Make a Felt Four Leaf Clover or Shamrock

Make a Felt Four Leaf Clover or Shamrock

I don’t know about you, but I love the tradition of Saint Patrick’s Day. But I also love the idea of spreading luck and goodwill around. And it’s always fun to create something associated with luck. This tutorial is so easy, you can use it to create a four leaf clover (which is traditionally associated with luck) or a three…

Little Girl’s Bedroom Makeover – Tutorial Series

Welcome to the ‘Little Girl’s Bedroom Makeover’ series! I’ve been writing a selection of tutorials for the lovely Deanna at SewMcCool, and I thought it would be a beautiful idea to share how I’m ‘making over’ my daughter’s bedroom. She’s five going on 21!  I have realised that I’ll have a very small window of opportunity to create her a pretty…

Little Girl’s Bedroom Makeover – Tutorial Series

Welcome to the ‘Little Girl’s Bedroom Makeover’ series! I’ve written a selection of tutorials that really fit in well with a bedroom makeover!  And I thought I’d share them here in one central location. They’re all very easy and straight forward. They’re also customisable and of course, easily adapted for boy’s bedrooms too! I’ve also been collecting inspiration on Pinterest. I can…

Make a Sweet Heart Appliqué T-Shirt

Make a Sweet Heart Appliqué T-Shirt

Gorgeous appliquéd t-shirts are so easy to make and look adorable. They  make terrific gifts and are a great scrap-busting project too! Here’s a step-by-step guide to sewing this sweet heart appliqué project at home. You can use the heart pattern to appliqué clothing, homewares or anything you would like! YOU WILL NEED 7″ (18cm) square of decorative quilter’s cotton…

Make Easy Christmas Decorations and Cards

Make Easy Christmas Decorations and Cards

I cannot believe that it is only a few days until Christmas! Most of my gifts are purchased or sewn, ready to be wrapped. But we still have to finish some baking and put together our miniature Gingerbread Village. And I’m really looking forward to that! In the last week I have created a few little pieces for some very…

‘Christmas Craft’ Magazine Shoot

I was chatting with Chrissie, a dear friend of mine, about the craziness of Christmas and how we’re putting so much pressure on ourselves to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas. We’re forgetting about the kids and what they want, and instead, we’re ‘balancing’ the Christmas tree so that it looks aesthetically pleasing! We decided it was important to remind ourselves and…

Make a Simple Scrappy Christmas Cushion Cover

Make a Simple Scrappy Christmas Cushion Cover

It’s easy to get Christmassy with some cute Christmas scraps and a sweet appliqué template. Here’s a cute cushion tutorial that’s perfect for the beginner. It would make a beautiful addition to any Christmas decor collection or bedroom interior. It uses a mix of appliqué and very basic patchwork. So it’s really quick to make. It also has a very simple envelope…

How To Appliqué – an Introduction to Fabric Appliqué

How To Appliqué – an Introduction to Fabric Appliqué

UPDATE 2019: Welcome to my most popular tutorial on Molly and Mama! I’m so glad you found your way here. Appliqué has always been one of my favourite sewing techniques. When I first wrote this tutorial, I was creating designs for childrens’ clothing and decor. These days you’ll be more likely to find me sewing ‘quilty’ projects. But you’ll still find…