Jayne dress pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

New pattern – The testers Jayne dresses.

By Julia Claridge | July 31, 2021
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A few weeks ago I launched my latest new pattern the Jayne dress. As always the pattern went out to be tested by a group of testers. This always offers the valuable feedback needed to make the final tweaks and amendments before publishing the pattern. It is great to see how the testers interpret the…

Subscribers free sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Subscribers free pattern – Open tie back boxy top.

By Julia Claridge | July 24, 2021
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This month newsletter subscribers can download the additional pattern pieces needed to turn the free basic boxy top pattern into this open tie back version. This top is lovely and cool to wear. Even though it has an open back, the panels are stitched in at the shoulder seams so it will keep you cool…

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Introducing the Jayne pinafore dress sewing pattern.

By Julia Claridge | July 2, 2021
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This week I launched my latest new pattern. The Jayne pinafore dress. The Jayne pinafore dress pattern is a ladies sewing pattern. It is a pull on A-line dress style that fastens at the shoulders with buttons. The size range for the pattern is size 6- 22. Like many other designers I am looking at…

Frill detail square neck top pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Subcribers free pattern – Square neck, frill detail boxy top.

By Julia Claridge | June 25, 2021
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For newsletter subscribers this month the additional pieces that are free to download will turn the basic boxy top pattern into a square necked version with a frill detail. The details for how to download the pattern pieces are published in the newsletter. These are the instructions for how to make this version. Fabric requirements:…

Vogue 9328 sewing pattern review from Bobbins and Buttons

A review of Vogue 9328 sewing pattern

By Julia Claridge | June 19, 2021
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I made my version of Vogue 9328 sewing pattern for my birthday last year. Its a new tradition I started the year before, to make myself a new dress for my birthday! I spend the majority of my sewing time making versions of styles I am developing for my pattern range. Much as I love…

tips for sewing laminated fabric from Bobbins and Buttons

Tips for sewing with laminated fabrics.

By Julia Claridge | June 5, 2021
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Tips for sewing with laminated fabrics. Written by Louise Ambrosi of Sew Sofia  I first discovered laminated cotton fabrics back in 2012. I was in the early stages of setting up my sewing business and developing my product line for kids. With two young children of my own I wanted to make items that were…

Alice a girls dress sewing pattern from bobbins and buttons

Rebecca’s review of the Alice girls dress sewing pattern.

By Julia Claridge | May 28, 2021
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Rebecca’s review of the Alice girls dress sewing pattern I really can not stop making the Alice girls dress pattern! I just love the shape, pockets and the frills! My daughter feels the same and is very happy to have another Alice in her wardrobe. When I saw the Dashwood Studios needle cord in Bobbins…

David raincoat pattern from Bobbins and buttons

The David raincoat pattern – Project run and play collaboration.

By Julia Claridge | May 24, 2021
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For the past couple of month’s I have been busy working on a new pattern for the latest Project run and play collaboration.  Now its time for us all to reveal our new patterns ahead of the Project smooth sorbet look book launch. The theme for this collaboration is smooth sorbet, which conjures up some…

Bobbins and buttons free pattern

Subscribers free pattern – V-neck top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | April 30, 2021
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This months addition to the newsletter subscribers free pattern is a V-neck. The V-neck could be applied to the 3/4 sleeve version or the sleeveless version shown here. You could also blend it with the frill sleeve and frill hem options. The basic boxy top pattern and all other variations are free to newsletter subscribers,…

call for pattern testers from Bobbins and Buttons

Call for pattern testers.

By Julia Claridge | April 17, 2021
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I am currently looking for a few more pattern testers to test my sewing patterns before I release them for sale. My pattern range covers ladies, men’s and children’s patterns catering for the whole family with a reasonably large size range. My latest pattern is a child’s coat and I am working on a very…