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

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 fabric origami butterfly

A summery scrap-busting project you can make in under 30 minutes! Turn your cut-offs and fabric scraps into origami butterflies with a project by Kitchen Table Sewing. Remember to subscribe to Mollie Makes, or pick up our latest issue, for more fabulous makes and jewellery inspo. 

Creative corners: Clever storage ideas and storage basket patterns

We’re looking at ways to give our creative spaces a bit of a refresh and today it’s all about getting organised. Let’s go Kondo on our craft supplies! Now’s the ideal time to get stuck in and straighten out our creative spaces – it is January after all. Here’s a look at colourful storage solutions for… Continue reading

Creative corners: Craft room ideas to pinch

This week we’re looking at ways to give our creative spaces a bit of a refresh. Whether you have a dedicated craft room or like making in front of the telly, these girl-bosses and designers have great ideas you can pinch for adding some pizazz to your own creative corner. A few good tips for your craft… Continue reading

Creative corners: How to make a sewing machine cover

If your sewing machine is the main feature in the crafty corner of your home, then how about a bit of a refresh? Put your sewing skills to the test with this jazzy chevron patchwork sewing machine cover by Mandy Pellegrin

How to stitch a Valentine’s Day blouse

This easy doodling idea can be cutomised however you like – add loops or other simple motifs or switch up colours to your taste. A small, neat backstitch works best for a minimal look such as this. Need an embroidery refresher? Take a peek at our Library of Embroidery Stitches.

Sewing Quarter: TV channel

Introducing our new sister TV channel, Sewing Quarter: a channel dedicated entirely to sewing and quilting.

Yoga mat bag sewing pattern

Arrive to your next class cool, calm and collected with this effortless yoga mat bag sewing pattern.

Free sewing pattern: Liberty passport cover

Planning your summer holidays? Don’t forget your passport! Stitch up a Liberty print passport cover with this simple pattern and you’ll be responsible for the airport’s prettiest check-in.