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 Ban.do. 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! 

7 comments:

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

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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:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-wired-bunny-ears-head-wrap/2014/04/02/
--Anne

Ginnie @ Hello Little Home said...

These are absolutely adorable! What a fun project.

Alexis Middleton said...

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