Let me explain Margo Makes to you…
Sounds and looks a lot like Margo and Mya, but this new business of mine, which launched in the summer of 2020, is a business which was growing before Margo and Mya was even born.
I always knew I wanted to help people learn how to craft and create, and I’m so excited that I’ve finally launched ‘Margo Makes’ make-it kits and studio space, all at the back of my beautiful Dorchester based shop.
Margo Makes gives you the opportunity to make bespoke items from provided materials in Margo and Mya’s very own workroom/studio. Taught by myself or by a local craft expert, we’ll lead you through the steps to learn new skills. You can also take away one of our ready-made ‘Margo Makes’ kits, offering you the chance to get crafty in the comfort of your own home.
We also have a new filming studio, equipped to film online tutorials and classes for everyone to follow… and you’re the first to know.
“It is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when people of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew, especially as they are never more at home with their hearts than while so occupied.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
The 2020 Coronavirus outbreak was my chance to use my kits to not only keep people crafting, but to help with mental health and positive states of mind. As they say, sewing mends the soul and personally always puts me in a great mood. It enables people to take their minds off things while having its physical benefit of having something new to style or play with.
The two main ‘sewing’ Margo Makes kits are the ‘Evie Bag’ and the ‘Cushion-in-a-Bag’ kits. Although these can be created by hand, a sewing machine would come in handy and speed up your making time. For the Evie Bag all you’ll need is a button and with the cushion kit, fabric and cotton thread is all you’ll need, the rest is provided for you.
The third make-it kit is the ‘Lampshade kit’, with drum sizes of 20cm, 30cm and 40cm (diameter). Again, everything is provided apart from your choice of fabric OR wallpaper. The choice is all yours and can be ordered and provided though us from our wide selection of suppliers. And it can all be crafted in your own time, in your own home.
I believe everyone is capable of getting crafty and making their house a home.
All kits are available to buy at Margoandmya.co.uk, or if you want to create something a little different by yourself like a Roman Blind, please send us an email at and we will prepare the full kit and desired fabric for you, all you’ll have to do is make it.
Follow us on social media to keep up to date with our latest offers, giveaways and crafting tips! And don’t forget to tag #MargoMakes in your creations for a chance of being featured on our Instagram and to receive a special prize.
“Anyone who works on a quilt, who devotes her time, energy, creativity, and passion to that art, learns to value the work of her hands.” – Jennifer Chiaverini