Mollie Makes issue 53

Make 24 projects like the crochet summer blanket, woven wall rug and tassel festival bag in Mollie Makes 53, out on 1 May. What’s more, this issue includes two free gifts! Find out what they are…

Mollie Makes issue 53 with free hoop art kit

Get a load of the colour and constellations edition! This month we have Samantha Stas’s fruity slices transformed into useful pincushions and keyrings, and Jessica Marquez’s starry designs (part of the complete hoop art embroidery kit FREE with Mollie Makes 53) making a statement on the cover – who knew fruit and stars go so well together? But wait, there’s more!

As we approach festival season we’re planning in a few projects to make and wear. Top of the list is the boho-chic, crochet tassel festival bag by Serene Hut By The Sea. Its wide, long strap and generous size makes this the perfect festival day bag, saving you from numerous trips to the tent. Also on the wear list is Lana Red’s ice cream appliqué tee, Anna Wilkonson’s easy crochet crop top and Sincerely Kinsley’s no-sew kimono.

Mollie Makes issue 53 craft and DIY projectsPastel wall hanging weaving tutorial | Mollie Makes 53

Warmer days also equals bike rides, but before you wheelie through town, kit out your bike in matching leather-lined pannier and handlebar purse – bike accessories that’ll make your two-wheeler look the business! For picnics, pack Ayda Algin’s colour wave crochet blanket – the perfect surface for catching midday Zs – and Delia Create’s knot cushion which is a lot comfier than it sounds.

Makes for the home include Oh No Rachio’s Himmeli pendant, the heavenly pastel wall hanging, simple backstitch fabric coasters by Blue Bird Chic and Messyla’s geo origami wall art. While Mollie babas will be crawling about in Kalinka Kids knitted romper suits and playing with Liberty fabric patchwork balls handmade by mamas, aunties, sisters and misters.

We also have tea with Julie Patterson of Cloth Fabric and drop by the home of textile artist, Vicky Trainer which is bursting with vintage charm. Lots more besides!

Mollie Makes issue 53 printAvailable from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our official online store. Sold out? Download it from ZinioGoogle Play or Apple Newsstand.

Where to find Mollie Makes overseas

Our latest subscription offer

Share your crafty adventures with us and other makers on Instagram and Twitter using #molliemakers, post your pics to the Mollie Makes Facebook page and browse our Pinboards for the latest craft trends and inspiration.