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Thea Trousers By Tilly And The Buttons


SKU: Thea

2 in stock

The latest sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons – bang on trend wide leg trousers that can be dressed up or down. Can be made in denim, drill or corduroy for a more casual look (especially when teamed with trainers) or suiting fabrics such as wool blends, linen, crepes etc for a workwear/evening look.

Choose a pocket style – welt or patch. Add belt loops if desired! You can also choose to make full length or cropped.

Tilly and the Buttons’ easy-to-follow instructions make it a great introduction to sewing trousers.

  • Free video tutorials on sewing the zip fly and the optional welt pockets
  • On-trend wide leg style
  • Lots of pockets to choose from!
  • Works with a wide range of fabrics
  • Utterly wearable – a real wardrobe workhorse

The following information is from Tilly’s website…

The Thea pattern includes 15 sizes – UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62.

Sizes UK 6-16 and 18-34 are drafted and graded for a different set of proportions to get a better fit. Sizes 18-34 include more volume for a slightly fuller tummy, including a wider waist and deeper crotch.

Thea is suited to a wide range of medium-weight woven fabrics. If you want a structured shape, pick denim, corduroy, a heavier cotton twill, or wool suiting. For a more fluid silhouette, try triple crêpe (blue sample) or even linen for a lovely summer pant.

(I’ve always wanted to say “a pant” singular like they do on Next In Fashion. Apologies if that offends!)

The front pockets and optional welt pockets also need a small amount of lining. You may already have a suitable remnant in your stash, such as a cotton lawn or viscose (rayon). You could also use dedicated lining fabric such as cupro (Bemberg).

You will also need:

  • Matching thread
  • Interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • 15cm (6in) closed end zip
  • 15mm (5/8in) wide button with shank
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, incl buttonhole foot and zip foot or adjustable zip foot

We have labelled Thea as suitable for “improvers” – in other words, either seasoned sewists or those who have some experience and are now looking to challenge themselves by learning new skills.

The trickiest aspects of making trousers like these are fitting them to your unique shape, inserting the zip fly, and sewing the optional welt pockets (remember, you can always leave these out and sew the patch pockets instead). Our instructions have won multiple awards for their user-friendliness, plus we will be sharing comprehensive tutorials over the next couple of weeks on the dedicated Thea blog page to help you with these techniques and more, so you are in safe hands!

We have had amazing feedback from our pattern testers on how these trousers come together, the style and finished fit on a range of body shapes, so we hope you will be pleased with them.

Pattern Brand

Tilly And The Buttons

Garment Type