Mollie Makes meets The Great British Sewing Bee’s Esme Young

Esme Young The Great British Sewing Bee. Image credit: BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon

We caught up with The Great British Sewing Bee’s legendary judge Esme Young to find how she started sewing, all the gossip from this year’s show and the Hollywood stars she’s styled for the big screen.

Mollie Makes weekend sewing out now!

Mollie Makes Sewing

Get sewing now with the full-size templates for every pattern in the Mollie Makes Weekend Sewing special edition! Whether you want to make bags, gifts or a set of PJs, just download these pages, stick them together and away you go. You can buy your copy here to start stitching some fabric projects today. Keep reading to… Continue reading

Easter crafts: How to stitch a felt rabbit

Well, we know who’s been rummaging in the vegetable patch now! This naughty Easter bunny makes a great pal for cheeky little scamps who just can’t resist raiding the kitchen – who knows what kind of mischief they’ll get up to? It’s the ultimate easy Easter craft which will have you hopping into the weekend. 

Sewing for beginners with Tilly and the Buttons

Tilly and The Buttons Beginners Sewing Tips

Tilly Walnes answers all your burning beginners’ sewing questions…

5 must-make children’s clothing patterns

Children's clothing patterns by Makerist

This blog post is sponsored by Makerist.com  The Great British Sewing Bee is on the TV and our Tilly and the Button sewing pattern is issue 104’s gift, so you can tell we’re truly on the sewing hype for this spring. But once you’ve sewn yourself a new spring wardrobe it’s time to focus on some clothes for your own… Continue reading

Issue 104 is now sale! Get yours today

Mollie Makes issue 104

Issue 104 has landed and it’s got all the spring sewing vibes you could possibly want. The Great British Sewing Bee has got us all entranced in the office, especially after we interviewed Esme Young and Charlotte Newland! We decided to help you catch the sewing bug by giving you an amazing Tilly and the Buttons… Continue reading

Ten Tips to start sewing with Charlotte Newland

Charlotte Newland (Credit: @charlottesews)

The Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland gives her expert advice to sewists who are just starting out…

The sustainable series: Slow fashion

Bonbi Forest make do and mend illustration

Feature illustration by Lee Foster-Wilson Sustainability and slow fashion are our number one topics here at Mollie, and we’ve got plenty of ways for you to make do and mend. The fab Lottie Storey got chatting to a few designer-makers on how they’re revamping, reusing and restyling instead of hitting the shops. Have a read… Continue reading

The sustainable series: 5 tips for an ethical wardrobe

Liz Bryson

Issue 103 is all about making those little changes in your life to help you start saving the planet, and where better to begin than with your wardrobe? As part of our sustainable series here on the blog, we’re sharing our five tips for making your wardrobe greener. Soon you’ll be wearing head-to-toe sustainable clothing, strutting down… Continue reading

Palentine’s Day embroidered banner DIY

Embroidered Banner tutorial

Since it’s the week of love we thought we’d share another DIY with you (check out Becki Clark’s truffle and wrap tutorial here).  Mollie Makes ambassador and embroidery legend Mollie Johanson shared this positive little banner with us to remind you that you are loved! Make it as cute Valentine’s Day décor, craft it for a pal… Continue reading