Burda Style is another wonderful site I found while trolling the internet for beginner sewing patterns. Burda Style is from Burda Fashion, a German magazine that contained the patterns for their featured fashions. BurdaStyle.com used to be BurdaFashion.com.
They have lovely tutorials, project ideas, and patterns (some free!) to browse through and boasts a large online community where members can post their latest projects and share ideas. It also features many great projects posted by its members. It’s also a wonderful place for design ideas and inspiration! Heart it!
Some other thriving online communities for sewing, crafts, and more: