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Hey there everyone!

Today we just wanted to preempt some questions that might be coming up. We wanted to explain why some patterns cost money and why some are free of charge. Though we would love to give every single pattern away for free, there are some costs that a website must cover in order to stay in business. The majority of our patterns (both Basic and User Designed) are completely free but about once a month a trend piece will be offered at a low cost.

One of the costs we endure is the creation of the Burda patterns. In order to get that Burda fit that we have all come to love and rely on, the patterns must travel around the world! We create the pattern designs here then they are sent to Offenburg, Germany, the home of Burda! From there the patterns are created and put into a format which make them easy to print. The patterns then come back to us, and we put them on the site for you! So as you can see it’s a whirlwind tour that ends at your printer! I don’t know about you guys, but that is defiantly more than I have traveled in the last year! As I said the majority of patterns will still be free, as will the how to’s and the sewpedia! As always, we are determined to provide the best possible website at the lowest possible cost to all you members! We just wanted to keep you in the loop, especially since two patterns for cost have fallen right one after another!

Happy Sewing! And Happy Birthday Hikaru!

The BurdaStyle Team!


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    Apr 9, 2008, 01.55 AMby susisonne

    I just can repeat what all the others have said!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 07.35 PMby bathina

    I want that you BS keep this side alive and to pay these few dollars is a pleasure for me. I had the best results with your patterns and now I am using at most Burda!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 03.33 PMby nenasew

    Ditto. Love Burdastyle. Thanks.

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    Apr 8, 2008, 03.09 AMby officebusybody

    I think that’s fair – the prices are quite reasonable considering the typical store-bought pattern costs AUD$10 upwards. Thanks :D

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    Apr 7, 2008, 07.18 PMby nikkiclare68

    What a small price to pay for everything that you give!!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 05.57 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i agree wholeheartedly, it’s a small price to pay for everything we get from this awesome site!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 04.51 PMby jinxychan

    I will gladly pay 4.00 for these amazing patterns that I couldn’t get even if I paid Vogue prices. It is well worth the price to be able to use these patterns for personal gain. Thanks, Burdastyle, for the fabulous site and fabulous patterns!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 04.14 PMby olar

    Oh I just see that you have already implemented PayPal indeed. Thanks so much. I cannot edit my comment

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    Apr 7, 2008, 03.01 PMby karencilla

    Thanks for this info, I don’t mind buying patterns that’s a small collaboration for the site, though I don’t own a credit card :( … but I’ll ask my dad !! haha besides here in panama it’s so hard to find patterns!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 02.34 PMby kgallagher3

    I don’t mind paying a few dollars for some awesome patterns, at my local fabric store unless the patterns are on sale they are $10-15

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    Apr 7, 2008, 02.28 PMby nehmah

    I don’t mind as most of them are in a size range that will no fit me. The few you have in the plus range are quite nice.

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    Apr 7, 2008, 01.58 PMby anek

    I agree with everyone.

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    Apr 7, 2008, 01.13 PMby sewlikecarolyn

    Paying 4 dollars for a fantastic pattern is nothing compared to the wealth of information provided for us FOR FREE on this website. Thanks for all you do and thanks for keeping us in the loop!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 11.58 AMby opalmn

    I think it’s great that most of the patterns are free and I do not mind paying for a pattern from time to time either. I love the site and it has me sewing more in general and that is great. Keep up the Fantastic work.

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