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Boxy top pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

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…

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.…

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Testing the Yvonne coatigan pattern.

By Julia Claridge | May 23, 2020
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A few weeks ago I launched the Yvonne coatigan pattern. A simple edge to edge jacket/cardigan style with a choice of sleeves and pockets. As always the pattern was thoroughly tested by a lovely bunch of ladies who then gave me invaluable feedback. I took all the feedback on board and made adjustments to the…

Lynn pattern hack – 3 – Easy jumper dress.

By Julia Claridge | May 16, 2020
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This is the third in my series of Lynn sweatshirt hacks. I did the same hack on the Theodor sweatshirt for my daughter. A bit of twinning was always going to be on the cards! There will definitely be more of these, I love how this worked out and it is a perfect easy to…

Yvonne pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Introducing Yvonne the latest sewing pattern – A ladies coatigan style.

By Julia Claridge | May 2, 2020
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A new arrival to the Bobbins and Buttons sewing pattern range! This is the Yvonne coatigan style. Yvonne is a relaxed fit coatigan style. A cross between a coat and a cardigan. A style I find really practical and useful when the weather fluctuates between warm and cool within a few hours, as it often…

free nappy cover patter Bobbins and buttons

Free nappy cover pattern sizes 0-3 months to 3 years.

By Julia Claridge | April 17, 2020
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This is a free downloadable pattern and tutorial for a nappy cover ages 3 months to 3 years. This is the perfect partner for dresses like the Lillia Rae or the Rosie pinafore. These dresses are perfect for little ones to wear in the summer, a matching nappy cover makes a cute finishing touch. Please…

Lynn pattern hack – 2 – Quilted cotton lawn.

By Julia Claridge | April 10, 2020
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This is the second in the series of hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt pattern. After coming up with several adaption ideas for this style I thought I would set myself a challenge to see if I could post a new idea each month for a whole year. You can read about my first hack here.…

Theodor dropwaist dress hack Bobbins and Buttons

A Theodor drop waist dress hack.

By Julia Claridge | March 28, 2020
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Are you following along with the current season of Project run and play? I am really enjoying following this burst of creativity especially during these difficult times. Last year I was very excited to be one of the contestants, it was great fun being part of the competition. I opted to make or use all…