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 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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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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New Arrival: A Little Felt Sea Lion

Little Felt Sea Lion sewing pattern & tutorial Muumade.com

The Little Felt Sea Lion is the newest member of the Muumade clan!  Its sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com. With a tiny modification, this pattern can also be used to make a Little Felt Seal! Curious about the differences between a sea lion and a seal? Please visit […]

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