We’re crazy about Julia Bobbin, a blogger and stitcher from Australia whose sewing skills – particularly in sewing apparel – make us want to strive for a full handmade wardrobe! Her classic style is so fun to follow along, and her reviews and tutorials are a great resource for a stitcher of any experience level. Check out some of our favorite finds off her site, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to create your own handmade looks, too!
Julia features many projects with pattern reviews, a highlight of her website we can’t seem to get enough of. We love to hear others’ reactions to projects we might attempt — it’s always great to hear feedback and get a second opinion on a project you may not feel comfortable with. She features both tutorials and pattern reviews on her site, a great overall look into her modern outlook on sewing garments. Check out these fun tutorials & tips below.
This tutorial is crucial for sewing apparel, especially if you’ll be sewing any sort of jackets in the future. We love learning new techniques, and this tutorial is packed with photos that guide you through the process of creating an ultra-professional buttonhole perfect for a well-tailored jacket.
We love this dress, and we especially love the great description & tutorial included in Julia’s lace cap sleeves. We share her love for lace, but are a bit reluctant to sew with it sometimes! If you share this hesitation, read this great tutorial & review of this great dress construction to inspire some lace sewing in you, too!
We are absolutely in love with these sweet romantic sleeves, a great way to spruce up a simple top! What can be better than a “statement” sleeve? The fact that Julia makes them super easy to make! Check out the simple tutorial and get to work on some floral-inspired tops yourself.
Follow this clear guide to add material/size to the backside of a skirt, a simple-to-follow tutorial that makes the alteration process easy. Perfect for a pattern that doesn’t quite account for your specific size but just requires a bit of tweaking.
This tutorial takes the cake for creativity, as it will show you how to make a rolled hem on a delicate fabric — including sheer silks and more — using fishing wire! Intrigued? Follow along the tutorial to see how it’s done!
We love a great pattern review, and the Julia Bobbin blog is full of great reviews. If you have the Colette sewing pattern Laurel, or if you want tips & inspiration on sewing with lace, check out this wonderful review!
Have you ever sewn with lace? We hope you’ll find Julia Bobbin’s wonderful site inspiring for all of your apparel and lace sewing endeavors!
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