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If you’ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you.

Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think, and in their first book, BurdaStyle — the largest community of aspiring fashion designers and style-savvy sewers — will show you how. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials, five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag, and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe.

If you’ve never threaded a needle before, you’ll find essential information on setting up a studio, using your sewing machine and other tools, working with patterns, and getting the perfect fit. For experienced sewers, the book offer tips and tricks for mastering techniques, as well as tons of design inspiration from seventy-eight BurdaStyle members from all over the world. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.

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"The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook...sits at the other end of the sewing spectrum, providing inspiration for clothing designers and experienced sewers. BurdaStyle is a website for the fashion-oriented." Associated Press

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"A great new resource that is absolutely overflowing with information and inspiration." Craftzine.com

About the Author

Nora Abousteit is the cofounder of BurdaStyle. Previously she worked on the staff of Hurbert Burda and was part of the production team for the DLD conferences, as well as for several World Economic Forum events. She earned her first money by sewing as a teenager.

Alison Kelly is a fashion and jewelry designer for her label, Dahl. Alison was a contestant on the television series Project Runway (Season 3). As BurdaStyle’s creative director, she continues to fulfill her undying passion for sewing and DIY.

BurdaStyle.com is an all-encompassing resource for the global fashion and sewing community. Launched in 2007, the website offers copyright-free downloadable sewing patterns, step-by-step sewing tutorials, interaction with other people passionate about sewing, and much more. For more information visit BurdaStyle.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307586742
Author:
Nora Abousteit and Alison Kelly
Publisher:
Potter Craft
Author:
Abousteit, Nora
Author:
Kelly, Alison
Author:
Burdastyle
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
SPIRAL
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 4-C PHOTOS; 200 4-C ILLUS; 3 2-COLOR
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.53 x 9.47 x 1.02 in 2.44 lb

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