Bobbins and Buttons patterns

David raincoat pattern from Bobbins and buttons

The David raincoat pattern – Project run and play collaboration.

By Julia Claridge | May 24, 2021
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For the past couple of month’s I have been busy working on a new pattern for the latest Project run and play collaboration.  Now its time for us all to reveal our new patterns ahead of the Project smooth sorbet look book launch. The theme for this collaboration is smooth sorbet, which conjures up some…

Bobbins and buttons free pattern

Subscribers free pattern – V-neck top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | April 30, 2021
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This months addition to the newsletter subscribers free pattern is a V-neck. The V-neck could be applied to the 3/4 sleeve version or the sleeveless version shown here. You could also blend it with the frill sleeve and frill hem options. The basic boxy top pattern and all other variations are free to newsletter subscribers,…

call for pattern testers from Bobbins and Buttons

Call for pattern testers.

By Julia Claridge | April 17, 2021
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I am currently looking for a few more pattern testers to test my sewing patterns before I release them for sale. My pattern range covers ladies, men’s and children’s patterns catering for the whole family with a reasonably large size range. My latest pattern is a child’s coat and I am working on a very…

Lynn sweatshirt sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

A year of Lynn sweatshirt pattern hacks.

By Julia Claridge | April 2, 2021
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Last month I posted the last in my series of pattern hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt pattern. I thought it would be fun to review all the versions and talk about my experience wearing them over the last year. When I decided to make the series I wanted to show how you could adapt a…

Bobbins and buttons free sewing pattern

Subscribers free pattern – Sleeveless deep frill top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | March 19, 2021
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This month’s free newsletter subscribers pattern is an adaptation to the first basic boxy pattern. With Spring in the air the simple addition of a deep frill adds a new feature to the simple shape perfect for warmer weather. The basic boxy top pattern and all other variations are free to newsletter subscribers, details for…

Lynn pattern hack from Bobbins and Buttons

Lynn hack 12 – Creating a volume sleeve.

By Julia Claridge | March 13, 2021
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This is the last in the series of Lynn pattern hacks. When I started this series of simple adaptations to the Lynn sweatshirt style we were leading life as usual. I had no idea that my collection of Lynn sweatshirts were going to get so much wear! From downtime and weekend wear lounge wear became…

Bobbins and buttons free pattern

Subscribers free pattern – Frill sleeve – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | February 26, 2021
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This months newsletter subscribers free pattern is a simple adaptation to the 3/4 sleeve version. The addition of a deep frill using existing pattern pieces.  Adding the frill gives the style an airy spring feel. As usual the details for how to download the pattern are published in the newsletter with the current password. The…

Lynn sweatshirt hack from Bobbins and Buttons

Lynn hack 11 – Creating a neck facing.

By Julia Claridge | February 12, 2021
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This month’s Lynn sweatshirt hack turns the sweatshirt style into a simple top ideal for lighter weight jersey fabrics. I chose to make this in a viscose French terry which has a lighter drapey handle compared to the cotton French terry. How to make: Start by making a pattern for the neck facing. Trace the…

Theodor pattern hack from Bobbins and Buttons

Theodor pattern hack – Adding mini ruffles to the sleeve.

By Julia Claridge | February 6, 2021
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This is a tutorial showing how to add mini ruffles through the sleeve of the Theodor sweatshirt pattern. It would also work on the Lynn sweatshirt or any other raglan sleeve style too. You can play around with the size, amount and placement of the ruffles for different effects. For this version I made the…

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

The testers makes – George pattern.

By Julia Claridge | January 30, 2021
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At the end of last year I launched four new sewing patterns including the George sewing pattern in collaboration with Project run and Play as part of the Lounge Library collection. As always my patterns went through testing by a fab group who test most of my patterns. They are an eagle eyed lot and…