Repairing Leather Straps

Repairing Leather Bag Straps

Even the highest quality bags experience wear and tear with use.  But some are so well made and loved that they are worth mending many times over.  In this post, I want to share how I repaired the leather straps of one of my favorite backpacks. If your bag or backpack has a leather strap […]

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How to Make a Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

How to make a Pop-up Christmas Tree Card

Winter greetings!  I know the weeks before Christmas are a very hectic time of the year.  So here is how to make an easy but elegant DIY Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card for this year’s winter greetings. The materials and tools that you will need are: 1 sheet of white paper (it can be either US […]

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New Arrival: A Little Felt Spider

Little Felt Spider - Muumade's sewing pattern & tutorial

The Little Felt Spider just joined the Muumade clan!  Its sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com. Please also visit my blog page for more hauntingly cute images of the Little Felt Spider, as well as some curiosities about these creepy and yet beautiful crawlers. There is still time for […]

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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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