Welcome to Buttons And Blueprints!

My goal in creating this site is two three-fold:

  1. Provide a comprehensive resource for sewing techniques and PDF pattern reviews.
  2. Provide a platform to boast about my own amazing creations.
  3. UPDATE!!! As of August 10, 2018 I now offer amazing custom printed fabrics!! Please, check out our SHOP to feast your eyes on some fabulous prints. Our current preorder can be found here: Preorder

With regards to item #1, if you have any blog or tutorial requests (perhaps there is a technique or pattern you are stuck on??) please email me at kristy@buttonsandblueprints.com.  I will do my best to oblige you.

A little about me:

I’ve been sewing since I was 10.  I won’t tell you how many years that is, but trust me, that’s a long time, lol.  I remember my mother laying the sewing machine pedal on a box so my short, little legs could reach it.  My Barbie dolls were very fashionably dressed back then.

In the last few years the world of online pattern and fabric retailers has blossomed.  Trying to navigate this not-sew-secret society can be daunting and intimidating.  Most companies are small business run by Work-at-home-moms (WAHMs) and trusting them with your hard earned cash can be nerve wracking.  As this blog progresses, I will provide a list of my personal preferred retailers.  This should give you some peace of mind as you delve into your new sewing obsession… trust me, it will be an obsession!

August 10, 2018 update: I was full of hopes and plans when I originally wrote this post, but the time has finally come and I am now asking you to trust me with your money.  Please understand that I was once in your shoes and fully understand your hesitation.  With this knowledge, I have gone to great lengths to bring you high quality fabrics that feel silky and have exceptional comfort properties.  My french terry is the most amazing FT I’ve ever beheld and my bamboo Lycra is to die for (In my humble opinion)! If you have any concerns, please shoot me an email with your address and I will happily mail you a small swatch so you can touch and feel and know what to expect. <3

With regards to item #2, here are of few of my  creations to help inspire your creativity:

Please note that my blog will contain images from MANY fabric sources – If you see something you like, please don’t hesitate to ask where I got it. I’m happy to share my resources.

Blog posts:

Bunnyhug Zipper Hack – modifying the pattern pieces

Bunnyhug Zipper Hack – Installing the zipper

The fully lined sleeveless bodice: Burrito method.

An amazing sun hat!!

Perfect knit binding