstands this spring, Make It Mine. Not only does it have great ideas for making edgy accessories, but this issue gives the readers a challenge – Transform anything into a fantastic purse! You’ll need to become a registered user to submit (and vote for your favorite) your creation, but if you’re one of the top 3 designers, you’ll get a $75 Visa gift card. Read here for more information on the contest rules.

Featured Member: Susisonne

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I’m living in Karlsruhe in the south of Germany. I grew up next to here and moved to Karlsruhe for my studies.

Sewing Universe News Feed: 2 April 2008

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We all know that it’s the little finishing details that really pull a project together, but if hand stitching and finishing scares you, check out Make it Mine’s Sewing Basics Videos. You can watch online demonstrations of the blindstitch, backstitch and slip stitch and more, and see there’s really no need to fear hand work.

NEW FEATURE ON BURDASTYLE

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BurdaStyle defeats April’s nasty onslaught and proudly presents two exciting news upfront. First and foremost: we finally, finally swept another old bug out of the system – the searching tool is now freshly greased and running more smoothly than a cat could purr. Secondly: we are thrilled to announce a new feature we added to our site: virtual post-its. Born from a minor misfortune, i.e. a burnt Talea coat, was the idea of giving the visual splendor of our users’ creation a mode of verbal expression. So BurdaStyle picks up the hint and starts dropping notes: click the “ADD NOTE” bar under each creation to tag a spot in the photo and leave your comment with it – whether you have advice, a comment or an anecdote to share. After all, every piece of self-made fashion has a story to tell – so go ahead and give it some subtitles.

April Fools!

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April Fools! We are so sad to say it, but there will be no cookies and fun gum weekly blog. Yet again we were so impressed with the quality of the writing and the thought that went into your submissions, you made us wish that this blog really did exist!!! Here are some excerpts from our favorite submissions:

Etsy.com talks DIY Bridal!!

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Our friends at Etsy.com have weddings on the brain!! Today, the Storque blogs about Handmade Weddings: DIY & Refashioned Dresses. Our very own Benedikta contributes to the article, making pattern, variation, and fabric suggestions. You, our BurdaStyle community, even gets a shout-out as the friendly and helpful resource that you are!

So head on over to the Storque. Hopefully you’ll get some inspiration for your next creation, variation, or even wedding dress!

Sewing Universe News Feed: 1 April 2008

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If you have a fresh, new sewing tutorial brewing in your head, April may be the time to perfect it and post it to your blog or Flickr. Sew, Mama, Sew! is having a Tutorial Contest beginning April 1. Read more information on their blog about how to enter, and what you could win.

Letter From the Editors: Cookies and Fun Gum

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Hi everyone!

So I have some bad news, the new pattern is not going to be posted today. I know, I know… but fear not, there is also some good news! The pattern for super cool high waisted pants are going up on the site tomorrow, ready for your downloading pleasure! We really are excited to see what you guys do with this pattern.

Sewing Universe News Feed: 30 March 2008

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I had a love\hate relationship with the super stiff (yet remarkably flexible) interfacing known as Timtex. While I despised working with this stabilizer (it was a tad bit harder to sew and required extra trimming around edges for sharp corners), I knew it was essential to making professional looking bags, hats, and even fabric boxes. Now ,I find out that the company that produced Timtex is no longer able to manufacture the product due to a sudden shutdown of their facility sometime late last year (I’ve read that they are attempting to find someone else to produce their stabilizer, but until then what you are able to find in stores and on the internet is that last remains of their product). What’s a girl to do now? This article has some great options that might just help you find a replacement the next time your project calls for Timtex.

Sewing Universe News Feed: 28 March 2008

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In the latest CRAFT Video Podcast, Natalie Zee Drieu takes us on a video tour of Season Two Project Runway, Chole Dao. You’ll get to see results of her work from sketches to completed garments, and hear tips like the ever-important detail of fine pressing. [CRAFT]

Understanding The Needle

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None of us would be where we are without these! They are the key ingredient to the success of sewing!! They are the workhorses of any sewer, and we would all feel very naked without them!!! Without a doubt, one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind!!!! Ok, ok I’ll stop. But seriously, these are the most important, under appreciated tools of our trade! Though they are often the source of frustration, maybe even the cause of a tear to be shed, needles can be our friends. Like anything, appreciate their limits and they will excel at their job.

Featured Member: Ceregana

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I am originally from Sofia, Bulgaria. I live since 2000 in Kassel – a middle size city in Germany. I came here to study architecture and I almost did the distance. My last exam is in march, so there is a limited number of sewing sessions till then.

Sewing Universe News Feed: 27 March 2008

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Please pardon the pun, but if your sewing machine has been bugging you, perhaps you can pass it on to sculptor Christopher Conte. His amazing works of art – which include delicately gorgeous insects – are made with, among other things, sewing machine parts. Looking at his pieces of work is like a fun scavenger hunt. The presser foot in the spider above is obvious, but what other parts can you find in his work? [via]

Easter Egg Hunt Winners!!!

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We hope you all had a lovely Easter: that the Bunny brought you some chocolate, you got to wear a pretty dress, kiss some loved ones, and enjoy a little sunshine. Judging from our Inbox, many of you got into the Easter spirit by partaking in our very own BurdaStyle Egg Hunt! Many of you found all 10 eggs—Congratulations! Instead of a hat, we drew our three winners from an Easter basket, and they are: First place, kallers; Second Place, ziancabug; Third Place, charlotte287. The Easter Bunny and BurdaStyle are putting $100, $50, and $25 fabric vouchers in our winners’ baskets. Congrats to the big winners, and thanks so much to the rest of you for participating in our Egg Hunt. It would be no fun with out you!

Even though the Hunt is over, we know some of you still want to know where those last pesky eggs were hiding. Here they are:

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Sewpedia: Duck
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Blog: Letters from the Editors: Love Thy Member
Blog: Letters From the Editors: Sharing Secrets
Blog: Featured Member: ClaireLovesToSew
Blog: Sewing & Art: The Aeolian Bike Ride

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