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Mollie Makes November 2020

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
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

Christmas is so close I can almost smell the pine needles – in the world of craft, at least! It might not be time to crack open the mince pies just yet, but we’re ramping up our festive makes here at Mollie . After all the stress and uncertainty this year has brought, 25th December is like a shining light to look forward to. And, this issue we’re serving you seasonal joy with the colour amped up. There’s definitely a time and place for calming neutrals, but right now we’re feeling the need for a creative boost. So as well as Hayley Victory’s sparkly felt wreath on the cover, you’ll find a rainbow patchwork quilt to cosy up with, a statement geo cushion for your sofa, jazzy cross stitch and more.…

2 min
mollie loves

SWEATER WEATHER IS BETTER WEATHER, but it can always be improved by new threads of the slow fashion variety. Limpet’s embroidered Stay Fruity sweatshirt not only ticks that box, but it also hits the cosy-but-chic late autumn sweet spot. And honestly, we’ve never relied on our comfy clothes more, so we reckon you’re due a treat yo’self moment. www.limpetstore.com JUST LANDED DIY PUSHEEN is yours for the making. Stitch & Story have launched four adorable beginner-friendly kits so you can knit or crochet the internet’s favourite tabby and her Sloth bestie. Each of the kits uses Stitch & Story’s velvety new Roly Poly Plush yarn, resulting in extra squishable handmade kitties. Bookmark this one for the Christmas list. www.stitchandstory.com YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN IT, but this window box necklace is what’s been missing from…

6 min
merry & bright

HOW TO MAKE A FELT CHRISTMAS WREATH MATERIALS MDF wreath base with hanging hole, 15cm (6") diameter Wool felt, 1mm ( 1/16") thick in red, magenta, bright pink, aqua, violet, lime green and orange (we got ours from www. woolfeltcompany.co.uk) Gold glitter felt, 1mm (1/16") Orange pom pom trim DK yarn in neon pink, violet, red and light blue Gold metallic yarn (we used Anchor Artiste Metallic Crochet Thread in Gold 300) Embroidery thread in red, pink, green, orange, violet, light blue and gold Embroidery needle Glue gun Extra small pom pom maker Fabric glue Soft toy stuffing Gold ribbon Card, 11cm (4 3/8") long Black marker pen After the craziness of 2020, the thought of crafting for Christmas is bringing us even more joy than usual. From ornaments and stockings to…

5 min
jacket weather

HOW TO MAKE A CROPPED JACKET MATERIALS Jacket (preferably collarless) • Heavy-weight cotton fabric • Pattern paper • Tailors’ chalk • Buttons • Iron-on interfacing Fancy trying something new? We got you. Even if the thought of sewing anything other than cushions seems scary, we guarantee you’ll be converted by the end of this project. All you need is designer Sylvia’s expertise and a little help from your favourite jacket, and you’ll be updating your coat rack in no time. As you’ll be using an existing garment to create this, ideally it’ll be collarless, but the length doesn’t matter – you can easily crop the pattern yourself. Simply pick a fabric you like the look of, grab some sheets of pattern paper and jump right in, just in time for chillier days. 01 To create the back piece pattern, place…

1 min
latest crush

TEXTURE & COLOUR Combining cosiness with bold, bright hues, this trend is what we need this winter. Be it woven, needle punched or knitted, embrace any tactile goodness that gives you a warm glow.…

2 min
textured wall art

MATERIALS 40 x 40cm (15¾ x 15¾") backing fabric (we used hessian) 30 x 30cm (11 7/8 x 11 7/8") wooden picture frame Oxford punch needle, size 10 Chunky-weight yarn in light pink Chenille yarn in dark pink Aran-weight yarn in turquoise DK-weight yarn in bright pink, aqua and light blue Yarn needle Staple gun Marker pen 01 Stretch the fabric over the frame and staple in place at the back, pulling the fabric taut and working one side at a time. Turn the frame right side (RS) up and trace the design on page 82 onto the front of the fabric. Flip the frame, then trace the marked design onto the fabric’s wrong side (WS). 02 Thread the end of the turquoise yarn through the eye of the punch needle from the…