The New Arrival: The Huggable Doggy!

Huggable Doggy - 3 dogs in arms of a child

  Here is the newest member of the Muumade family: the Huggable Doggy! The Huggable Doggy’s sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from Muumade.esty.com. As shown in the photo, I designed three types of ears, as well as three options for the snout.  Also, instructions and patterns for making a super cute cowboy vest […]

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Redecorating Hair Clips

Redecorated hair clips with felt and fabric

  Redecorating hair clips is a simple and fun sewing project for children and grownups alike.   If you have hair clips with chipped paint or broken decorations, this is a great way to renew them.  In addition, the fact that the finished barrettes are wearable is a big motivational factor for young crafters! As […]

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DIY Knee Patch

DIY peace symbol knee patch

  Recently, one of my pairs of jeans went “rrrrip!” at the right knee. It happened around when I was preparing my previous post, on DIY Hot-fix Rhinestone Pattern Making.  Because I had made a free downloadable peace symbol rhinestone pattern for that post, I decided to take advantage of the same pattern to make […]

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Organizing Your Thread

Bobbins and embroidery threads neatly organized

  Having well organized and easily accessible craft supplies helps me to quickly get started on DIY projects without having to begin by wasting time sorting or searching for materials. Take bobbins, for instance.  I used to keep them all thrown together in a small box.  But the thread would unwind and get all tangled […]

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Fabric gift wrap

Fabric gift wrap ideas

  Gift wrapping is an opportunity for you to add a personal touch to a gift.  Unfortunately, non-reusable gift wrap creates a lot of waste.  To solve this dilemma, we stopped using paper gift wrap a few years ago and now use reusable fabric gift wrap. Fabric is more flexible than wrapping paper and it […]

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