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How to make the Day-Out Backpack from repurposed fabric.

By Julia Claridge | September 1, 2023
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How to make the Day-Out Backpack from repurposed fabric. The pattern for this back pack is free to newsletter subscribers. If you already subscribe the details and password for access to the free patterns are published in every newsletter. The newsletter is published every two weeks. You can sign up to the newsletter here: Newsletter…

Violet leggings pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

The Energy pattern range – Violet leggings.

By Julia Claridge | April 1, 2022
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A global pandemic definitely makes you view life through a different lens! Despite the warning signs on the news, it was such a jolt to go into the first lock down. I felt it was like watching an accident happen. Knowing there was nothing you could do about it, then trying to pick up the…

Lewis pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Testing the Lewis dress and top pattern.

By Julia Claridge | January 22, 2022
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I just managed to squeeze publishing the Lewis dress and top pattern into 2021. The Lewis pattern had a huge amount of testers, it was so great to see so many very different versions from one pattern. As always there was a lot of invaluable feedback about the pattern from a great bunch of testers.…

Lewis pattern from Bobbins and Button

New pattern – The Lewis dress and top

By Julia Claridge | December 11, 2021
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My latest new pattern is the Lewis dress and top. This started life in response to the Alice dress that I created for the Project run and play collaboration about this time last year. During the testing process a few of the testers said they would love it in ladies sizes. The response I got…

Millie pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

New pattern – The testers Millie dresses and tops.

By Julia Claridge | October 29, 2021
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My latest sewing pattern is Millie, which offers two dresses and a top. The development of this pattern suffered a string of delays that almost put me off publishing it this year. However the feedback and photos from the testing group restored my faith. Their versions also made me realise that the pattern is actually…

Millie pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

A new ladies dress and top pattern – Meet Millie.

By Julia Claridge | October 1, 2021
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My latest new pattern is Millie. The Millie pattern is a ladies pattern which offers two dress styles and a top version. It also has lots of hack potential too. I started developing the Millie pattern much earlier in the year with a plan to publish it during the summer. However the pattern became a…

Bobbins and buttons free pattern

A review of the subscribers free boxy top pattern variations.

By Julia Claridge | September 17, 2021
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I recently published the last in my series of free boxy top variations. Over the past twelve months newsletter subscribers have been able to download the pattern pieces to adapt a basic sleeveless boxy top pattern into all these versions…. My initial idea for this series was to offer my newsletter subscribers an extra bonus…

Subscribers free pattern from Bobbins and Buttons - the dress hack

Subscribers free pattern – The lined dress hack.

By Julia Claridge | September 4, 2021
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This is the last in my first series of patterns that are free to subscribers. Throughout the series I have based all the designs around a simple dart free boxy top pattern. For this version I am hoping to encourage you to have a go at a simple hack. With this hack you can adapt…

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…

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