Fulling Wool by Hand

Fulling wool by hand, Muumade.com

Fulling is a great way to upcycle old wool knitwear by shrinking the wool into felt. Finished felt has great texture, as you can see in the above image of a fuzzy grey Simply Simple Dog! The thicker the original piece, the chunkier the resulting felt will be. Also, the looser the knit, the more […]

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New Arrival: A Little Felt Hedgehog!

Little Felt Hedgehog sewing pattern from Muumade.com

One of the cutest small woodland animals, the hedgehog, has joined the Muumade clan! The Little Felt Hedgehog‘s sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com. For more images of the Little Felt Hedgehog and to learn more about this adorable animal, please visit my blog page. Hurry before the little […]

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The Launch of Muumade’s Instagram Gallery!

Muumade on Instagram!

Hello! I recently started using Instagram to share images of Muumade’s stuffed animals, as well as all kinds of other crafts and hands-on projects. I also have Pinterest boards on kids crafts, fun projects, paper crafts, upcycling & reusing, beautiful animal photos, sewing tips, etc. If your preferred media is Twitter, I’m there, too! So […]

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Halloween Shadow Puppets

Halloween Shadow Puppets: Witch, Jack O'Lantern, Ghost -Muumade

Looking for a Halloween-themed activity? Here’s how to make Halloween Shadow Puppets of a witch, a Jack O’Lantern and a ghost, and have some chillingly fun theater time! Download the FREE template (Halloween_Shadow_Puppets-Muumade_Free_Template-Letter (US Letter size) or Halloween_Shadow_Puppets-Muumade_Free_Template-A4 (A4 size)) and follow the quick and easy instructions below. You will need: Muumade’s Halloween Shadow Puppet […]

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Doodling Patterns inside Chinese Characters

Doodling Patterns into Chinese Characters- Muumade.com

Doodling patterns inside Chinese characters is a great way to familiarize yourself with their beautiful shapes while at the same time having fun by making beautiful patterns. But what exactly is doodling? According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word doodle is defined as an “aimless or casual scribble, design or sketch.” Now that does […]

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New Arrival: A Little Felt Sea Lion

Little Felt Sea Lion sewing pattern & tutorial Muumade.com

The Little Felt Sea Lion is the newest member of the Muumade clan!  Its sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com. With a tiny modification, this pattern can also be used to make a Little Felt Seal! Curious about the differences between a sea lion and a seal? Please visit […]

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10% OFF Sale

10% off sale at Muumade.etsy.com

I am running a 10% OFF storewide sale at my Etsy shop this week to thank all of my customers and fans. Click muumade.etsy.com to browse my collection of sewing patterns & tutorials to make cute handmade stuffed animals! Best regards, Muu    

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Making a Waist Pouch from a Pocket

Making a waist pouch from a pocket - upcycling DIY project

This is a tutorial on how to make a waist pouch from a pocket. The finished waist pouch is a practical and fun accessory.  You can use it to carry around small essentials, such as keys, coins and cell phones. This project is also a great way to upcycle an old pair of pants. They […]

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