50% OFF Sale of Thanks

Molly and Mama 50% off sale

It’s that time of the year again. Save 50% on all PDF patterns in the Molly and Mama store. SHOP NOW I’m so grateful for all the support you have shown my business over this past year. So as a way of showing my gratitude, I’d like to offer you HALF PRICE Molly and Mama PDF […]

Make Felt Donuts

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How delicious do these cute felt donuts look? And they’re so quick to make. I’m so happy to bring you this simple tutorial to sew these donuts for fun food play or unique Christmas decorations. All you need is some felt, floss, filling and a hot glue gun. Easy! You will need When gathering your […]

Introducing Pastel Pop; One Thimble Issue 13

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My lovely friend Jen has just released her latest issue of One Thimble digital sewing magazine*. Themed ‘Pastel Pop’, this fantastic publication is packed with so many fantastic articles and a whole bunch of terrific PDF sewing patterns too. Here’s a PREVIEW if you’re after a sneak peek into Issue 13. *This post contains affiliate links. If you […]

The ‘Quilt Petite’ Blog Hop: Dresden Cushion

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Welcome to my stop on the ‘Quilt Petite’ Blog Hop. This beautiful book is the first release by Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane. It’s filled with stunning images, inspiring ideas, and a beautiful range of projects that showcase a wide range of techniques. When Sedef asked me to join her book tour, I was beyond thrilled. I […]

Make a Christmas Placemat with Sizzix

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I’ve really been enjoying some early Christmas sewing, which is just as well. Last year I had the best of intentions, but this year I made sure to get an early start on my holiday sewing. My latest tutorial for the Sizzix UK Blog was to create a lovely and simple Christmas placemat using their […]

Make Felt Flower Hair Clips with Sizzix

Felt flower hair clips by Molly and Mama

In case you missed it, I’m now a ‘Creative Blogger’ for Sizzix! Each month I’m creating tutorials showing you how to make pretty pieces in fabric and felt using the Sizzix Big Shot Plus cutting machine and the Sizzix templates. This month I’m creating beautiful (but also quick and easy) felt flower hair clips! If […]

Pretty Projects from Recent Weeks

Lavender sachets from Molly and Mama

If you spend any time on instagram, you’ll know that I love posting little updates every day or so. And while I’ve been able to share some pretty projects in recent weeks, there’s a lot I haven’t been able to show you (as much as I’d love to). But I promise it won’t be long before […]

The Tilda Trunk Show and my Tilda makes

Cabbage Rose and Memory Lane fabric from Tilda

I have been busy sewing with the newest range of Tilda fabrics and I am totally smitten! Cabbage Rose and Memory Lane are just the loveliest floral prints that work together so beautifully. When they arrived at my place I couldn’t believe how wonderful they all looked together. Fiona from 2 Green Zebras is the […]

Lovely Little Patchwork Tour: Cherry Mini Quilt

Sewing room style - a cherry hexie mini by Molly and Mama

I’m so excited to be a part of Kerri Horsley’s Book Tour for her first book Lovely Little Patchwork: 18 Projects to Sew Through the Seasons*. This beautiful book has such a varied range of detailed and pretty sewing projects. It was difficult to choose a project to start on! But if you’ve been following me for a while, […]

How To Sew A Felt Teddy Bear With Sizzix

Sew a Bear Softee by Molly and Mama

Would you like to hand sew a felt teddy bear? Head to the Sizzix Blog to find out more about making her! I recently started as a creative blogger for Sizzix. And I’ve written a tutorial for making this adorable bear softee using their Big Shot Plus cutting machine. Have you seen it? It’s so handy. […]

What’s so great about Slow Sewing and Couch Craft?

Patch of pretty hexies by Molly and Mama

Have you heard the terms Slow Sewing and Couch Craft recently? They seem to be buzz words right now. Everyone’s talking about their slow stitching. So what’s it all about? Slow Sewing Slow sewing is all about relishing the time taken to make something of value and of beauty. It’s about appreciating the process of sewing, and […]

Sew a Hexagon Mug Rug

Sew a Hexagon Mug Rug - a Molly and Mama tutorial

Have you joined the Hexagon craze? These six sided, cute, little shapes can be found all over Instagram and Pinterest. And if you’ve been following the blog this year, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been sewing with them for a little while now too. They’re addictive I tell you! Last week I brought you a […]

How To Sew Hexies – An English Paper Piecing Tutorial

How to sew hexies - an English Paper Piecing tutorial from Molly and Mama

Hands up if you have noticed that English paper piecing is everywhere right now? The ‘hexie’ craze is taking over, and I love it! I can’t stop making them! What is English paper piecing? Hexagons (which are affectionately referred to as hexies) are made using a process called English paper piecing (or EPP). Each hexagon is […]

Christmas in July Sewing Patterns

Festive Felties pattern by Molly and Mama

There’s something special about celebrating Christmas in July in Australia. We finally get to really enjoy a roast dinner with all the trimmings, some mulled wine and a warm plum pudding, without sweltering in the summer sun! And if I’m going to go to all the trouble of celebrating Christmas dinner twice a year, then […]

Pretty Projects for April and May

Liberty hexagons by Molly and Mama

Earlier this year I brought you a round up of pretty projects I had sewn in February and March. And I also shared a wrap up of January’s making too. I love the idea of being able to share what’s been happening in my sewing space. So here’s a little preview into a few of […]

I make with my hands because…

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Why do you make? On her blog, Melanie Falick recently asked the question, “Why is making with your hands important to you?” I have to say that I was so excited to read that she’s interested in hearing a whole range of answers to this question. It’ll help her with research for her new book. (Pop over […]

The Pretty Penny Coin Purse Pattern

Hexie Kiss Lock Purse Free Pattern by Molly and Mama

Introducing the Pretty Penny Coin Purse Pattern! It’s the first ‘Hexie’ pattern from Molly and Mama, and I’m so thrilled to bring it to you. It’s the start of some new and exciting collaborations here in Molly and Mama land. Have you ever wanted to sew a bobble clasp or kiss lock clasp purse, but weren’t […]