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.

How to make a fabric flower brooch

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

Looking for more ways to use your free set of 9 pastel buttons in Mollie Makes 52? 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… Continue reading

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

Choosing fabrics for quilts in three steps

Mollie Makes beginner's quilt tutorial | Mollie Makes 45

Making a quilt for the first time? Keep your cool with our top tips for choosing fabrics for quilts – it’s easier than you think…

Get the look: Leona Lepper

Get the look Leona Lepper

Turn your home into a surprise explosion for the senses with breathtaking colours and textures