Chobits Earmuffs w/a Not Quite Tut
The Iron Craft challenge this week was Winter. I have no idea why this popped into my head but it did: Persocom Earmuffs!
First you’re gonna want to gather your materials: sewing stuff, pink felt or fleece, white felt or fleece, stuffing, and a set of earmuffs for the base. You have no idea how difficult it was to find these earmuffs! In the end I found ONE pair at a thrift store for about $1.50. The pink fleece is one of Am’s old baby blankets and the rest of the materials were ones I had on hand. If I’m really in a pinch I’ve been known to take apart cheap stuffed animals to give their innards a better life. ^_^
I’m sorry for the bad quality here. This is actually the pattern I made. I couldn’t figure out how to work my new scanner though so no pattern until I find the manual. Hopefully you can get the idea from the picture.
Basically you’ll cut two of each piece (2-4 of the little embellishment depending on if you’re putting it on both sides). Then you’ll stitch your white straight edges to the pink straight edges with a whip stitch, forming almost a cone shape. You’ll want this to be wrong side out and the pink piece will end up with a small fold to stitch near the point. After that you can add your white “buttons” with a blanket stitch. Start blanket stitching the cone piece over your earmuffs to the white felt/fleece circle on the back. Don’t forget to add the stuffing before you finish it and you’re golden.
This should give you a closer look of what you’re going for. I used hot pink embroidery thread for the back on a whim. You don’t have to do the same. Also, if it looks overstuffed I did that on purpose. I expect the stuffing to settle with time and wear.