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

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

The #molliestashchallenge : Crochet makeup remover pad tutorial

It’s here! The first pattern for the #molliestashchallenge. Alongside our sustainable issue, we’re running an Instagram hashtag challenge over the next two weeks, encouraging you to use up your stash and make new from old! Plus, we’ve got loads of eco-content up on the blog like our interview with Folkestone Harbour Yarn and our charity pick of… Continue reading

Palentine’s Day embroidered banner DIY

Embroidered Banner tutorial

Since it’s the week of love we thought we’d share another DIY with you (check out Becki Clark’s truffle and wrap tutorial here).  Mollie Makes ambassador and embroidery legend Mollie Johanson shared this positive little banner with us to remind you that you are loved! Make it as cute Valentine’s Day décor, craft it for a pal… Continue reading

Making and Mental Health: It’s Time To Talk

Make Your Mental Health a Priority by @kayleymills

Join other designer/makers by using to your creativity to demystify mental health…

Woven hanging tutorial

ocean weave DIY

Worked in delicate shades of blue and white, Lucy Rowan of @peasandneedles‘ weaving wall hanging reminds us of waves lapping against the shore. Create this miniature coastal-inspired piece for your home and add a splash of your own creativity using the techniques in our weaving guide.  Then, show off your creation on Instagram using our weaving and tapestry hashtag… Continue reading

January Journalling – The Joy of Printing Photographs

Collection of photographs mollie makes

Words: Sian Lewis Photographs: Xanthe Berkeley Enjoy printing your photos Times have changed since the days when, post-summer holiday, we’d queue up patiently to pick up precious prints taken on a disposable camera and carry them away in their sealed envelope to pour over on the kitchen table. Would that sunset shot turn out nicely?… Continue reading