Event: Just Sew Stories book launch

Just Sew Stories tote decorating

Mollie Makes dropped in to Katie Allen’s Just Sew Stories book launch at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in London. Take a look at what we got up to.

Just Sew Stories book display

Lively music and moody lighting invited us into the warmth to join the party. People were drinking, chatting, tapping their feet and personalizing the sweet ‘Just Sew Stories’ canvas totes provided on a fairy-light lit table. We indulged our love of geometric, neon and sequins with lots of PVA glue. In short, the launch was unlike any other.

Katie Allen and the Mollie Makes team

Katie was having a great night with her friends and colleagues; we just about managed to grab her for a quick photie. We’re really impressed that she wore some of the crafty projects in her book like her cute skull-print bloomers and a sparkly hair accessory.

Just Sew Stories tote decorating


Just Sew Stories belongs on the shelf of the I-made-it-by-hand devotee. Katie Allen’s craft book is full of sewing tutorials with a lot of sparkle and gifts that we think you might struggle to part with.

For a taster of what to expect in her book, you can find her Hipster Doll project in Mollie Makes issue 19.