Fabric birdhouse and keyring

card and felt aero bike bird house key holder on shelf against blue paper

Keep your keys safe with this clever birdhouse and keyring duo from Pygmy Cloud

How to make a fabric flower brooch

How to make a spring brooch with fabric flowers and vintage buttons | Mollie Makes

Got your free fabric flower kit in Mollie Makes 62 (when purchased at Morrisons)? Dip into your fabric stash (or scraps) and stitch a spring brooch with textile artist Gemma Nemer. These little blooms are a doddle to make, and since each petal is hand stitched with treasured fabric, you’ll want to accessorise everything! Pin to… Continue reading

How to make fabric origami pine cones

How to make fabric origami pinecone | Christmas decorations | Mollie Makes.

Turn fabric scraps into Christmas decorations with a Japanese twist. This version of the woody fruit takes a little while longer to make than the free pine cones Christmas decorations kit in Mollie Makes 60, but they’re well worth the make. Craft the origami pine cone beauties using silk organza or raid your stash to find other festive fabrics. For pine… Continue reading

Win the official dottie angel dress pattern

dottie angel dress pattern Simplicity 1080

We’re so excited to announce our latest giveaway in collaboration with Simplicity New Look. We got our mitts on not just one, but FIVE of the very sought after dottie angel dress pattern (designed and made in the USA).

The Handmade Fair, Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week: Maud’s Fabric Finds

The Handmade Fair - Mauds Fabric Finds

Stocking ethical and hand printed fabric designs, Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair favourite, Maud of Maud’s Fabric Finds tells us what inspired her to open an online fabric shop and shares her plans for her exhibition stand at The Handmade Fair.

NEW Simply Sewing magazine

Simply Sewing magazine cover issue 1

Introducing the brand new sewing magazine by the people who brought you Simply Crochet… get fresh ideas with fabric in Simply Sewing, out 12 February 2015 If you love customising your own clothes, sewing home makes, touches of embroidery and all things sewing, you’ll want a subscription to the brand new sewing magazine, Simply Sewing,… Continue reading

Print your own typography tee

How to print your own slogan tee with free template

Print your favourite saying on a plain tee with a little help from Alyssa Zukas of Two String Jane. Nothing beats stumbling upon a DIY that doesn’t require buying materials: this t shirt printing tutorial is one of them. What’s more, the only lengthy part to this project is cutting out the design, after that… Continue reading

DIY jewellery: smocked necklace

Mollie Makes Smocked Necklace holding close up

We asked three bloggers to come up with their own spin on our cover gift this month. Using some or all of the materials in the patchwork needlecase kit, free with issue 49, Candy Pop, Tigerlilly Quinn and Fall for DIY made a delicate papercut bookmark, hexie fabric garland DIY and a smocked necklace respectively – what a clever bunch! Here’s style and… Continue reading

DIY phases of the moon garland and free printables

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Inspired by the current constellation, copper and druzy trends, Mollie’s very own digi gal, Nina rustled up a DIY using denim scraps and copper thread. Follow the simple steps to create your own far-out phases of the moon garland. What’s more, we’ve included a couple of free printables. Washi tape them to the wall, stick… Continue reading

DIY patchwork papercut bookmark

Bookmark tutorial using Mollie Makes 49 kit

We asked three bloggers to come up with their own spin on our cover gift this month. Using some or all of the materials in the patchwork needlecase kit, free with issue 49, Candy Pop, Tigerlilly Quinn and Fall for DIY made a delicate papercut bookmark, hexie fabric garland and a smocked necklace respectively – what a clever bunch! Here’s lifestyle and photography… Continue reading