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Tilly and the Buttons: Make it Simple: Easy, Speedy Sewing Projects to Stitch up in an Afternoon

Tilly and the Buttons: Make it Simple: Easy, Speedy Sewing Projects to Stitch up in an Afternoon

by Tilly Walnes


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Sewing doesn't have to be complicated, and you don't need lots of time to make your own clothes. While life is speeding up, this book will help you slow down and squeeze in time to get your creative fix.

Tilly and the Buttons: Make It Simple features a collection of stylish and stress-free projects that you can stitch up in a few hours. It includes 6 full-scale dressmaking patterns, from which you can make 24 projects. All of the garments are quick to sew and easy to fit, with a short supply list and no fiddly fastenings – from a perfect t-shirt and stylish playsuit to a wear-with-everything pinafore dress and cosy cardigan.

Make It Simple is for both beginners looking for easy projects and experienced stitchers wanting the instant gratification that comes with a speedy make. Whatever your level, you'll learn the secret of how to take sewing shortcuts while still getting a great-looking finish. With the help of clear step-by-step photographs and Tilly's award-winning instructions, this book will help you create a dream wardrobe in no time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787134676
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Publication date: 03/10/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 420,768
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tilly Walnes is on a mission to inspire more people to sew their own clothes. She is the founder of the award-winning sewing pattern company Tilly and the Buttons, known for its gorgeous designs, crystal-clear instructions and encouraging approach to dressmaking. Her first book, Love at First Stitch, has been published in nine international editions and was named 'Best Book' at the British Sewing Awards 2014. Her second book, Stretch! was published in 2018 and was named 'Best Book' at the British Sewing Awards 2018. When she's not running her business, she's running after her energetic toddler and plotting her next make.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

How to use this book 8

How to Make It Simple 10

You will need… 12

Choose your fabric 14

Fast fitting 18

Cut your fabric 26

Sewing terms & shortcut tips 29

Three strategies for efficient sewing 36

Five shortcut features on your sewing machine 38

Safiya Trousers 40

Shortcut steps 48

Make it your own: In-seam pockets 49

Make it your own: Easy-fitting dungarees 52

Make it your own: Wrap-front playsuit 62

Make it a lifestyle: How to make time for creativity 72

Tabitha T-Shirt 74

Shortcut steps 84

Make it your own: Drawstring dress 86

Make it your own: Ringer tee with cuffs 94

Make it your own: Iron-on vinyl design 96

Make it a lifestyle: If you only have five minutes… 98

Suki Dress 100

Shortcut steps 110

Make it your own: Colour-block seams 112

Make it your own: Short-sleeve version 115

Make it your own: Sash & belt loops 116

Make it a lifestyle: Tips for stress-free sewing 122

Bertha Cardigan 124

Shortcut steps 134

Make it your own: Slash pockets 136

Make it your own: Thumbhole cuffs 140

Make it your own: Pompom sleeves 143

Make it a lifestyle: How to spot a simple sewing project 144

Juno Pyjamas 146

Shortcut steps 158

Make it your own: Shortie PJs 160

Make it your own: Appliqué eyelids 165

Make it your own: Sleep mask 168

Make it a lifestyle: Sofa-friendly sewing tasks 172

Olive Pinafore 174

Shortcut steps 188

Make it your own: Flap patch pockets 190

Make it your own: Round neckline 194

Make it your own: Back waist tab 196

Make it a lifestyle: How to take a compliment 200

What next? 202

Index 204

Thank you! 206

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