Thursday, 28 March 2013

MAKE | Easter DIY - Lace Bunny Ears

AS PREVIOUSLY POSTED ON THE OXFAM FASHION BLOG...

Inspired by the famous lace Maison Michel rabbit ears, this is a stylish Easter dress-up craft. I've upcycled using an old pair of net curtains but it would also work well with a light, floral material.



YOU WILL NEED
Thin wire
Lace/Material
Headband
Needle & thread
Scissors
Pliers


STEP ONE
Cut your wire to two equal lengths and bend into your rabbit ear shape. Twist the end of each wire leaving a small length to attach to the headband.


STEP TWO
Lay your wire on your material and cut four rectangular pieces big enough to cover each ear. It's easiest to cut as a rectangle, stitch and then trim around the ear shape after the next step.


STEP THREE
Sandwich your rabbit ear between the two pieces of material and stitch round the wire shape. Put your needle in, under the wire and out again then loop back in over the wire frame and repeat. For a more flexible finished shape simply running stitch around the shape using the wire as a guide.


STEP FOUR
Trim the excess material away from your ear shapes leaving up to half a cm gap from the stitches.


STEP FIVE
Attach ears to the headband by securely wrapping the wire end of your ears around the band. Make sure the ears are centered and evenly space.



STEP SIX
Using a long strip of your material, wrap this around your headband and stitch securely at each end.