Support handmade businesses and craft sellers this weekend

Here at Mollie Makes we pride ourselves on being champions of small businesses and supporting designer-makers. We do this by featuring them in our magazine and here on the blog (here’s why). The run up to Christmas is a particularly important time for us to spotlight craft sellers because

Mollie Makes 73

Free wooden Christmas cracker template, plus a stack of printed cards, confetti and twine, inside every copy of Mollie Makes 73 – out today! Also in this issue: knit a pair of cosy socks, sew a luxe velvet party clutch, crochet and stitch Christmas tree decorations and find a heap of gift wrap ideas. Lots more besides,… Continue reading

9 Father’s Day ideas to buy, make and do

Treat new papas to handmade gifts from the kids plus fun experiences with love from the whole family! Here’s 9 ideas to try…

Mollie Makes Shop: Editor’s Pick

Here’s what the Editor’s loving in the Mollie Makes Shop. Find handmade gifts and just-for-me treasures made by the hands of our favourite creatives in our online boutique. With products from talented designer-makers you’re sure to find something special for you and your home. Here’s a look at the Editor’s favourite picks this month… 1. Add… Continue reading

How to make a boho feather necklace

Add shimmer to your outfits with Charlotte Smith’s necklace design “This necklace has been inspired by long hot summer days and the thought of dancing the night away at a festival. I love the relaxed boho look of summer dressing − simple cotton dresses layered with heaps of unusual jewellery collected from faraway shores. This… Continue reading

Buyer’s guide: 3 places to buy wooden beads

Struggling to hunt down that illusive perfect bead? In Mollie Makes 65 we show you a nifty way to design and make your own gems! Go for a fun rainbow palette or keep things subtle with muted and pastel shades. To really mix things up, add contrasting pendants and other beads for an interesting take… Continue reading

My Space: 2 things on Tatty Devine’s craft desk

From upcycling junk to running one of the UK’s best-loved indie brands, Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden have come a long way. Read the full interview with Tatty Devine in Mollie Makes 65 with images from their Brick Lane workshop and top tips for collaboration. But first, find out what tools and materials Harriet and… Continue reading

12 craft kits they’ll actually want for Christmas

12 sewing, knitting, crochet and stitching craft kits to buy for the modern crafter in your life

How to sew a cat tail

Put some real sparkle into playtime by making cute cat costumes for kids. Get the sewing pattern for the tail and download the mask template free!

Infinity symbol jewellery crochet pattern

Crochet forever! Show your commitment to crochet by hooking up infinity symbol jewellery for you and your crafty friends. Better yet, plan a craft night in, share a link to this free crochet pattern and hook it up together. Let’s begin…