Easter knitting patterns: Cute rabbits

We love bunnies more than ever at this time of year, and we’ve invited Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles to hop on over to us to share her felted rabbit pattern with Mollie Makes. There’s plenty of time to make a whole happy family of these before Easter…

How to make a simple felt iPad cover

If you’re the proud owner of an ipad, a kindle or any type of smartphone, you’ll know even gadgets need a bit of tender loving care. And being as we love just about any kind of cosy here at Mollie Makes, how about this sweet and practical felt ipad cover, designed by Stefanie and Erin from Oh So Lovely Vintage. They’re co-hosting the blog today to show you how to make this felt gadget case. It’s the only way to accessorise your ipad, apart from a digital edition of Mollie Makes, that is…

How to refashion a vintage bag

We love a bit of geek chic and this ol’ 70s vinyl handbag has got the style we love. It’s big and roomy and Sophie Appleby’s bag makeover has us dreaming up all sorts of possibilities… 

How to make folk-style fabric hearts

A little bit Swiss chalet, a little bit ‘dia de los muertos’, and a little bit gingerbread cottage – we totally heart this folk style. For today’s Tutorial Tuesday, we’ve invited Hannah Kopacz from Made with Love by Hannah to share her unique style with you. Learn how to make these felt hearts with their cool ric rac flowers…

How to make a rubber stamp

We love the speed and ease of stamping as much as the next crafter, but what if you want to make something totally hand-made and unique. Well, the answer is, design your own rubber stamp. Here Yi Farn of Cotton Candy shows us how to make a rubber stamp from an eraser in a step-by-step guide… 

How to make fabric fortune cookies

As the Chinese Year of the Dragon enters, how about this for a quick and fun tutorial? These tiny fabric fortune cookies are perfect for secret messages, love notes, good luck tokens or just for fun… A great addition to children’s lunch boxes on birthdays too, the list is endless. We’ve invited Liz Havartine from Lady Havartine blog to share her fabric fortune cookie tutorial with you… Over to Liz…

Video tutorial: How to make a book bag

How to make handmade bags from vintage books | Mollie Makes

How many of you have seen the fabric book covers in issue nine? Our vintage fabric covers help to keep your books looking gorgeous when you’re on the go. Well, we’re not ones to rest on our laurels so we’ve sourced another idea for you, and we’re sure you’ll like it. This time instead of covering up your book, you use the book to make a bag. Crafty, thrifty and downright ingenious, we say. We saw this on curbly and we had to share it with you… Read more to find out how to make this vintage book bag and to link to curbly’s video tutorial below.

Here’s what you need to get started…

How to make a sewing machine cover

New Year, new style for your trusted sewing machine. Not the prettiest of craft room accessories, but with a made-to-measure sewing machine cover, your old friend can be transformed from frumpy accessory to a thing of beauty you’ll want on display. And if it’s on display, you’ll use it more, which is, come to think of it, a great New Year’s Resolution… Over to Candace Todd from Sparkle Power to show you how to make this thrifty sewing machine cover…

DIY gift: Fairy walnut presents

Keep the magic of Christmas going that little bit longer for the tiny tots in your life with this sparkly and sweet idea from Helen Bird over at Curly Birds. Hiding a present inside a walnut means a little effort for a big impact – these are the moments that stick in a child’s festive memories. Too cute not to share. Over to you Helen!

My blog is devoted to crafts for children and the art of play. The blog and small line of children’s play accessories are aptly named for my sweet, curly-haired twin girls. I put these sweet walnut presents into the bottom of my girls’ (and their cousins) stockings this year. They’re a little magic and ever so special.

Free crochet flowers pattern

Here’s a new skill to learn over Christmas: crochet! We know how much you loved these beauties from issue 3, so Carmen Heffernan is back to share the crochet love with even more of you online. Merry Christmas!