Hi everyone! This is Marta from @the.pickle.and.the.banana on Instagram. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. I'm here to talk to you about what it means to be a pattern tester. I've been testing patterns for a few years and I've worked with lots of different designers. Hopefully this blog post will… Continue reading So You Want to Be A Pattern Tester?
(Pattern: Summit Peak by New Horizons Designs. Fabric: Urban Grunge French Terry from Buttons & Bibs) I don't know about you, but there was a very long period of my sewing life where I avoided zippers. I was terrified of them. However, over the years, many amazingly wonderful patterns have… Continue reading Shortening a coil zipper
This post is not a tutorial, but rather a "this is an amazing pattern you need in your life" post. I recently had the opportunity to test the Sunshine Coast Hat from Goober Pea Designs. Now, I know you're skeptical of the amazingness because I was part of the test team, but I assure you,… Continue reading An amazing sun hat!!
I'm experiencing computer issues... In the interim, here is a video to hopefully tide you over. You can find the amazing Wonder Tape in our shop by clicking here. https://youtu.be/RriTMj5FUMw
Thanks for joining me! Welcome to Buttons And Bibs! My goal in creating this site is two-fold. Provide a comprehensive resource for sewing techniques and PDF pattern reviews. Provide a platform to boast about my own amazing creations. With regards to item #1, if you have any blog or tutorial requests (perhaps there is a… Continue reading The Journey Begins