Mollie Makes May 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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Happy spring, makers! I hope the sun’s shining down on you, wherever you are, and the lighter evenings and lockdown freedom are giving you a new lease of life. We’re definitely feeling cheery and inspired here at Mollie HQ, but that could also be because we’ve worked with some truly amazing designers and contributors this issue. There are crafters who’re a dab hand with yarn, like those behind our adorable cat cover star, funky crochet bucket hat and super-cute baby jumper. Plus, we’ve got some impressive names gracing our pages, like quilting icon Kaffe Fassett – an artist extraordinaire that’s inspired generations of sewists and colour lovers. Talking of colour, there’s lots of gorgeous artwork inside the mag too, ready for you to pull out and frame. Our most honourable mention has…

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Yanii Putrii Illustrator Yanii lives in Karlsruhe, Germany, and loves drawing women in different characters and skin tones, representing the diversity of womankind. Yanii also has a passion for plants and the calm they bring her. See Yanii’s Good read illustration on page 72. Taome Tucker Taome is the owner of Hooked Apparel, a sustainable crochet clothing brand run from the bedroom of her Manchester home. She started crocheting again during lockdown 2020, not expecting her Instagram to take off so massively, and now runs her colourful biz full time. Hook up Taome’s crochet bucket hat on page 30. Kaffe Fassett Textile designer, painter and artist Kaffe is a creative legend. In 1988, he became the first living textile artist to have a one-man show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and still…

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mollie loves

ESSENTIALS FOR A COTTAGECORE SUMMERTIME . Handmade clothing brand La Petite Alice make garments to last, and their capsule Wind in the Willows collection is full of keepers. Inspired by the book of the same name, there’s whimsy and adventure across the organic linen pinafores, jumpsuits and dresses – winsome designs for women and children dotted with delicate embroidered details. HOME STYLE Level up your tablescaping with a jolt of colour. Gudrun Sjödén’s bright linen tablecloths are fab for setting the scene, so prep your fancy candles and spring blooms, and get back on that hosting hype. Bougie, casual, or just a cuppa in the garden, here’s to finally getting our loved ones round the table again. It’s always a yes to pom poms where Linzi of The Pompomporium is concerned. She uses vegan…

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book of the month

Softies – simple cloth characters sewn using basic tools – are popular worldwide for good reason. They’re easy, fun designs that give successful results, inspiring a new generation of kids to sew. The ZenkiWay, from Trixi Symonds, the founder of Sew a Softie, helps parents, teachers, community organisations and kids make a good thing even better. Everyone can create huggable softies using the zenki method, and more importantly, learn to design their own. The zenki secret? Two squares of felt, just four straight lines to sew, and wide seam allowances allowing arms, legs, wings, hair, and more to be cut from the border with no inserting or pinning. Master the zenki way with this creative new book to become an unstoppable softie designer, and a lifelong sewing lover.…

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about the author

Trixi Symonds is the founder of the worldwide sew-together phenomenon Sew a Softie. A designer and teacher with over 25 years of experience,Trixi has held workshops in Kyoto, Amsterdam, and Melbourne, and in venues all over her home city of Sydney, including the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian Museum. She’s also the author of Sew Together Grow Together, which shares 20 hand-sewing projects to bring parents and children together through sewing.…

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your bonus gift

Sewing your own clothes is the ultimate creative goal, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to achieve those handmade wardrobe dreams. So, we teamed up with CocoWawa Crafts, one of our favourite indie sewing pattern brands, to bring you their gorgeous 2-in-1 Plum dress. With this month’s bonus gift you’ll get full-sized pattern pieces for both versions of the Plum dress, ready to cut to your size, along with instructions to help your work out your dress size, cut out each pattern piece, and sew your new garment from start to finish. Plus, your handy tutorial also includes step-by-step images for both the options included. Because CocoWawa Crafts are all about helping beginners smash their sewing goals, you can also find a YouTube video on their…