How to Make an Elastic 5-Strand Braided Bracelet

How to make a Five-strand braid bracelet

Here is how to make a quick and yet impressive-looking 5-strand braided bracelet. Because the bracelet is made with elastic cords, this bracelet is very easy to put on and take off. You will need: 5 thin fabric covered elastic cords, in colors of your choice, approximately 40 cm (16″) or longer* 2 straight bobby […]

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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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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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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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