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Posts by Julia Claridge

Introducing a new ladies sewing pattern….Meet Angie!

Introducing a new ladies sewing pattern. The Angie pattern is the latest addition to the Bobbins & Buttons pattern range and another wardrobe stable. A classic semi-fitted t-shirt with a choice of sleeve lengths and two neckline options. The Angie sewing pattern is designed to be made in jersey fabric with at least a 50%…

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Competition – Win £100 bundle of dressmaking fabric.

Its only a matter of weeks before Bobbins and Buttons is heading to Birmingham to exhibit at the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC. Hopefully we will spread our corner of sewing love a little bit further. To celebrate our first big show we are running a competition to win a bundle of dressmaking…

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Call out for sewing pattern testers.

sewing pattern testers - Bobbins and buttons

I am on the search for a couple of new sewing pattern testers. Over the last couple of years I have been busy designing and publishing some of my designs as sewing patterns. I work with a lovely team of testers most of which have tested all my patterns from the very first one. However…

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The Essential sewing kit list.

The Essential sewing kit list. I originally thought about writing this post for beginners. People who might have been lucky enough to receive a sewing machine for Christmas or are just planning to get stuck into sewing as a new hobby this year. When thinking about what you need to get started I realised it…

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Decorative patchwork mug wrap tutorial – handmade gifts.

Decorative patchwork mug wrap tutorial. I always like to try and make as many Christmas gifts as I can, especially when it comes to small tokens of appreciation for people like my kids school teachers. This year I was inspired by watching the school teachers in the playground with their hot drinks in the morning…

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Testing the new Frances leggings pattern.

It was a few weeks ago that I launched my latest sewing pattern. Frances is a classic snug fitting kids leggings pattern. As usual I asked my trusty team of pattern testers to try out the pattern and let me know their verdict before going live with the pattern. I wanted to add a leggings…

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Viva La Vida – #therefashioners2018 #inspiredby

Phew!…Here is my last post about my Refashioner entry 2018. Squeezed in just before the deadline! I chose Frida Kahlo and one of her outfits as my inspiration after visiting the exhibition at the V&A. Her style is iconic and has had an undeniable influence on fashion and trend in recent years. Aside from her…

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