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Subscribers free button back version of the boxy top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | September 18, 2020
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This months version of the boxy top pattern that is free to newsletter subscribers has a button back addition. I’m slightly holding on to the last days of summer with this version in checked linen. Perhaps I’m dreaming of the next half term break in warmer climates that I wish we were going to be…

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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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Introducing Lee – A unisex kids semi fitted t-shirt pattern.

By Julia Claridge | September 6, 2020
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A new pattern! Let me introduce you to Lee. Lee is a unisex semi-fitted t-shirt for kids. It is currently available in pdf format, the paper version is coming soon! The style: Lee is a wardrobe stable for all kids. A semi fitted crew neck t-shirt with the option of three sleeve lengths. Choose from…

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Lynn pattern hack 5 – How to calculate a self fabric neckband.

By Julia Claridge | August 22, 2020
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This is the 5th in my series of Lynn pattern hacks. It is really more of a technique than a hack! The Lynn pattern is designed to be made with rib neck, hem and cuff bands. However sometimes you might not be able to find a rib colour that works with the main fabric so…

Subscribers free keyhole back version of the boxy top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | August 14, 2020
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Last month I launched the first in a series of free patterns for newsletter subscribers a basic boxy top pattern. Each month I am adding different pattern pieces to create a new seasonal style. This month you can create a high summer keyhole back version. This is the same front and front facing as the…

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Free face mask pattern with removable nose wire and other custom options.

By Julia Claridge | August 1, 2020
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This is a tutorial to show how to make a fabric face mask with several different options to allow you to customise the mask. I know there are already a lot of face mask patterns available and I actually hadn’t planned to make one. In the early days of the pandemic there was a lot…

The basic boxy top- How to make:

By Julia Claridge | July 11, 2020
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Last week I introduced you to my new subscribers free patterns. The first pattern is now published and available to newsletter subscribers. If you would like to sign up to the newsletter you can do here. This is the basic boxy top pattern. Over the next few months I will post additional parts to transform…

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Subscribers first free pattern – The basic boxy top.

By Julia Claridge | July 4, 2020
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In this post I want to tell you about something new! I have been working on this idea for a little while. What with lock-down and the ups and downs of this year it has taken a bit longer than planned. Over the next week I will be publishing the pattern for this basic boxy…

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Lynn pattern hack 4 – Appliqued stripe French terry- tutorial.

By Julia Claridge | June 27, 2020
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This months Lynn hack is probably my fav to date. It was fun to make, it feels creative, stylish and super wearable! I used part of the beautiful orange blossom print from a Lady McElroy linen blend fabric to create an applique on this stripe French terry. I think it gives the sweatshirt a summer…

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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…