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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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    Jun 8, 2010, 07.01 PMby calendar

    Hmm I think the decision to get rid of Burda fashion is a surprising one, but I don’t think it was the decision of BurdaStyle, but rather the parent company Hubert Burda to consolidate to cut costs, given that there are 2 websites in English. (I don’t know for sure, but that is what makes sense to me). I don’t think all this blame should be heaped on, but there is no where else for all the BurdaFashion users to complain. I used the Burdafashion website to look at archives and get free patterns, so I am disappointed that these are now gone. I hope you will be integrating these features to Burdastyle. I think the reason that the website users are so disappointed is because they were not consulted in anyway, and this transition happened before the Burdastyle website was ready for it. Umm I guess I am trying to say that I still am very fond of Burdastyle (even tho im not very active bc of computer probs) and that I hope in the future, whoever on the higher levels that makes these decisions, cares more about the users of the website.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.31 PMby alden

      Thanks Calendar,
      It was avery quick transition and we are working very hard to get the most beloved parts of burdafashion onto BurdaStyle

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.08 PMby lincee

    My previous post is a question and an answer would be appreciated.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.06 PMby lincee

    SO, is anyone going to explain what is going on? Is the Burda Envelope Pattern Catalog going to be visible at this site? Ever? That’s a yes or no question. Are the Burda Magazine Archives going to be available at this site? Ever? Also, yes or no question. We deserve a reasonable and respectful response.

    I forgot to check the box that says this is a question.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.02 PMby depiction

    I’m primarily a burda-style user and I agree that the two websites are different in function and should’ve been integrated before the change came. Bad move Burda. The archives on BF are amazing and it would be a shame to loose that. Burda-style is not near as user-friendly and search-friendly and the organization of the patterns and the dimished free content here is disappointing. Please listen to your member-feedback, both burda fashion and burda style memberships.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.28 PMby alden

      We are listening! WE promise! please let us know what would make you feel more comfortable when on BurdaStyle and we will do our best to accommodate it

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    Jun 7, 2010, 06.24 PMby hannnc

    I’m glad some of the burda magazine patterns are available on here as I was always sad when a member used one of those patterns and i couldn’t get it too. I like that while we’re merging, our community is getting bigger. I always found burda fashions layout not as easy to use as burda style, but then again i wasn’t a regular to BF so ill leave it up to others to talk about.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.27 PMby bex81

    So very disappointed Burda. Your archive of current/past issues was extremely useful, and we can’t even view your latest patterns online in an easy format (my nearest sewing-shop is 35km away, and i’m not going there just to browse) – BurdaStyle is a pain, I hardly ever use it!

    Consultation with your customer-base would have been a good idea, as opposed to forcing a change upon us. It feels like the change is more about improving your bottom line (its cheaper perhaps not to have 2 sites) instead of improving your customer’s experience.

    Hmmm – at least Vogue, Simplicity etc have more-user friendly websites. Not sure I can be bothered hunting through your content to find what I want (harsh, but true, sorry).

    Hope you guys take on your customer’s feedback.


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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.25 PMby gedwoods

    Although also a member of BurdaFashion, I have always primarily inhabited BurdaStyle – I only occasionally consulted I’m sorry the BF community feels it has been steamrollered into joining the BS community and I sympathize with the arguments given.

    I would like to say, however, that as a stalwart BurdaStyle member, I hope BF members will choose to stay on and join our community and welcome those that wish to do so – I cannot see how BurdaStyle members can lose by having a whole lot of new “faces” around with their own priorities and interests! Please do feel welcome “over here”!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 07.55 PMby elham

    i rather to use german version, however i do not know german, i’m member of both sites and i’m completely agree that they are soooooooo different, it’s just not about archives, it seems that BF redirected to NOTHING, and it must not be a decision made by a person, something more must be behind it, i’m agree that the quality of patterns was not good enough in last months magazines, the patterns were really repetitive, i didn’t use BS from when they changed it, it seems in that time they changed a useful little site to usefulness a bit bigger site, and now they think that we are as stupid as they are by doing this and name it redirecting, i am not worry about english version of magazine ‘cause i use turkish, and i’m not expecting anyone here to answer us, if it was important for them they ask us first and then do such a change..

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    Jun 5, 2010, 02.35 PMby mrsb-h

    I don’t understand how anyone – including Burda – will benefit from this change. If, like me, you live in the UK (although Im pretty certain this applies to other countries as well), you will have been dismayed at the closure of fabric stores over the years. Buying the patterns online softened the blow a little bit. I will now have to rely on the very limited supply of my lovely but small local fabric shop, or traipse into London so that I have a wider choice at a mainstream store like John Lewis. I will get fed up with this and Burda will lose money – who has won in this situation?

