Finding the pattern pieces

Burda pattern sheets can be a bit intimidating if you haven’t used them a lot.

Did you know that the number on the edges of the pattern sheet already gives an indication of where to find the pattern on the sheet?


The patterns are on the sheets in 4 colours: red, blue, green and black. Pattern pieces with a fill colour usually are for the patterns that are used in the “workshop” patterns with more detailed instructions.

The instructions tell you which side of the pattern sheet to use (A, B, C, D, in older issues there may be more sheets) and which pattern numbers are needed. 

At the edge of the pattern sheets the numbers in a specific colour are on one side. You can find the pattern piece by going down or up in a straight line from the number on the edge . It might be close or on the other side of the sheet, but always in a straight line! So find the number on the edge (all numbers for a colour are on one side), look straight up or down and you’ll find the number.

In the video you can see that a pattern piece can even be found on the opposite of the pattern sheet. Here again, it’s always in a straight line from the number on the edge.


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