Decluttering for makers

Mollie Makes illustration by  Maiko Nagao

Can advice on ‘how to Kondo’ help you organise your creative studio and supplies, or do crafters need a different approach?

Easy-sew DIY wall hanging

How to make a wall hanging | Final | Mollie Makes

Bring a smidge of summer cheer to even the tiniest of corners with Allison Sadler’s mini sunshine banner.

Wedding planning: How to make an impact on a small budget

Simple fringed paper streamers photobooth

It’s the year of wedding planning on team Mollie Makes with 3 out of 5 of us getting married in the next year, and one fresh off the wedding aisle. As a DIY bride you will no doubt be in a long-term love affair with Pinterest and it can be all too easy to get carried away… Continue reading

July craft workshops and creative events

Shibori tie dye workshop

Whatever the weather, make July a month of crafting away from home. From silkscreen printing to mastering the ancient art of Japanese tie dying, here’s a list of creative workshops and events to look forward to this month.

Meet Cratejoy favourite Bookishly, plus win a cash prize to start your craft business!*


We meet the founder of Bookishly’s Tea & Book Club subscription box, Louise Verity who talks us through selling a subscription box on Cratejoy. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Cratejoy to give away a cash prize to kick-start your business. Read on to get the details…

Mollie Makes issue 68, out now!

Mollie Makes issue 68 with free cacti mini hoop art kit

Take a peek inside the Summer Brights issue! We’ve filled Mollie Makes 68 with projects and features to awaken your creative side. This month, knot an ombré macramé garland, hook our mermaid and friends cover project (#teamnarwhal) or admire the home of RICE founder, Charlotte Guéniau. Lots more besides, dive in…

Yoga mat bag sewing pattern

Yoga mat bag sewing pattern | Mollie Makes

Arrive to your next class cool, calm and collected with this effortless yoga mat bag sewing pattern.

Mollie Makes issue 68 templates

Mollie Makes issue 68

Click to download the full-sized templates for the legging and bib, paper plants, pet teepee, embroidered cacti and succulents and embroidered shorts here: Mollie Makes issue 68 templates.

Corsage crochet pattern for British Flowers Week: Day 5

Double-layered corsage crochet pattern

Designing and crocheting flowers is an exciting process, offering endless possibilities of shape, colour and stitch combinations. For these decorative flowers, Emma Lamb worked with a palette of pink and orange mixed with neutral tones of grey and cream. For the flower motifs themselves, Emma just picked up her hooks and started creating stitches. “Sometimes… Continue reading

Meet the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2016 shortlisters


Introducing the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2016 shortlist. Meet the creative start ups, established businesses and handmade champions who will be presenting their creative ideas and businesses to a panel of judges on 7 July 2016 at Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2016 (sponsored by Brother).