Make It Simple - quick and easy sewing book by Tilly Walnes
Safiya trousers - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Safiya playsuit - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Safiya dungarees - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Tabitha t-shirt - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Tabitha t-shirt dress - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Suki dress - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Suki dress - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Bertha cardigan - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Bertha cardigan - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Juno pyjamas - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Juno shortie pyjamas - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Olive pinafore - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Olive pinafore - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Make It Simple book - sewing patterns
Make It Simple - quick and easy sewing book by Tilly Walnes
Safiya trousers - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Safiya playsuit - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Safiya dungarees - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Tabitha t-shirt - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Tabitha t-shirt dress - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Suki dress - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Suki dress - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Bertha cardigan - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Bertha cardigan - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Juno pyjamas - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Juno shortie pyjamas - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Olive pinafore - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Olive pinafore - sewing pattern from Make It Simple by Tilly Walnes
Make It Simple book - sewing patterns
BOOK - INCLUDES SIX PATTERNS

MAKE IT SIMPLE - EASY, SPEEDY SEWING PROJECTS TO STITCH UP IN AN AFTERNOON

Regular price £25.00

Signed by the author

Includes six full-scale printed sewing patterns with multiple variations*

Make It Simple is full of quick and easy sewing projects to help you get your creative fix, no matter how busy you are.

In this book, award-winning sewing author, pattern designer and working mum, Tilly Walnes of Tilly and the Buttons, shares her sewing shortcuts and time-saving tactics for squeezing sewing into even the smallest window of time.

The 24 simple, modern dressmaking projects can be whipped up in a few hours - whether that's a few short sittings after work, or a stolen afternoon away from the kids. The full-scale dressmaking patterns include ten sizes (UK 6-24/US 2-20) and range from a classic t-shirt and snuggly cardigan to a cute pinafore and stylish playsuit.

If you're a beginner, you'll find easy-peasy projects and fuss-free techniques to kickstart your sewing journey. If you're an experienced stitcher, you'll enjoy the satisfyingly quick wardrobe-building patterns and tips for speeding up your sewing.

Can't wait to see what you make!
#MakeItSimpleBook

    * Printed patterns are included in the back of the book, layered on three double-sided sheets for tracing off. Or if you don't like tracing, you can download A4/Letter or A0 files to print at home or at a copyshop. The patterns included are:

    • Safiya trousers, playsuit and dungarees
    • Tabitha t-shirt and dress
    • Suki dress and belt
    • Bertha cardigan
    • Juno pyjamas and eye mask
    • Olive pinafore

    Published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant). Photography by Ellie Smith and Jane Looker. Props and styling by Clare Nicolson.

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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)

    RECEIVING ORDERS BY POST

    RECEIVING DIGITAL PATTERNS

    RETURNING PHYSICAL PRODUCTS

    RETURNING DIGITAL PRODUCTS

    FEEDBACK & COMPLAINTS 

    Receiving 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 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 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. Please allow 30 working days before contacting us about an order.

    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.  

    Postage costs are as follows:

    To the UK:

    To Europe:

    To the rest of the world:

    Any number of patterns

    £2.00

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     -

    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)

    Orders of 1 or more books will be sent out in separate packages to avoid the high shipping costs of medium size parcels.

    Please note that if your country imposes customs duties, import tax or other fees at the border, these are the responsibility of the customer. If you need to know more, please contact your customs office.

    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.

    If you pay with a PayPal account, your order will be sent to the same delivery address linked to your PayPal account – so please check it’s up-to-date before ordering.

    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. It’s usually a super quick and simple process, but occasionally technology can get the better of us, so please read these instructions if it’s your first time.

    Once you complete your payment of a digital pattern, you will automatically receive an email containing a link to download two PDF files - the sewing pattern and guide to making it. If you pay with a PayPal account, your order will be sent to the same email linked to your PayPal account – so please check it’s up-to-date before ordering. If you enter an email manually during the payment process, the email will go wherever you direct it – so please double check for typos before pressing enter!

    There's a chance your order email may end up in your email's junk folder or filtered out as spam, so if you can't find your order please check there. Hotmail seems to be particularly strong on the spam filter, so if you've got a Hotmail email it's a good idea to add "noreply@sendowl.com" to your contacts or safe senders list before you place your order (this is the email your order will come from). Still can’t find your order? Contact us with your order number and we’ll be happy to look into it.

