Mollie Makes meets Matt, Great British Sewing Bee 3 contestant

Matt Great British Sewing Bee 3 contestant

We catch up with self-taught sewer, Matt of sewwhatsnew.co.uk and Great British Sewing Bee 3 contestant. Find out how he started sewing, where he finds inspiration and what his very first project was…

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

Needle felting tutorial: Mini teacup pincushion

Needle felting tutorial - Teacup Pincushion | Mollie Makes

Look, it’s a mini teacup! And you know how we feel about mini things. Ever tried needle felting? This tutorial by Gretel Parker is a great project to get you started. You can make a set for the little ones in your life (only the best china for our tikes) or make one to use as… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day gift for gals and pals: Felt squirrel brooch

Valentines Day gift ideas - Felt squirrel brooch final

Makers, let’s take over Valentine’s Day and make handmade gifts for our BFFs ’cause they deserve it. Having a GALentine’s night? Gather your scrap fabrics and felt – those Liberty remnants, too – and stitch up this cute squirrel brooch, designed by The Felted Fox, over a glass of bubbly. These brooches make great gifts… Continue reading

Great British Sewing Bee series 3

Great British Sewing Bee Judges

Series 3 of the Great British Sewing Bee returns next week (28 January 2015) giving makers a legitimate excuse to stay in every Wednesday…

Craft book review: Liberty Book of Simple Sewing

Liberty book of Simple Sewing review

No trip to London is complete without a visit to Liberty, the historic department store with a to-die-for haberdashery and its own range of traditional-with-a-twist fabrics. The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing, like its predecessor The Liberty Book of Home Sewing, brings all that floral-print loveliness and grown-up glamour straight to your sewing table. Fans… Continue reading

Craft book review: Folk Art Needlecraft

Folk Art Needlecraft

If we had a magic carpet, we’d travel from 14th-century France to Uzbekistan via India, Sweden and Spain, picking up stitching ideas as we went. Luckily, Clare Youngs’ Folk Art Needlecraft does just that without the need for anything fancier than a needle and thread. Read on for the the full review of Folk Art… 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…

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.

Mollie Makes issue 44 out now

Mollie Makes 44

Hooray! Mollie Makes issue 44 is on sale now! Make honeycomb tissue poms, DIY travel journals, strawberry cocktails, a boho knitted clutch and more. Plus, get TWO free gifts this issue. Read on to find out what they are…