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

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: www.burdastyle.de
- France: http://www.burdafashion.com/fr/index.html
- Italy: http://www.burdafashion.com/it/index.html
- Russia: http://www.burdafashion.com/ru/index.html
- United States: http://www.simplicity.com

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, SDorris@simplicity.com
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, liliane.tricard@burda.com

BurdaStyle.com sells downloadable PDF sewing patterns only. Between 2007-2010 BurdaStyle.com 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. BurdaStyle.com 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: burdastyle@burda.com.

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

On June 2, 2010 BurdaFashion.com users will be redirected to BurdaStyle.com.

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 BurdaFashion.com will be redirected to BurdaStyle.com. 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, 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 BurdaFashion.com. 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 http://burdamode.se/page3741.aspx 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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    Jun 4, 2010, 10.48 AMby 2mag7

    Where are the magazines?

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    Jun 4, 2010, 07.57 AMby sewinglady

    I wish to be able to be able to have a look at stylish Burda patterns in store catalogues – not a lot of gimicky fashion on the Burda Style site. I have no wish at all to join any sort of club to access what I was able to see easily before.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 04.11 AMby eves

    I, too, wonder about the future of the magazine (and I can’t tell you how sad that makes me). Please know that I will never, EVER pay to cut and paste patterns together so if the magazine goes, I go. It’s bad enough that you’ve cut the pattern sheets in half leaving us with a jumbled nightmare for tracing (here’s a thought…ditch the crafty-schmafty stuff, stick with fashion and invest that money back into giving us manageable pattern sheets).

    Furthermore, I would like to see our concerns being addressed by someone at the core of your company, not bloggers. That doesn’t instill confidence in me regarding the direction you are headed.

    If this trend of disregarding your customer base continues, I will definitely be letting my subscription lapse. You are not the only game in town.

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      Jun 7, 2010, 07.23 PMby amytb

      totally agree. I feel the onset of a migraine just thinking of that mess….

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    Jun 4, 2010, 02.24 AMby auntchelle

    Well, this just fits in with all the recent changes to Burda magazine. Since the name change to BurdaStyle the quality and quantity of patterns has dropped off. What used to be a variation is now a separate pattern. The images are now more fashion shots and do not show the garment as a sewist would like. And then you have the new/old style pattern sheets which are just a jumbled mess. The plus sized models are getting smaller and taller.

    Now the website is stuffed up too. I used burdafashion.com much more than this one. Their archives where a big drawcard as were the previews and the trends. The two sites served 2 very different purposes (for me).

    Once again, it seems things were done quickly and without proper planning.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.18 PMby alden

      Hey Auntchelle,
      This did happen quickly, and we are sorry that you feel this way. Moving forward, can you let us know exactly what you like/will miss from the old site so that we can better adjust BurdaStyle to fit your needs?

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    Jun 4, 2010, 12.19 AMby savesnine

    Just echoing all the disappoinment at the disappearance of the burdafashion site. I’m not interested in the kitsch and bling of the new site. Give me something useful and well organized like the magazine archives.Thumbs down to the changes. Did you do any consumer testing before making these changes? Without the archives and current magazine offerings, I won’t be visiting here too often.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 10.02 PMby nancykarpengmailcom

    Your explanations are pretty lame. Why on earth would you change over when you haven’t finished getting it all here or thought it all through. Or is this it? Because it’s pretty bad. This site was already terrible and not at all user friendly now it’s even more confusing.. I have been a subscriber to the magazine for a dozen years and this is certainly not a substitute for the archives nor is it respect for those of us who pay quite a bit of money to subscribe the magazine. It’s rather difficult to find things in the archives in German if you don’t speak German or any of the other languages that they are still available on.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 04.46 PMby semacnair

    Hello all. Thank you so very much for posting the burdamode link (Judeb).

    I have a three day weekend and plans to get some sewing done; thank goodness I can download them now! Course I wonder how long that site will be accessible? How else can you look at burda patterns before you purchase? Ugh. So disappointing that they redirected it. Their is no link on the burdastyle site for any of burda printed patterns, or the Fashion patterns that aren’t available in the US so I have to download them now, yikes!

    Thanks again!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 03.48 PMby mimig

    Burda people……listen to your members! You have a devoted following who love and use with great frequency Burda Fashion. Why are you eliminating this website? Without even an attempt at a reasonable explanation. Each site had their own unique qualities and depending on my need, I used either one. But my preference has always been BF. It was well organized. I am upset, really upset!

    Burda has stood out from the other pattern sites and we love love love those features you have offered. If you are going to merge both sites, then at least let us know that to emcourage our patience and have a semblance of the new hybrid before you cut us off from BF!! This makes me very nervous for the magazines future, particularly as I see they have done something different with the magazine pattern layouts.

    Trust your customers Burda…if not I may vote with my pocket book..

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.14 PMby alden

      Hey Mimig,
      We are hearing you. This all happened very quickly and we would have loved to give you a heads up. Can you tell us what you miss from the old site so that as you go forward we can try our hardest to implement those feaures?

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    Jun 3, 2010, 01.54 PMby tinyskids

    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.

    Also since anyone can post patterns on this site you need to be able to check the patterns before allowing anyone to download them. This will avoid people attaching any virus or malware to their patterns. I say this because there was one free pattern that I downloaded and when I opened it it contained a virus/ malware nd infected my whole computer. So as of now I no longer download any free patterns from here.

    Also are the burda fashion patterns from here copy right free also?

    Please fix this site by making it more safe and user friendly, also add all the content from burda fashion. What was done here was done in haste ans not thought out completely in my opinion and apparently others on this site.

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