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Terms of Sale

Thank you for your interest in our patterns. These are our terms of sale for all patterns purchased directly from us at BurdaStyle, Inc. and via burdastyle.com. If you do not agree to these terms, do not purchase patterns from BurdaStyle.com.

BurdaStyle Patterns

Patterns available on BurdaStyle.com are downloadable PDFs created by BurdaStyle, Inc, burda style magazine, and Partner Brands. All patterns available on BurdaStyle.com are for download only. At this time, we do not physically mail or electronically mail patterns to you. Upon purchase, patterns will be relayed to the Pattern Library within your member profile for download. For more information on how to print and use the downloadable PDF patterns, please go here.

Details about each pattern by BurdaStyle, Inc. and burda style magazine can be found on each individual pattern page, including: necessary materials, available sizes, recommended fabric, etc. Please note that patterns by burda style magazine do not include seam allowance. If you are unclear of whether or not your pattern is by BurdaStyle, Inc. or burda style magazine, seam allowance requirements are noted on a pattern’s detail page as well as within the pattern instructions. Pattern instructions can be downloaded at any time from a pattern’s detail page or after purchase through your Pattern Library.

Partner Brand Patterns

BurdaStyle.com offers Partner Brands the chance to showcase and sell their patterns through their profile page. Partner Brands sell their patterns under their own terms, which may be distinctly different from ours. Please make sure you review the applicable terms before each sale, and make sure you are aware of whom you’re buying from. Some Partner Brand patterns may be hosted outside of BurdaStyle.com. We are not responsible for these sites, and you enter any third party site at your own risk. If you buy patterns outside of burdastyle.com, our terms of sale do not apply and we are not responsible for these transactions.

If you buy patterns from a Partner Brand on BurdaStyle.com, please be aware that BurdaStyle, Inc. is not responsible for the pattern or instruction content. If you have any questions on the pattern or instructions, please contact our Partner Brands directly. The relevant contact information will be listed on the BurdaStyle.com profile of the Partner Brand, on the Partner Brand patterns or the Partner Brand instructions.

Storing & printing your patterns

All patterns are available in PDF format only and can be printed from any home or office computer onto 8 ½" × 11" paper (A4 paper is acceptable). Your purchased patterns are located in your Pattern Library on BurdaStyle.com for future use and unlimited downloads. We recommend you backup your pattern downloads by saving them to your desktop or other digital storage device. For more information on how to print and use your downloadable PDF patterns, please go here.

Select patterns are available for print at a copy shop. For detailed printing instructions for Copy Shop printing please click here.

Prices, Availability, Content Modification

We list all prices in U.S. Dollars. All our prices are subject to change without notice. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee availability of all patterns. All offers, including coupons or discounts, are subject to change and may only be available for a limited time. We may modify or discontinue any pattern at any time without prior notice.

Refunds and Returns

If your pattern does not download, does not download completely, or is otherwise broken, please contact us immediately, but no later than seven (7) business days (Monday through Friday) after the failed download. Refunds for any reason but technical issues with the download of a pattern are issued at our sole discretion.

Please notify:



When reporting a technical problem with your purchase, please provide specific details, including:

  • – the email address and BurdaStyle.com username associated with the purchase,
  • – the exact name of the pattern in question,
  • – the date of purchase,
  • – a complete and detailed description of what is unsatisfactory, or why you would like a refund for the pattern,
  • – a screenshot of any error message,
  • – and the type of browser used.

Rights of Use

Your rights depend on the type of pattern used. We consider all BurdaStyle, Inc.-created patterns "Open Source." This means we allow you to create garments based on the pattern for personal or commercial use. Please credit BurdaStyle when you do so. You may not re-sell the original pattern, regardless of the platform, and we will strictly enforce this policy. Be creative, use our patterns as inspiration for your projects, and do as you wish with the clothes you create from our patterns, but do not resell or otherwise distribute our patterns. Please note that only downloadable PDF patterns produced by BurdaStyle, Inc. are open source. Patterns produced by burda style magazine and from The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook and BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern book (including eBook) publications are not open source.

The use of burda style magazine patterns, BurdaStyle book patterns, or patterns available through Partner Brands is restricted. You may not use these patterns for commercial production, sell garments sewn from these patterns, or sell or give away the patterns.

Payment & Security

Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover are the only accepted forms of payment. All of our online transactions occur over 256-bit encryption, SSL connections to ensure the highest security. For more information about this, please view this FAQ entry. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. If you purchase patterns using a credit card, you accept all risks associated with this transaction, including the risk that your credit card number or other information could be intercepted in transit. BurdaStyle, Inc. is not responsible or liable for any charges made on your credit card as a result of interception or any other misuse of your credit card.

Entire Agreement, Jurisdiction

These Terms of Sale constitute the entire agreement between BurdaStyle, Inc. and you with respect to sale of patterns on our site, and supersede any previous oral or written agreement between us with respect to the sale on the site. This Terms Sale shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof.