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Mollie Makes July 2021

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
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

3 min
latest crush garden party

01 A luxe rug to help you make a meal out of it. www.antipodream.co.uk 02 Live your best Little House on the Prairie life. www.cocoandwolf.com 03 Glass game elevated. www.madeindesign.co.uk 04 Tell us you’re pale without telling us you’re pale. www.bearandbear.com 05 No plastic please, let’s keep it strictly green. www.thehambledon.com 06 Ric rac us right up. www.cocolulu.co.uk 07 Serving painterly style. www.oliverbonas.com 08 Evoke those camping holiday feels. www.toa.st 09 The shoe of the season, surely? www.laredoute.co.uk 10 Fashion that makes you feel happy. www.yolke.co.uk MAKE IT! GARDEN PARTY SLEEVE HACK MATERIALS T-shirt 50cm (19¾") patterned fabric Pattern paper Shirring elastic 01 Unpick or cut the sleeves from the T-shirt or chosen top. Fold the sleeve in half, as it would have originally sat on the T-shirt, and lay it on a large piece of paper. Line up the fold of the…

2 min
wildest dreams

HOW TO MAKE ICE DYE BEDDING MATERIALS 100% cotton bedding set Jacquard Products Procion MX Dye in Hot Pink, Lemon Yellow and Turquoise Jacquard Products Soda Ash Dye Fixer Ice Raised wire rack Spoon Gloves Large dye-safe container If you’re obsessed with all things tie dye like us, you’ll love this super quick hack, getting the same statement swirl pattern in half the time. Forget bundling up swathes of fabric with string or elastic bands – ice dyeing does all the work for you, creating gorgeous swirls as it slowly melts. You can use the technique on tees, dresses and more, but we’re showing you a nifty way to jazz up your space and revive bedding that’s seen better days. And, as you can easily do this in a weekend, your sleep retreat…

5 min
richard o’gorman’s colourful, abstract home is a bright homage to retro futurism

“I scribbled this neon light design on paper, and a week later, Yellowpop made it.” Many of us started ambitious DIY projects while stuck at home over the past year or so, but none more so than former model agency booker, Richard O’Gorman. His March 2020 purchase – a Victorian terraced property in Erdington, Birmingham – became a channel for his creativity while furloughed, a canvas for his love of colour and shapes. “I just thought, I’ll never have so much free time again,” he recalls. “So I got a paintbrush and did as much as I could, and I’m still going. It’s completely snowballed.” Richard started documenting the process on Instagram @househomo and it’s no exaggeration to say his maximal approach to giving the house a lick of paint has been…

5 min
art meets fashion

HOW TO MAKE AN UPCYCLED DENIM JACKET MATERIALS Denim jacket Fabric marker pens (we used Posca PC-5M Marker Pens in Sunshine Yellow, Orange, Pink, Light Blue, Light Green and White) Embroidery needle Embroidery hoop Matching embroidery threads (we used Mouline Kirova in 0506 (aquamarine), 0304 (yellow), 0710 (pumpkin orange), 0202 (light cranberry), 0704 (peach), 0512 (light tangerine), 1106 (cranberry), 2704 (light blue), 1108 (pink cyclamen), 2708 (blue), 3902 (light green) and 1104 (light pink) Dig out that faithful denim jacket from the back of your wardrobe and show it some love for a sustainable new-season shake up. The painted denim trend is everywhere right now, and we’re combining it with vibrant embroidered detailing for a piece with maximum impact. Not only will this craft combo give you a statement look, it’ll mean you can…

2 min
carving out your own niche with artist and creative jamie hamilton

“I make clothing out of vintage linen I found in the wild.” My two life-long obsessions are vintage things and style in general. I love the hunt and the process of both, and have a penchant for fashion editorials too. Vintage clothing isn’t on my radar that much as plus sizes in vintage just aren’t plentiful. Simultaneously, most brands in 2021 just don’t have my size either, especially local bricks and mortar stores. If they do have my size, the selection is dismal. I was completely fed up that I couldn’t shop for clothing in a physical store, and thought I’d literally rather wear a sack – funny because it’s true. While plus size vintage clothes are rare, vintage linens are abundant, so I decided to make clothing out of vintage…

4 min
wild crafting

When you think back to school summer breaks, who else remembers being outdoors at every opportunity possible? Creating imaginary worlds in which a twig den became a castle, trying over and over again to fly – because if birds can do it, why can’t humans? – and arranging flowers, leaves and pebbles to create a wonderful scene using the ground as a canvas, all before racing home as the sun starts going down, just in time for dinner. For many of us, the past year seems to have reignited that adventurous spark we carried through childhood. Hands up if a yearning to be more creative has seen you dusting off your easel, digging out the crochet hooks, or buying a new set of paints? Or, perhaps you’ve dedicated more time than…