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[UPDATE: 04/17/2013] – In June 2010 the former Burda website in English, was redirected to

We regret to report that the merger between BurdaStyle and Burda Fashion did not take place and BurdaStyle is unable to offer the same content as the former site. Please find the appropriate contacts below regarding information once available.

Burda envelope pattern customer support and sales:

- Germany:
- France:
- Italy:
- Russia:
- United States:

If you purchased a Burda envelope pattern in the United States and need support regarding your purchase, please contact Simplicity Patterns directly.

Simplicity Patterns customer support: Sharon Dorris,
Simplicity Patterns Co., Inc., 6050 Dana Way, Antioch, TN 37013

If you purchased your envelope pattern outside of the United States and/or need support for an issue beyond the purchase (including English instructions), please contact the Burda Fashion Factory for assistance.

Burda Fashion Factory customer support: Liliane Tricard, sells downloadable PDF sewing patterns only. Between 2007-2010 created a collection of exclusive PDF patterns from their NY office and in 2010 the team ceased pattern production and began selling PDF patterns by burda style magazine, which are under separate copyright laws. does not offer customer support for patterns not available on the site.

If you have any feedback related to burda style magazine’s editorial content and/or pattern collection design please contact the magazine directly.

burda style magazine customer support:

If you have any questions about, please visit our FAQ page.

On June 2, 2010 users will be redirected to

Like Burda Fashion, BurdaStyle is a vibrant community filled with chic and stylish sewing patterns, a large collection of sewing tips and tricks, and a fantastic selection of frequently-updated user creations for you to see and contribute to.

In order to take advantage of our community, we encourage you to join. Registration is absolutely free! In the upcoming weeks, many of the relevant Burda Fashion patterns and how-tos will be migrated to our site. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look around and enjoy all that we offer. Here are some of the highlights:

- BurdaStyle offers over 250 downloadable, copyright-free patterns, in a variety of skill levels and tastes! Additionally, we are now featuring a collection of burda style magazine patterns, with 50 new patterns added each month. For information on how to download, buy and print our patterns, please go here.
Beginning Wednesday, June 2nd, the English version of will be redirected to If you are a Burda Fashion member, welcome to our community!

- We encourage user variations and love seeing them posted on the site! Visit our Project section to view the latest uploads, and submit your latest sewing creations! Users can also upload their own Patterns onto the site, and share their creative knowledge by uploading their own Techniques!

- Similar to Burda Fashion, each BurdaStyle member has their own profile! Store an organized collection of all your favorite patterns, projects and techniques, maintain your very own sewing studio, update your activity feed and much more!

- Like Burda Fashion’s F@shionpedia, we have a comprehensive Terms section detailing key sewing words and definitions. Learn about everything from Alpaca to Zippered pockets!

- Like the Burda Fashion newsletter, we offer a weekly newsletter updating you on the latest BurdaStyle news, including our featured project of the week. If you haven’t done so, we encourage you to subscribe! See the subscription form on the right-hand side of our homepage.

- Our BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs, a worldwide, offline extension of our online community, is a great way to find sewing motivation and like-minded people right in your neighborhood! [Updated 7/15/2011] Discover how you can connect with over 260 sewing clubs around the world, or form one of your own. And check out our growing Resource Map, a collection of recommended sewing-related businesses all over the world, and contribute your favorite shops today!

- If you have any questions regarding our patterns or other site content, our excellent Discussion section (similar to the Burda Fashion forum) is a great place to look for help. Our members have a huge collective knowledge of all things sewing-related, and chances are if you have questions or trouble, someone else might too!

These are just a few of the things we offer here, and we are so happy that Burda Fashion members will be joining us to add even more ideas and inspiration into the mix. For any further assistance, feel free to send us an e-mail to our Customer Support team at Answers[at]BurdaStyle[dot[com].


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    Jul 9, 2010, 08.45 AMby patobb

    First of all. Has BurdaStyle site anything to do with Burda Magazine? Because this is crucial… If not, only complaints directed to the style and shape of the site have place here. I have complaints regarding the site AND the mag.

