15 January 2020

Cosy Sewing Projects for Staying Indoors

Cosy sewing projects for staying indoors
 
January is a time when sewists can stay home and sew completely guilt-free... after all, it's your New Year resolution to sew more, right? And what's more appealing to the Stay Home and Sew Crew than stitching up snuggly garments you can throw on straight off the machine? Comfies, if you will.

We have a few ideas for snuggly home-sewn projects that you are going to want to wear right now. Lots of these are a great match for the organic jersey from our very first fabric collection which is perfect for cosy clothes! We collaborated with the Craft Cotton Company on the range, which has eight modern designs that are both wearable and fun.

Cosy sewing projects for staying indoors

8 January 2020

Behind the Scenes on Make It Simple

Behind the scenes on my new book Make It Simple - Tilly and the Buttons

With my new book Make It Simple due out at the end of next month (and available to pre-order now!), I thought I’d take a little trip down memory lane and share with you some of the behind the scenes process that went into creating it. Plus a video that Jenny shot at the model photo shoot - keep reading to see it...

This is the third book I’ve written, and I can hand on heart say that I’ve found each one pretty easy to write. It’s a LOT of work, yes, plus there were some headscratching moments along the way figuring out how to make construction and fitting as simple as possible. The only major hiccup was when my toddler broke my nose a few hours before a big publishing meeting!

But I never faced writer’s block or lack of motivation, the words flowed, and I enjoyed every step of the process. It helps when you love the subject matter and feel genuinely passionate about sharing that :)

Behind the scenes on my new book Make It Simple - Tilly and the Buttons
Behind the scenes on my new book Make It Simple - Tilly and the Buttons

1 January 2020

Free Gift with Make It Simple Pre-Orders

Free gift with Make It Simple pre-orders

Happy New Year, lovely sewing friends! We have some exciting news to share with you on the first day of 2020 - you can now pre-order Tilly's third book, Make It Simple, from our own online shop :)

And there's a special treat for anyone who pre-orders their copy from us by 26th January 2020 - a super cute sticker sheet!

If that wasn't reason enough to immediately add a copy to your basket, by pre-ordering from us you'll be supporting the author and her small business by ensuring a bigger cut goes to Tilly and the Buttons - this will help us to continue creating sewing goodies in the future. Plus your book will be signed by Tilly (yes she does sign every single copy) which is a pretty special thing.

Free gift with Make It Simple pre-orders