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

The #molliestashchallenge: Fabric purse and pincushion DIY

Mollie Makes fabric purse tutorial

We’ve got another pattern for you! Issue 103 is encouraging you to use up your stash for the #molliestashchallenge and last week we focused on yarn with our reusable cotton pad DIY. But this week we’re focusing on all those leftover pieces of material you have. Or alternatively, all those old but beautifully patterned clothes… Continue reading

Palentine’s Day truffles and natural wrap tutorial

Valentines day truffles and wrap recipe

The 14th of February is more than just a day to buy your partner a bunch of flowers and a cheap card. It’s about showing all the people in your life just how much they mean to you, including your best pals! To celebrate Palentine’s Day, the lovely Becki Clark has given us the recipe and tutorial… Continue reading

Woven hanging tutorial

ocean weave DIY

Worked in delicate shades of blue and white, Lucy Rowan of @peasandneedles‘ wall hanging reminds us of waves lapping against the shore. Create this miniature coastal-inspired piece for your home and add a splash of your own creativity using the techniques in our weaving guide.  Then, show off your creation on Instagram using our weaving and tapestry hashtag… Continue reading

January Journalling – The Joy of Printing Photographs

Collection of photographs mollie makes

Words: Sian Lewis Photographs: Xanthe Berkeley Enjoy printing your photos Times have changed since the days when, post-summer holiday, we’d queue up patiently to pick up precious prints taken on a disposable camera and carry them away in their sealed envelope to pour over on the kitchen table. Would that sunset shot turn out nicely?… Continue reading

January journalling DIY

Inspirational journaling

Resolve to make 2019 your most productive year with the help of journalling. Forget the ‘dear diary…’ days of your teenage years – contemporary journalling is an easy way to get organised and achieve goals while developing a personal source of creative inspiration. Follow Teri Muncey’s steps to create your journal, then find out how to make it work… Continue reading

Mollie’s 12 days of makes: Day 12 Esther Thorpe’s fairy lights

mollie's 12 days of makes day 12

Day 12 of Mollie’s 12 days of makes is now over. If you missed out, subscribe to our newsletter you’ll be able to re-download all the patterns for one last time! Sign up through the box on the right-hand sidebar or at the bottom of the page. It’s the final day of Mollie’s 12 days of makes and what… Continue reading

Mollie’s 12 days of makes: Day 9 The New Craft House velvet bag

Day 9 Mollie Makes

Day 9 of Mollie’s 12 days of makes is now over. If you missed out, subscribe to our newsletter you’ll be able to re-download all the patterns for one last time! Sign up through the box on the right-hand sidebar or at the bottom of the page. Day 9 of Mollie’s 12 days of makes is all about fashion…. Continue reading