New Arrival: The Little Felt Rooster

The Little Felt Rooster has joined the Muumade family, to accompany his charming partner, The Little Felt Hen. As always, the rooster’s sewing pattern comes with detailed step-by-step instructions to guide you through the sewing process. The rooster is designed to be sewn entirely by hand. The Little Felt Rooster‘s sewing pattern is available for […]

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How to Make a Rainbow Pendant

This is a post about how to make a rainbow pendant from simple materials you might already have around your house. I was inspired to create this piece of rainbow jewelry by all the rainbows that people have been making around the world as symbols of thanks, hope and solidarity during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Even […]

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Cowboy Vest for Your Huggable Animals!

The Huggable Horse & Zebra sewing pattern set, the Huggable Doggy set, and the Huggable Moose & Reindeer set now come with patterns and instructions to make an optional cowboy vest for your Huggable stuffed animal! I think (and hope you agree!) that this cowboy vest adds extra charm and character to the already adorable […]

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New Arrival: A Little Felt Turtle / Tortoise

A Little Felt Turtle / Tortoise sewing pattern & instructions is now ready for your next hand-sewing project! The finished Little Felt Turtle / Tortoise measures approximately 12 cm (4 3/4″) long and 7 cm (2 3/4″) high. It is the perfect size to fit into the palm of your hand. This downloadable item is […]

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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 Rabbit

Little Felt Rabbit sewing pattern & tutorial

A new rabbit has joined the Muumade collection! This bunny is an alert and curious one, sitting up on its hind legs to see what is happening in its surroundings! The Little Felt Rabbit sewing pattern & tutorial is available from my Etsy shop, Muumade.etsy.com. In addition to the rabbit itself, this pattern also includes […]

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Fulling Wool by Hand

Fulling wool by hand, Muumade.com

Fulling is a great way to upcycle old wool knitwear by shrinking the wool into felt. Finished felt has great texture, as you can see in the above image of a fuzzy grey Simply Simple Dog! The thicker the original piece, the chunkier the resulting felt will be. Also, the looser the knit, the more […]

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