4 May 2016

How to Make a Rouleau Button Loops

How to Make Rouleau Button Loops - Tilly and the Buttons

A rouleau button loop is a really pretty feature to add to your homemade clothes - whether you sew them down the front of a blouse, or just the one on a cuff, collar or at the top of a zip.

In the instructions for the Martha sewing pattern, we show you how to make a cheat's button loop for the back of the collar - using a hairband. A hairband?! Yes! While you may not want hairbands all the way down the front of a blouse, if you need a single rouleau loop on a back neck closure, trust me on this – a hairband works really well! We know our you don’t all have the gadgets and gizmos you need to make occasional little details like rouleau loops – you can be resourceful and use what you already have!

But if you don’t want to use a hairband, here’s how to make a proper fabric rouleau button loop...

29 April 2016

Saturday Sew In at John Lewis!

Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns




What are you doing on Saturday 21 May? I’m going to be spending the day sewing at John Lewis Oxford Street, along with my friends Freya, Jane and Marie. If you’re nearby, come say hello - you can see what we're up to, browse our patterns, get some sewing inspiration and have a chat to us while we sew. It’d be great to see you!

Saturday Sew In
Saturday 21 May 2016
11am to 5pm
Haberdashery dept, John Lewis, Oxford Street

26 April 2016

Your Makes!

Hello, sewing fans! Lexy here, taking a look at the lovely things that you've been making for this edition of the Maker Gallery. It's been fab looking at all of your creations - here's our pick of the bunch!

Your Makes!

22 April 2016

A Denim Yoyo Dress

Denim YoYo Dress - Tilly and the Buttons

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some peeks of this dress while I was making it. It's the Yoyo dress pattern from NZ-based Papercut Patterns, which I bought from UK stockist Sewbox. As soon as I saw the pattern, I knew I wanted to make a denim version (of course) to layer over stripey tops (naturally). And I love how it turned out!