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Stretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing With Knit Fabrics - Tilly and the Buttons
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Stretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing With Knit Fabrics - Tilly and the Buttons
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Stretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing With Knit Fabrics - Tilly and the Buttons
STRETCH! MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE SEWING WITH KNIT FABRICS

STRETCH! MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE SEWING WITH KNIT FABRICS

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Includes six full-scale printed sewing patterns from a UK 6-20 (printed on three double-sided pattern sheets for tracing off)*

Want to make comfy clothes you can wear every day? Need some help getting to grips with sewing stretchy knit fabrics?

Designed for home sewists who want to stretch their skills and expand their fabric repertoire, Stretch! contains a wealth of tips and tricks for choosing, cutting, fitting, handling and stitching stretchy knit fabrics, such as jersey, ponte, sweater knit, sweatshirt fleece, stretch velvet and sequin knits. 

Tilly takes you step-by-step through making six gorgeous sewing patterns – included in the book on full scale printed sheets – with inspiration and instructions for customizing the projects to make them your own. 

* 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:

The book shows you how to sew all the projects on a regular sewing machine with an adjustable zigzag or stretch stitch. If you also have an overlocker or serger (not essential), you’ll also get a helpful introduction to threading it up perfectly, sewing seams and troubleshooting tips. 

Stretch! will give you the skills, confidence and inspiration to make a wardrobe full of comfortable, wearable clothes that you’ll want to wear every day!

Published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant)

Photos by Ellie Smith and Fanni Williams

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WOMEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

UK 6-24 or UK 6-20 size range

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)

*Check the product listing to see which size range is available in the pattern you are choosing

UK 16-34 size range

PATTERN SIZE HIGH BUST BUST
WAIST
HIP
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 96.5cm (38in) 106.5cm (42in) 89cm (35in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 101.5cm (40in) 112cm (44in) 94cm (37in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 106.5cm (42in) 117cm (46in) 99cm (39in) 119.5cm (47in)
9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 112cm (44in) 122cm (48in) 104cm (41in) 124.5cm (49in)
10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 117cm (46in) 127cm (50in) 109cm (43in) 129.5cm (51in)
11 (UK 26 / US 22 / EUR 54) 122cm (48in) 132cm (52in) 114cm (45in) 134.5cm (53in)
12 (UK 28 / US 24 / EUR 56) 127cm (50in) 137cm (54in) 119.5cm (47in) 139.5cm (55in)
13 (UK 30 / US 26 / EUR 58) 132cm (52in) 142cm (56in) 124.5cm (49in) 144.5cm (57in)
14 (UK 32 / US 28 / EUR 60) 137cm (54in) 147cm (58in) 129.5cm (51in) 150cm (59in)
15 (UK 34 / US 30 / EUR 62) 142cm (56in) 152.5cm (60in) 134.5cm (53in) 155cm (61in)

*Check the product listing to see which size range is available in the pattern you are choosing. 

Shop our UK 16-34 sewing patterns HERE.

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)

Our sewing patterns include jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step. It's never been easier to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself. 

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

PDF SEWING PATTERNS - You’ll receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions. Either print your pattern at home on either A4 or US Letter paper, or use the A0 copyshop files for professional printing. Find out more about digital pattern delivery.

You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale (free to download). 

Need a little more help making your pattern? We have a great blog that is full of free resources that will help you with fitting, techniques and much more. For more support, why not try one of our helpful online workshops!

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