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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

That shift in seasons we’ve been waiting for is finally here, and boy does it feel good. So, we’re celebrating sunshine and longer days with an extra special gift – your bonus Summer Treats recipe book. It’s filled with easy, delicious ways to make those long-awaited meet ups with friends and family even better, from picnic ideas to impressive bakes for parties. It definitely made us hungry putting it together! And there’s another change in the air – this is my final issue as Editor on Mollie . I’m so sad to be leaving after working with the most inspiring, creative people over my five years here. But, I’m excited for a new chapter for both myself and the magazine, and looking forward to having more time to craft all the…

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Richard O’Gorman Richard went from model agency booker to Insta interiors sensation after posting his Victorian home renovations over lockdown. It’s maximalism at its very best, with pure mural magic on almost every wall. Look around Richard’s home on page 40. househomo Liliana Buce Liliana’s a crochet lover, mother and chubby cat owner. She’s currently working on her own mini collection of crochet fashion from her Ireland home, as well as designing new patterns and working full-time. Safe to say she’s one organised woman. Hook up Liliana’s crochet espadrilles on page 78. Jamie Hamilton Colour-lover Jamie is a plus size content creator and artist from Arizona, USA. She transforms vintage fabrics into amazing outfits, and is currently creating her dream mid-century style home. Read about Jamie’s inspo on page 90. Sinead Yau Illustrator Sinead of Mojo Valley…

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mollie loves

FABULOUSLY FABULOUS OUTFITS FOR EVERYONE, that’s what we say. And, thanks to Kemi Telford’s latest collection with John Lewis, that dream is fast becoming a reality. Bringing her already adored brand to the high street, we reckon women everywhere will have a Kemi dress in their wardrobe by the end of this season. And if they don’t, they 100% should. NEW COLLAB TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK, as these must-stitch patterns from contemporary painter David M. Esquivel and embroidery queen Sarah K. Benning show. Combining his abstract landscapes with her clever use of texture, each PDF download is a work of art waiting to be recreated. WE WENT THERE. Sorry to all the haters, but Crocs are back in a big way, and we’re not mad about it. Styled right, they’re…

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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…

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eco living

HOW TO MAKE A MACRAMÉ BAG MATERIALS 140m (55") of braided cord (we used Bobbiny Macramé Cord 3mm in Terracotta from www. Card, 2cm (¾") wide Card, 4cm (1 /8") wide Masking tape If you’ve mastered the macramé plant hanger and run out of space for more wall art, we’re here to help take your knotted makes to the next level. Showing just how versatile our favourite 70s craft can be, this chunky tote bag is stretchy and sturdy enough for groceries, and funky enough to give any look a boho boost. Plus, it’s worked in planet-friendly Bobbiny cord, made from 100% recycled cotton. So not only are you saving on plastic bags, you’re championing sustainability. New to macramé? Turn to page 83 for a handy guide to the beginner-friendly knots used. 01 Cut…

3 min
latest crush garden party

01 A luxe rug to help you make a meal out of it. 02 Live your best Little House on the Prairie life. 03 Glass game elevated. 04 Tell us you’re pale without telling us you’re pale. 05 No plastic please, let’s keep it strictly green. 06 Ric rac us right up. 07 Serving painterly style. 08 Evoke those camping holiday feels. 09 The shoe of the season, surely? 10 Fashion that makes you feel happy. 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…