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Mollie Makes April 2019

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.

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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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welcome

Spring is in the air, and it’s about time too! Those lighter mornings and evenings make such a difference, and I always feel a renewed sense of energy with this season, ready to make the most of the longer days. This month, we’re helping you do the same with plenty of ways to learn something new. Partly inspired by the time of year, and partly by Mollie fave, the Great British Sewing Bee, we’ve teamed up with Tilly and the Buttons to help you start your me-made wardrobe. This month’s gift is one of their amazing patterns, meaning you can learn to sew your own outfit instead of hitting the shops. There’s plenty of yarn inspiration too, from our crochet floral wreath to a new way of weaving. And, we’ve got…

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contributors

Abbey Withington Illustrator Abbey creates playful compositions, bold type and patterns for paper goods and textiles. When she isn’t making nice things she enjoys city breaks, collecting stationery and trying to keep her house plants alive. Find Abbey’s exclusive papers on page 67. www.abbeywithington.com Sarah Dawson Sarah’s a writer living in the Cotswolds. Her most treasured possession is a vintage Bruce Springsteen ‘Born in the USA’ tour sweatshirt, and her Mastermind specialist subject is currently a toss-up between Henry Moore and UK pop music from 1997-2000. Sarah schools us in all things Bauhaus on page 52. www.wordupwriting.co.uk Rumana Lasker Dawood Great British Sewing Bee alumna Rumana splits her time between the sewing room and her job as a junior doctor. She’s passionate about seeing the diversity of the handmade community represented. Learn about #sewincolour on…

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marigold 2-in-1 pattern gift

MAKING YOUR OWN CLOTHES HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY, thanks to sewing experts Tilly and the Buttons. Renowned for their easy-to-use patterns aimed at DIY dressmakers, we teamed up with them to bring you two wardrobe updates for the new season. Inside your gift you’ll find full size pattern sheets ready to cut out, plus step-by-step instructions and photos, making learning a new skill a breeze. Turn over for tips on getting started, and personalising your makes your way. Find detailed tutorials for techniques and fitting at www.tillyandthebuttons.com/p/marigold.html 20% OFF AT TILLY AND THE BUTTONS! If you’ve been bitten by the Great British Sewing Bee bug, or are looking to step up your skills, make Tilly and the Buttons your first port of call. From beginner designs like their Cleo dungaree…

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mollie loves

SANDWICHES, CAMPERVANS AND SUNSHINE - childrenswear doing it for the kids. Be it wardrobe basics with quirky prints or luxe items you’ll wish they stocked in grown-up sizes (pink satin bomber jacket anyone?), CarlijnQ is all about playful, unisex designs. Inspired to create clothes in soft, organic fabrics after having her daughter, Doris, Carlijn’s brand is now sold in over 200 stores worldwide. Sustainable principles and serious style points? No wonder they’re going from strength to strength. www.carlijnq.nl GET YOUR FIVE A DAY WITH BLUEBELLGRAY’S new collection. Awash with watercolour brushstrokes and deep inky blues, their latest inspiration is taken from moody Scottish skies and the fields below. This Big Pomegranate set gives artichokes, chard, radish and pomegranates an abstract twist we adore. Contrasted with delicate pink tassels at each corner…

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home grown

HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET WREATH MATERIALS • Rico Ricorumi DK, 100% cotton, 58m/63yd per 25g, one ball each in White (001) (Yarn A), Yellow (006) (Yarn B), Pink (011) (Yarn C), Fuchsia (014) (Yarn D), Orchid (016) (Yarn E), Grass Green (044) (Yarn F) and Pastel Green (045) (Yarn G) (ours was from www.woolwarehouse.co.uk )• 3.5mm (UK 9, US E/4) crochet hook• 4 x 44cm (1 5/8 x 17 3/8") wadding• Embroidery hoop inner ring, 20cm (7 7/8")• Ribbon or twine TENSION Tension isn’t important for this project. The hoop cover can be adjusted to fit the size of your hoop by simply decreasing the number of stitches or rows ABBREVIATIONS (UK) st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ch-sp(s) chain space(s) ss slip stitch dc double crochet htr half treble tr treble dtr double treble picot 2 ch picot – ch2 and ss in 2nd…

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togged up

HOW TO MAKE A PUFFA BAG MATERIALS • 112 x 40cm (44 1/8 x 15¾") lightweight water-resistant fabric (we used Showerproof Lining in pale lilac from www.raystitch.co.uk) (Fabric 1)• 112 x 40cm (44 1/8 x 15¾") foam interfacing• 54 x 37cm (21¼ x 14 5/8") quilting weight plain cotton fabric (Fabric 2)• 180cm (70 7/8") matching webbing, 3cm (1¼") wide• 250g polyester toy stuffing• Matching sewing thread• Tape measure We’re nowhere near ready to hang up our duvet coats yet, so we’re taking the trend to the next level and sewing a puffer-style bag. This quilted wonder is waterproof and roomy, as well as delightfully squishy. Athleisure? You betcha, and then some – one jumbo tote worthy of pilates classes and burger dates alike. Use your favourite pastel tone du jour to keep…

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