Dress patterns to see you through summer, plus a free pattern giveaway!

Dresses are a key part of our summer wardrobes at Mollie Makes. They’re versatile enough to wear to the office, for evening cocktails or for chilled holidays at home and abroad. We’ve rounded up our top sewing patterns so you can have a go at making your own summer dress and be the envy of… Continue reading

August mobile wallpapers & desktop background

Free mobile wallpapers & desktop background - Louise Lockhart

Treat your gadgets to a free desktop wallpaper, designed by Louise Lockhart of The Printed Peanut. Download seasonal papers for mobiles, tablets and desktops below. Enjoy! x

Monthly hashtag round-up: August

#incolourfulcompany photo by @kayleymills

Our guide to the month’s best hashtags and photo challenges to follow on social media…

Summer lovin’*

Favourite home and fashion accessories

Bring on the sun with our favourite home and fashion accessories.

Upstyle story: Sewing hacks for your secondhand clothes

Mary Rockcastle

Think secondhand isn’t your style? Try these foolproof sewing hacks from blogger and maker Mary Rockcastle to make your clothes fit and flatter.

Create colourful napkins with natural dye

Create colourful napkins using natural dye

Hand dye napkins with a home-grown colour palette – Caroline South shows us how. Follow her basic guide, then experiment with different dye materials to create a set of inexpensive, eco-friendly linen.

Mollie Makes meets Gregoria Fibers

Gregoria Fibers - Anna Castillo Martinez

Indie dyer Anna Castillo Martinez of Gregoria Fibers reveals how nature inspires her luxury yarns…

Discover all-new craft workshops at The Handmade Fair*

Book tickets for The Handmade Fair

The Handmade Fair is back! This year it’s on from 15th – 17th September at The Green at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey. Discover your new making obsession with these workshops…

Sewing hack: upcycle a scarf into a kimono

Lana Red's kimono tutorial

Kimonos are pretty much a wardrobe essential – whether you’re wearing them on the beach, over jeans, or with a simple tee, they liven up any outfit. And you can make them from easy-to-source scarves in mere minutes with this simple tutorial from Lana Red.  

Fabulous foliage*

Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year is Greenery, but there’s more than one way to fill your house with plants… Here’s how we’re embracing the trend this month.