Every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and
have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.
I skipped the March issue as it contained a loom kit, the same as in issue 58 (and made here). I gave the kit to my sister so hopefully she has made something cute to hang up in her house. Issue 78 of Mollie Makes came with an Embroidery Purse Kit designed by Ben Treanor of Letter Clothing Co.
Mollie Makes Embroidery Purse Kit
The kit contained 4 pieces of fabric, a zip, thread and a needle. Instructions were inside the magazine with 3 ideas for lettering. I opted for the phrase ‘Ooh La La’ as this is something my 5 year old says far too much.
I stitched the little saying first, then started putting the pouch together.
I really struggled to follow the instructions! They just didn’t make any sense to me despite reading them over and over again. So I looked for some other tutorials on how to stitch a zipped and lined pouch.
Thankfully there were a few good tutorials and my own pouch started to come together! The zip is a little iffy as it was far too big for the fabric. The finished pouch is really small but I feel now I know the basics I might try making a larger one with some of my Liberty stash. I’m glad I persevered although I did want to tear my hair out a few times whilst making this!
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine:
Mollie Makes Scandi Florals Hoop Kit
Mollie Makes Jersey Yarn Macrame Wall Art
Mollie Makes Dachshund Brooch Kit
Mollie Makes Mini Cracker Kit
Mollie Makes crochet flower garland
Mollie Makes Felt Bouquet
Mollie Makes Cacti & Succulent Mini Hoop Art kit
Mollie Makes Crochet Flower Pincushion kit
Mollie Makes Patchwork Project Book
Mollie Makes Mr Fox & Pals Decorations
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Mollie Makes Paper Gems Kit
Mollie Makes Gold Succulent Kit
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations
Prima Makes Finger Puppets
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit