Lynn hack 7 – Scrap-busting version

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 use up left over pieces and create this scrap-busting Lynn sweatshirt.

Scrap-busting Lynn from Bobbins and Buttons

I’ve kept the making to a simple straight make with no other alterations. With this top I was lucky to have quite large pieces left that I could use for the sleeves, back and front. I cheated on the neck and cuff rib, these pieces are not left over. The rest are all scraps from other projects. I like the idea of odd sleeves, even odd cuffs, every rib piece could be a different colour as could the back and front.

Scrap-busting Lynn from Bobbins and Buttons

I always keep hold of the left over pieces of every project. Mostly I give my scraps away as otherwise I would be over run. Especially when my classes are running and customers scraps are added.  If I have an idea or use for scraps I always feel very pleased, it really feels like a little win to use up every last piece from a project.

Scrap-busting Lynn from Bobbins and Buttons

French terry and a 240gsm rib that matches are both regular lines that I carry in the online shop.  It is such a versatile fabric with so many uses. I love it for sweatshirts as well as trousers, sweater dresses and many other styles. The combination of these two fabrics work perfectly for the Lynn sweatshirt or the Theodor or Dean sweatshirt.

Scrap-busting Lynn from Bobbins and Buttons

It is also fun to play with colours. I love colour but generally tend to shy away from anything to flamboyant. This is a great way to push the boundaries and try something different after all it is only scraps!

Scrap-busting Lynn from Bobbins and Buttons

I feel really happy with my scrap-busting Lynn, I can’t wait to see how my next collection of scraps look together.

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...

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