Sewing pattern hacks

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…

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…

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…

Lining the Yvonne coatigan pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

How to line the Yvonne coatigan.

By Julia Claridge | January 23, 2021
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This is a tutorial to show you how to add a lining to the Yvonne coatigan pattern. Adding a lining to this simple edge to edge coatigan style definitely routes it in the jacket or coat category. I chose to make my version in a knitted coating fabric. In hindsight this would have worked really…

Lynn hack 10 – A sporty version.

By Julia Claridge | January 16, 2021
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This month I am giving the Lynn sweatshirt sewing pattern a sporty hack. This is a quick hack that adds an extra sporty edge to the simple sweatshirt shape. Having a sweatshirt to quickly throw on before or after exercise is so useful. Especially at the moment during lockdown when most of our exercise is…

Lynn hack sweasthirt from Bobbins and buttons

Lynn hack 9 – Panelled pieces sweatshirt.

By Julia Claridge | December 5, 2020
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This month I have another scrap busting version of the Lynn sweatshirt pattern for you. This one is great for all those small pieces that are always left over from other projects. It probably works best if you stick to the same or similar weight fabrics. I use French terry for so many projects that…

Check ponte-roma sweatshirt hack Bobbins and Buttons blog

Lynn hack 8 – Check Ponte-roma jersey staggered hem sweatshirt.

By Julia Claridge | November 14, 2020
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This month’s Lynn sweatshirt hack is a staggered hem version made in check Ponte-roma jersey. This is another really quick and simple hack to the Lynn sweatshirt pattern. I feel like this adaptation made in check Ponte-roma jersey turns the casual sweatshirt style into a useful everyday top. To create this top the only alteration…

Scrap-busting Lynn from Bobbins and Buttons

Lynn hack 7 – Scrap-busting version

By Julia Claridge | October 17, 2020
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This month’s Lynn hack is a simple version great for scrap-busting! I quite often get large pieces left over from making a jersey top. Enough to at least make a front, back or sleeve of another top. I love the colour-blocking trend, so combining scraps to make a Lynn sweatshirt is a great way to…

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Lynn hack 6 – Experimenting with dye!

By Julia Claridge | September 26, 2020
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This is the my latest Lynn hack. Which ended up wearable but did go quite badly wrong!! I’ve been wanting to experiment with dye for a long time. I’ve dabbled in the past and my days as a student were full of endless tie-dyed charity shop buys. Now I feel inspired by Shibori techniques. Before…