15 November 2017

Your Makes!

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes

Hi Sewing Friends! It’s Katie again with another wonderful roundup of your beautiful makes! Now that the weather is getting well and truly chilly you’ve been showing off your snuggly Autumn/Winter makes on social media and we love it! Thank you as always for sharing, you continue to blow us away with your sewing skills. Let me show you a few of our recent faves!

Isn’t the embroidered bird detail on Sofie's Rosa shirt just the icing on the cake? It’s the perfect finishing touch to a beautiful make. Jen’s triple denim Rosa is a vision! It really is a show stopper.

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes

Who doesn’t love an Autumnal Cleo? Laura’s scarlet version is perfect for this time of year, no wonder she looks so happy frocking in the woods in it! Mel’s stunning green Cleo looks scrumptious, and check out those topstitching skills!

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes



I love Joy’s Francoise, doesn’t she look like a modern day Alice in Wonderland? And if you’re craving plaids and tartans for this time of year - I know I am! - then Sophy’s Francoise can’t help but inspire you.

8 November 2017

How to Make a Padded Coat Hang


So you’ve poured your heart and soul into your handmade dress, snipped the final thread, heaved a satisfied sigh, squealed with delighted pride…and then promptly hung it up on a natty wire coat hanger!

If this sounds like you, consider giving your dressmaking projects the badge of honour they deserve by whipping up one of these beautiful, silky, padded coat hangers. Vanessa here today, with the steps to show you how. I was inspired to make this hanger for my Etta dress - far too special for a regular hanger!

Not only do these hangers protect your delicate clothes from the lumps, bumps and indents that wooden and wire hangers can make, but they also allow you to channel your inner 1950s boudoir goddess, (or “inner Nana” as Tilly says, but let’s ignore her!).



1 November 2017

2017 Christmas gift guide!

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!
Hello Sailor Heavy Interlock fabric from Tilly and the Buttons from £8.50
Pink Dressmaker Shears 8" from Ernest Wright and Son £40

Christmas is fast approaching which means it's time for mince pies, decorations, and presents! Do you know what you're getting for your crafty friends? Browse our top selection of gorgeous gifts and stocking fillers for your nearest and dearest. Don't forget to treat yourself too :)

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!
17-Month Agenda - No Bad Days from Ban.do $28
Etta Dress Kit from Tilly and the Buttons from £45

25 October 2017

Sewing Space Tours... Hayley's Girly HQ!

Sewing Space Tours... Hayley's Girly HQ!
Sewing Space Tours... Hayley's Girly HQ!

Today is a good day - it's a Sewing Space Tour kinda day! Today's creative sewist, who has allowed us a look around where the crafting magic happens, sends out boxes full of sewing goodies to lucky recipients around the UK. Let's hear more from the lady herself...

Hey! Welcome to my little sewing room!

I’m Hayley and you can find me here most days either working on my sewing subscription box company SewHayleyJane, which involves planning each box, vlogging, blogging, writing emails, posting to Instagram... or sewing!! Working in this little space definitely makes it very enjoyable. I live near Winchester in Hampshire with my husband Andy, but due to renting our house, it’s a pet-free zone. As soon as we moved in, this room had my name on it as my sewing and craft room, and I’m very lucky to have a dedicated space where I can be as girly as I like, and cover the walls with bunting and fairy lights!

Sewing Space Tours... Hayley's Girly HQ!