5 fab cross stitch patterns for beginners*

The Folklore Company embroidery patterns

*This blog post is sponsored by The Folklore Company. The nights are drawing in and one of our favourite crafty ways to spend winter is to pick a new cross stitch pattern and start making. There’s nothing better than stitching up a new hoop in front of the TV and giving it as a handmade Christmas… Continue reading

Free sewing pattern: 20 minute tote bag tutorial

Learn how to make a quick and easy tote bag with our super-easy DIY guide. Get stuck in to your fabric stash and choose your favourite print for some brand new arm candy.  Believe it or not, this no-nonsense bag tutorial from The Purl Bee promises a brand new tote bag in under half an hour. How speedy, and not to mention brilliant, is that? Read on for how to make it…

NEW Mollie Makes Social Media

mollie makes social media magazine

The team behind Mollie Makes brings you the second version of Mollie Makes social media! 132 pages of advice on how to use social media to grow your small business.

Top destinations for crafting your way around the world

Knitting in Iceland

We all love a craft workshop, so why not combine your next one with your wanderlust and give your crafty learning an international flavour by submersing yourself on a craft holiday. 

Free crochet pattern: chunky crochet storage tubs

We’ve got a free crochet basket pattern for you so that you can create your very own chunky storage tubs, to tidy up all those loose bits and bobs in your home. Remember, we also have more home decor DIY’s and patterns over on our Ravelry store and in our latest issue of Mollie Makes. And we… Continue reading

12 must-watch craft videos

10 crafty youtube videos

We love a pattern and a magazine (*cough our Mollie Makes cough*) as much as the next person but sometimes we’re after something a little more visual. Cue craft videos! There’s tons of videos and influencers on Youtube all with a passion for crafting. We have a long list of craft Youtubers we watch but we thought we’d… Continue reading

Screen printing at home: DIY screen print cushion tutorial

screen printing DIY

Always fancied yourself as a printmaker? Us too. And now we’ll be shortcutting our way to surface pattern glory, armed with our own simple hoop screen and homemade mesh screen (find the tutorial for both below). Erin Lacy, who was shortlisted for the 2019 Mollie Makes Handmade Awards, has given you this screen printing tutorial so you can test out your skills…. Continue reading

18 gifts for knitters

gifts for knitters, narwhals

We all know someone who’s obsessed with knitting but gifts for knitters? What on earth do you buy them? We’ve gathered 18 gifts for knitters which you can buy for any birthdays, anniversaries or celebrations that are coming up. If you’re in need of some more knitting patterns yourself check out our knitting collection blog… Continue reading

Screen printing at home: DIY screens

screen printing at home

We’re back with the third instalment in our screen printing at home series. We’ve covered DIY frames and bought in the professionals for their advice, and now we’re discussing the material you’ll be needing for your screen. Screen printing requires a thin material of the right density to be stretched across your frame, to allow the ink to pass… Continue reading

13 easy needle felting projects

Needle felting is back by popular demand and we’re seeing #molliemakers all over the world getting involved. To feed your love of needle felting, we’ve collected 13 easy to make projects and creative ideas for you to try. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, these simple projects are a fab weekend make. If you’re a complete… Continue reading