Time for Super Happy Fun Craft Time! Just because it’s fun and with Halloween around the corner, it is a great time to pretend to make things for the little people in your life, knowing full well you really want to wear these to the supermarket! Well, maybe that’s just me, but either way here is a great fun new activity for you. I doesn’t take mad skillz, just a few supplies, about 30minutes and the ability to follow instructions. So follow along and you’ll be able to great your own Nyan Nyan (cat) poses in no time!
*Pink felt or fabric* *Thick pile fur fabric*
*Needle and thread* *Elastic for head band*
*Fine picture hanging wire (optional)*
The exact materials you choose, are of course, up to you. I’m working with felt as it is a little stiffer than fabric, as well as a thick pile fur which gives the ears a good squishy appearance. The wire is optional, but if you wish the ears to be able to bend into different shapes, you will need to insert this along the way. When it comes to the actual headband attachment, you can choose to use basic elastic and sew it into a band to save money, but I’ve purchased these pre-prepared ones that have no joins and a grippy finish on the inside.
Begin by drawing and then cutting out a template to ensure all your pieces are the same size.
Position and pin your template onto the felt & cut 2. Repeat for the fur fabric. You will now have 4 pieces.
Pin 1 felt and1 fur, right sides together. Take care to push the pile of the fur towards the interior of the piece so very little escapes the seam.
Hand sew pieces together using small stitches, doubling back on them for strength. Leave most of the bottom section open.
Gently turn right side out.
This is the point that if you wish to insert wire, you need to do so. Determine the length you need and cut. Twist the two ends together to form an oval shape, then thread the wire inside the ears. Ease the wire out, allowing it to follow the edges of the inside of the ears. It doesn’t need to be perfect, but it will help you bend and shape the ears in the finished product.
Decide on the best distance placement for your ears to get just the right cuteness factor – then pin into place on your band.
Sewing through the wide, flat part of the band – tuck the open sections of the ears in together, stitching through them straight onto the band. Make small tight stitches and tie off well.
Et Voila! Go forth and spread some kitty love!