I absolutely adore these ears, and I’m sure you can tell from the picture that I’m not the only one either.
I can’t tell you how many time I’ve said recently…”You want to wear them to the store? Sure, why not!”
They’re simple, versatile, and down right adorable. Why haven’t I made them in every color already?
Stuff you’ll need:
pins – a needle and thread – 4 ear pieces cut using this printable pattern (do not fit to page)
2 metal snap clips, preferably 50mm with a hole at the top (optional)
I like to trace my pattern directly onto the fleece with a sharpie.
Just make sure you allow the ink time to dry before cutting, or you’ll have multicolored scissors.
You could also substitute felt if you are only planning to make ears, and not the entire costume
Place two ear pieces together, and stitch the sides and top.
(A 1/4″ seam allowance has already been added to the pattern.)
Clip the corners.
Fold the two layers in the opposite direction so that the side seam ends are now touching.
Stitch along the bottom edge leaving a gap for turning.
I know it looks odd, but leaving the opening off to the side makes it much easier to hand-stitch closed.
Turn your ear right side out.
Stitch the opening closed.
Press one outside point back into the other to form the hallow of your ear.
You could stop now and leave it like this, or continue on with the top-stitching.
Here’s the difference…
From everyone I’ve asked, the vote seems to be split down the middle as to which is better.
What do you think? I’m still undecided myself, but Ant prefers the top-stitched ones.
If you’d like to add the top-stitching, roll the seam between your fingers to get a sharp edge.
Then stitch around again using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
You can sew your ears directly onto your hoodie, or attach them to a snap clip so they can be worn anytime.
If you’d like to have both the hair clip and hoodie options, simply mark the location you like best on your hood,
and then stitch a pair of buttonholes for the clips to slide into. I found that a 1/2″ button makes the perfect size holes.
Also, when attaching your ears to the hood try to remember that pony ears tend to point straight up,
while cat and other critters point a little more out to the sides.
Sorry, unicorn magic is not included with the free pattern. 😉
Ta da! They’re so easy, you could just whip up a few pairs in different colors,
and toss them into the dress-up box. But don’t forget to make a pair for yourself too!
Black ears, some eyeliner whiskers, and a black sweater = instant cat costume. You’re welcome.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
We’ll pick back up on Monday with the super snazzy unicorn horns!
PS – If you’re enjoying this sew-along, I’d really appreciate a little +1 action.
Let’s show Google how much we love our My Little Pony costumes!
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