MAKE IT SIMPLE - EASY, SPEEDY SEWING PROJECTS TO STITCH UP IN AN AFTERNOON
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.
* 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 (lilac stripe fabric here)
- Suki dress and belt
- Bertha cardigan
- Juno pyjamas and eye mask (blue fabric here)
- Olive pinafore
Published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant). Photography by Ellie Smith and Jane Looker. Props and styling by Clare Nicolson.
SIZES (Body measurements)
Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns.
|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 Dominique, Stevie, Indigo, Bobbi and Alexa sewing patterns and the Make It Simple book. We'll be adding these sizes to more patterns in the future, so watch this space!
Orders by post
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We will aim to get all orders packed and shipped within 7 working days.
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International Customers Royal Mail advises that the number of countries that they can access changes daily and to those that they can ship to they are reporting significant delays. For this reason we have made the decision to temporarily place a pause on shipping international orders.
|To the UK:||To Europe:||To North America:||To the rest of the world:|
|1 pattern or bag or buckles||£1.50||£4.50||£5.00||£5.50|
|2 patterns or bags||£2.00||£6.00||£6.50||£7.00|
|3 or more patterns or bags||£2.50||£7.50||£8.00||£8.50|
|1 book + 1-4 patterns or bags||£3.00||£8.50||£9.00||£10.00|
|1 Eden kit||£7.50||£20.00||£20.00||£20.00|
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. You will also receive the copy shop A0 files for large format printing.