Mollie Makes January 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

Happy New Year, makers! This January definitely feels like the fresh start we all need, so we’ve filled this issue with new ideas, original takes on some of your fave crafts, and interiors inspiration that’ll have you reaching for the paint brush this weekend. Seeing as it’s super chilly out there, we’re kicking off with the chunkiest, squishiest, most colourful scarf ever. And, our dream of a cover star is beginner-friendly too – ideal if you want to learn something new this year. The thought of setting resolutions feels a bit much, but there are a couple of jobs on my list, like sprucing up my home now the decs have come down. If you’re feeling the same, our DIY room divider and easy-sew storage box are just the thing. And, you’ll…

1 min

Becki Clark Nature-obsessed Becki is living her creative dream in the New Forest. Surround by flowers, foliage and countryside galore, she's always finding inspiration for her latest illustrations and with her dachshund Reggie. Find Becki’s pull-out art prints on page 57. Atia Azmi London-based Atia is a sewist and lifestyle blogger, and also works part-time as a doctor. Oh, and she co-hosts the un: CUT podcast too, featuring interviews with other creatives. Atia's website, The Bright Blooms, brings together her passion for colour and creative living. Sew Atia’s upcycled jumper cushion on page 26. Naomi Weetman Former teacher Naomi turned her hand to DIY nd painting, telling her Instagram followers it's ok to draw on the walls. She also co-hosts the #mymeaningfulhome interior challenge, showcasing dreamy décor galore. Tour Naomi’s home on page 40. Cheers! Katie Antoniou,…

2 min
mollie loves

ELEVATE THE WHOLE VIBE OF YOUR LOOK with the transformative powers of a scarf. This one’s called Kelly, and she’s bringing a laidback 70s aesthetic with 2021 direction to this Dowse Design ensemble. Take your pick from Susannah Dowse’s beautiful selection, knitted in small batches and available online or at their bricks-and-mortar shop in Brighton. Just what’s needed to face January head-on. FOR THE KIDS RATTAN LOVE runs deeper than just interiors. We’re smitten with the next-level whimsy of Olli Ella’s shaped baskets and bags. Little foragers with big imaginations will love these acorn and mushroom designs, or you may want to nab one yourself to live your cottagecore dreams. THE BEST KIND OF CALENDARS are ones that double as inspiring wall art. And have big squares to scribble your…

5 min
winter brights

HOW TO MAKE A KNITTED SCARF MATERIALS Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool, 100% wool, 200g/80m per ball, one ball each in Magic Mint (052) (Yarn A), Hot Punk Pink (041) (Yarn B), Ultraviolet (099) (Yarn C) and Lilac Powder (185) (Yarn D) We Are Knitters The Wool, 100% wool, 200g/80m per ball, one ball each in Maple (Yarn E) and Natural (Yarn F) 12mm (US 17) knitting needles Yarn needle Pom pom maker, 8.5cm (3 3/8") TENSION Approx 8 sts and 10 rows to 10cm (4") over stocking stitch on 12mm needles ABBREVIATIONS st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl RS right side WS wrong side st st stocking stitch – k one row, p one row repeated m1l make one st increase by lifting horizontal bar before next st and knitting into the back of it k1b knit one below…

4 min
self care stitching

HOW TO MAKE EMBROIDERED WALL ART MATERIALS Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6") Light blue felt, 25 x 25cm (9 7/8 x 9 7/8") DMC Stranded Cotton in 3831 (dark raspberry), 3827 (pale golden brown), 930 (dark antique blue), 803 (deep blue), 939 (very dark navy blue), 3756 (very light baby blue) and 720 (dark orange spice) Embroidery needle, size 22 Heat-erasable marker pen Stitch some positivity into your life with this mood-boosting embroidery hoop, inspired by beautiful winter botanicals. It’s a great way to incorporate some mindfulness into your day, letting your mind wander as your hands work. Plus, you’ll get to try out our new favourite thing – embroidering onto felt. Adding extra texture to Lucy’s tactile design, it’s giving us all the feels. If you’re new to stitching, turn to page 82 for…

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alpine lodge cushion

MATERIALS Wool cardigan, at least 40cm (15¾") wide Matching sewing thread Cushion pad, 40 x 40cm (15¾ x 15¾") 01 Lay the cardigan out flat, right side (RS) up, and making sure the front and back are evenly matched at both sides. 02 Measure and mark a horizontal line at least 40cm (15¾") down from where you want the top of the cushion to start – below the lowest point of the shoulders – then cut the cardigan across the bottom at this marked point. 03 Next, measure and mark a horizontal line 40cm (15¾") up from the bottom straight edge. Measure and mark two 40cm (15¾") vertical lines 20cm (7 7/8") out from the centre of the top and bottom edges, creating a square with the cardigan buttons running vertically down the centre. 04…