Tilly Walnes is on a mission to inspire more people to sew their own clothes. She is the founder of the award-winning sewing pattern company Tilly and the Buttons, known for its gorgeous designs, crystal-clear instructions and encouraging approach to dressmaking. Her first book, Love at First Stitch, has been published in nine international editions and was named 'Best Book' at the British Sewing Awards 2014. Her second book, Stretch! was published in 2018 and was named 'Best Book' at the British Sewing Awards 2018. When she's not running her business, she's running after her energetic toddler and plotting her next make.