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Testing the Theodor pattern

By Julia Claridge | June 7, 2019
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I know the blog has been seriously neglected for such a long time. I feel like I’ve been in a time warp. Five minutes ago it was the new year and we were preparing to move house and now its nearly the summer holidays!! My usual flow of work and developments for the business has…

Introducing a new ladies sewing pattern….Meet Angie!

By Julia Claridge | April 16, 2019
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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%…

Competition – Win £100 bundle of dressmaking fabric.

By Julia Claridge | February 26, 2019
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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…

Introducing Lynn – Ladies raglan sleeve sweatshirt sewing pattern.

By Julia Claridge | February 20, 2019
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Here it is… Introducing Lynn, a ladies raglan sleeve sweatshirt sewing pattern. The first ladies sewing pattern of the Bobbins & Buttons collection! This is a classic style, designed to be made in sweatshirt jersey or other jersey fabrics with rib neck, cuff and hem trim. Last week we launched the Theodor kids version of this…

Introducing Theodor – Raglan sleeve sweatshirt pattern for kids.

By Julia Claridge | February 12, 2019
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It’s been a little while since the last pattern release, but here it is… a brand new pattern…. This is Theodor a classic easy fit kids raglan sleeve sweatshirt pattern for children aged 1 to 12 years. The Theodor is designed to be made in sweatshirt or jersey fabric with rib neck, cuff and hem…

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Call out for sewing pattern testers.

By Julia Claridge | January 15, 2019
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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…

The Essential sewing kit list.

By Julia Claridge | January 8, 2019
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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…

Sewing journal tutorial – patchwork with reverse applique.

By Julia Claridge | December 18, 2018
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Sewing journal tutorial – patchwork with reverse applique. I had hoped to publish this a bit earlier. This is my handmade Christmas gift idea for my special sewing friends this year. The list has grown so I have made a few of these. I hope there is still time for you to make one if…

Decorative patchwork mug wrap tutorial – handmade gifts.

By Julia Claridge | December 14, 2018
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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…

Testing the new Frances leggings pattern.

By Julia Claridge | November 16, 2018
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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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