So we all love Tilly and the Buttons Coco pattern, it’s a great first time sewing project and one which I have personally made on numerous occasions.

Sew Your Own Coco

If you fancy trying your hand at Coco, we run classes at Beautiful Things HQ and are often asked by our pupils where the best place to buy fabric for this pattern is.

Having tried lots of different jersey fabrics to make coco, we found many of the thinner knits required the use of an overlocker to get a good finish.  But when we discovered Ponte de Roma we found a fabulous fabric that required very little work to whizz into a fabulous top.

Coco Party

The first place I can recommend personally is Geoffs Remnant shop in Brentwood.  Geoffs shop is a little gem, a traditional haberdashery shop based on Kings Road.  Geoff opens Wednesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm but closes for lunch for an hour at 12.30. He stocks a great range of plain coloured ponte which is excellent quality for making Coco.

If you’re not local though we have rounded up the following online suppliers:

Plush Addict

Backstitch (Make sure you check the title is PONTE ROMA as it’s mixed in with other jersey fabrics)

Minerva Fabrics

Guthrie Ghani

The Textile Centre

And lastly not strictly Ponte but a great quality Jersey and in some fabulously funky prints.  The lovely folk at Elephant in my Handbag sent me some samples so I could have a good tug of the stretch and it’s a nice weight without being too slippy. Buy jersey here

So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself 2 metres of fabric and make yourself a Coco.  More class dates are being added to our website soon so do make sure your signed up to our mailing list to find out when we release new dates.