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« on: August 08, 2009 12:41:03 PM »



I made these for a friend of mine who was admiring my plastic cat ears that are on elastic. I'm giving them to her tonight, so in the mean time Lisaisab models.



It doesn't show much in the pictures, but the felt is very sparkly.





They are so light, you don't even notice them. I think I'll be making more of these. They are very simple to do, but I was thinking of doing some step-by-step photos if anyone is interested.

EDIT: Scroll down or click here for tutorial!

And edited for a picture of the ears with their new owner (didn't want to use flash at the concert but I think it looks pretty awesome).

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009 12:52:20 PM »

Interested!
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Cute!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009 01:49:05 PM »

Interested!

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very cute and simple - I like  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009 09:02:25 AM »

v v cute!
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2009 07:46:59 PM »

Thanks for your comments and interest! I made another pair for myself, so here is the step-by-step.



Materials and pattern: I just used cheapo craft felt; it's good because it's relatively stiff and stands up on its own. You can make the ears any size you want really, but make a paper pattern so each ear is the same. My large triangle measures 7.75 cm at the base and is 6 cm tall. Cut the smaller one with whatever allowance you want to show on the inner ear. I made sure to mark which side was "up" on my pattern pieces because they weren't symmetrical.



Sew the pieces together! You may be able to glue them instead, depending on what your felt is like. I liked the way the stitches looked. If you are sewing, it is important to have thread that is the same color as your outer ear.



I'm not sure the name of these clips, but I'm sure most of you are familiar with the style. I would have used the matte black ones, but this is all I had to work with and it looks fine.



I krazy glued the felt around the flat part of the clip.



It's easier to take the curves a little at a time.



I don't trust the glue to do the job on it's own, so I tied the felt down as I went with a double strand of thread.



Three inches at the base was just enough to go around the clip into the shape I wanted, with a little extra bit at the pointy end of the clip.*



I tied it down in a total of six places, finishing the knots with a drop of glue to make sure they wouldn't slip out.



Voila! Your fab new ears.



*That's right, I used inches and centimeters in the same post. WHAT NOW.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009 03:54:21 AM »

waah! super cute Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009 08:31:48 AM »

Awesome. These will be nicer than the headband + ears I was going to do!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010 06:12:06 AM »

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