Hello! I’m Tilly Walnes, the founder of Tilly and the Buttons. We create gorgeous, easy-to-use sewing patterns, books and online workshops for the new wave of DIY dressmakers.

With jargon-busting instructions and photos showing each step, our award-winning sewing patterns, dressmaking workshops and bestselling books (Love at First Stitch  and new: Stretch!) help you create beautiful clothes that you’ll be proud to say you made yourself… even if you’re a new stitcher.

Founder of one of the most talked about sewing brands in the UK, Tilly Walnes founded Tilly and the Buttons to encourage more people to sew and create a new wave of DIY dressmakers. With jargon-busting instructions and step-by-step photos, Tilly has become sewing’s newest star.

Tilly and the Buttons is one of Britain’s biggest indie sewing patter companies, and has brought us jargon free sewing patterns which have opened up the world of me-made clothing to everyone.