How to make an appliqué tea towel

Who knew a tea towel could make a girl so happy? Turn a plain tea towel into a treat for the eyes with a few simple stitches and some pretty remnants with this easy DIY project by Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made. Read on to find out how…

Easter Monday mini-makes

If you’re at a loose end today and you want to work off some of those scoffed Easter egg calories, roll up your sleeves and get your craft on. We discovered two sweet as chocolate ideas over the weekend, an Easter chick garland and bunny lid storage jars…

Mollie Makes issue 13 templates

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Thrifty Thursday: Vintage tins for spring

Spring is most definitely in the air. And once that happens it feels like the right time to bring more colour into our lives…grab a bunch of blooms or plant up some bulbs in an old tin… the rustier the better seems to work for spring flowers…

Sewing pattern: How to make a pillowcase bag

Today’s Tutorial Tuesday brings you a beginner’s essential. It’s thrifty, it’s quick, and so useful around the home. Roslyn Russell from Sew Delicious has dropped by our blog today to share her tips on making a drawstring bag from a vintage pillowcase…

Thrifty Thursday: Notebook cover

Cheap, chic and incredibly cute. Today’s thrifty make is the brainwave of Mary Jane Baxter, author of Chic on a Shoestring. With the help of a colour photocopier and a piece of her hand-stitched patchwork, Mary’s created this crafty notebook cover…

How to make a fabric flower hair band

Everyone needs something pretty in their hair from time to time, and a cute hairband will always do the job. We’ve invited Duni Buesken over from Duni Studio to take us through this cute flower headband…

Thrifty Thursday: Cupcake cases

It’ll soon be Easter and we’ve been looking for ways to decorate our homes for spring. So, how about this? There seems to be a whole movement dedicated to crafty pretties made from none other than – yes! – cupcake wrappers. Perfect for adding to gift wrap or to decorate the home for a special occasion. Most of us have some cupcake cases stashed away at the back of our kitchen cupboards, so call this a cost-free and thrifty project.

Vintage makeovers

You’ve tracked down the elusive vintage dress that actually fits, your home’s got just the right mix of retro and modern, and you love old movies as much as you love Mollie Makes. But what next, if you really want to live the vintage lifestyle? How about getting yourself a whole new hair and make-up look, based on pin-ups from the past. Lipstick and Curls are the go-to ladies for amazing makeovers. So if you want to look like this (and who wouldn’t?), read more…

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…