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EXCLUSIVE

HOW TO BRAND YOUR HANDMADE BUSINESS

POM POM NECKLACE KIT

MAKE IT!

CROCHET

COLOUR-POP RUG

8 pull- out papers

EMBROIDER A FLAMINGO FIESTA

SUMMER

DIY DINING SET

KIDS' DUNGAREES

RETRO CLOUD CUSHION LIBERTY

FABRIC YOGA BAG METALLIC CLUTCH TASSEL BALLOONS

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Tropical escapes


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issue number sixty nine

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ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS, STYLING: HELENA TRACEY & BECKI CLARK, MODEL: ALEXANDRA FIA

PINK FLAMINGO

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Shibori tableware

INTRODUCING... LIVING

The latest news from the world of handmade

Fill your life and home with crafted goodness

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49  LIVING

Handpicked crafty happenings

Our top picks of the loveliest buys for a hand-crafted, creative home

14  TRENDS The pool party trend, plus a DIY guide

52 HOME TOUR

18  PINK FLAMINGO

Erin Barrett of SunWoven shows us around her texture and light-filled home

Embroider your own flamingo hoop art

26  TEA AND A CHAT With fashion designer Emily Millichip

Hook a rug in ice cream shades using chunky T-shirt yarns

32  SEWING HACK

62  SHIBORI TABLEWARE

Turn old pillowcases into cute cushions

Get to grips with the Japanese fabric art and turn thrift shop finds into treasures

36  GOOD READ

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59  CROCHET RUG

Branding for beginners

67  PULL-OUT PAPERS EXCLUSIVE!

39  MACRAMÉ TOP

Cut, stick and wrap however you like with our illustrated bonus papers

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42  YOGA BAG Sew a Liberty fabric yoga bag

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100  TEMPLATES All you need to make the issue’s projects


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Macramé t-shirt

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Baby toys

CREATIVE SUMMER

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Yoga bag

There’s not much that beats lazy summer crafting outdoors, and this month’s issue is full of projects you can enjoy in the sunshine (glass of Pimm’s optional). Inject some festival style into your wardrobe with our macramé T-shirt and embellished sandals, and advertise your yoga bunny credentials with our easy-to-make Liberty fabric yoga bag on page 42. We’ll be inviting friends over for a crafting session followed by an al fresco lunch served on our shibori-inspired tableware makes on page 62 – we’re thinking fairylights strung across the garden to complete the look. We’d love to see what you’re making from the issue, so don’t forget to tag your makes on Instagram with #molliemakers.

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Clutch Bag

Treats and treasures to fall in love with Cath Dean Editor

75  LOVING Beautiful things to adore and make

76 COLLECTION A pin badge and patch collection

77  CLUTCH BAG A jazzy zip-up clutch with gold accents

81  BABY TOYS Crochet a pair of animal comforters

86  KIDS’ DUNGAREES Little ones will love these characters

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Boho sandals

91  HAPPY BANNER Stitch a positive sentiment banner

95  BOHO SANDALS Liven up a plain pair of strappy sandals

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INTRODUCING trends

THIS MONTH WE’RE OBSESSING ABOUT...

Channel your inner Cher from Clueless for oodles of summertime fun...

Summer goals right there. Photo by www.awwsam. com; flamingo from www.sunnylife.com.au

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Tropical burst

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS, STYLING: HELENA TRACEY & BECKI CLARK

Dive into summer with Senorita Lylo’s vibrant colour and texture-packed flamingo hoop art

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Describe your style in a few words Vibrant and fun with a vintage twist.

