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Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes

September 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Interrupted
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

How’s it going, makers? I know these are tough times, and everyone’s experiencing them in different ways, but we’re here with a whole lot of handmade goodness to help you out. No matter what’s going on in my life, if the sun’s shining I always feel instantly uplifted. So, this month’s issue is filled with makes that celebrate summer, hopefully bringing a ray of light into your day too! Our botanical embroidery cover project is just the thing for inspiring positivity, filled with details that are easier to stitch than you might think. It’s a great way to get into a new craft, as are our cheery crochet plant pot covers on page 41. As soon as Team Mollie saw them, we all immediately fell in love! We’ve also got some quick wins…

1 min.
contributors

Terian Tilston Ex-lawyer turned interior designer Terian would spend hours decorating dolls’ houses while raving to 90s dance music when she was younger. These days she’s still doing that, although the houses have scaled up considerably. Try Terian’s bookcase upcycle on page 36. www.teriantilston.com Anna Brown With a past life as a printmaker, Anna brings a distinctive style to her quilting, and enjoys hand-quilting the day away while eating as many Oreos as possible. In her spare time, Anna shares makes on Insta @waxandwanestudio and co-hosts podcast Quilt Buzz. Sew Anna’s patchwork tote bag on page 66. www.waxandwanestudio.com Hazel Gardiner Floral artist and designer Hazel grew up with an awe for the natural world, encouraged by her gardener mother. Her work is a true love letter to nature. Hazel shares her creative inspo on page 90. www.hazelgardinerdesign.com Cheers! Anna Alicia,…

2 min.
mollie loves

ONE SHOULD NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PYJAMAS. Comfort, style, WFH daytime insouciance – it’s a lifestyle choice, not merely a sleepwear option. Cocowawa Crafts’ Coconut PJs pattern means you can sew your own statement pair for whatever your new normal demands, bedtime and beyond. The ruffles are optional, but why wouldn’t you? www.cocowawacrafts.com BRAND FOCUS MIND THE CORK Designer and founder Jenny Espirito Santo has embraced and elevated one of the most humble materials with her brand Mind The Cork. She uses cork to create her modern planters, sculptures and card holders, keeping sustainability and innovation at the heart of every unique design. www.mindthecork.co.uk SHOE OF DREAMS, WE’RE COMING for you. Portuguese handmade footwear brand Josefinas have collaborated with ethical Manchester label Bukky Baldwin on a collection of incredible artisan shoes. If these don’t shoot…

4 min.
botanical pick-me-up

HOW TO MAKE AN EMBROIDERED BOUQUET MATERIALS 25 x 25cm (9 7/8 x 9 7/8") yellow cotton fabric Embroidery needles, sizes 8 and 5 Embroidery hoop, 18cm (7 1/8") Embroidery thread in dark brown, peach, pink, light pink, dark green, green, light green, light brown, beige, coral, dark blue, light peach and white (we used DMC stranded cotton, one skein each in 09 (very dark cocoa), 20 (shrimp), 224 (light shell pink), 225 (very light shell pink), 505 (grass green), 524 (fern green), 563 (light jade), 613 (very light brown), 644 (beige grey), 760 (salmon), 924 (very dark grey green), 3824 (light apricot) and Blanc (white)) Heat-erasable fabric marker (we used a Frixon fabric pen) Obsessed with getting your fresh flower fix on the daily? Then make this statement posy a permanent…

4 min.
new season on style

HOW TO MAKE POLKA DOT CULOTTES MATERIALS 2.5m (98½") drapey fabric (we used Spot Print Viscose Dress Fabric Black from www. minervacrafts.com ) 1m (39 3/8") elastic, 3.5cm (1 3/8") wide Pattern paper Buttonhole foot Want to keep that elasticated waist element of your wardrobe, but make it fashion? Then these swishy, comfy culottes are calling your name, my friend. The wide leg and paper bag waist suit all shapes and sizes, and because the pattern is based on your measurements, you’ll get just the right fit. Still need an excuse to dust off your sewing machine? Polka dots are the in thing for AW20, so whip up your own version before they hit the high street. Use a viscose, crepe or rayon fabric to get that drapey finish that makes these so wearable,…

2 min.
latest crush

WHITE HEAT Bring the fire with one of summer’s biggest trends – head-to-toe white. Forget crisp starched collars though, 2020’s look is more about soft, organic fabrics, tactile touchable details and all the natural textures. 01 Carefully thought-out fashion with a casual feel. www.chelseabravo.com 02 Even pom poms look pared back and luxe in this shade. www.pampa.com.au 03 Shimmery mother of pearl for your shell-likes. www.wolfandmoon.com 04 Giving us glaze for days. www.nakedclayceramics.com 05 Minimalist curves, maximum drama. www. everdreamcraft.etsy.com 06 Because tonal layering shouldn’t just be for outfits. www.teddyandwool.com 07 We all know espadrilles = summer. www.everlane.com 08 Transform a room with this tufted, fringed delight. www.urbanoutfitters.com 09 Does this count as a beach bag? Asking for a friend. www.shrimps.com 10 Create a calming neutral space for these crazy times. www.magiclinen.com WHITE HEAT NECKLACE MATERIALS White air-dry clay, 300g Round cotton cord in…