Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!

LOVE AT FIRST STITCH - DEMYSTIFYING DRESSMAKING

Regular price £25.00

The Sunday Times bestseller

Winner of 'Best Sewing Book' in the British Sewing Awards 2014

Includes five full-scale printed sewing patterns

Signed by the author!

Love at First Stitch offers a refreshing approach to dressmaking for modern makers. With jargon-busting tutorials and a down-to-earth attitude, the book takes you from the absolute basics of threading your sewing machine through to creating a wardrobe full of gorgeous clothes that you'll be proud to say you made yourself.

"Best sewing book I've ever read. And I've read A LOT!!" - Clare

Since the best way to learn is to get stuck in, Love at First Stitch starts you sewing straight away. Each chapter focuses on a project from one of the adorable garment patterns included with the book. You don't need to plough through a bewildering manual to work out how to make them - new techniques are introduced as and when you need them, so you can build your skills and confidence one project at a time.

"Love at First Stitch is an incredible resource. Endless thanks for a no-jargon book that really does fill you with hope and belief that I CAN MAKE SOMETHING!" - Sarah

The book includes two full-scale pattern sheets in 8 sizes ready to use or trace off. The patterns are: Margot pyjama bottoms, Delphine skirt, Megan dress, Mimi blouse, Lilou dress - plus instructions for drafting your own simple patterns for the Brigitte scarf and Clemence skirt. You can see large photos of the patterns here and check out what readers are making on the Pinterest gallery. Variation ideas are offered for each project so you can add your own special touch and make your clothes unique to you.

"Out of all the sewing books I have read over the year or so, yours was the first that actually made me feel I could sew clothes without it being too scary!" - Marcia 

Love at First Stitch is also available in CzechDanishDutch, Finnish, FrenchGermanNorth American English, Norwegian and Swedish.

Published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant)

Love at First Stitch Pinterest gallery

 

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WOMEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)
9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 117cm (46in) 101.5cm (40in) 124.5cm (49in)
10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in) 129.5cm (51in)

*Sizes 9 and 10 are included in the Coco, Cleo, Dominique, Stevie, Stevie add-on, Indigo, Indigo add-on, Bobbi, Alexa, Jaimie, Lotta and Billie sewing patterns and the Make It Simple book. We'll be adding these sizes to new patterns and reprints, so watch this space!

MATERNITY PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

PATTERN SIZE BUST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 81cm (32in) 86.5cm (34in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 86.5cm (34in) 91.5cm (36in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 91.5cm (36in) 96.50cm (38in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 96.5cm (38in) 101.5cm (40in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 101.5cm (40in) 106.5cm (42in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 106.5cm (42in) 112cm (44in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 112cm (44in) 117cm (46in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 117cm (46in) 122cm (48in)


MEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

Size

Waist

28

71cm (28in)

30

76cm (30in)

32

81cm (32in)

34

86.5cm (34in)

36

91.5cm (36in)

38

96.5cm (38in)

40

101.5cm (40in)

42

106.5cm (42in)

44

111.5cm (44in)

46

116.5cm (46in)

Orders by post

COVID-19 Update 5th January 2021: The UK is now in lockdown.  COVID restrictions may cause delays in shipping your orders but we are still shipping!

Our sewing goodies are hand-picked and packed in our South London studio by either Kate, who put lots of love and care into each precious parcel that leaves us.

Kate will aim to get all orders packed and shipped within 5 working days.

We are using Royal Mail who are under extreme pressure during these exceptionally busy times. Please be aware that there may be a delay with Royal Mail during this period.  We very much appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you don’t contact us about receiving your order until 14 working days after the order was placed for the UK customers.  

For our International Customers all orders will be sent using Royal Mail's second class service. To Europe please allow 5 to 10 working days for arrival, to the rest of the world 7 to 12 working days. Things can take a little longer to arrive at international destinations, so please allow 30 working days after the order was placed before contacting us.

Customers outside of Europe ordering 3 or more patterns, a signed book and/or fabric or a kit will be sent using Royal Mail's tracked service.  

EU Customers

As of 1st January 2021, EU customers placing orders over €22 may be taxed at the border and may incur a customs handling fee in the receiving country. Orders over €150 may also incur customs duties. These charges are the responsibility of the customer. The levels and thresholds vary from country to country - please contact the customs office in your country if you'd like to know more.

To the UK: To Europe: To the rest of the world:
Any number of patterns £2.00  -  -
1 - 2 patterns  -  £4.50 £6.00
3 or more patterns - £7.50 £19.00 (tracked)
1 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns £3.00 £10.00 £25.00 (tracked)
2 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns*

£5.00

£19.00

£50.00 (tracked)

3 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns* £8.00 £29.00 £75.00 (tracked)

*If ordering more than one signed books, each book will be sent as a a separate parcel.

Receiving digital patterns

Digital patterns are PDF files delivered to your email instantly, ready for you to print at home (or at the office – ssshhh!) on A4 or US Letter paper. You will also receive the copy shop A0 files for large format printing.

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