Patterns Printed on Custom Fabric

Create one-of-a-kind embroidered garments using BurdaStyle digital patterns printed directly onto custom Spoonflower fabrics. There’s no need to print the pattern onto sheets of paper, tape them together and cut out your size. The size you need is digitally printed onto the fabric, along with a custom solid or print, allowing more time for sewing and embellishing and less time for prep.

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BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse

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BurdaStyle Cream Solid or BurdaStyle Geo White on Black + BurdaStyle Feathers on Black

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Cap Sleeve Blouse

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BurdaStyle Pink Geo & BurdaStyle Grey Solid

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BurdaStyle Mint Dress

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BurdaStyle Orange Water Color

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Boho Blouse

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BurdaStyle Boho Dots Navy & BurdaStyle Mint Solid

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Girl’s Sleeveless Dress

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BurdaStyle Pink Swirls + BurdaStyle Cream Solid

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Girl’s Pleated A-Line Dress

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BurdaStyle Spring Lotus & BurdaStyle Cream Solid

Customize your own BurdaStyle/Sprout pattern at sproutpatterns.com/burdastyle, where you can also upload fabric designs directly into your Spoonflower account. Share your creations on social media by adding #burdastyleforsprout to your post. 

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Project Runway Recap, Season 16: Finale, Part 2

Project Runway Recap, Season 16: Finale, Part 2

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Here we go! We finally discover who wins Project Runway after a grueling month of having too many designers as finalists.Screen Shot 2017 11 17 at 8.58.00 AM Project Runway Recap, Season 16: Finale, Part 2

photos courtesy of mylifetime.com.

I was convinced that Brandon would take home the prize, after winning so many individual competitions and Heidi drooling over all of his looks. I had such an aversion to his entire collection, though. Using all one fabric–even if it was dyed for an ombre effect–was just so boring! And so many of his looks had the exact same elements. There was nothing surprising about what he sent down the runway. Plus, he slept through most of his last working day and was overly confident. He was still supportive of his teammates and not a jerk about it…so I still like him…I just don’t like his clothes.

Here are his best and worst looks of the night, IMO.

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The only reason I chose the second pic as the worst look is because three looks went down the runway in the same top or pant or both, prior to this one, and I just couldn’t take it anymore. The first look was the best only because the model is so super cute!

Ayana’s collection was ok…until the final garment came out and WOW–what a stunner!

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I wanted to like her collection so badly–she was my top pick from the start of the show. But I just couldn’t get past the drab color palette and the ruffles. She claims that ruffles are her signature look…did I miss this from previous episodes? Do you think this is a flattering outfit (below)?

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When these two gals were side by side during the critique I just couldn’t imagine her winning it all. The pants are the only thing saving that second look. While Ayana did have some other cool pieces, she fell out of favor with me.

Margarita, on the other hand, was my favorite collection of the night. The color, the sunglasses, the hand beading, the different silhouettes, the music! Everything about it was fun, flirty and wearable by different shapes and sizes. Her first look was electric!

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I honestly couldn’t narrow it down to my favorite or least favorite. So here are a couple more looks.

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And O.M.Goodness, this jacket:

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She also gave Jasmine a bodysuit/swimsuit with a cover up and had her take off the skirt to show off her figure halfway down the runway. It was the most surprising moment of the entire show and Jasmine got a standing ovation!

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Jasmine modeling Margarita’s swimsuit

And then we have Kentaro. Let me just start off by saying that he used his melancholy dead-cat-inspired music to accompany his collection. The silence was deafening–mostly because I think everyone had no idea why he would make this such a somber event. Nina praised him for this–and said that silence from the crowd was a sign of an excellent collection!

His first look was neat, but I didn’t really think it was show-stopping, the way the judges did.

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Kentaro’s Nude Separates

Margarita was the first to go. I’m not even sure why. The judges liked her looks and told her how fabulous it was that she took risks. I think they were judging her on past performance rather on the current collection.

No one was more surprised that Brandon did NOT win than…Brandon. He ugly cried in the lounge after being told he was “out.” I was shocked and elated!

Then it was down to Ayana and Kentaro. I didn’t think Ayana’s collection had enough pizzaaz, other than her final look. And apparently neither did the judges. She was out.

So, Kentaro takes the win!

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Kentaro wins Project Runway Season 16

He was pretty surprised, and I was too. In the end he decided to do what he wanted instead of listening to the judges…except for the whole “make it cohesive” note. Still, I cannot believe the dead-cat music and somber runway feel took him to the top.

Another thing I cannot believe–the producers did not edit out footage of his parents coming onto the stage to congratulate him WHEN HIS DAD FELL OFF OF THE RUNWAY. Kind of embarrassing if you ask me. Why couldn’t they edit that out and make his family come out again? Were they going for comic relief? because it wasn’t funny–it was sad. I’ll never figure these producers out.

Next week they will air the special with all the designers back on the stage to talk smack about each other and reveal behind-the-scenes drama that wasn’t shown on the show (or was, as I’m sure we will hear all about the twins again and their sneaky cheating). Don’t worry–I won’t recap that episode. You’ll have to watch for yourself!

See you in January for Project Runway All-Stars!

 

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Easy Sewing Project + Great Gift For Kids

I fell in love with this project from Sew It All Volume 11 the first time I saw it. Something about the covered buttons as checkers just spoke to me, and I just knew I would eventually make it for myself.

