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Make It Simple (book) By Tilly Walnes

Tilly and the Buttons

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Sewing doesn’t have to be complicated, and you don’t need lots of time to make your own clothes. While life is speeding up, this book will help you slow down and squeeze in time to get your creative fix.

Make It Simple features a collection of stylish and stress-free projects that you can stitch up in a few hours. It includes 6 full-scale dressmaking patterns, from which you can make 24 projects. All of the garments are quick to sew and easy to fit, with a short supply list and no fiddly fastenings from a perfect t-shirt and stylish playsuit to a wear-with-everything pinafore dress and cosy cardigan.

Please note: This sewing book can only be purchased directly from the designer or a bookshop, it is not for sale.

Make It Simple is for both beginners looking for easy projects and experienced stitchers wanting the instant gratification that comes with a speedy make. Whatever your level, you’ll learn the secret of how to take sewing shortcuts while still getting a great-looking finish. With the help of clear step-by-step photographs and Tilly’s award-winning instructions, this book will help you create a dream wardrobe in no time.

Tilly takes you step-by-step through making six gorgeous sewing patterns, with inspiration and instructions for customizing the projects to make them your own. The patterns included are:

Safiya Trousers

Tabitha T-Shirt

Suki Dress

Bertha Cardigan

Juno Pyjamas

Olive Pinafore

Published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant)

Photos by Ellie Smith and Jane Looker

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Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Denim / Corduroy, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Linen

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

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