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Get the catwalk look on the cheap with DIY animal ears.
Rabbit ears have been all over the catwalks recently and Sew Hip Magazine asked me to create a how-to for creating some at home!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1135 projects »
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  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by creating a paper template for the ears. They can be any size or shape, but make sure to leave an extra 10cm trail at the bottom of the ear, so that you can later tie the ear on to the headband. Draw around the template on to the wrong side of the fabric using tailors chalk. Draw around the template twice, and then flip the template over and draw around it twice more.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the four fabric ear shapes using sharp fabric scissors.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take two of the corresponding fabric shapes and pin together, so that the wrong sides are facing out.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 4
    Step 4

    Machine sew around the outline of the ear, leaving the bottom edge unstitched.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take a piece of heavy gauge wire and bend in the shape of the ear, using the template to get the correct shape.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn the stitched ear inside out, so that the right side of the fabric faces out and place the wire frame inside the ear and bend in to the desired shape. Pin around the inside edge of the wire frame.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 7
    Step 7

    Machine sew around the inside edge of the wire frame. This secures the wire frame in place and helps the ear to keep it's shape.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap the 10cm fabric trail around the headband, twist around the ear and pin at the back of the ear.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 9
    Step 9

    Thread a needle with black thread and stitch the ear in place. Repeat for the other ear.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Couture Rabbit Ears - Step 10
    Step 10

    The rabbit ears are finished, now you can bend them in to the shape you like and wear with pride!

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lolEffects
lolEffects · Fort Worth, Texas, US · 1 project
This would be perfect for Lao New Year since it is the year of the rabbit. We usually go celebrate at the temple and have a big party. Now I can stand out in huge crowds! Thanks! Happy
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
They are awesome Cat!!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1420 projects
Aww thanks so much!
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