8 June 2021

Summer School - 30% off Online Workshops!

Tilly and the Buttons Online Workshop summer sale - until 13/06/21


Use code: SUMMER30 for 30% off online workshops from Tuesday 8th June until Sunday 13th June 2021 midnight BST 

Do you want to learn to sew or build your stitching skills this summer? We have just the thing for you! 

We have a range of online video workshops that cater to every skill level and can be taken at your own pace with 24/7 access. You can take the classes from the comfort of your own home (you could even watch the lessons in the garden with a spritz!), and Tilly will be there to break things down every step of the way, with clear instructions. The courses are split into modules, making it easy to revisit useful sections in later projects.

Make Friends with a Sewing Machine online workshop

It is also National Sewing Machine day on Sunday 13th what better way to celebrate your machine than getting to know it a little bit better :)

Whether you need to learn how to use your sewing machine or finally want to conquer your overlocker (serger), we have an online workshop for you!

If you've been putting off getting your new sewing machine out of the box (we all know this feeling!), or feel a wave of panic coming over you when the machine needs threading, our Make Friends with a Sewing Machine workshop is just what you need! The class covers:
  • Getting to know your machine (including what to look out for if you don't have one yet)
  • Threading your machine 
  • Getting to grips with stitching
  • Sewing a simple scarf
  • Troubleshooting tips and how to fix your sewing mistakes

Are you in a stand-off with your overlocker (serger)? Bought it to take your sewing skills to the next level but found yourself daunted by all there is to learn about using it? Enter Tilly, who will mediate and make you the very best of friends! You will gain confidence in using your overlocker (serger) and Tilly will show you how to get the most out of the functions. The class covers:
  • Threading your machine (both from scratch and the speedy way)
  • Finishing seams on woven fabrics and joining seams on knit fabrics
  • Navigating curves, corners and loops
  • Getting to grips with thread tension and other settings
  • Sewing a rolled hem and lettuce edge
  • Troubleshooting common issues and fixing mistakes
  • Caring for your overlocker

So, you're pals with your sewing machine and/or overlocker (serger) and want to learn more about garment sewing and build your skills? We have a great range catering to multiple levels!

Learn a ton of essential sewing skills and boost your creative confidence with this beginner-friendly online workshop. Tilly will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to make your own easy-to-sew, easy-to-wear Lotta dress (sizes UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52). 

You’ll learn indispensable sewing skills, such as:
  • Selecting suitable fabric for your project
  • Cutting and marking your fabric
  • Accurate seam sewing and finishing
  • Constructing a dress from neckline to hem
  • Useful technique such as staystitching, understitching, stitching in the ditch and more!

If you can use a sewing machine and are ready to start making your own clothes, this online workshop will take you step by step through what you need to know. You'll learn essential dressmaking skills while sewing up a Dominique skirt (sizes UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52) that you will be so proud to say you made yourself. The workshop covers:
  • Using sewing patterns
  • How to mark and cut fabric accurately
  • The essentials of clothing construction
  • Finishing your seams
  • Making your own Dominique skirt from start to finish
  • Fashion additional design details

Confident beginners

Maybe you have a few projects under your belt and are feeling ready to expand your skills, but would like a little guidance? In this class, Tilly guides you step-by-step through everything you need to know to make your own elegant Etta dress (sizes UK 6-20 / US 6-16 / EUR 34-48). You’ll learn indispensable sewing skills, such as:
  • How to shape a fitted dress with darts
  • Tips and tricks for inserting a tidy invisible zip
  • How to match up seam lines perfectly
  • Creating set-in sleeves and self-lined cap sleeves with bound armholes
  • Make striking details such as a V-back collar, faux pockets and kick pleat

Improvers online workshops

Fancy learning to make comfortable, wearable tops for every day? Scared of sewing stretchy material and need a helping hand? 

This online video workshop will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to sew stretchy jersey fabric on a regular home sewing machine. The lessons will take you step by step through what you need to know while you sew up an Agnes jersey top (sizes UK 6-20 / US 2-16 / EUR 34-48). The class covers:
  • Choosing the right fabric
  • How to cut and fit jersey easily
  • Essential stitching techniques
  • Constructing a jersey top
  • Sewing different types of sleeve
  • Create details with elastic

Are you feeling ready to take your sewing to the next level? The Sew Your Own Shirt or Shirt Dress might be the perfect class for you! Learning to sew a neat collar is such a great skill to master and Tilly will break it down so you will have a helping hand every step of the way. The workshop will teach you the skills while you sew up a Rosa shirt or shirt dress (sizes UK 6-20 / US 2-16 / EUR 34-48), you will learn:
  • How to construct a shirt and shirt dress
  • Make a neat two-piece collar
  • Stitch buttonholes with confidence
  • Attach shirt sleeves
  • Sew stunning seam finishes

Are you feeling inspired to start building your sewing skills? We will see you in (virtual) class! 

Don't forget to use code: SUMMER30 for 30% off online workshops from Tuesday 8th June until Sunday 13th June 2021 midnight BST.

Author: Louise Carmichael