Love at First Stitch

 Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes

Love at First Stitch offers a refreshing approach to dressmaking for modern makers. With jargon-busting tutorials and a down-to-earth attitude, the book takes you from the absolute basics of threading your sewing machine through to creating a wardrobe full of gorgeous clothes that you'll be proud to say you made yourself. 

Since the best way to learn is to get stuck in, Love at First Stitch starts you sewing straight away. Each chapter focuses on a project from one of the adorable garment patterns included with the book. You don't need to plough through a bewildering manual to work out how to make them - new techniques are introduced as and when you need them, so you can build your skills and confidence one project at a time. 

The book includes two full-scale pattern sheets in 8 sizes - from a UK 6-20 - ready to use or trace off. The patterns are: Margot pyjama bottoms, Delphine skirt, Megan dress, Mimi blouse, Lilou dress - plus instructions for drafting your own simple patterns for the Brigitte scarf and Clemence skirt.

Download printable PDF patterns:
If you have bought or been gifted a copy of Love at First Stitch and would like the option of printing the patterns (as A0 or A4/US Letter files), you have the option of downloading the patterns (you will need a physical copy of the book to do this):

1) Follow this link to log in or create an account on our online shop.
2) If you're creating a new account, you will be redirected to the home page, so enter or click on the link above again to get back to the correct page.
3) You will be prompted to then enter a password included in the printed copy of the book.
4) Click on the links for the patterns you would like to download, choosing between A4/US Letter size paper (to print and assemble at home) and A0 paper (to print at a copyshop or pattern printer).

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