Monday, March 31, 2014

DIY bunny ears twist tie

When I visited Aix-en-Provence with my mother a couple of years ago we came upon this adorable kiosk selling twist ties. The idea was simple yet so ingenious. With a simple wire in fabric, you can sculpt a headpiece into doing anything you want. I created a project last year with a similar idea made from a scarf and this year. This time around I was inspired by a twist scarf that was gifted to me by the kind ladies at Shop Their two toned scarf was yellow/cream scarf got me thinking of how I could turn them into bunny ears for Easter. And the best part about it is that it can be used all year long! Scha-wing. Plus, this project gave me the opportunity to work with Barbara Beach, a clothing designer in South Carolina whose work I've admired for years.
Materials: white fabric (I used muslin), pink fabric, wire, wire cutters, scissors, sewing machine

Step 1: Cut out two strips of fabric, one out of each color, 2" width as long as the fabric goes. Mine was 48" long.
Step 2: To form the bunny ears, cut the edges into a point. I started about 6" below and cut to the middle of the edge.
Step 3: Sew the tow pieces of fabric together leaving a 2" gap at one end.
Step 4: Turn it inside out and press.
Step 5: Insert a wire that expands the length of the band. Curl the wire in at each end so that it's not pointy.
Step 6: Close the gap by either hand sewing it or with a machine.
photography by Trisha Zemp 
thank you Ashley Thalman for loaning out your dotter! 


Jennifer Almquist said...

She is an adorable bunny!

Cuero&Mør said...

Lovely, nice pictures and idea!! And she is so cute!! :) Definitely have to do this for my little cousins!! They will love it

Today we have an special post! You should check out our new geometric colorful chair!!

Kristin said...

Adorable! I am looking forward to making this.

Kelly @ Studio DIY said...

Brittany! These are amazing, you are amazing, AH! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Anne Weaver said...

These are SO cute!!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial:

Ginnie @ Hello Little Home said...

These are absolutely adorable! What a fun project.

Alexis Middleton said...

Wow! This is amazing. So simple. Just perfect!