DIY bunny ears twist tie

When I visited Aix-en-Provence with my mother a couple of years ago we came upon this adorable kiosk selling twist ties. The idea was simple yet so ingenious. With a simple wire in fabric, you can sculpt a headpiece into doing anything you want. I created a project last year with a similar idea made from a scarf and this year. This time around I was inspired by a twist scarf that was gifted to me by the kind ladies at Shop Ban.do. Their two toned scarf was yellow/cream scarf got me thinking of how I could turn them into bunny ears for Easter. And the best part about it is that it can be used all year long! Scha-wing. Plus, this project gave me the opportunity to work with Barbara Beach, a clothing designer in South Carolina whose work I’ve admired for years.
Click for full tutorial!

Materials:
  • white fabric (I used muslin)
  • pink fabric
  • wire
  • wire cutters
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • Template

Click for step-by-step instructions! 

Step 1: Cut out two strips of fabric, one out of each color, 2″ width as long as the fabric goes. Mine was 48″ long.
Step 2: To form the bunny ears, cut the edges into a point. I started about 6″ below and cut to the middle of the edge.
Step 3: Sew the tow pieces of fabric together leaving a 2″ gap at one end.
Step 4: Turn it inside out and press.
Step 5: Insert a wire that expands the length of the band. Curl the wire in at each end so that it’s not pointy.
Step 6: Close the gap by either hand sewing it or with a machine.
photography by Trisha Zemp 

thank you Ashley Thalman for loaning out your dotter! 

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