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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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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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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The Little Felt Bunny with Felt Eyes

Little Felt Bunny with felt eyes

  I recently made a Little Felt Bunny with felt eyes instead of the French Knot eyes included in the original instructions.  The result was a completely new look for the Little Felt Bunny! I decided to use felt for the eyes when I was making a black Little Felt Bunny as a gift for a […]

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Decorating Shirts with Your own Appliques

Decorating shirts with your own appliques - a finished T-shirt with a flower applique

  Decorating shirts with your own appliques is a great way to transform boring plain shirts into one-of-a-kind outfits!  This is a fun project for children, as well as for adults.  Then when finished, you can wear your creations!  If the children are old enough to use an iron and sew with a sewing machine, […]

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