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.

Mini Halloween embroidery hoop

If you fancy adding a touch of handmade to your Halloween display, have a go at this boo-tiful Halloween embroidery hoop. Using spine-tinglingly (we know, enough already) sparkly glittery Etoile thread, it’s the perfect quick stitch to get you in the mood for the spooky season. The very talented Lisa Neal shows you how to make her Halloween… Continue reading

Felt fox DIY

Felt fox diy instructions

This sweet stitchable is the cutest project to cosy up with as the nights get cooler. Designed by Jenny Blair, this felt fox comes with a spectacular autumnal cape and is ready to roam the woodland collecting acorns and pine cones.  Once you’ve finished making your felt fox pal read our interview with Jenny here and share your… Continue reading

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