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Bripenguin02
« on: August 09, 2011 12:42:50 AM »

I'm in the process of making a Fionna hat (from Adventure Time) and this is my first clothing project. It's just a hat with bunny ears. The ears are supposed to stick up like this http://theuniblog.evilspacerobot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/tumblr_lkqzuwMMg61qc61fr.jpg and I can't figure out what I should use to make them stay up. Any advice for a newbie? Embarrassed
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011 02:15:29 PM »

You could put wire inside them, and then they'd be posable! I personally like stainless steel lockwire for my various wire-y projects. Here's a pretty good tutorial:

http://dahlhartlane.blogspot.com/2011/04/homemade-bunny-ears-for-easter-tutorial.html

Another option would be to use a medium weight interfacing on the wrong sides of all four ear sections. If you use fusible interfacing, you just iron it onto the back of the fabric. Sew-in interfacing is stitched to the back of the fabric with the stitching just outside the seam line. EG, if you're doing the ears with a half-inch seam allowance, stitch on the interfacing with a 3/8 inch or 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Best of luck Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011 01:37:03 PM »

I wonder whether stuffing them with lightweight polyfill might do the trick.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011 10:42:06 AM »

1 or 2 layers of felt inside should do it
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