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December 2012

Vintage-Inspired Fashion Trends from BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern

Every generation inspires the next. From the drop-waist silhouettes of the 1920s to a bustier dress that recalls Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” 1980s, BurdaStyle’s new book reinterprets the looks that made fashion history.

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Linen Scarf Project from Boyfriend Sweaters by Bruce Weinstein

Popular knitwear designer (and cook) Bruce Weinstein bridges the gender gap in his new book Boyfriend Sweaters by offering 19 boyfriend sweaters and accessories that are uber-comfortable, stylish, and sized to fit men and women. We are thrilled to present the Linen Scarf or Wrap project from Boyfriend Sweaters. Try the scarf for a masculine look or the wrap for a longer, more feminine accessory.

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CrafterNews Gift Guide 2012

In keeping with CrafterNews tradition, we’re thrilled to present you with our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. In this crafty guide, we’re offering up our suggestions for the top craft books for all the makers on your list.

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Chicks Gone Wild: Checking in With the Cover Stars of Knitted Farm Animals

Earlier this year, we gave you the opportunity to choose which animal would appear on the cover of Sarah Keen’s Knitted Farm Animals. The knitters spoke and the clear winners were the chicken and its chicks! Well, the chickens have been busy since their launch to cover stardom. Find out exactly what they’ve been up to since their big cover debut.

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Exclusive Turban Headband Pattern from BurdaStyle

BurdaStyle’s highly anticipated second book, BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern hits bookstores Dec. 11. As a thank you to all of their faithful fans, BurdaStyle has designed a Turban Headband pattern exclusively for people who preorder BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern.

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Join Our Authors this Winter for Workshops, Classes, and More

Cold winter months are perfect for crafting, whether you’re getting around to a pattern you’ve wanted to try, finishing a big project, or learning a new skill. No matter what your plans are, be sure to check out what our favorite authors are up to in the coming months! They will be traveling all around the country to lecture, teach workshops, and meet with fans, and they may be coming to a place near you.

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