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Guest Post from Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Funeral Dress

When Susan Gregg Gilmore set out to write The Funeral Dress, she decided to learn a bit about sewing so she could better portray—and understand—her character’s project. She shared this process with us.

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Ask the Experts: Timesaving Sewing Secrets

For you sewing enthusiasts, we’ve rounded up some of the best-kept secrets from renowned designers, authors, and bloggers on how they save time without cutting corners or sacrificing quality.

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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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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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A Potluck Thanksgiving from Jamie Lau, Co-author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern

In the third installment of our “Thanksgiving Memories” series, we’re excited to present an anecdote from Jamie Lau, co-author of the forthcoming book, BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, which hits bookstores December 11.

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Fall Craft Party with Brooklyn Craft Farm

I was at a summertime party a few months ago when I met the lovely and talented Julie Fishoff of Brooklyn Craft Farm. When she told me that she hosts crafting parties for kids and adults, I couldn’t wait to organize my own party with her.

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A Jazz Age Dress from BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern

One of the major perks of working at Potter Craft is having access to patterns and project instructions before they even hit the bookshelves. So I’m pleased to share with you a sneak peak of this pattern from BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, which will be out in stores this December!

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Look What YOU Made: Dorothy Apron from Sew What You Love

Last year, I was handed down my grandmother’s sewing machine. It took me a while to work up the courage to embark on my first project because of the limited space in my apartment and the fact that I hadn’t used a sewing machine since I was seven. When she passed away a few months later, I came back to sewing as a way to connect with her.

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Free Project: Handmade Gift Idea for the Graduate

Graduation season has begun and it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for the graduates in your life. While customary gifts such as laptops and good-old-fashioned money are always appreciated, we’d like to offer a unique, handmade alternative.

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A Field Guide to Identifying Embroidery with Alicia Paulson

Alicia Paulson guides us through this sewn, stitched, and embellished terrain with a handy guide to identifying three of the most popular types of embroidery, with tips on what type of fabrics, threads, and needles to choose for each category of craft.

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