How to Cut Out Detailed Designs from Felt

Cutting out detailed designs from felt - Grease Pink Ladies

  Cutting out detailed designs from felt is not easy.  But with a few simple tricks, this daunting task becomes quite doable. I made the Grease-inspired Pink Ladies applique shown above by cutting out the black letters from felt. These instructions describe the process I used, and the same tricks can be used to cut […]

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New Arrival: The Simply Simple Sheep

Simply Simple Sheep Sewing Pattern

  A family of fluffy sheep has just joined the Muumade clan! The Simply Simple Sheep sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com. For more images of these woolly creatures (including a stop motion video of the Simply Simple Mother Sheep being philosophical), please visit my blog page. Muu

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Writing and Drawing on Felt

Writing and Drawing on Felt

  Writing and drawing on felt might seem a bit tricky because of its fuzzy surface.  But, it is actually not hard at all when you use permanent markers or fabric markers!  I used the former (Sharpies) for this post, but I’ve read that fabric markers also work well, and they seem to be better […]

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Fixing a Cardigan with Rips around Snap Fasteners

Fixing a Cardigan with Rips around Snap Fasteners

  Repairing a cardigan or any knitwear with rips around snap fasteners may seem daunting, but here is an easy solution to this problem – remove the snaps! Snap fasteners (sometimes also called press studs) are convenient interlocking disks that snap together.  But because they pull the fabric or knitwear around them whenever they are […]

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Heart Shaped Paper Mache Box with Lid

How to make a paper mache box with a lid

  Paper mache is a great material for making light-weight boxes and bowls.  This post contains instructions for making a heart shaped paper mache box with lid, as well as a bowl.  The first part of the heart shaped box project is to make a box from thin cardboard.  (If you prefer to make a […]

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