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How to Make Kitty Ears for My Hoodie

author image Regina Olsen
Regina Olsen holds a Master of Arts in journalism. She has written for many publications, including Textile View magazine. Olsen has also ghostwritten a book about Chinese fashion, published in 2009.
How to Make Kitty Ears for My Hoodie
Kitty ears can spruce up a plain hoodie. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images

Adding kitty ears to a hoodie can be a cute and funky way to spruce up your wardrobe. Not only will they make your hoodie unique, they are also a fun, playful and quirky addition to any closet. You can try many different fabrics -- in similar or contrasting colors, depending on your style and mood. The hoodie may also double as a thrifty Halloween costume. With a little patience and creativity, you will be able to make kitty ears for your hoodie in no time.

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Assembling the Ears

Step 1

Determine what material you would like to use for your ears. Some materials to consider would be jersey or felt.

Step 2

Fold fabric in half and draw two triangles, with sides measuring 3 inches. Pin in place. These will be the kitty ears.

Step 3

Cut triangles out, leaving a half a centimeter seam allowance. You should now have four triangles.

Step 4

Separate the triangles into two pairs.

Step 5

Right sides together, sew two sides of the triangles together using a straight stitch. Make sure you leave half a centimeter seam allowance. Sew a zig zag stitch beside the seam you have just sewn to prevent fraying. Turn inside out. Repeat for other ear.

Attaching the Ears

Step 1

On the hood of your hoodie, mark where you would like to place the ears.

Step 2

Using your ruler, mark small lines where the ears will be inserted with chalk. Make these lines as wide as the ears.

Step 3

Carefully cut slits with scissors.

Step 4

Insert ears and hand sew into place using a whip stitch.

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