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If you’re like us, you love getting the newest issue of BurdaStyle magazine so you can sew up all those awesome patterns! This week’s new BurdaStyle video demonstrates the best practices of tracing pattern pieces from BurdaStyle Magazine USA.

Check out a preview of this week’s new video:

Whether you’re making a pair of rockstar leather trousers or a glittering sequin mini skirt from our latest issue, this week’s video tutorial will teach you some best practices for tracing those patterns!

Check out our newest video here: How to trace a pattern from BurdaStyle Magazine.

In this video tutorial, Meg takes you through all the steps you’ll need in order to properly trace pattern pieces from BurdaStyle Magazine USA, including showing you how to locate which specific pattern pieces you will need, as well as the best practices of tracing them accurately.

You’ll love this video if:


  • You are new to BurdaStyle Magazine.
  • You are confused when looking at the pattern sheets in the magazine and don’t know which pieces you need for a specific project.
  • You are unsure of different symbols on the pattern pieces.
  • You would like to learn more about methods of tracing out pattern pieces.
  • You don’t know where to start when wanting to start a new project from BurdaStyle Magazine USA.

What You’ll Learn in This Video Tutorial:


  • How to identify the various pattern layout sheets
  • Where in the sewing instructions to check which pattern pieces you need
  • How to identify which pattern pieces are on which pattern layout sheet, and how to locate them.
  • How to trace off the pattern pieces and join them if necessary.

Click here to get the full How to trace a pattern from BurdaStyle Magazine USA video tutorial and start your next project! This 13 minute, professionally produced, expert-led, high quality streaming video tutorial is for sewers who might need or prefer extra visual help starting a Burda project and using pattern tracing tools.

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We also offer free instructional how to guides and on BurdaStyle projects. Click here to check them out! anyone who needs a little extra help putting together their Burda pattern. Project instructions for the magazine’s tear-out patterns and valuable tips on Burda patterns are also included in BurdaStyle magazine. Get your sew on!

6 Comments

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    Dec 26, 2013, 08.40 PMby lazylinchen

    I remember that this tutorial was available for free on the German site. Also: Charging people to learn how to use the product you sold to them. Hmmm… more than a bit cheap in my opinion.

  • Blythe_large

    Dec 25, 2013, 11.08 PMby piackdy

    Sounds like the US version pattern sheets aren’t as condensed as the international version. What luxury! Too bad I already have most of the designs from past international editions.

  • Missing

    Dec 25, 2013, 02.01 PMby alaskapsych

    Not only that, they are seriously charging to show how to use a product that you pay for? Ridiculous.

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    • Blythe_large

      Dec 25, 2013, 11.07 PMby piackdy

      You can always try to figure it out on your own like a lot of us outside the US do. A bit more work, but totally doable :-)

      I used to think it ridiculous too that Vogue Pattern magazine doesn’t come with any patterns. I’d pay for the magazine and if I liked a design I’d still have to fork out a fortune for the pattern. (It was before the internet, and I didn’t know any place that had commercial patterns marked down for a few dollars. So I was paying full price for Vogue Designer patterns.)

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      Dec 26, 2013, 12.38 PMby Tatiana Laremore

      If someone has to pay 16.99 for a video on how to trace a pattern, I feel really sorry for this person. Russian edition of Burda used to have instructions on tracing patterns in every issue…

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    Dec 24, 2013, 08.35 PMby Courtney Ostaff

    Uhm, this just talks about how to find the pattern pieces. Nothing about actually tracing.

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