Sewing pattern: DIY beauty bag tutorial

DIY beauty washbag sewing pattern | Mollie Makes

Make a diy beauty zipped washbag for the girls, thanks to our exclusive design from Kate Smith of The Makery Scrubbing up has never looked so pretty! Whip up this peachy washbag kit by Kate Smith as a sweet Crimbo gift and watch your pal immediately transfer all contents from their old toiletry bag. Pick… Continue reading

Free sewing pattern download in Mollie Makes 44

silk cami top sewing pattern

Learn how to sew silk and make a beautiful top with your second free gift this month – a cami top sewing pattern from Sew Over It.

Free sewing pattern: How to make a kimono

Learn how to make a kimono and dress up your jeans with Leanne Garrity’s exclusive ombre cover-up tutorial

Free sewing patterns: The Purl Bee’s City Gym Shorts

There’s nothing like a cool summer evening to get us in the mood for a run. This is especially true when we could be jogging in style with Liberty print gym shorts such as these. Designed by Corinne for The Purl Bee, this free sewing pattern (available in sizes for all ages) is part of the… Continue reading

Revamp summer tees with fabric pockets

Pump new life into an old, plain tee with a funky pocket. It’s easy to do and a great way to rejuvenate your wardrobe. 

How to sew a book cover

Preserve your favourite title with a hand-stitched book cover. Read on for the full tutorial

Sewing pattern: How to make a pillowcase bag

Today’s Tutorial Tuesday brings you a beginner’s essential. It’s thrifty, it’s quick, and so useful around the home. Roslyn Russell from Sew Delicious has dropped by our blog today to share her tips on making a drawstring bag from a vintage pillowcase…

How to make a simple felt iPad cover

If you’re the proud owner of an ipad, a kindle or any type of smartphone, you’ll know even gadgets need a bit of tender loving care. And being as we love just about any kind of cosy here at Mollie Makes, how about this sweet and practical felt ipad cover, designed by Stefanie and Erin from Oh So Lovely Vintage. They’re co-hosting the blog today to show you how to make this felt gadget case. It’s the only way to accessorise your ipad, apart from a digital edition of Mollie Makes, that is…

How to make folk-style fabric hearts

A little bit Swiss chalet, a little bit ‘dia de los muertos’, and a little bit gingerbread cottage – we totally heart this folk style. For today’s Tutorial Tuesday, we’ve invited Hannah Kopacz from Made with Love by Hannah to share her unique style with you. Learn how to make these felt hearts with their cool ric rac flowers…

Video tutorial: How to make a book bag

How to make handmade bags from vintage books | Mollie Makes

How many of you have seen the fabric book covers in issue nine? Our vintage fabric covers help to keep your books looking gorgeous when you’re on the go. Well, we’re not ones to rest on our laurels so we’ve sourced another idea for you, and we’re sure you’ll like it. This time instead of covering up your book, you use the book to make a bag. Crafty, thrifty and downright ingenious, we say. We saw this on curbly and we had to share it with you… Read more to find out how to make this vintage book bag and to link to curbly’s video tutorial below.

Here’s what you need to get started…