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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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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Bright Star Ornament

DIY Bright Star Ornament

  Making this bright star ornament is a fun family activity for the holidays.  For this project, yo will need: 1 styrofoam ball, with a diameter of 6 cm (2 1/2″); 60 or more tooth picks; 1 skewer that is long enough to make a hole all the way through the ball; Thin clear plastic […]

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New Arrival: A Little Felt Octopus

Little Felt Octopus - sewing pattern & tutorial #muumade.com

  Muumade’s newest item comes from the deep sea – A Little Felt Octopus! This sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from my online shop, muumade.etsy.com, for instant download. Here are more photos and information regarding the Little Felt Octopus. Hurry up before this amazingly sneaky creature hides away!        

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Converting Clip Earrings into Stud Earrings

Converting Clip Earrings into Stud Earrings

  Converting clip earrings into stud earrings requires only a few easy steps! My daughter had some clip earrings, which she liked very much but could not wear after she had her ears pierced.  So we decided to transform them into stud earrings. The main thing which you will need is a few earring posts […]

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New Arrival: Lucky Ladybug Finger Puppet

Lucky Ladybug Finger Puppet on a wooden mannequin

  I am happy to announce a new finger puppet & felt ornament from Muumade: The Lucky Ladybug! The Lucky Ladybug sewing pattern contains a tutorial for a beginner friendly hand-sewing project.  It is now available from my online Etsy shop: muumade.etsy.com Visit The Lucky Ladybug’s blog page for more cute photos and information. I […]

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