Join Team Buttons

About Us

Tilly and the Buttons is one of the leading brands in the sewing world, creating stylish, easy-to-use guides to making your own clothes for the new wave of crafters.

We design a line of award-winning garment sewing patterns, sold through our online shop and to wholesale customers around the world. We have a series of popular sewing books that have been published in multiple languages, and a growing catalogue of online sewing workshops taught through video lessons. We create and share inspirational sewing content through our popular social media channels, and enjoy interacting online with a friendly, engaged and diverse community of makers across the globe.

We are a small and friendly team of four, with a mix of home-working and days in our South London office. Meet the Team 

Button Perks

Support for Parents with our enhanced maternity leave policy
Hybrid working – Flexible working between home and the studio
Free Patterns and access to our online sewing workshops, studio machines and plotter printer for personal sewing projects
Team Days – dedicated days in the year for team bonding, planning, and fun!
Lots of way to learn with training and development support

Current Opportunities

We’re welcoming of all backgrounds. You’ll catch our eye if you can demonstrate a hint of the TATB appeal within your CV to wow and excite us.


We are always on the look out for sewists to beta test the new patterns and help us tweak the fit for a range of shapes and sizes. 

The body measurements for the top and bottom sizes in the range are the following:
UK6: Full bust: 76cm (30in); Waist: 61cm (24in); Hips: 84cm (33in)
UK34: Full bust: 152.5cm (60in); Waist: 134.5cm (53in); Hips: 155cm (61in)

You will be expected to sew one or more patterns to a deadline, check how the pattern pieces come together, look out for any formatting errors, and send us photos of the finished garment(s) on you (for our eyes only!). For new designs, you will also need to provide feedback on the clarity of the instructions.

In return for your feedback, you will receive a stipend towards fabric and supplies, a copy of the finished pattern, plus another TATB sewing pattern of your choice. Sewists of all levels are welcome to apply, and you do NOT need to have a large social media following or to share your finished make with others.

If you would like to be considered for pattern testing, please complete the following short questionnaire. We can only take on a certain amount of sewists for each pattern test so please don't be disappointed if you don't get selected this time as there may be other opportunities to test our patterns in the future!

Pattern Tester Application Form