Some adults aren’t that interested in dressing up. Enter the headband ears. Ears on a headband were the greatest invention for underachieving adults who want to put on a costume without really putting on a costume. Of course they’re good for kids too! These DIY animal ears headband tutorial is about as easy as it gets.
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- Scrap of costume fur, fleace or heavy felt
Cut a small scrap of the costume fur or felt to make loops holding the ears on the headband (Headband Tab). This works best with fabric that doesn’t unravel but I prefered the matching fur. Of course, you could turn the edges under before sewing to prevent unraveling.
Pin directly on both sides to mark the edge of the headband. Remove headband. Sew a straight stitch in that spot. Trim the ends of the “loop”. Repeat for other side.
Turn ear right side out.
Slip ears onto headband. Torture child by taking a picture. Task complete.
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