Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Sq., Manhattan)
$10 includes refreshments, purchase tickets here
The DIY trend is growing ever more popular as people turn to their sewing machines rather than the mall for new threads. At the head of the curve is BurdaStyle.com, the largest online community of fashion enthusiasts, sewers, and crafters, with more than 600,000 members. Now co-founder Nora Abousteit and creative director and Project Runway alum Alison Kelly share everything you need to know for a fashion-forward wardrobe in their new book, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook. Abousteit and Kelly will discuss how the concept came about and share fun stories as well as the inspiration behind the designs, patterns, and concepts presented in the book.