Mollie Makes meets The Sustainable Studio

Julia and Sarah at launch of The Sustainable Studio

Fashion upcyclers and creative co-working space owners Julia Harris and Sarah Valentin tell us how they built their creative business by embracing sustainability…

The sustainability series: 7 eco crafts for kids

kids in forest

We all know that looking after our planet and living a more sustainable lifestyle is a top priority, but how do we get the younger generation involved? Well, we’re big believers in play, and of course craft, so why not teach kids about the planet by crafting with natural and recycled materials? Here are 7 eco crafts for… Continue reading

DIY tassel earrings

DIY tassel earrings

Tassel earrings are popping up in all the high street shops but instead of buying them why not make your own? Artist Anchalika O’Connell loves to create jewellery inspired by Thai culture and has kindly given us this colourful, DIY tassel earrings project for you to make. They’d make fab little presents, especially for Mother’s Day which is… Continue reading

The sustainable series: Slow fashion

Bonbi Forest make do and mend illustration

Feature illustration by Lee Foster-Wilson Sustainability and slow fashion are our number one topics here at Mollie, and we’ve got plenty of ways for you to make do and mend. The fab Lottie Storey got chatting to a few designer-makers on how they’re revamping, reusing and restyling instead of hitting the shops. Have a read… Continue reading

The sustainable series: 5 tips for an ethical wardrobe

Liz Bryson

Issue 103 is all about making those little changes in your life to help you start saving the planet, and where better to begin than with your wardrobe? As part of our sustainable series here on the blog, we’re sharing our five tips for making your wardrobe greener. Soon you’ll be wearing head-to-toe sustainable clothing, strutting down… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets The Great British Sewing Bee’s Esme Young

The Great British Sewing Bee. Image credit: BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon

We caught up with The Great British Sewing Bee’s legendary judge Esme Young to find how she started sewing, all the gossip from this year’s show and the Hollywood stars she’s styled for the big screen.

International Women’s Day – Meet Atia

Atia from @brightblooms

To celebrate International Women’s Day we interviewed crafter, blogger and influencer Atia from The Bright Blooms to get her thoughts on female empowerment and inclusivity. Happy International Women’s Day! As a rather fabulous woman, we’d love you to share a bit about yourself with our #molliemakers. Thank you! My name is Atia and I’m a… Continue reading

International Women’s Day: Gudrun Sjödén competition

Gudrun Sjödén compeition

To celebrate International Women’s Day, female-led designer Gudrun Sjödén are giving away £150 to one lucky Mollie reader. The winner can spend their prize on any clothing or homeware at Gudrun’s online store and trust us, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Enter the competition here, good luck! Spring has sprung in the Gudrun store with a collection… Continue reading

Create colourful napkins with natural dye

Create colourful napkins using natural dye

The fab Caroline South shows us how you can make your own DIY napkins. And the best part? They’re naturally dyed using a home-grown colour palette. Follow her basic guide, then experiment with different dye materials to create a set of inexpensive, eco-friendly linen. Check out our other blog posts in our eco series below and… Continue reading

The #molliestashchallenge: Fabric purse and pincushion DIY

Mollie Makes fabric purse tutorial

We’ve got another pattern for you! Issue 103 is encouraging you to use up your stash for the #molliestashchallenge and last week we focused on yarn with our reusable cotton pad DIY. But this week we’re focusing on all those leftover pieces of material you have. Or alternatively, all those old but beautifully patterned clothes… Continue reading