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

Mollie Makes issue 50

Mollie Makes issue 50

We love a Mollie milestone. Fifty issues! This month we’ve packed the special issue with celebratory projects (like our DIY paper gem garland and photobooth props), and the star of the show: Jennie Walker’s pattern-clash envelope clutch pattern. Have you seen the pocket bear kit? He’s a cutie, come and meet him… Meet Lucky Bear,… 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…

Mollie Makes issue 49

Mollie Makes issue 49 with free patchwork needlecase kit

Welcome to a year of fresh beginnings, creativity and lots of craft tutorials (natch) in Mollie Makes magazine. We hope you’ve had a good rest because we’re about to set you off on a crafting frenzy this month. Need a sewing machine cover pattern, want to learn arm knitting? Read on.

Mollie Makes issue 48

Mollie-Makes-issue-48

Celebrate Snow Days with Mollie Makes issue 48, packed with tutorials for the cosiest flower Granny Square blanket, knitted kitten mittens, felt penguin skittles, clay gemstone jewels and lots more. You also get two free gifts: a co-ordinating set of 8 papers and prints and a neon stationery pack so you can get sticking, wrapping and… Continue reading

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

Mollie Makes issue 47

Mollie Makes issue 47

Create a little festive magic with Mollie Makes issue 47. Make marbled crackers, woven Christmas stockings, knitted pom pom scarves and crocheted animal portraits. You also get pull-out papers and bunting designed by Lucky Dip Club, plus a DIY Christmas decoration kit free with this issue. It’s the Christmas issue of Mollie Makes and this… 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