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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How to Reinforce the Bottom of a Backpack

How to reinforce the bottom of a backpack - Muumade tutorial

This tutorial describes an easy, quick, and economical way to reinforce the bottom of a backpack. We treat backpacks rather roughly, often as though they were invincible. We stuff them to their limit, sometimes with heavy objects! We carry them on one shoulder, when they are meant to be carried on both shoulders. We throw […]

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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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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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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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