Tilly and the Buttons - Winner Best Pattern House in Sew Awards 2016

Gorgeous step-by-step guides to sewing your own clothes!

With refreshingly clear instructions and photos of each step, our award-winning sewing patterns and bestselling book will help you to create adorable clothes you’ll feel proud to say you made yourself. Even if you’re a new stitcher!

Want extra help or like to see the sewing in action? Take a video workshop online from the comfort of your own home. 


 What people are saying

"Sewing's new star" – Mollie Makes

“I had tried following other patterns in the past and found them hard to understand. The Tilly and the Buttons patterns are fun and so easy to follow. I was so happy when I made my first Bettine dress, I couldn’t believe I had sewn it all by myself!” – Kymberly

“Best for DIY fashion” – Channel4.com

"Tilly has a great way of making sewing easy and approachable, and there’s just something so likeable about the honest and encouraging way she writes. It really is like having a friend show you how to make something, step-by-step, slowly, and patiently." – Verity

Named 'Favourite Sewing Personality' in the British Sewing Awards 2015 and 2016

"With you, sewing is so easy! Your explanations are crystal clear, many thanks." – Sophie

"If there was anyone cooler, or hotter, on TV this week than Tilly, her bedroom clothes rail stuffed with spankingly cute dresses she'd designed and executed herself, I didn't see them." – Radio Times

“I absolutely love the patterns, so easy to use. When I started sewing I found it difficult to find modern patterns for everyday wearing – Tilly’s patters are perfect for this!” – Katie


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The Story

After friends and random strangers kept telling her the same story - that they'd love to make their own clothes if only sewing patterns weren't so confusing and intimidating - Tilly set out to rethink sewing resources for modern home dressmakers. Combining her expertise in designing learning programmes with her passion for DIY dressmaking, she translated the jargon into plain English, replaced head-scratching diagrams with gorgeous colour photos, and added helpful sewing tips - all stirred up with a hearty dose of encouragement.

Tilly began sewing seven years ago after feeling an urge to do something creative with her hands. She instantly fell head over heels in love with being able to take a flat piece of fabric and turn it into a dress that she'd dreamed up in her head. Over the next few years, she dived deep into the world of sewing, starting a blog, studying pattern making and professional sewing at the London College of Fashion, and dreaming about stitching seams day and night.

After launching the patterns and signing her first book deal, Tilly quit her day job in 2014 to focus on the company full time. As a participant on the School for Creative Startups, she received the HRH British Made award from the Duke of York. The growing Tilly and the Buttons team now work from a lovely studio in South London.


Tilly and the Buttons is a registered trade mark no. 014788962.

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