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Kitty cat ears for halloween or just for going meow...
Easy sew, set of kitty ears just in time for Halloween. I was looking for some in shops but all the ones I found weren't very good and expensive, so I made my own.

I think I've explained it in order but it will be worth reading through before starting...

Things you'll need.

Black fabric - velvet, short piled fake fur or felt
Pink fabric - felt, silk
Black sticky backed felt or Duct tape or stiff black card with glue
Cheap headband/Alice band
Small bit of white Marabou Feather boa or bit of white fake fur
Sheet of paper
Small bit of funky foam or stiff interface fabric (or a bit of card)

Glue gun
Sewing machine (you can hand sew but I'm lazy)

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  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 1
    Step 1

    Let's make the pattern, take a sheet of A4 (or for some of you a sheet of Letter size paper).

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the paper over to make a triangle...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the triangle and recycle the rest of the paper :O)

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the corners of the triangle to make a square...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take the triangle and use the folds to define the bottom edges of a cone (hope that makes sense!)

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 6
    Step 6

    Across the cone base, mark a line...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut off the ends of the triangle...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 8
    Step 8

    Unfold the cone and you have your ear pattern. Sorry if that seemed over complicated :O)

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut out 2 copies of the pattern in the black fabric - MAKE SURE that you allow about 2 cm or about an 1 inch around the point end of the pattern, like in the picture.

    Please note the way the paper pattern is sitting on the black that is the way you will position your pink fabric in step 11

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut out 2 copies of the pattern in the pink fabric - the same size as the pattern

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place on of the pink pieces onto one of the black pieces line up the bottom of the triangle, then fold a simple hem by doing a double fold of the black fabric trapping the pink fabric. So I mean fold about 1 cm (half an inch) then fold it again by the same amount which will capture the pink fabric. Pin and sew the hem. DO NOT sew across the bottom of the triangle only the hems.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 12
    Step 12

    You'll need to snip off the top corner to get a neat fold at the top of the hem.

    Do both the ears...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 13
    Step 13

    You should now have to triangle shaped pink and black pockets. To stiffen the ears and make them less floppy I inserted a triangle of funky foam/stiff fabric about half the size of the whole triangle. Push it all the way to the top of the ear.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 14
    Step 14

    Get your bits of boa/fur...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 15
    Step 15

    Fold each ear...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 16
    Step 16

    Trap a bit of the boa/fake fur in the fold...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sew the line that I've marked in the picture, from the point of the fold to about a third of the way down, make sure you trap the fur/boa

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 18
    Step 18

    Hopefully you can see the line that I sewed across the ear...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 19
    Step 19

    Now trim off the two flaps close to the sewn line...

    (As an after thought I should really revise the pattern-but you can adjust the size of the ears in the last few steps!)

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 20
    Step 20

    I used sticky back felt for this bit but you could use contact adhesive and black card or even duct tape...

    Cut some trapezoids (sloppy squares) to stick to the bottom of the ear...

    I really like sticky back felt it's easy to cut, sticks well and it's cheap!

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 21
    Step 21

    Here are the ears with the felt bottoms...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 22
    Step 22

    Flip the ears over, so it's sitting on the felt bottom and sew across the marked line...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 23
    Step 23

    This last bit of sewing, helps keep the ears in shape and also creates a grove for the head band/Alice band.

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 24
    Step 24

    Hot glue time! - check in a mirror where you want the ears to sit of the band - put the band on you head when you check for ear position, I guessed the first time and got it wrong :O(

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 25
    Step 25

    The grove caused by the last bit of sewing makes a fantastic glue line...

  • How to make an ear / horn. Squashedkitty's Kitty Ears - Step 26
    Step 26

    Meow... all done...

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Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
These are cute and way better than anything on a halloween store shelf lol. Definitely have to show my sister-in-law she loves things like this.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
aaw sooo cute, i like the hair in the ears, awesome, very greate tute you have made , thanks and too for the sharing, well done!!!;-D
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