    Click on the link in the email – or copy and paste it into your web browser if that doesn’t work – to download the files. (Not working? Try another web browser.) You will have five attempts to download the files, so please ensure you are on the computer you want to print the files from, and please save the files in case you need to reopen or reprint them later. If you get a "link expired" notification, it means you've already downloaded the files three times - check the desktop or downloads folder on your computer if you can't see them.

    Open the PDFs, preferably in Adobe Reader as it’s the PDF reader most likely to print the pattern to the correct scale – you can download Adobe Reader for free.

    To print the pattern, this bit is super important to ensure it comes out the right size - in the print settings, select “actual size” or “set scaling to 100%” or “turn off scaling” to print the pattern at full scale. Set the orientation to "portrait" and centre the rectangular border (you may need to select "poster" to do this). Print page 1 of the pattern first and measure the test square to check it is exactly 60mm x 60mm. If it is a few mm out, adjust the scaling on your printer settings and try again, before printing the rest of the pattern.

    To print the instructions, select "scale to fit" or "fit" in the print settings - this will ensure it prints properly whether you're using A4 or Letter size paper.

    Now to assemble the pattern - this will take about 20 minutes, so settle onto the sofa and put your favourite music on. Cut along the frame lines – one long side and one short side on each sheet. Align the little triangles to match up the pages (1A with 1A, 1B with 1B… etc) and glue or tape them together. (Wanna see this process in pictures? Read this post.)

    Et voilà! Your pattern is now ready to use.

    Returning physical products

    We hope you love what you bought, but if you are unhappy with your order for any reason, we will exchange or refund printed patterns, books, or sewing kits returned to us unopened, unused and in the same condition in which they were received, accompanied by proof of purchase. If the product you ordered was faulty, you have the right to return it within 30 days for a full refund or replacement. If you would like to return your purchase for another reason, we are happy for you to do so within 14 days of purchase.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer returns on cut fabric, unless it is faulty.

    To return a physical product, please download and fill in this Cancellation Form and post this to us along with the item(s) you wish to return in its original packaging. Postage costs both ways are non-refundable, unless the return is because of a product fault or error on our part. The address for returns is: Tilly and the Buttons Ltd, B113 Parkhall Business Centre, 40 Martell Road, London SE21 8EN.

    Refunds on physical products will be issued to the original method of payment once the returned items are received and within 14 days from the date of cancellation. If you can provide proof of postage by email, we can issue a refund before the returned items are received. We cannot be held responsible for items that are lost or damaged in transit.

    Returning digital products

    We hope you enjoy your digital sewing pattern or online workshop. Please review product information carefully before purchase - due to the instant nature of their format, once you have downloaded or started to download a digital pattern, or have signed in to an online workshop, the right to return is limited. The process of downloading a digital order is usually started by clicking on the download link sent in the order email, whether or not you open the downloaded files.

    If there is a fault with the product, you have the right to request a repair or replacement - please get in touch if you believe this is the case. If we can't fix it within a reasonable time, we will offer you a full or part refund.

    If you change your mind or would like to return the digital product for another reason, we will offer refunds or exchanges within 14 days of your order only if you have not started downloading your order or have not enrolled or signed into the online workshop. 

    To return a digital product, please download and fill in this Cancellation Form and email it to us at hello@tillyandthebuttons.com. We reserve the right to refuse any refunds on non-faulty products where we can see that the download link has already been accessed.

    Feedback & Complaints 

    We are always open to feedback that helps us to improve our business. If you have any suggestions, complaints or other feedback about our products or services, please address them to hello@tillyandthebuttons.com. Thank you!

    Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns include jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself. 

    PRINTED SEWING PATTERNS - For patterns that have a printed option available, you’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour guide with step-by-step photo instructions. 

    PDF SEWING PATTERNS - If you choose this option you’ll receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions, which you can print at home on either A4 or US Letter paper. You will also receive the copy shop A0  files that you can have printed. Please read the information about digital pattern delivery before downloading. You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale - you can download Adobe Reader for free

    Need a little more help with making your pattern? We have a jam-packed blog that is full of free resources that will help you with fitting, techniques and much more! If you like to watch a technique in action, you can check out our YouTube channel which has a growing library of free video tutorials. If it's inspiration you're after, our Pinterest is brimming with ideas and our Instagram is full of extra sewing content. Instagram is a wonderful resource for seeing what other stitchers have made with our patterns!

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