Nora Top


Nora Top Sewing Pattern by Tilly and the Buttons.

Suitable for confident beginners, this is a pattern for knit fabrics but doesn’t require an overlocker/serger if you don’t have one.

This is a multi-sized pattern from size 1-8 (UK 6-20).

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Nora Top by Tilly and the Buttons is a cosy sewing pattern for confident beginners.

Fill your wardrobe with quick and easy Nora tops. This modern style sweater or t-shirt has a boxy, oversized shape with drop shoulders and wide sleeves. Incredibly versatile, make it in a variety of fabrics – from jersey to sweater knits – to see you through the year in style. Why not pair Nora with her friend Ness?

Choose from slouchy high neck or narrow neckband; short, elbow-length or extra-long sleeves; with longline hem or cropped and stepped deep hem with side splits. Once you make one, you’ll be hooked!

Nora includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.


This is a multisized pattern (Tilly’s own sizing of 1-8) with UK equivalent being sizes 6-20. For further sizing information see the Tilly and the Buttons website and click on “Pattern Sizes”.

You will need:

  • Fabric – Short sleeve round neck version: 1.1m x 150cm OR 1.9m x 115cm
    Elbow-length sleeve round neck version: 1.3m x 150cm OR 2m x 115cm
    Long sleeve high neck version: 1.5m x 150cm OR 2.5m x 115cm
  • Optional: 0.3m ribbing for narrow neckband (or use same fabric as above)
  • Matching thread
  • 0.3m of 6-9mm satin ribbon, stay tape, clear elastic or strips of knit interfacing
  • Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
  • Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)
  • Optional: Overlocker (serger) but don’t worry if you don’t have one

Recommended Fabrics:

Light to medium-weight knit fabric with at least 10% crosswise stretch, such as jersey, interlock, ponte de roma, sweater knits or stretch velvet.  Or why not try a thicker fabric such as french terry for layering in those cooler months?


Advanced Beginner

Additional information

Garment Type

Jumpers and Sweaters, Tops

Pattern Company

Tilly and the Buttons

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner


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