Host a handmade get-together with the pretty in pink summer edition of Mollie Makes. Find a quick-knit footstool project, metallic bag sewing pattern, cute amigurumi dinosaur crochet pattern, plus 17 other fresh makes in Mollie Makes 57. What’s more, this issue comes with two free gifts! Get 8 summer garden themed pull-out papers by Wendy Kendall and 3 crochet bracelets in your free craft kit. Take a closer look…
Who’s going to make the most of the last days of summer? You are! But don’t enjoy it solo, round up your favourite people for a handmade gathering and dine on dip-dyed table runners, paint splattered napkins, colour dipped cutlery, doodled planters and marbled and crochet wrapped votives – all easy-peasy projects by Fall For DIY for outdoor (or indoor) entertaining in this issue.
Speaking of entertainment, we also have a crafts for kids: make a friendly amigurumi dinosaur by Yan Schenkel (crochet while listening to this) and mini tents for little adventurers. Two very adorable makes the kiddos will love.
Short on time? Try the 30-minute pocket pattern by Jennie Walker who shows us how to makeover a skirt or dress for autumn. While you’re at it, add a cute scalloped collar to your frock too with Rebecca Wright. Accessorise your new look with the bold and the beautiful chunky cross stitch and crochet clutch by Erin Black.
Get business tips inside, too! If you’re running your own craft business, or just starting out, turn to page 30 for our tea and chat with Chiara Perano, #GIRLBOSS behind Lamplighter London who talks building your brand. We also get the low-down on what makes a great creative community from Allison Sadler who started #makeitsewcial on Instagram.
On to the trends this month: industrial. Get inspired by our roundup pages featuring products from the best indie makers and brands we love, then put your twist on the trend by making your own. We show you how to make concrete pots for storing beauty brushes, pencils or cacti (one more cactus on the windowsill couldn’t hurt) and metallic leather bags this month.
Other projects include: the scallop patchwork pouch, a colourful paper pajaki chandelier by Amy Phipps, t-shirt yarn pouffe from our new book Mollie Makes Knitting (get a discount code inside this issue), and a succulent statement cushion by Hannah Hathaway. Lots more besides! Enjoy x
Whether you’re making the latest Mollie projects or one from the archive we’d love to see! Show and tell using #molliemakers on Instagram and Twitter or post it on our Facebook wall. Want to know what we’re up to? Check out our Pinterest page to see what’s inspiring us.
Mollie Makes 57 is on sale 21 August 2015. Available from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our official online store. Sold out? Download it from Zinio, Google Play or Apple Newsstand. Don’t forget your project templates for this issue.