Finding creativity in anarchy with…

EMILY MILLICHIP Fashion maverick Emily Millichip has carved her own unique path into the industry Words: JESSICA BATEMAN Photographs: CARO WEISS

We’ve been crushing on Emily Millichip’s bold, colour-drenched, 50s-inspired world ever since first discovering her on social media. A homage to the tropics, punk and B-movie bad girls, she creates clothes for fashion rebels and anyone wanting something unique in their wardrobes. Despite being a fan of unconventional style since a teenager (she managed to always annoy her teachers by refusing to stick to her uniform), Emily found herself on an academic route after school, studying Indigenous Religions at 26 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 69

Edinburgh University. However, a postgraduation admin job tipped her over the edge. Thinking over what she wanted to do next, she found herself drawn back to her adolescent passion. Sewing, pattern cutting and an HND in fashion were next, and now Emily creates small collections sold online and in boutiques. A self-confessed art world outsider, she loves the opportunities social media brings for connecting directly with customers. We visited her Edinburgh studio for chat about her unconventional story...

Who or what inspires you? 1950s trash, John Waters films, the tropics, 1970s punk, Carmen Miranda, Americana and pop culture. I love old B-movies full of rebels with quiffs and girls in tight pencil skirts smoking cigarettes. Can you tell us about your unusual route into fashion? After university I found having an office job ground me down, so I decided to do the complete opposite and went to work on a potato farm! It gave me the space to really think about what I was interested in doing and what I enjoyed. I remembered how I’d always been passionate about clothes, textiles and colour. One day, on my afternoon off, I spotted a job vacancy for a charity shop manager in Edinburgh and decided to go for it. We had so many amazing textiles donated to the shop and it was my first time working with them directly, sorting through them and styling displays. My employers were very supportive, letting me take time off to do sewing and pattern-cutting courses. What’s a typical working day like? I get up between 6am and 7.30am because I’m a morning person. I check all my


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social media, then go to my studio. If I have sewing to do then I’ll do that in the morning, as I’m better at technical tasks then. I listen to lots of podcasts while I work. Then I’ll take my computer home and work on web design, admin or photo editing. It often ends up seeping into the evenings and weekends, but my aim this year is to improve my work/life balance. Describe your creative process. I like to create fantasy worlds with my work. I’ll often think about an adventure

or trip I’d love to go on, then I’ll start imagining the amazing outfit I’d wear on this adventure. I’ll form the image in my mind, then start working on the pattern – I never sketch ideas out, because I’m terrible at drawing! I’ll just get straight on the sewing machine, then make adjustments on the mannequin as I work. Other times, the idea comes from an amazing print or piece of fabric I’ve discovered, and I’ll immediately start imagining what I want to turn it into. I suppose it’s all quite anarchic, and not

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PHOTOGRAPHY: ADAM GASSON, STYLING: HELENA TRACEY & BECKI CLARK

Al fresco feasting Gather your loved ones and enjoy a summertime dinner in the garden with Amy Phipps' shibori tableware set

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PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS & ADAM GASSON, STYLING: HELENA TRACEY & BECKI CLARK, MODEL: ALEXANDRA FIA


Yoga buddy Save on fancy gym accessories by sewing your own – Sammy Claridge shows us how

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LIVING home tour

This page: Erin’s lightflooded home studio space allows her to combine her work with looking after her two young children.

Erin Barrett’s home combines design-led style with functional family living Words: JESSICA BATEMAN Photography: RACHEL ASHCRAFT

With its beautiful open spaces, huge windows and cleverly-curated furniture, Erin Barrett’s home is a masterpiece in mixing vintage, modern and family-focused comfort. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, she shares the space with husband Creighton, a drummer in the band Band of Horses, daughter Sunny, four, son Bowie, eight months, and Boston Terriers Roscoe and Rosie. They’ve lived in the area for nine years, but moved into their home last July.

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LIVING home tour

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OH, YOU PRETTY THINGS! MOODBOARDS & MUSINGS TO INSPIRE US

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Get the party started! Throw a truly tropical fiesta with help from Lana Red’s show-stopping balloons


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Add a summertime twist to your interiors with Laura Strutt’s chunky T-shirt yarn crochet rug in tasty pastel shades

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Inside this issue: • Shibori tableware • Chunky crochet rug • Tasselled party balloons • Dip-dye macramé top • Liberty fabric yoga bag • Pom...

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