    I am so upset. Not only english speaking people are having trouble. Spanish speaking people too. Our version of the mag just changed to BurdaStyle too, in the meantime we lost november 2009 edition (it was not edited in Spanish) and they tried to convince us that the November-december 2009 was the substitute (it was just December´s edition!) and now this!!!!!!!!!!!! Outrageous.

    We do not have a spanish site either. I always browsed everything in the English site. Burda Fashion of course. Burda Style was meant for a totally different stuff!!!

    I miss the mag archives, which I used to browse through the earlier editions just to avoid using my paper copies (Oh yes, I am a devoted fan, buying Burda since I was 13 years old and now I am 46). I miss the way you could browse through the new editions of Burda. I don´t like the new style but this is just a cosmetic change.

    I have not had the opportunity of “wrecking” in the new pattern sheets (we still have the 8 sheets version in Argentina, as the last issue we got was January 2010 in the capital, I live in a small town and the last issue we got was October 2009). But I was so uset to the nightmare of tracing patterns in the old old old sheets that this would be nothing compared to the other significant changes that the mag suffered.

    But why on Earth there is no Spanish site for us?

    I feel totally disappointed.

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    Jul 8, 2010, 12.09 PMby marwa2000

    hi I agree with what the others have said. I likes both sites and rather have it that way but if we can only have 1 site please fix this site and make it more user friendly. I liked that I could look at the magazine and archives at burdafashion, please add that here. It would have been better to add the content here first before removing the burda fashion site.

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    Jun 24, 2010, 04.00 AMby africalive

    Burdastyle folks- you know very well that the old links in English to Burda Fashion Mag are still online, though hidden. Why not make this info public? You’re tripping…

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    Jun 22, 2010, 06.12 PMby gypsylov1

    i wanted to download the patterns from easy fashion… its in German, i understand a bit of German and sew well enough to figure out the pattern, but when i go to download it puts my stuff in a cart even though its free. so then it makes me set up an account in German… help i want to be able to print these patterns out but i guess i don’t understand enough German to get to the actual download :(

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    Jun 18, 2010, 07.15 AMby gabriellestanley

    It is really really disappointing not to be able to find patterns by catalogue as I used to. Someone was asking about making up a particular pattern and there is no way to find the technical drawing. You have really annoyed me and made it less likely for me to buy Burda patterns in future.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 01.10 PMby jacqueline smith

    what a freaking disaster!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 05.47 PMby anastasi5

    This is really disappointing! I liked for magazine previews and pattern downloads. I hope I can figure out the German in the time being.

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    Jun 15, 2010, 02.39 AMby Natalia *

    I am not as displeased as others about this migration, since I wasn’t a huge BurdaFashion visitor. I do, however, find it very annoying that I get tons of “activity notification” emails about BurdaFashion patterns being uploaded. I find it clutters my inbox, and its rather irritating. Also, if you’re going to upload all these new projects, at least have more than one photo of them. How are we supposed to determine if we like the pattern or not, if theres one photo in which the garment isn’t even displayed to its fullest?! As a novice sewer, its difficult for me to picture complete garments using only the technical drawings, so more photos would be great.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 01.40 PMby mynameisdavid

    Hi Grannyg_nz,

    We definitely understand your frustration. We are working hard to ensure that you can view the magazine issues you need, and will try to establish a better communication system for your pattern inquiries.


    David @ BurdaStyle

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      Feb 2, 2011, 04.38 AMby steph1230

      Well, I’m writing this on Feb. 2, 2011, and it looks like this is the last reply from anyone at Burda.

      Are you guys still in business? What the heck is going on?

      Judging by the number of comments, your Silence is doing you NO GOOD.

      Give us SOMETHING.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 04.23 AMby grannygnz

    i cannot believe the amount of frustration i’ve had in the last week – all I’ve wanted to do is view the magazines!! and I kept getting redirected here with no inkling as to why until I added “re-direct” to the search terms – how many other people are out there becoming frustrated?

