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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…

Yvonne coatigan pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Rebecca’s navy check cropped Yvonne coatigan.

By Julia Claridge | December 12, 2020
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Hello again, today I’m talking about this fabulous Yvonne coatigan using a knit coating from Julia’s shop. As soon as I saw Julia post this fabric, I had to have some, I love the colours and the checks, and knew it would make a snuggly coatigan that would fit into my wardrobe. The fabric is…

Anna's french terry handmade sweatshirt on Bobbins and Buttons blog

Anna’s French terry sweatshirt hack

By Julia Claridge | October 31, 2020
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My goal when it comes to making clothes is always to make something wearable. For me, that’s pieces like joggers, trousers, t-shirts and jumpers. Wearable doesn’t have to mean boring though, and I am a big fan of making basic garments with a twist. This french terry jumper is the perfect combination of something wearable,…

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Anna’s French terry joggers.

By Julia Claridge | October 2, 2020
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I am very pleased to introduce the first blog post from a new member of the blogger network…Anna, you can find Anna at Lets get sewing. I’m so excited to talk about my latest make, it was one of those sewing projects where everything came together perfectly and I’m so happy with the finished result!…

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Karen’s cosy lounge-wear set.

By Julia Claridge | September 12, 2020
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Hi everyone, I’m really excited to be back with my second blog for Bobbins & Buttons and to share my comfy lounge-wear set with you. Earlier this year, I took part in the Instagram challenge ‘Me Made May’. I pledged to wear a me-made garment everyday throughout the month of May.  This was to see…

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Karen’s Rosa dress review.

By Julia Claridge | June 13, 2020
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Hi everyone, It’s Karen from Sew Little Time – I’m very excited to be able to share my first pattern and fabric review with you for the Bobbins and Buttons blog. Earlier this year I selected the most luxurious and soft Lady McElroy needlecord fabric from Julia and had already decided what pattern to pair…

Rebecca’s suede scuba Amelia bomber jacket.

By Julia Claridge | May 30, 2020
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My Suede Scuba Amelia Bomber Jacket As soon as I saw Julia post this suede scuba fabric, I knew it would make a fab bomber jacket, and luckily Julia agreed. The fabric is a navy-based scuba with a leaf print, its 95% polyester and 5% elastane (weight 290gsm) and it feels like suede to touch.…

Rebecca’s embroidered Mary dress.

By Julia Claridge | February 14, 2020
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For my first blog post I have made a Mary dungaree dress for my six-year-old. The pattern age range is 1 – 12 years and comes with pocket options, you can choose a top front bib pocket or two curved hand pockets, on the front or back, or all of them at once if you…

Meet the new bloggers network.

By Julia Claridge | January 31, 2020
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Ever since starting to produce the Bobbins and Buttons range of patterns I have always worked with a group of ladies who have tested the patterns for me before they go out into world. As a designer this really is an invaluable part of creating a pattern. No matter how careful I think I have…