    BurdaStyle is fine for what it is, but it is not a substitute in any way, shape or form. You still have to pay for the patterns, but they don’t work properly and (as I recently found out), if they disappear from your account (because of a fault at Burda’s end), Burda do not restore them.

    It also doesn’t help that the sizing of the patterns on BS are a completely work of fiction. According to your size chart, I am a UK size 22!! In real life, standing in the flesh, I am a UK size 16. So I never know how much fabric to buy and I spend as much on a free pattern as I do on a printed one, but I have to pay to print it out and then spend hours doing a jigsaw with it so that I can actually use it. When I do get to use it, I then spend hours having to adjust everything so that it fits me.

    I cannot see any benefit to this change. I also think that BS are extremely rude for not answering people’s questions properly. One post from someone who provides no information is not acceptable.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.26 PMby alden

      Hi Mrs BH,
      What patterns have disappeared? if this is the case we are more than happy to fix the situation for you.
      Please let me know what questions you have and i would love to answer them

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    Jun 5, 2010, 06.47 AMby crescentaluna

    Chiming in to agree. I have been a BS member for quite a while but spent MUCH more time at Burda Fashion. The archives are sorely missed. Seems to me that BS is losing its DIY vibe and becoming fashion-industry-oriented while WOF (you’ll always be WOF to me!) is – gone? I think most all of us Burda Fashion habitués knew good and well what was at BS and preferred BF. So, Burda corporate – hope you’ll hear our roar! You DO know how much back issues go for on the ’Bay, right? We Burda addicts are happy to pay for our BF fix. Please, keep us happy.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 06.29 PMby karmicnewt

    So, now I need to know. Is this a sign? Are they dropping the English language version of Burda Moden and Burda Plus? Or they just going to make the Burda Style magazine something different than a translation of Burda Moden? What about the printed patterns in the stores? Does anyone have any information about this? I am an avid purchaser of both of the magazines (regular and plus) and of the printed patterns.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 05.56 PMby Johanna Lu

    There is still a quick option on the Scandinavian site if want to look at the styles in Burda magazine The layout is easier to navigate than on the German site though the info is less thorough.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 05.51 PMby aelfsige

    I am a UK resident and I never knew Burda Style existed, as I always used Burda Fashion. It was nice to have access to a sewing website that was not American, to look at patterns and ideas. As an occasional user and not signed up at the time, I was only aware of the change from Burda Fashion to Burda Style today (i’ve only signed up to voice my severe vexation at the stupidy of such a move from a sensibly laid out site, to a complete mess of a site, after which I shall close the account and not bother coming back). As I was only going to Burda Fashion to buy a pattern which was out at my local shop, I couldn’t comprehend why I was on a completely different site and I was weeping with frustation at not being able to find what I wanted. After having read some of the comments on here, I tried to order the pattern through the European site, but it does not have the UK as a postal destination, so I was yet again dissapointed. As many of the other comments have mentioned, why limit access to one site for a certain group of users? This definately come under the heading ‘Not Fully Thought Through’, and I will not be recommending this site to any of my friends, as I have and would have done with Burda Fashion. Goodbye.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 05.44 PMby Johanna Lu

    This is just incomprehensible. Why remove the pattern archive and make it harder for those who want to browse and buy Burda patterns and are not situated in Germany? I don’t get this business decision at all.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.20 PMby alden

      Hi Johanna,
      We are working very hard to get everything up and running on the site

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    Jun 4, 2010, 05.14 PMby marinoka50

    Wowzer. Every new idea deserves a chance. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. Adding patterns from your pattern fashion book is way cool, but I was totally disappointed about the Burda Fashion page demise. That is the place I look for new patterns so that I can dash to the store for something new and cool. Especially now that I’ve been thinking about purchasing some of the online only patterns from the Burda Fashion page. Hmm. BurdaFashion has been the diva and the BurdaStyle page has been the workhorse. Now no diva. What a step back.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 05.01 PMby hopelessfem26

    as a member who uses both sites and preferred BF over BS i am completely at a loss i agree with every one else why remove the site that works! couldnt all the content from BS be sent to BF that would have made more sense to me , burda style is soo full of problems i have posted but have ventured to other crafting and sewing forum sites because bs is so finicky! bring back burda fashion bring back burda fashion bring back burda fashion !

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