Free Directions & Pattern to Sew Dog Ears

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    Sew a Dog Ears Head Piece - Materials

    Costume Dog Ears
    Debbie Colgrove

    The degree of difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate Sewing Project

    Materials Needed

    • Purchased headband - Try looking at a Dollar store.
    • Fake Fur
    • Thread - strong button and carpet thread work best for attaching the ears to the headband.
    • Print out of the pattern
    • Optional: Glue
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    Cutting Directions

    Cut Four
    Debbie Colgrove

    Cut four of the pattern, being sure to turn the pattern over for two of the pieces. Save the scraps to use a small piece to cover the headband.

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    Debbie Colgrove

    Place right sides together and sew a 1/8" to 1/4" seam in the sides leaving the straight edge at the top of the pattern open. Trim any excess bulk from the seam allowances.

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    Turn and Comb

    Turn and Comb
    Debbie Colgrove

    Turn right sides out and comb the seams as described in cutting and sewing fake fur.

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    The Raw Edge

    The Raw Edge
    Debbie Colgrove

    Sew a running stitch across the straight edge of the ear and pull the thread to gather.

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    Attach to Headband & Dog Costume Ideas

    Attach to Headband
    Debbie Colgrove

    Wrap the thread around the headband and ear to secure the ear to the headband (shown here in red). Glue or stitch a scrap of fur on the area of the headband between the ears.

    Simple Dog Costume Ideas

    • Use a jogging suit or blanket sleeper to cover the body.
    • Cut a strip of felt for a tail.
    • Use makeup to make a nose and whiskers.
    • For a Poodle: Use felt to make the ears. Add curly fur to the ends of the ears. Use a sweat suit for the body. Add curly fur or Jumbo Loopy Chenille to the headband, between the ears. Make bands of curly fur or Jumbo Loopy Chenille for the wrists and ankles.