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I waffled for a while on fabric — did I want to contrast something brightly colored with a neutral? Play with jewel tones and pastels? In the end, though, I settled on a collection from Robert Kaufman called Sound of the Woods in two colorways — Winter (blues) and Natural (tans).

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I chose the lowest volume of the Natural for the “linen/solid” squares of the checkerboard, and used a selection of the Winter prints for the “print” squares. I made a point of keeping all the trees going the same direction, just because I’m like that. I backed the checkerboard with a mid-range print from the Neutral colorway and bound it with a strip cut from the Winter colorway panel.

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I used the same concept on the carrying pouch, using the neutral panel for the solid parts and piecing the outside with strips of the various Winter prints. I was pleased with how easy the pouch was — even installing the zipper was a snap.

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I didn’t have any cording, but I did have a piece of almost tinsel-like trim that was shimmery white and I thought would coordinate well, so I used that in place of the cording the instructions called for. I knotted it a few times behind where it was attached and sewed with a .8 stitch over it for extra security. It’s firmly attached, but I discovered that it is too fine to knot like the cording — it’s really hard to untie the knot. So I added a small covered button from one of the Winter colorway prints (actually it matches the blue checkers) that I could wrap the tinsel around instead, which works to keep it closed but open easily.

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I really love the final look. I think it’s coolly elegant with its metallic silver accents, and it’s great for fall and winter. It was fun and quick to make — covering the buttons took the longest — and I think it would make a great gift for a travel and board game lover. I think I’m going to take this one on my holiday cruise this December!

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SIA11 2017 Cover 200 Easy Sewing Project + Great Gift For KidsFind the instructions for this and other great quick-gift projects in Sew It All Volume 11, on newsstands until November 27 and available in shopsewitall.com indefinitely.

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Gift Tags For Those That Sew – Free Printables!

You’ve spent hours, maybe even days on your handmade gift. The last thing you want to add is a skimpy mass produced, run-of-the-mill gift tag.

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Print these free printable gift tags out on your home or copy shop printer. Print them out on pretty, holiday colored card stock, attach to your creation and give them a handmade treasure they’ll remember for seasons to come.

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Happy Holidays from Sew News!

 Gift Tags For Those That Sew   Free Printables!
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Beatrix Top Sew Along, Week 1: Fabric Options

BeatrixFrontCover 300dpi 194x300 Beatrix Top Sew Along, Week 1: Fabric OptionsWelcome, friends, to the Beatrix Top Sew Along! I have to tell you, it is kind of fun putting together our sew along line-up. It’s always our goal to bring you a good mix of one-of-a-kind statement pieces, useful bags and tried and true basics that offer endless pattern hacking possibilities. Although there are plenty of design details that make this pattern unique, the Beatrix Top from Made by Rae is the epitome of basic with options. From fabric selection to custom sizing adjustments to creative hacks that wow, we can’t wait to walk you through this versatile pattern. If you haven’t yet, grab the pattern and let’s get started!

This week we’re talking fabric options…and this top offers plenty of them. The listed recommended fabrics include lightweight woven cottons and linen blends as follows:

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  • rayon challis
  • shot cotton
  • shirting
  • double gauze
  • lawn
  • broadcloth
  • lightweight chambray

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Nancy Zieman Loses Battle with Cancer

It is with tremendous sadness that we bring you the news of Nancy Zieman’s passing. It was a little more than two months ago that we learned of Nancy’s retirement due to health issues.

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Nancy was a dear friend, a true champion for the sewing industry and a great support of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, having contributed content for various issues over the years.

Nancy was a pioneer for sewing on television, and hosted Sewing with Nancy on PBS , debuting in 1982.

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You can learn more on Nancy’s website, how pass on her love of sewing, and where to send donations in her honor.

We will miss her terribly and welcome you to join us in thanking her for everything she’s done to further our sewing education.

Sew Long, Dear Friend

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Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!

Okay, I know last month I said Oct/Nov was my favorite…but I’m also absolutely loving the December 2017/January 2018 issue! Each year, our goal is to provide a good mix of holiday décor, quick gifts and festive (fancy!) party looks.

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Here are a few of my favorites:

  • The Sew News staff goes LBD! Enjoy a Little Black Dress pattern review.
  • Stitch up a surprisingly wearable velveteen mini skirt with edgy metallic zips, perfect for cool weather layering.SN11217 6 221x300 Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!
  • Stitch the perfect hostess apron set, with cute gingham accents and fabrics from Cotton and Steel.SN11217 2jpg 221x300 Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!
  • Make the perfect set of gift and giftcard holders with waxed canvas and pretty quilting cottons.SN11217 4 221x300 Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!
  • Embroidery and felt join forces in the cutest advent calendar with heartfelt activity prompts.SN1801 Circle of Joy 221x300 Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!
  • Piece an easy gnome table runner for the holidays.  Are gnomes officially trending or what? SN11217 3 221x300 Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!
  • Make a statement with a swingy high-low circle skirt – kind of our Pinterest dream come true, except it’s actually wearable.SN11217 5 221x300 Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!
  • All the bling – from sequins to metallic vegan leather to metallic transfers and more.

And so much more! We hope this issue keeps you inspired (and busy!) through the holiday season.

 Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!
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