Join Team Buttons
Tilly and the Buttons designs and sells multi-award-winning step-by-step guides to sewing your own clothes for the new wave of crafters.
Our sewing patterns are sold through our online shop and to trade customers around the world, from independent haberdasheries to larger retailers such as John Lewis and Hobbycraft. We have a series of popular sewing books that have been published in multiple languages, as well as a growing catalogue of online sewing workshops taught through video lessons. We create and share free sewing tutorials and inspirational content through our popular blog and social media channels (@TillyButtons), offering advertising opportunities to commercial partners. We enjoy interacting online with a friendly, engaged and diverse community of makers across the globe.
We are a small and friendly team of six, working from home and our South London studio. Meet the Team
We know that you may be put off applying for our job if you think you can’t tick every box, apply anyway. We’re welcoming of all backgrounds. However, you’ll catch our eye if you can demonstrate a hint of the TATB appeal within your CV to wow and excite us.
Tilly and the Buttons are seeking one or more freelance sample sewists to sew and fit garments to models for our photo shoots.
Location: Working from home and/or from our studio in West Dulwich, London
To apply: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, outlining your experience, including links to photos showcasing garments you've made. Please also let us know your day rate. (Don't worry if you get an out of office reply, your email will be automatically forwarded to Kate).
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!