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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The New Arrival: The Huggable Doggy!

Huggable Doggy - 3 dogs in arms of a child

  Here is the newest member of the Muumade family: the Huggable Doggy! The Huggable Doggy’s sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from Muumade.esty.com. As shown in the photo, I designed three types of ears, as well as three options for the snout.  Also, instructions and patterns for making a super cute cowboy vest […]

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Redecorating Hair Clips

Redecorated hair clips with felt and fabric

  Redecorating hair clips is a simple and fun sewing project for children and grownups alike.   If you have hair clips with chipped paint or broken decorations, this is a great way to renew them.  In addition, the fact that the finished barrettes are wearable is a big motivational factor for young crafters! As […]

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DIY Knee Patch

DIY peace symbol knee patch

  Recently, one of my pairs of jeans went “rrrrip!” at the right knee. It happened around when I was preparing my previous post, on DIY Hot-fix Rhinestone Pattern Making.  Because I had made a free downloadable peace symbol rhinestone pattern for that post, I decided to take advantage of the same pattern to make […]

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A New Arrival: The Simply Simple Cat

Simply Simple Cat - sewing pattern - a pair of cats, black and white

  I just finished a new pattern & tutorial for a Simply Simple Cat.  Its name says it all – it is simple to make, and the finished cat is simply simple! This download item is now available from my esty shop, Muumade.etsy.com. Please also check out my blog page for more details and some […]

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The Making of the Little Felt Bunny

A green bunny and a blue floppy eared bunny looking at each other

  The Little Felt Bunny is a small stuffed animal, which began as a play companion that I made for my daughter some years ago.  I was inspired to make a bunny because we were reading Watership Down by Richard Adams at the time.  (It is a beautiful book, by the way!) I always begin […]

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