Radiant Reindeer Pet Ears
Project Creator: Carina Rego
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE
This project is a fun way to get even the furriest member of the family into the spirit of Christmas.
> Brother sewing machine
> Felt – colour of choice – we used dark brown
> 6mm sequins cup – matching felt colour – we used bronze
> DMC thread – complimentary to felt colour – we used satin 321
> Covered headband – alternatively you can cover in grosgrain ribbon
> Florist wire
> Thread – matching felt colour – we used brown
Cut 4 ears from the felt.
Sew the sequins randomly on each ear. Secure with stitch of choice. We used a French knot.
Continue to cover 2 ears with sequins, ensuring you sew the sequins onto a ‘left’ and a ‘right’, they should be a mirror image. Note: Don’t sew sequins too close to the edges as you will be sewing a 3mm seam around the edge later.
Bend the florist wire into an approximate shape of the ear. Do this for both ears.
Secure florist wire with running stitch to felt [non-sequin panel], ensure the thread cannot be seen on the right side of the felt. Repeat with second ear.
With wrong sides together sew a 3mm [⅛ in] seam allowance around the entire ear except for the base [leave this as an opening]. Start sewing 1 cm [⅜ in] from the base and finish 1 cm [⅜ in] above the base. Trim any uneven edges if necessary.
Insert the headband in the opening and wrap the felt around the headband. Secure in place by sewing the base of the ears together as shown.