14 February 2024

Tilly's next book Mini Makes is coming soon!

Mini Makes book - Sewing Patterns to Make for Kids Aged 0-12 Years - Tilly and the Buttons

I'm excited to let you know that my fourth book is coming this spring, and it's all about sewing for little ones!

Mini Makes will be published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant) on 25 April 2024 – and you can pre-order it now!

Sew-in woven labels for kids' clothes

If you pre-order directly from us by 25th March 2024, we'll send you a signed copy of the book plus an exclusive free gift when the book is released. This pair of woven sew-in labels have been designed by us and aren't available anywhere else. Perfect for adding the finishing touch to your mini makes!

(Offer ends 25th March 2024. Your book and gift - along with any other items in the same order - will be dispatched when the book is launched in late April - so if you would like to order other items to arrive sooner, please place a separate order. Offer exclusively available for pre-orders from shop.tillyandthebuttons.com. Gift subject to availability.)

Young boy wears stripe leggings with strawberry knee patches
Boy pulls a funny face wearing lilac stripe t-shirt with green pocket
Girl holds a watering can wearing lilac Sonny jacket with oversized frill collar

Mini Makes is packed full of 24 (mostly unisex) projects to sew for children aged 0-12 years.

The garments are all cute, comfortable and practical – the kinds of clothes kids will want to wear every day. The main version of each pattern is a classic wardrobe staple - mostly mini versions of popular Tilly and the Buttons womenswear designs - while the variations include the most adorable embellishments and twists. I can’t wait for you to see them!

Yellow stripe t-shirt with lilac ribbing and matching dress version
Hand sewing polar bear face sweatshirt bodice

Each chapter takes you step-by-step through making the projects in our signature user-friendly style. The book also features practical tips and inspiration on topics such as choosing fabrics for childrenswear, embellishment ideas, involving kids in sewing, and more, to give you a rounded knowledge of sewing for little ones.

Young boy wears blue polar bear face sweatshirt
Girl smiles at the camera wearing green apple print jersey pyjamas
Boy wears colour block corduroy jacket in pink, blue and cream

The patterns are printed double-sided in the back of the book ready to trace off, or you will be able to download layered PDF patterns to print on A4/Letter or A0 paper if you prefer.

We are so proud of this book and cannot WAIT for you to see it and start sewing with it, whether you’re sewing for friends’ kids, your own kids, grandkids, a bump…

Author: Tilly Walnes
Published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant)
Photography: Jane Looker, assisted by Emily Lavarello
Styling: Clare Nicolson
Art Director + Designer: Claire Rochford