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?

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 make a giant pom pom

How to make a pom pom | Mollie Makes

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

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‘ weaving 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