    As much as I love the patterns from the magazines, there is so much frustration involved, first It takes 3 months for them to get to the shops here in NZ. Second I’ve tried subscribing but when and if I get responses it is in German (despite my request going through to international english dept), I’ve tried buying archive copies from the websites – unable to order for anything being shipped to NZ. AAAARGGGh

    I just want to sew!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 01.21 PMby missmaryann


    I won’t write about what I don’t like about this new merge but I will write about what I really miss and would like to see here on Burda Style.

    What I really loved about Burda Fashion is that I was able to view the magazine and see the patterns from the magazine and the black outline version of it.

    I like the way the online magazine pages can be turned to view the contents( you can see this particular feature in the Burda Sweden site)

    Viewing the magazine and seeing the patterns for the current issue (and also with the past issues) was very useful so that I could decide to go and buy the current issue, upcoming issue, or order back issues.

    Also, the current “trends” was sometimes available to read. I really liked that.

    This is all that I can think of right now. I hope that these features will be integrated into this site.

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      Jun 11, 2010, 02.38 PMby alden

      Thanks for your input! we will do our best

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    Jun 11, 2010, 12.54 PMby africalive

    This is all a big mess. The English burdastyle site is a pale comparison to the European language ones. And btw, can I mention I hate taping downloaded patterns together? It’s a waste of paper, time, tape, money. Plus, I still have to make lots of adjustments for my personal measurements. I suspect that in the online pattern wars, two techniques will win:

    1) Drafting by hand from personal measurements. This is a popular technique in Japanese sewing mags and it works.

    2) Downloading of sewing patterns tweaked to custom measurements. The software is improving and everyone would rather have a custom fit if they go to the trouble of taping paper together.

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    Jun 11, 2010, 12.50 AMby donnasueg

    I really don,t like this change.I enjoyed both sites but would prefer they be separate.

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    Jun 9, 2010, 09.30 AMby analogue

    As a user of both the burdastyle and burdafashion websites and a long time reader of Burda magazine I’d like to add my concerns to the list.

    Alden, the decision to redirect the burdafashion site at this point was obviously out of your hands and I don’t doubt that you’re working really hard to transfer content. Of course I appreciate your efforts, but I’m sure you can understand people’s frustrations about the poorly handled transition. Repeating the same reply to everybody’s posts really isn’t good enough though. People’s individual concerns aren’t being addressed and it is unclear which parts of the burdafashion site will be transferred and which aren’t. You ask which parts people would like to see transferred, but it seems obvious from almost everybody’s answers that they want ALL of them.

    I’d also like to echo Auntchelle’s concerns about the direction the magazine is going in, an important point you did not address in your reply to her. I too have noticed a decline in quality and agree with all her points about this. The changes in the magazine and the unfortunate way the site was handled really don’t instill confidence in me and make me worry about the future of Burda, both online and offline.

    Please do not take this personally, like I said, I do appreciate all the work you’re putting in and the stress you must be under. I also really like the idea of the Burdastyle community / OpensourceSewing, which has been a great inspiration to me and no doubt many others, but the site is just not optimal yet and is a very different concept to Burdafashion. I’m not saying the content of both sites can’t be incorporated in one megasite, but the way it’s being handled has unfortunately just been inadequate, with many readers missing out on their favourite website. Perhaps you can make someone at Burda who can fully address people’s concerns aware of our issues. Maybe they could come on this blog and and answer questions?

    Thank you for listening!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 06.17 PMby alden

      Hi Analogue,
      I didn’t mean to reply the same thing to what everyone is saying, though most people are generally expressing the same opinion. i want everyone to know that we are hearing them, positive negative and otherwise.

      With a change like this there are may cogs in play and we are working through them. As of right now we are keeping you all abreast of what we know and where we are in this transfer, What we can say now is that we are sorry that we weren’t able to prepare for the transfer in a way that we would have liked.

