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100% Handmade | BurdaStyle November 2015

The latest BurdaStyle November 2015 edition is brimming with cool, classic pieces to help you create a timeless new look this Autumn/Winter. Featuring 18 free patterns and 58 different styles worth £69 – this month’s magazine is an absolute steal at only £4.99! Collections include – Winter Flowers, Cool Classics and retro charm so whatever your style, you can look […]

How to Create a Beehive Hairstyle | Easy Hair Tutorial

  Create a Beehive Hairstyle: 11 easy steps How to Create a Beehive Hairstyle The beehive updo is relatively straightforward to attempt yourself but is perhaps easier if you have another pair of hands to help you. Make sure your hair is clean and brushed through. Heat your tongs to the correct temperature for your hair […]

BurdaStyle UK Magazine | February 2015

Get the new BurdaStyle UK magazine for the latest in dressmaking patterns and ideas. Includes 15 free patterns for on trend spring fashions, a plus size fashion special and beautiful Communion outfits for boys and girls. Spring is coming!  The evenings are starting to lengthen and spring is around the corner. The latest issue of […]

Personalise Your Wardrobe | How To Choose Fabrics

When sewing your own clothes, you’ll want to choose fabrics that work well together and reflect your personality. Combining fabrics and getting the right balance for your garments can be tricky, but we’ve found some great advice in new book How To Choose Fabrics… There are lots of guidelines to take into account when selecting […]

Essential resources from

So, you’ve worked out your Burda size, downloaded, printed and assembled a pattern, and now it’s time to get started! But wait… is there more to this fashion sewing business than you bargained for? Fear not, the sewing community at have assembled a HUGE library of resources to help you with just about every […]

How to add seam allowance

The seam allowance is the area between the stitching and raw, cut edge of the fabric. None of the patterns on or in burda style magazine have seam allowance included – the line shown on the pattern is the stitching line. So you will need to add it before cutting your fabric. The most […]