How to make a custom car seat organiser.

By Julia Claridge | July 5, 2019
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Making one of these has been on my ‘to do’ list for a long time in the vain hope that I can get my kids to keep the back seat of the car tidy!!!! Ready made car seat organisers are quite easy to find and are relatively cheap. However they are nearly always black which…

Decorative upside down stitching tutorial.

By Julia Claridge | June 28, 2019
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Decorative upside down stitching on the Mary dress pocket. This is a fun technique to try. In this tutorial I am showing this upside down stitching technique on the pocket of the Mary dress. I have included the pattern for this design if you wanted to use the same design on a Mary dress or…

Special occasion dress hack for the Dorothy pattern.

By Julia Claridge | June 12, 2019
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This is a tutorial to show how to add a circular skirt to the Dorothy pattern. Adding a circular skirt gives this simple style that extra swish and twirl power, making it perfect for a special occasion dress. It could easily be transformed to pretty bridesmaid dresses, a party dress or a dress for any…

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…