The sunshine is here, The Great British Sewing Bee and All That Glitters are on TV, and a new issue of Mollie is in the shops! That means it’s going to be a good month for sure. Our new issue has all the picnic project vibes – there’s slow stitching, cute crochet, sweet treats, and even a funky crochet bucket hat to wear on your summer outings.
Not only has issue 129 got all the summery bakes, hats and cats you could ever want, it also comes with its very own 2-in-1 Plum dress sewing pattern by CocoWawa Crafts. This gorgeous dress pattern is going to be your summer staple and have you feeling like a Sewing Bee star. We interviewed founder Ana Valls too, so if you want to learn more about CocoWawa Crafts and get her beginner tips for sewing your Plum dress, make sure you give it a read.
You’ll be able to find a copy in most UK supermarkets, WHSmith, Hobbycraft, and online here. Or, you can download the digital version via our app on iTunes or Google Play. So without further ado, here’s your sunshine issue…
Projects inside this issue…
- Sarah Jane-Hicks’ crochet kitty cushion
- Jo Norton’s easy-sew sleep mask
- Taome Tucker’s floral bucket hat
- Sara Buscaglia’s heritage quilt
- Terian Tilston’s DIY wall organiser
- Lauren Holton’s modern embroidery hoop
- Debbie Wainhouse’s roll-top rucksack
- Christie Bodden’s knitted baby jumper
- Michelle Seeto’s raspberry and white chocolate blondies
Your bonus gift!
Inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee, we wanted to give all our makers their very own dress pattern for summer, whether you’re a total beginner or a sewing whiz. We teamed up with CocoWawa Crafts to bring you the Mollie take on her gorgeous Plum dress, and you’ll find the 2-in-1 pattern with issue 129! Your gift comes with full-sized pattern pieces for UK sizes 624, and step-by-step instructions and images for both versions. And, the lovely Ana at CocoWawa Crafts even has a handy YouTube tutorial you can sew along to. All you need now is your copy of 129 and your fave fabrics!
Learn how to make your 2-in-1 Plum dress with this video…
This month’s free wallpaper
The summer vibes go right through to this issue’s papers too! We asked the ever-so-talented Jacqueline Colley to design us eight bright and positive prints, and boy did she deliver. There’s everything from floral illustrations to gingham prints and some happy little quotes that’ll bring a smile to your face.
Make sure you pick up a copy of 129 to get all eight prints by Jacqueline, but to bring a little bit of extra sunshine into your life, head to our free desktop, iPhone and iPad wallpapers and download your Sunny Days Ahead background.
Meet Kaffe Fassett and Kirsten Burke
We met an absolute legend in issue 129 – textile maker, artist, and colourist Kaffe Fassett. Take a tour around The Colour Lab, his incredible North London home that’s full of vibrant florals and flamboyant fabrics, and read the interview where we chatted pattern, colour and his latest book. He’s a truly amazing human and we can’t wait for you to learn about his life in issue 129.
Then, we went and had a cup of tea with The Modern Calligraphy Co.’s creative director Kirsten Burke. She’s a lady who’s passionate about inspiring others to pick up the calligraphy pen and craft at home, which we fully support. We hope you come away from both of 129’s interviews feeling inspired and ready to try something new.
We hope you love issue 129 as much as we do! We’ve got even more amazing Instagram takeovers lined up too, so make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And, if you want to get the next issue of Mollie delivered straight to your door, click here to subscribe.