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Crafter To The Stars: Audrey Kitching. Sew the purrfect sequinned cat fascinator!

For this week's Crafter To The Stars I'm making a sequinned cat fascinator for model, designer and style icon Audrey Kitching. You can find out what Audrey thought about it and read an interview with her on my blog.

Audrey loves cats so I knew she'd be able to pull off the feline look perfectly and I was so excited to see the finished look. The black sequins add sparkle to the fascinator while the touches of pink match Audrey's hair perfectly. The ears are wired on the inside, so they can be bent in different directions and the veiling can be worn up or down, letting you mix up the look. Ready to make one for yourself? Here's the how-to:

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Instructions

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 1
    Step 1

    We're going to start by covering our fascinator base with the black sequin trim.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 2
    Step 2

    Glue an outer ring of sequins around the fascinator.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 3
    Step 3

    Secure this row of sequins in place with a needle and thread. We're not going to stitch every single sequin in place ongoing but it's good to get your first row sewn in to place.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue down your second row of sequins by glueing small segments at a time and working your way around the row.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 5
    Step 5

    Keep going...

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep going until you reach the middle of the fascinator.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stitch the final sequin in place with a needle and thread. Snip off the remaining trim. Continue stitching sequins in place all over the fascinator to make sure that the trim is secure. You don't need to be too thorough - just make sure you get an even selection around the base.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut a triangle template out of paper, in the size you'd like your ears to be.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut around this on to thick fabric, like canvas, leaving 1cm of fabric around the edges.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use the template to bend a piece of wire in to the exact shape you'd like the ears to be.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 11
    Step 11

    Lay the wire in the center of your fabric and cut a notch out of the top of the triangle.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 12
    Step 12

    Fold the edges of the fabric over the wire...

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 13
    Step 13

    and stitch in place.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 14
    Step 14

    Starting at the bottom edge, stitch a row of pink sequins in place using a needle and pink thread, leave a gap (measuring roughly two sequins wide) at either side. Continue stitching more rows, decreasing by one sequin or so with every row.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 15
    Step 15

    Keep going until you reach the top.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now stitch a row of black sequins on the outer edge of the ear. When you reach the top, fold it down the other side and then sew a second row back the way you came.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 17
    Step 17

    It should look like this when you're finished.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 18
    Step 18

    Flip the ear over and continue the same technique to stitch rows of black sequins to the back of the ear.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 19
    Step 19

    When you get to the end, leave a long tail of sequins.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 20
    Step 20

    Now fold and glue the sequin trim around the edges of the ear, stitching in place.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 21
    Step 21

    You're finished ear should look like this.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 22
    Step 22

    Repeat with the other ear.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 23
    Step 23

    Decide where you'd like the ears to go and stitch in place with black thread.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 24
    Step 24

    Cut a paper heart template that will look cute as a nose.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 25
    Step 25

    Stitch pink sequins in the heart pattern to make the nose.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 26
    Step 26

    Thread a needle with silver wire.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 27
    Step 27

    Pull the needle through the fascinator behind the nose. Knot the wire behind the fascinator then pull the wire back through the front.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 28
    Step 28

    Repeat twice more. Cut your whiskers to the right size and bend to look the way you like.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 29
    Step 29

    Cut a small felt circle and glue it to the inside, where the wire pierces through the fascinator.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 30
    Step 30

    Cut a generous length of veiling.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 31
    Step 31

    Position the veiling underneath the fascinator, so that it falls across your face nicely and then stitch in place. It's a good idea to look in a mirror to get the veiling just right.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 32
    Step 32

    Stitch a hair comb on to the bottom of your fascinator and it's ready to wear.

  • How to make a fascinator. Audrey Kitching Cat Fascinator - Step 33
    Step 33

    Play with the veiling, bend the ears and position the whiskers in a way you like.

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Comments

PineconePrincess
PineconePrincess · Roseburg, Oregon, US · 19 projects
OMG-OSH I LOVE KITTYS! I MUST HAVE THS!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1303 projects
Hehe, thanks xx
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1303 projects
Thanks everyone, I can't wait to see your versions. Penny - I got my sequin trim on eBay!
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marilynmunster
marilynmunster · Cork, Cork, IE · 5 projects
awh this is adorable! Definitely going to try it out if I have the time Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1303 projects
Yay, thanks x
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I usually hate anything with sequins but this looks super cute! I want to make one! Have no idea where to get sequin trim where I live, just individual sequins and I really don't want to be gluing and stitching on that many sequins! Hmm.. Maybe I will look online see if I can find a seller of the sequin trim.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1303 projects
Have a look on ebay, it's great for finding tricky supplies!
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Twinkie Chan
Twinkie Chan · San Francisco, California, US · 7 projects
Super cute!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1303 projects
Thanks missy x
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Juliet J.
Juliet J. · Cuneo, Piemonte, IT · 63 projects
Meoowww!! Amazing Happy
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Juliet J.
Juliet J. · Cuneo, Piemonte, IT · 63 projects
Meoowwwww!!!! Amazing Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1303 projects
Hehe thanks x
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Hdoddles
Hdoddles · 46 projects
Fantastic ! Love it ! so quirky to Tongue
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1303 projects
Aww thank you x
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