Mollie Makes

January 2022

MollieMakes is a brand new lifestyle and craft magazine which brings you the best of craft online, a look inside the homes of the world’s most creative crafters, tutorials on inspiring makes, round ups of the most covetable stash and tours of the crafty capitals of the world. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find on printed newsstand copies.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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As we embark on 2022, we’re all looking for new ways we can live more sustainably. This issue, we celebrate sustainable crafting in a whole host of unique ways. Increasingly, many of us are turning our backs on fast fashion and looking to get the most from those gems lurking at the back of our wardrobes. On page 28 we show you how to hide holes or marks on well-loved knits with a visible mending how-to. Grab your needle and thread and add embroidery to a collar (p14) – the number of outfits it will transform is limitless. Plus, find ideas for an on-trend oversized scarf (p75) and office-to-gym puffer tote bag (p30) – making your own fashion has never felt so accessible. A handmade gift isn’t just more ecofriendly, you also…

1 min

Lucy Freeman Lucy’s a textile artist and hand-embroidery expert living in Edinburgh with her sister and her cat called Blossom. She loves pushing the boundaries of embroidery to create something unique, as well as all things colourful. Stitch Lucy’s beautiful floral embroidery on page 14 Sadia Nowshin Sadia’s a lifestyle writer with a love of self-care and a box full of half-finished craft projects. When she’s not managing her small business or buying books, she’s usually enjoying her extensive bath bomb collection. Follow her on Twitter @sadianowshin_ Read Sadia’s stance on multi-crafting on page 72 Casa de Modelei Leila and Fleur are a couple living in South East London. They’ve got a glorious collection of 90+ plants and are experts in sourcing amazing homeware and renovating furniture. Have a nose around their home on page 40 @casa_de_modelei Maryana…

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mollie loves

BREATHING NEW LIFE into beautifully crafted vintage clothes is what Evolve Vintage have nailed. Their curated collections are put together by artist and costumer Hannah Mort, who draws on her 15 years’ experience working with vintage to bring a selection of clothes that are full of character. Think embroidered blouses, patterned knits, and full skirts. We’re particularly swooning over the retro berets, though. @evolve_vtg LATEST DROP CREATE A CALM HAVEN AT HOME by getting the senses going. Soft candlelight and the scent of your favourite oil or wax melt filling the room sounds dreamy to us after a long day. The teardrop burner from Almasea Candles looks amazing even when you’re not using it but is an especially good way of enjoying your favourite fragrances. The soft tones will meld into your colour scheme…

5 min
100% you

HOW TO MAKE AN EMBROIDERED COLLAR MATERIALS Black and white oversized gingham collar (we got ours from DMC stranded cotton in 554 (Pastel Violet), 600 (Crimson Pink), 225 (Pale Shell Pink), 3816 (Snake Green), 911 (Golf Green), 807 (Pond Blue), 3756 (Cloud Blue), 3819 (Light Moss Green), 930 (Slate Grey) and 972 (Curry Yellow) 10 cm (4") embroidery hoop Size 22 embroidery needle Water-soluble marker ABBREVIATIONS (UK) One strand = 1S Two strands = 2S etc.. It‘s all in the details with embroidery, and Lucy‘s project is the best way to get a bit more of your personality into what you want to wear each day. Once you‘ve got the techniques down, get creative with adding more flowers or playing with the placement. The fun thing about this is that you can add it to…

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stay in bed

HOW TO MAKE SHIBORI-DYED BEDDING MATERIALS Bedding made from natural fibres, undyed or in a light colour Four litres of soya milk Water Yellow onion skins Strong cotton string Rope Large stock pot Two buckets Sieve Cheesecloth Clothes pegs Plastic sheet Save a seen-better-days bedding set from landfill with natural dye made from the most unlikely of materials – onion skin. Yup, you heard us right. Get ready to be seriously shocked at the beauty and depth of colour achieved from food waste scraps. This sustainable make also teaches you how to master tesuji shibori, the beautiful Japanese art of pleating and binding, creating a stunning bedspread you’ll want to keep hitting snooze for. 01 First, wash the bedding. To dye a double duvet cover and two pillowcases, pour four litres of soya milk…

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visible mending

MATERIALS Knitwear with a hole Darning yarn in different colours (we used Laine St Pierre Darning Wool from Sewing needle Tapestry needle 01 Position the knitwear with the hole facing up. Leaving a good amount of room around the hole to prevent any further unravelling, thread the sewing needle with the first coloured yarn, then bring it up from the inside of the jumper, above the hole and to the right. Take the needle back down roughly 0.5cm (¼") along, bring it back up 0.25cm ( /8") along, then take it back down over the other side of the hole. Repeat the same process of going under, over, then under the fabric again, as shown, to create the first row of mending. 02 Bring the needle up next to the bottom of…