      Burda fashion was an amazing site and one that was very different than BurdaStyle, they spoke to different audiences and had different purposes. What we are doing now is trying to find a happy medium where we can have the archive, articles, patterns and social media all together. That is the goal, it will happen soon but we cannot give you a firm date at this moment. Just know that our team is working as fast as we can. please feel free to message me with any concerns that you have and i will get back to you.

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    Jun 9, 2010, 02.13 AMby zrinka

    I I was really disappointed today when I was redirected to this site. I read through all the comments and what worries me the most are responses from “Alden”… “we are listening and working really hard on adding the content to this site, etc…”

    Does this mean that the burda fashion site will go away? If so, I think this is a BIG MISTAKE. These two sites were COMPLETELY different. Burda fashion was a magazine site and should have stayed that. I loved previewing magazines, and browsing old issues (even though I have many of them).

    You cannot simply point to another site without warning or explanation and definitely NOT if the content has not been transferred. This is ridiculous. Even if this does mean that the two sites will be merged you cannot do it without a plan of what is going to go where. And my biggest concern is that Burda Style will get so big it will be unmanageable. I am afraid that you will be loosing readers and members – starting with me.

    I do have to say that this makes me really upset. I have been a reader of Burda for many, many, years. My mother still has issues bought by my grandmother, long ago. I used the burda fashion site long before burda style came along. A change like this… not just that it hasn’t been really thought through, it has been handled really poorly from the technical side – I am sorry to say – but a high-schooler would have handled this better.

    If you are still “thinking” about what to put where, and “working hard” on transferring content in “the next few months”, AND are not planning on maintaining burda fashion… then at least leave the burda fashion site up UNTIL all is moved and burda style is up and RUNNING properly.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 02.25 AMby zrinka

      by the way… has the link to the magazine page as well as archives (from the magazine page). They don’t go back further than January 2009, but at least it seams they are working on it. Why has that not been done on the english site, I cannot understand!
      Here is the 2009 archive page:

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      Jun 9, 2010, 06.30 PMby alden

      Hi Zrinka,
      WE are sorry you feel this way, as you can see in my reply to analogue, we weren’t able to prepare for this transition in a way we would have liked and we are sorry for this.

      We are keeping you all up to date on this move and how we are going forward. WE are hearing your concerns and we are doing the best we can to address them. As soon as we have more concrete information for you, we will share it.

      I know that the sites were completely different and served different functions, there is no question about that. Where we are now is moving forward and creating a site that embodies the best aspects of both.

      please feel free to message me if you have any concerns or questions and i will do my best to answer you

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    Jun 8, 2010, 09.03 PMby lyndybin

    Online Editing + Project Head Daniela Rühl E-Mail:

    Write to Daniela and tell her what you think about the loss of the english version

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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.36 PMby lyndybin

    Why did you change what was successful?

    In the midst of our busy lives and jobs, it was like ‘coming home’ to comfort, something we knew, something familiar. We knew what to expect. We were at ease with the Burdamode site. Every month we waited, in anticipation, for the first peek of next month’s magazine. We could see the fashion shows if we clicked onto the German site at the bottom. It was easy to maneuver around. We loved it!

    It is now gone. You have left a lot of very loyal and enthusiastic customers hanging and restless and unhappy.

    You ask what we want? Bring back our site.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.01 PMby flexareta

    I agree with most comments. According to my opinion this is unlucky change. I feel that sewing community on the internet is already veryreally small and every well-made webpage is like a base in the sewing war-field. Personally I used for looking through the new magazine issues trying to decide if I’ll buy it or not. I’m also going to miss DIY ideas. And what about some free patterns from Burda Easy? There was a lot to read and get from that page and I’m little bit worried how you want to transfer all of that here. And yes I am a person who likes rules in life and mostly I hate sudden changes. And personally I don’t think this is a good change, seems to me like another business step without even care of readers.

    Wish you luck dealing with sudden changes…

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