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  • What is BurdaStyle?

    BurdaStyle is a place for people who sew or would like to learn. Our aim is to bring the traditional craft of sewing to a new generation of fashion designers, sewing hobbyists, DIYers and anyone looking to sew something. The website offers free and inexpensive sewing patterns, step-by step sewing tutorials, skill sharing, inspiration, project ideas and people passionate about sewing.

    Please note:

    - The use of this website is subject to our Terms of Use, and any purchases made on the site are subject to our Terms of Sale.

    - The FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section is for assistance only.

  • How do I register as a member?

    Registration is free, quick and easy! Just follow the simple steps at http://www.burdastyle.com/join. You should get an email with a confirmation shortly after registering. If you do not, please check your Junk or Spam folder.

  • What Is Open Source Sewing?

    While creating BurdaStyle, we were captivated by the open source philosophy: the sharing of intellectual property and allowing our Members to remix, recreate and sample, creating new designs. We assimilated the concept to BurdaStyle and created some patterns that we removed the copyright from. Our open source sewing patterns are free to be used as a base for your own design. Whatever you sew, you can sell if you like. We believe that removing copyrights from our designs will inspire creativity and spawn multiple new designs – and that’s wonderful! When you are browsing through our patterns, you can recognize the copy right free patterns as they are marked “produced by BurdaStyle”

    Please note, however, that our patterns are not intended to be distributed, commercially or otherwise, by anywhere else but on our Site. Once you purchase a pattern or download a free pattern, you are entitled to use the pattern as mentioned in our Terms of Use, but you cannot offer that it as a download or make it available for others to use in any other form.

    Patterns which are labeled “produced by burdastylemagazine” are protected by copyright and can not be used for open source sewing!

  • How do I sign up for the BurdaStyle newsletter?

    You can sign up for the BurdaStyle newsletter at the top right corner of the Homepage. A new newsletter is sent out every Tuesday to your e-mail inbox.

  • How is BurdaStyle different from burda style magazine?

    BurdaStyle.com is a subsidiary of Verlag Aenne Burda, which also owns burda style magazine.

    While we are under the same umbrella, BurdaStyle.com (launched in 2007) and burda style magazine (which was Burda Modemagazine and renamed “burda style magazine” in 2009) are two different companies. We have separate concepts and teams, yet both offer sewing patterns produced by Burda. BurdaStyle.com was launched as a pilot project to target a new audience in a new market and includes many social features and a different kind of look and feel.

    For information on how to subscribe to burda style magazine, please go here.

  • How can I subscribe to burda style magazine?

    Looking to get the burda style magazine delivered right to your door every month? It’s possible! Get all the newest patterns and articles as soon as they are released, by subscribing to burda style magazine.

    - If you are in the US or Canada, please click here.
    - For everywhere else in the world, please click here.

    For specific inquiries regarding Burda magazine subscriptions, please find the appropriate contact below:

    -International distribution in English, French, Greek or Dutch, e-mail abos.burda@abopress.fr
    -International distribution in Spanish, e-mail suscripciones@ovejer.com
    -International distribution in Portuguese, e-mail assinaturas@marcopostal-epp.pt
    -International distribution in German or Russian, e-mail burda@guell.de

    -Distribution within the USA in English, Russian, German, Dutch or French e-mail info@glpnews.com
    -Distribution within Canada in English, Russian, German, Dutch or French, e-mail info@gcnews.ca

    Please note that at this time BurdaStyle.com only offers downloadable .pdf patterns as advertised directly on our site. While we do feature burda style magazine patterns, we do not offer all of the content featured in the magazine, nor do we have a hand in the publication, sales or distribution of burda style magazine. If you have any questions about the content featured on BurdaStyle.com, please e-mail answers@burdastyle.com.

    You can subscribe to the U.S. version of Burda Style here.

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