Marikina

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

One of the most popular costumes during Halloween is the cat costume. There are varieties of cat costumes being sold in stores, but for the thrifty the best thing to do is to make their own. I will not be sharing how to make the head-to-toe attire, but I’ll be showing how to make your own subtle cat ears headband. It’s pretty easy, and it took me around 30 minutes to make this.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

leather/leatherette fabric

sewing machine, if available

scissors

thread

pins

tape measure

studs, if desired

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The first step is to measure your head’s circumference by simply wrapping the tape measure around your head. Mine is 28 inches, and I added an inch on both ends for the buttons (28 in + 2 in = 30 in). Lay the cloth flat and measure 30 in (length) and 4 in (width). Then cut, like so.

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Next, flip the fabric so that the left/inner side is facing you, fold in two, then stitch the edges together. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can always sew by hand. Your fabric will look slightly cylindrical afterwards, so to flatten it, turn it over and stitch the opposite edge, like the photo above.

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When your headband’s all flat, find the middle. Depends on how narrow or wide your cat ears would want to look, find point A by measuring 2 to 3 inches from the middle section. Subsequently, find point B and C by measuring 5 to 6 inches from A. By this time you should have a perfect triangle. The next thing to do is to place C’s tail below B’s, then pull gently to create a knot.

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Your knot should like a triangle knot (#5), if not try readjusting it. After that, proceed to making the opposite ear by doing the same steps earlier. After doing so, you’ll see that your headband is starting to look like a kitten’s ears.

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If you want to include some accessories, that’s okay. Actually I’d recommend it so your headband will look more interesting. In my case, I placed gold studs on the ears for some contrast. Lastly, fasten your headband with a snap button by handsewing it at the end.

1392036_10202091118508521_1323802300_nAaaand that’s how it’s done. Here’s how it should look like when worn. One good thing about this is you can also wear it in school or any ordinary day. I teased about the tutorial weeks ago on Instagram. My IG followers always get the first dibs so follow if you like! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! 😀

Spring/Summer Wishlist

Spring and summer is just a few days away and I have been mentally rearranging my closet. Lol. I still need a number of items though and below are the stuff I’m aiming to get before the spring-summer season begins.

Spring Clothing

1.Splendid Straps 7/10 Pants 2. Mickey Mouse Print Slim Jean Shirt 3. Sweet Cat Bowknot Pattern Sweater Black

These are not exactly summer-y but the denim suit and top reminds me of those in the country, toiling the soil while the sun’s high. And the cat sweater is perfect in the office. Our employers do not require us to wear suits and what not, as long as we look decent. It’s pretty cold in my office and having a cat sweater would be great.

Spring Shoes

4. Suede Round-Toe Wedge Pumps Red 5. Stud Details Lace-up Martin Boots

Pastels and muted colors are on trend this spring, and these coral suede pumps will make any outfit instantly girly, which is exactly my style. Although sometimes, I’d like to wear boots when I feel too lazy to dress up. I’ve worn out my two black booties and these lace-up boots would be a great alternative.

Spring Accessories

6. Rhinestone Elements Bracelet 7. Rhinestone Elements Bear Necklace 8. Pure Color Rivets Detail Tote Bag

I don’t wear accessories that much, but when I do, I always go for cute, sparkly ones such as the rhinestone bracelet and bear necklace above. They say a woman cannot have too many bags, and this studded pink tote bag would definitely make a good addition to my growing number of bags at home.

So what are your spring/summer outfit wishlist? Check out Persunmall.com, maybe they have what you’re looking for. Feel free to share your wishlist below! 🙂

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