General questions

What is Burda Style?

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. 

Please note:

- The use of this website is subject to our general terms and conditions

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

How do I sign up for the Burda Style newsletter?

You can sign up for the Burda Style newsletter just here!

How can I subscribe to Burda Style magazine?

Looking to get Burda Style magazine delivered right to your door every month? It will possible soon ! Stay tuned :)

Where can I purchase Burda Style magazine?

We do not sell single copies of the magazine on our website. You can purchase the magazine at Barnes and Noble or JOANN Fabrics and Crafts.

How can I delete my account?

Please, contact us if you want to delete your account! Be sure before you make the request, that you have downloaded all your PDF models.

Account and personal information

How do I register as a member?

Registration is free, quick and easy! Just click on the customer account pictogram and follow the instructions. You should get an email with a confirmation shortly after registering. If you do not, please check your Junk or Spam folder.

How can I change my contact details?

To change your personal details, it's very simple: go to your customer account and update your information.

How to create a wishlist?

Create your customer account and then easily add products to your Wishlist. To add products to your list, click on the little heart on the product pages. Click on the heart in the site menu to go to your whishlist.

How do I access my invoice?

Would you like to obtain a copy of your invoice? Nothing could be easier: login to your customer account, choose the order concerned and click on "Download my invoice".

PDF pattern

I have not received my pattern yet. What should I do?

You bought a PDF pattern, you will not receive it by mail. Login on your customer account - "My downloadable products” and download your pattern and your instructions!

: The BurdaStyle team strongly encourages you to save all free and purchased patterns onto your desktop or external device. We can not guarantee your patterns be saved in the case of a site crash or other extreme technical emergency.

I did not want to have a PDF pattern!

We do not sell printed patterns and we do not offer refunds on digital patterns, except as noted in our FAQ. The patterns found on our web site are only available as digital downloads from our web site and are not available as printed patterns sold in stores. We try to make it as clear as possible that the patterns are downloadable.  

Here is a link to helpful information about downloading, printing and assembling our patterns: https://www.burdastyle.com/guide-downloadable-pattern

If you cannot print your pattern at home, we suggest that you put the pattern onto a flash drive and take it to a local print shop. Most large office supply stores and Fedex locations offer this service. Some of them also allow you to upload files via their web sites.  A quick local Internet search should produce some results for you.

I think that there is a defect on my pattern. What do I do?

Please contact us if you think that the model has a defect. Don’t forget to specify the model number and attach photos or screenshots.

How do I know if my PDF pattern is the right size?

You must check whether your printer settings have not changed the scale of the document while printing. To do this, start by printing only the sheet containing the test square and check that it measures10x10cm. Then, you can print all of the pages and assemble them. You can check our guide just here!

Do I need to add a seam allowance?

Seam allowances are not included in Burda Style patterns, but the instructions may indicate that seam allowances have been included. Be sure to read the model instructions.

How are Burda Style patterns sized?

Burda sizes are generally larger than "standard” sizes. Therefore, check your measurements and refer to the Burda size guide!

Can I sell Burda patterns which I have sewn myself?

Following our rules and what is mentioned in our magazine, our patterns can be copied only for private use and cannot be sold. On the other hand, if one of our readers buys a magazine or a pattern and has it made by a professional seamstress for his or her own use, then there is no problem.

How can I sell your patterns in my haberdashery?

For all commercial requests, please contact us directly via our contact formular.

Other request

Which are the payment method?

You can order only via credit card for the moment.