SEWYEAR EASTER BUNNY EARS

FRONT OF DRESS AND SHOES AND HEADBAND

Easter will soon be upon us and for my Velcrobrand Blog post this month I’ve created a sweet little bunny outfit complete with shoes and bunny ears (above).  If you want to know how to make the costume and decorate the shoes then head over to their blog here. If you want to know how to make the bunny ears then read on!

These bunny ears are made from my favourite material of the moment- grey marl sweatshirt fabric… I love it because its easy to work with, doesn’t fray and give everything that little bit of casual cool. I’ve decorated them with felt flowers – because everything looks better decorated with flowers!

 

BUNNY EARS FLORAL CROWN SEWYEAH

 

YOU WILL NEED:

for the headband: 2 pipecleaners, 1 plastic headband, grey marl fabric or similar about 30 x 20 cm, bondaweb or fabric glue, fabric for inner ear – patterned cotton or similar, glue gun, various coloured felt, needle and thread.

 

instructions after the pic …

SEWYEAH EASTER BUNNY EARS HOW TO1

 

  1. Fold one pipe cleaner in half and shape so it looks like a bunny ear.
  2. Place two pieces of the marl fabric together right sides facing and then place the pipe cleaner onto the top piece and draw around approximately 1cm from the cleaner. Draw the base of the ear as a wide opening (about 4cm) (you should be drawing on the wrong side of the fabric)
  3. Repeat for a second ear
  4. Machine sew around the ears following your drawn line. Stop and start about 2cm up from the base of the ear. Trim away any excess fabric and notch around the curves.
  5. Turn both ears right side out and press.
  6. Fix the Bondaweb to a piece of the inner ear fabric then cut two ear shapes smaller than the main ears by about 2cm all round.
  7. Iron these in place on the main ears (instead of Bondaweb you could use fabric glue)
  8. Insert one pipe cleaner into each ear.
  9. Bend the ears to give them some character.
  10. Take one ear and wrap the two ends of the pipe cleaner around the headband.
  11. Pull the marl fabric down over the pipe cleaner ends and the headband and use a glue gun to fix in place.
  12. Repeat with the second ear.
  13. Make lots of felt flowers (see instructions below) and then use the glue gun to fix in place around the ears.

 

TO MAKE THE FLOWERS

SEWYEAH EASTER FELT FLOWERS PRIMROSETo make the primrose:

  1. Cut a 12cm x 3cm rectangle of yellow felt, concertina this into 5 sections and then cut an arch across the top.
  2. Unfold the rectangle and trim to neaten the petal shape if necessary. Cut a 7 x 2cm rectangle from the cream felt, then from this cut a freestyle wobbly shape similar to the one in the photograph. Finally cut two leaf shapes from the green felt.
  3. Roll the cream petals into a tight roll and sew a couple of stitches across the bottom to hold them in place. Take the yellow petals and using a needle and thread sew a medium size running stitch along the straight edge. Pull the two ends of thread to gather the petals up, knot the thread to hold the flower closed
  4. Insert the cream petals into the middle of the yellow ones and fix with a couple of stitches or a blob of glue.

SEWYEAH EASTER FELT FLOWERS CHRYSANTHEMUM

To make the Chrysanthemum:

  1. Cut a 10 x 3cm rectangle of felt, fold in half lengthways and snip into it at 5mm intervals. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through!
  2. Keeping the felt folded in half and starting at one end roll into a tight bud shape. Fix at the outside edge with a small dab of glue or a couple of stitches.

SEWYEAH EASTER FELT FLOWERS ROSETo make the Rose

  1. Cut a felt circle approximately 6cm in diameter. Starting at the outside cut a spiral shape into the circle, you can cut with a straight line, or a wavy one.
  2. Don’t worry about being too perfect as a wobbly line adds to the uniqueness of the final flower. Starting from the outside of the circle again roll the flower up.
  3.  Then fix the middle of the spiral to the bottom of the flower with a blob of glue.

Remember if you want to make the shoes and Bunny dress click here for the instructions.

 

DID YOU KNOW … I am way more prolific on instagram than on here … I’m sorry but how ever hard I try my blog posts are never as frequent as I’d like. For daily craft inspiration, mini projects and basically fun then click here to see my @sewyeah instagram and follow me. Thank you I love you all!  x x x x

 

 

SEW YEAH STUDIOS CLUTCH BAG PURSESI’ve finally taken the plunge and opened an etsy shop selling my wares Sewyeahstudio – I’ve started small but hope to add more things as time goes by.

To begin with I present to you the Confetti bag range – a selection of purses and clutch bags/ ipad cases hand made using all my favourite things – lovely soft grey marl sweatshirt material – (I really want to call the range Sweaty Confetti but not sure it gives the right impression) – sparkly chevron lining and an awesome confetti pattern made up of glitter, neon and  metallic vinyl. They make awesome Christmas presents if I do say so myself!

 

THE CONFETTI COIN PURSE

This purse measures 11 x 8 cm and can be personalised with up to three initials. Each purse is handmade and no two are alike as I use a variety of zippers and every confetti pattern is different. Prices start at £10. Click here for more info

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personalised …

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spacious …

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lovely lining …

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unique …

 

THE CONFETTI ENVELOPE CLUTCH

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This envelope style clutch measures 26 x 19 cm and is the perfect size for an ipad air 2 or similar tablet. It also makes an awesome Christmas party clutch  Again it can be personalised with up to three initials. Prices start at £22. Click here for more info …

 

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THE CONFETTI ZIPPED CLUTCH

This zipped clutch measures 27 x 19 cm and is the perfect size for an ipad air 2 or similar tablet. It also makes an awesome Christmas party clutch with added pompom for extra party vibes.   Again it can be personalised with up to three initials. Prices start at £22. Click here for more info …

 

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Velcrobrand Halloween sewyeah FINAL PIC SQ
If you’re still looking for something a little different for your Halloween parties this weekend then this bright and colourful Trick or Treat game might just be what you are looking for.

The rules are super simple – each player takes it in turns to pull a Halloween character off the game board to reveal if they’ve won a Trick or a Treat!

I’ve made the game using different coloured papers cut and stuck together, but on the download file that accompanies these instructions I’ve included coloured versions of each character as well as the templates. If you don’t have time to get super creative you can simply print the coloured versions out onto thin card and away you go! plus, the black and white out line templates are perfect for children to colour in so you could always use them as the game pieces. (ooh too much choice!)

The templates and full instructions are over on velcro.co.uk/blog  – click here to go, go, go!

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Halloween pompom skulls sewyeah

There’s nothing remotely scary about these fluffy multicoloured skull pompoms. They make great Halloween decorations strung together into a garland, or you could hand them out as gifts to the visiting Trick or Treaters. Find out how to make them below …

 

You will need: 2 shades of wool – loveknitting.com have a lovely selection of yarns by a new brand Paintbox – their DK makes really lovely pompoms. A 7cm pompom maker, scissors.

 

Starting in the middle of a 7cm PomPom maker wind 5 wraps of pink wool to the right. Make sure the wraps lie flat next to each other rather than overlapping. Next wind 3 wraps back to the left – then 2 wraps to the right and 1 wrap back to the left – You want to build up a rough wedge shape which will become the nose. The picture below shows the maker from the top and you can see how the wool is wider towards the bottom than the top.

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Then wrap 8 wraps of white wool below the pink, try and wrap these close together only 2 or 3 wraps wide.

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Then repeat with the pink wool for 8 wraps.

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Wind the white wool for 50 wraps back and forth between the left hand side of the maker and just over the bridge of the nose.

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