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Looking For Petite Burda Pattern Magazin

Bernie1 | Posted in Patterns on

Does anyone know where I can purchase the Burda magazine for petites? I can’t even fnd the regular Burda magazine at my Borders or fabric stores. I see there is a special issue out for petite sizes. Thanks.


  1. PLW1017 | | #1

    I would like to find Burda magazines of any kind.  The only thing I've found is that I can subscribe for a whole year on Amazon.con but I'd like to see one before I commit to spend the $60.   Thanks!!


    1. SewNancy | | #2

      You can get a subscription for 3 issues for (it used to be)$15.  Burda has a web site, look in the back of Threads for an ad or Google it.  The subscription price is really worth it as a single issue is $8 at Borders.  I get the regular magazine and really love it.  They have a petite issue only one a season I think.  It really isn't all that hard to make any pattern petite.  Try Fit for Real People, it really simplifies a lot of fitting problems. 


      1. PLW1017 | | #3

        Thanks for the info Nancy!  I'll run to Borders first chance I get.  I don't usually go there and that's probably why I haven't found it.  I have the Fit for Real People book and plan to try it but I dread the whole process.  Reminds me of why I quit sewing for myself and began making quilts for the last almost 15 years instead! 


        1. GinnaS | | #4

          Not all Borders carry the Burda magazines.  Call first and ask to speak to the person in charge of magazines to find out if they carry it or if they can get it for you.


          1. PLW1017 | | #5

            Thanks for the info Ginna.  I'm not sure if it's a good thing or bad but both Barnes & Noble and Borders are only a couple of miles from my home so any excuse to check out a book store sets well with me!  I love books of all kinds as my overflowing bookshelves prove.


          2. GinnaS | | #6

            Peg -

            I am the same way.  I love book stores.  Just for your info tho' the Burda magazines are not on the master list of magazines that can be ordered by individual Barnes & Noble stores.  It is on the master list for Borders.


    2. Bernie1 | | #7

      That's why ordered a subscription. I couldn't find it anywhere. I stumbled upon one and couldn't remember where. It's a great magazine. It has so many cool patterns so it's worth the money.

      1. PLW1017 | | #8

        Thanks Bernie!  I went to Borders today and although they had the Burda Plus magazine they didn't have the regular one.  I asked at the service desk and they said, no they couldn't and/or wouldn't order it!  I did discover that my local JoAnns carries a few Burda patterns and I found a pants/shorts pattern to try.  If I like the way it fits, I'll order the subscription!  Thanks to everybody for all the advice and help!


  2. EileenB5 | | #9


    I subscribe to Burda Petite.  I think there are only 2 issues a year for $15, but if you consider the cost of patterns they are worth it.  You can do this at GLPnews.com  They also carry the other sizes as well.


    1. Bernie1 | | #10

      I just subscribed. So I'll be able to get patterns that I have to alter very little. Yay.

  3. Elaray | | #11

    I saw a Burda magazine several years ago. Help me refresh my memory, please. The magazine contains patterns for all the garments pictured. There is a master pattern sheet included from which you trace-off the pattern pieces. Am I remembering correctly? Can you also order patterns from the magazine?

    I sew, therefore I am

    Edited 5/31/2004 9:02 am ET by Elaray

    1. lin327 | | #12

      Just poking my nose in to say...yes, each magazine has a master pattern sheet.  The patterns are in five sizes and are traced off the master sheet.  The supplement in the magazine has basic intructions on tracing and using the patterns.  Some peices, such as squares, rectangles and strips aren't given on the sheet but included with the cutting diagrams and the cutting list.  The instructions for making up each garment are also in the supplement in the middle of the magazine.  The instructions are, for the most part, clearly written and not difficult to follow. 

      Although I know how to make and draft my own patterns I sometimes find it quicker and easier to jsut trace a patterns and make it, especially for clothes that are very trendy or for that yard and a half of *whatever* that's been sitting in my stash for a while.


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