5 fab cross stitch patterns for beginners*

The Folklore Company embroidery patterns

*This blog post is sponsored by The Folklore Company. The nights are drawing in and one of our favourite crafty ways to spend winter is to pick a new cross stitch pattern and start making. There’s nothing better than stitching up a new hoop in front of the TV and giving it as a handmade Christmas… Continue reading

DIY embroidery rainbow pride patches

embroidered rainbow pride patch

July is Pride month and we’re in full support of this amazing celebration. We’re showing our support for the LGBTQ+ community by wearing the rainbow flag with pride. If you’re looking for a way to show your support why not make Liz from Cozyblue‘s embroidery rainbow pride patches. Sew them onto your clothes, bags or you… Continue reading

Free sewing patterns: How to make a fabric tea cosy*

Brighten up your kitchen with Ali Burdon’s geometric tea cosy sewing pattern. Embroider 80s-inspired shapes onto your fabric then follow our free sewing pattern below to make a classic fabric tea cosy. There’s something so comforting about brewing a pot of tea and cracking open a packet of biscuits, especially if said treats are displayed… Continue reading

Library of embroidery stitches

Learn 21 embroidery stitches with our handy guide then practice your new skills with either our free, firework inspired, embriodery pattern or Liz Stiglet’s cultivate kindness hoop art. Then, once you’ve finished your masterpieces, share them with us on Instagram using our top embroidery hashtags blog post and, of course, #molliemakers! For more embroidery stitches and techniques follow our sewing, stitching… Continue reading

Bank holiday makes: 5 relaxing crafts

Crochet top by Nomad Stitches, pattern available in issue 106 of Mollie Makes. Bank holidays are a chance to relax and take some time off work. And what better way to do that than with crafts? We’ve chosen our top five relaxing crafts that will help boost your creativity and relax your mind. Still stuck… Continue reading

How to make a slogan hoop

We all need a bit of motivation, and now you can create your own with Junk & Glitter’s motivational embroidery hoop pattern. If you have a go at making Sophie’s hoop then take a picture and share it with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Oh and remember to pick up a copy of 106 and… Continue reading

Palentine’s Day embroidered banner DIY

Embroidered Banner tutorial

Since it’s the week of love we thought we’d share another DIY with you (check out Becki Clark’s truffle and wrap tutorial here).  Mollie Makes ambassador and embroidery legend Mollie Johanson shared this positive little banner with us to remind you that you are loved! Make it as cute Valentine’s Day décor, craft it for a pal… Continue reading

Hashtags for embroiderers who get creative with their stitches

#modernembroidery by @afera_handmade

If you have a thing for hoops and satin stitch, we’ve curated the best hashtags to find your embroidery tribe. Read on…

Create a spring embroidery hoop: Day 4

Create a spring embroidery hoop: Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of our embroider-along, makers. You’ve only got two tutorials to go until your spring embroidery hoop is complete (hurrah!).

Create a spring embroidery hoop: Day 3

Create a spring embroidery hoop: Day 3

It’s day three of our embroider-along. Where’s the time going?! Today we’re bringing you a buzzing bee and some bright ranunculi for her to land on.