Upstyle story: Sewing hacks for your secondhand clothes

Mary Rockcastle

Think secondhand isn’t your style? Try these foolproof sewing hacks from blogger and maker Mary Rockcastle to make your clothes fit and flatter.

The Crush Catalogue: Galentine’s Day

This way for quirky gift ideas for gal pals this Galentine’s Day (13 February). From the best greeting card to mini wall hangings, browse our list of the cutest ways to say, “Love ya, pal!”

Gudrun Sjödén offers an alternative Swedish homestyle*

From quirky knee-high socks (we clocked these beauties, straight away!) and eco-cotton dresses, to floral embroidered cushions and coloured glassware, Gudrun Sjödén is a creative’s guide to living life on the colour wheel. 

DIY scalloped necklace

Stitch up a pretty fabric necklace following this simple six-step tutorial. We’ve officially found a way to take our must-have fabrics everywhere with us!

6 quick and easy Halloween costumes for kids

How are you getting on with those costume orders? Boy, do their imaginations put our craft skills to the test – they’re worth it! Plus, with all the wonderful DIY costumes available online there’s very little kids can request that we won’t find on Pinterest for free. While researching the cutest Halloween costumes for kids we came across two… Continue reading

How to make a fabric coin purse

Bought your copy of Mollie Makes 72 in Tesco? Stitch our cute purse featuring a debut sewing box-inspired fabric by illustrator, Silkie Lloyd

WIN! The new Dottie Angel frock pattern

Enter our competition for a chance to win an autumn must-have frock. We have 10 new Dottie Angel dress patterns to give away. Find out more…

5 things you’ll need to throw a 90s do

Encountering forgotten fashion friends on the high street at the moment? Yes, 80s babies, there goes the braided plastic choker, your band t-shirt, glitter hair and baggy trousers. *Waves hello.* All that’s missing are butterfly hair accessories – them were the days! If like us, you’re not embarrassed to yell, “I had one of those as a… Continue reading

4 DIY friendship bracelets

Use your stash of embroidery threads to make a stack of friendship bracelets using these four easy-to-follow tutorials. When you’re done, share them with your friends or use it to refashion last year’s sandals (see Mollie Makes 69 for the how-to).

DIY tattoo: floral temporary tattoo

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Get the ink without the ouch in our super-easy DIY tattoo tutorial.