Bobbins and Buttons patterns

Stretch velvet Lynn sweatshirt with stretch tips.

By Julia Claridge | January 17, 2020
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Stretch velvet Lynn sweatshirt with stretch tips. This is a straightforward Lynn sweatshirt made in stretch velvet without any alterations. I decided to write a post about it because I wanted to mention stretch and how it affects the fit. I made this version in lightweight polyester stretch velvet, which has around 50% stretch, the…

An easy hack for the Lynn sweatshirt.

By Julia Claridge | December 13, 2019
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I made this version of the Lynn sweatshirt quite a while ago, its definitely one of my most worn versions. It is a really simple little hack that I think takes this casual classic into a great everyday essential. I made this one in scuba fabric which has become quite popular to sew with over…

Simple sporty hack for the Dean sweatshirt pattern.

By Julia Claridge | November 1, 2019
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A few weeks ago I launched the first pattern for men. Like its counterparts Lynn and Theodor, Dean is a classic sweatshirt shape, this one cut to fit men. One of the criteria I look for when deciding whether to publish a pattern is its versatility. I like to think about the option of making…

Results from testing the new Dean pattern.

By Julia Claridge | October 4, 2019
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The latest pattern to join the Bobbins and Buttons pattern range is the Dean sweatshirt. A mens sweatshirt pattern. This completes the trio of simple raglan sleeve sweatshirts catering for the whole family. Also this is the first pattern for guys. As always I wanted to have some outside opinions before going ahead with launching…

The first MENS pattern – meet Dean!

By Julia Claridge | September 20, 2019
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Here it is the first pattern in the Bobbins and Buttons pattern collection for the guys, the Dean pattern.¬†This completes the trio of raglan sleeve sweatshirts and establishes the pattern range as a true family affair. The Bobbins and Buttons pattern range now caters for ladies, kids and men with hopefully enough sizes among the…

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%…

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…