53 free Christmas knitting patterns

We’ve brought you 51 crochet Christmas ornament patterns so thought we’d better do a version for all you knitters out there too! Here’s 53 of our fave free Christmas knitting patterns to keep you cosy. Keep scrolling to find your new festive pattern and check out our blog posts below for more Christmas inspo. How to… Continue reading

51 crochet Christmas decorations

crochet christmas decorations stocking

It’s nearly time to put up the tree, get the decs down from the attic and turn your home into a Christmassy wonderland. If you’re after a new handmade touch for your décor this year we’ve got just the thing – we’ve brought together 51 of our fave crochet Christmas decorations to make the ultimate festive… Continue reading

Felt fox DIY

Felt fox diy instructions

This sweet stitchable is the cutest project to cosy up with as the nights get cooler. Designed by Jenny Blair, this felt fox comes with a spectacular autumnal cape and is ready to roam the woodland collecting acorns and pine cones.  Once you’ve finished making your felt fox pal read our interview with Jenny here and share your… Continue reading

Sewing pattern: How to make fabric doorstops

It’s spring and it’s time to prop open the doors and let in the sunshine and the fresh air. The prettiest way to do this is with homemade fabric doorstops in your favourite fabrics… We’ve invited Natalie Santini of Hungry Hippie to guest blog for us today and show us how to make one…

How to make a giant pom pom

How to make a pom pom | Mollie Makes

Project alert! Learn how to make large yarn pom poms with this tutorial from Chi Chi Dee Handmade‘s Leanne Garrity.

Free sewing pattern: 20 minute tote bag tutorial

Learn how to make a quick and easy tote bag with our super-easy DIY guide. Get stuck in to your fabric stash and choose your favourite print for some brand new arm candy.  Believe it or not, this no-nonsense bag tutorial from The Purl Bee promises a brand new tote bag in under half an hour. How speedy, and not to mention brilliant, is that? Read on for how to make it…

How to crochet a bow tie

It’s Tutorial Tuesday and it’s time for a new how to! What about this crochet bow tie. Perfect for parties, weddings and special events, this adorable accessory will make any little boy look even cuter on the big day! Designed by Delia Randall of Delia Creates, it’s a lovely touch for birthdays and celebrations…
This free crochet bow tie pattern is perfect timing for spring or summer weddings… and it complements our free wedding supplement perfectly, don’t you think?

The sustainability series: 7 eco crafts for kids

kids in forest

We all know that looking after our planet and living a more sustainable lifestyle is a top priority, but how do we get the younger generation involved? Well, we’re big believers in play, and of course craft, so why not teach kids about the planet by crafting with natural and recycled materials? Here are 7 eco crafts for… Continue reading

The sustainable series: Slow fashion

Bonbi Forest make do and mend illustration

Feature illustration by Lee Foster-Wilson Sustainability and slow fashion are our number one topics here at Mollie, and we’ve got plenty of ways for you to make do and mend. The fab Lottie Storey got chatting to a few designer-makers on how they’re revamping, reusing and restyling instead of hitting the shops. Have a read… Continue reading

Create colourful napkins with natural dye

Create colourful napkins using natural dye

The fab Caroline South shows us how you can make your own DIY napkins. And the best part? They’re naturally dyed using a home-grown colour palette. Follow her basic guide, then experiment with different dye materials to create a set of inexpensive, eco-friendly linen. Check out our other blog posts in our eco series below and… Continue reading