How to make homemade washi tape

Washi tape – the pretty fabric sticky stuff from Japan. We love and covet a collection of this pretty masking tape, but it’s not always available in the prints or colours you might want, so when we saw this super-easy tutorial from the girls at A Spoonful of Sugar, we asked them to share it with us…

Mollie Makes issue 11

Treasure the memories of childhood… Our latest issue is full of sugar and spice and all things mice, with a helping of nostalgic makes and dreams. Inside you’ll find seven projects to make, including our three kind mice, designed by Jenny Dixon – with a mousey giveaway on her blog. These tiny toys come complete with miniature knitted cardigan and teeny-weeny Liberty print dress.

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How to make fabric fortune cookies

As the Chinese Year of the Dragon enters, how about this for a quick and fun tutorial? These tiny fabric fortune cookies are perfect for secret messages, love notes, good luck tokens or just for fun… A great addition to children’s lunch boxes on birthdays too, the list is endless. We’ve invited Liz Havartine from Lady Havartine blog to share her fabric fortune cookie tutorial with you… Over to Liz…

Moodboard Monday: Chinese New Year

Today marks the first day of celebrations for the Chinese New Year. And why would Mollie Makes want to miss out? We’ve found beautiful crafty things inspired by the Orient. Read more to find out how to bring Far Eastern charm to your projects as the Year of the Dragon begins…

Crochet wristwarmers

Issue ten is out tomorrow, and judging by lots of lovely tweets, our cover project has really captured your hearts. The crochet wristwarmers are designed by Monika Siwak, from Poland. To get the perfect look for Mollie Makes, Monika hand-dyed Cordonet 50 yarn to create her ideal colour combination. We’ve since discovered that ticket 50 cotton is only available in limited colours in the UK, so we’ve asked Rosee Woodland who works on The Knitter magazine to give us her tips on alternative yarns to fit the bill…

Video tutorial: How to make a book bag

How to make handmade bags from vintage books | Mollie Makes

How many of you have seen the fabric book covers in issue nine? Our vintage fabric covers help to keep your books looking gorgeous when you’re on the go. Well, we’re not ones to rest on our laurels so we’ve sourced another idea for you, and we’re sure you’ll like it. This time instead of covering up your book, you use the book to make a bag. Crafty, thrifty and downright ingenious, we say. We saw this on curbly and we had to share it with you… Read more to find out how to make this vintage book bag and to link to curbly’s video tutorial below.

Here’s what you need to get started…

Moodboard Monday: Watching the clock

The countdown starts here… Mollie Makes issue ten will be on the newsstands this Thursday. Hurrah! Oh, what’s that, you can’t wait that long? You’re in luck… We can help the week fly by with our timely selection of clocks. Read more for details on the makers and stockists…

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