Episode 035: Tilly Walnes

Tilly and the Buttons on the Blogtacular Podcast

Tilly Walnes is an author, blogger, teacher and pattern designer. She’s on a mission to inspire more people to make their own clothes. Her blog has been read over 14 million times, by over 3.5 million people worldwide and her award winning sewing pattern company is known for great design, clear instructions and encouraging approach to DIY dressmaking.

Tilly Walnes on the Blogtacular podcast

Her first book, Love at First Stitch, a Sunday Times bestseller, has been published in ten international editions and was named ‘Best Book’ at the British Sewing Awards 2014. Her second book, Stretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics was published in March 2018.

The books are your simple manual for creating clothes you’ll love without having to have a background in sewing.

Tilly Walnes on the Blogtacular podcast

Alongside writing, Tilly also appeared on the first series of BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee. She was voted ‘Favourite Sewing Personality’ in the British Sewing Awards for the last three years in a row, and her company was named ‘Best Pattern House’ in 2016 and 2017.

Tilly lives in Brixton with her lovely guy, beautiful new baby boy and ever-growing collection of Breton tops.

Tilly Walnes on the Blogtacular podcast

Tilly’s Links: BlogShop | FacebookTwitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Tilly’s Books: Stretch | Love at first Stitch

School for Creative Start Ups

The E-myth

Rose Hill Designs


Blogtacular is the podcast which explores the lives and work of creative bloggers and indie business owners. It is presented by Kat Molesworth, photographer, blogger and director of the Blogtacular Conference.

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Presented by: Kat Molesworth

Theme music by: Breakmaster Cylinder

Edited by: Maco McAleece

Artwork by: Twin Pines Creative

Photography courtesy of Tilly Walnes / Shot by Fanni Williams

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