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I’m sure I’m not alone here – as a former subscriber to the Burda WOF mags, I am very accustomed to tracing my patterns out. I also will gladly spend the $5 to have my pattern printed at the local copy shop on the plotter. I will not, however, spend 3 hours with a scissors and tape making a pattern out of paper. Many of us sew, a lot, and do not have time (or patience) for that. For $5.40 I’m better off going to Joann Fabrics and buying a pattern that I don’t have make myself out of copy paper.

Please. I cannot be the only person who hates this (and won’t use it). This site has changed a lot, good and bad, but this is a very, very alienating change. I have downloaded the files before (Melissa dress, motorcycle jacket, a few others) and wish I did more when I had the chance.

Am I just not seeing this feature? Have I just gotten too much fabric dust in my eyes? Please help!


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    Mar 6, 2014, 11.42 PMby thomja

    I am in complete agreement. How tedious.

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      Oct 7, 2014, 11.28 PMby cmebd

      Absolutely, positively a must have. The pattern must have been created as a “whole” before it could be turned into a4 site sheets. I too have a real problem spending hours putting pieces of printer paper together where if not trimmed to the pattern size ruins my dressmaking scissors.

      A one off sewing venture for smaller items is not a big issue – but still usurps time away from putting a garment or item together.

      As long as the printers have a permission note attached to the item they will only print one copy of the pattern so for the honest of us this would not cause Burda any headaches.

      Please provide the full pattern as well.


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    Mar 13, 2014, 01.49 PMby Deborah Thompson

    Agree!! I wish I could print to a plotter here at work ..sure would save time!

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    Sep 21, 2014, 11.43 PMby ChixRule

    Ditto 10X

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    Oct 5, 2015, 04.17 PMby erinelizabeth

    Still nothing, and still not an option. What on earth is going on? I haven’t spent a penny here since they stopped…

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    Nov 13, 2015, 09.16 PMby chrissy CHRISSY

    This is a must have! your patterns have way too many pages not to offer the option

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