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Tilly and the buttons patterns

Tilly and the Buttons creates gorgeous, award-winning, easy-to-use sewing patterns for the new wave of DIY dressmakers. With refreshingly clear instructions and photos of each step, our patterns will help you to create adorable clothes you’ll feel proud to say you made yourself. Even if you’re a new stitcher!


They come in eight sizes (UK 6-20) and are printed in the UK on durable (not scrunchy) FSC certified paper with vegetable-based ink.


The patterns are designed by Tilly Walnes, author of popular blog Tilly and the Buttons and books Love at First Stitch and Stretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics. She brought together her passion for dressmaking with over ten years' experience in designing learning programmes to rethink the user experience of sewing patterns. Her designs are influenced by late sixties and seventies fashions with a modern twist.

Tilly and the Buttons won gold in the British Sewing Awards 2018 - Best Independent Pattern House, Best Sewing Blog, Best Instagram, Favourite Sewing Book 2018,

Tilly and the Buttons won gold in the British Craft Awards 2019 - Sewing Designer of the Year


Tilly and the Buttons 

We all love slipping into a new item of clothing, feeling the soft material on our skin, and walking out our front doors, confident in what we’re wearing. However, there are times when we can’t find the item we’re looking for in our local clothing stores or want something unique to our preference of colour and material. Whether you’re an experienced dressmaker or someone who loves to create their own clothes at home, Tilly and the Buttons has a wide selection of patterns that are gorgeous and have easy to follow instructions.
The patterns are designed on quality paper using a vegetable-based ink, which is not only best for the environment but makes the pattern easy to read as the ink doesn’t fade quickly and lasts longer, giving you the time you need to use the pattern. For those new at sewing, the manufacturers take you into account when packaging their products. There are easy to follow, step-by-step pictures, allowing you to check these as you sew.


What You Should Know About Tilly and the Buttons Patterns


When you purchase Tilly and the Buttons patterns, you can rest assured that you’re investing in award-winning, quality patterns created by Tilly Walnes, who has more than a decade’s worth of experience in the industry and a passion for sewing. Here is what you should know about these incredible products:


  • All the patterns have been designed to be available in the UK from 6 to 20, allowing anyone to make their clothes, no matter their size.

  • She has taken inspiration from clothes from the 60s and 70s while adding her modern twist to each design.

  • If you’re very new to sewing, there is a line of patterns available designed specifically for beginners.

At Kwaint Threads, we stock numerous Tilly and the Buttons patterns for our customers to choose from for their next sewing adventure.

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