Introduction: Plushie Animal Earphone Holders
Hey momoluvers, it's Momo! I know it's been a while since I made an Instructable because I've been really busy with school and my blog. I wanted to come back with an Instructable that I put a lot of work and effort into, and this certainly is one of my new favorites. This creation is entirely made from scratch, and was originally inspired by the picture above. I couldn't find a template or any tutorials for this craft, so I decided to spend the majority of my day making a template and creating this craft. I hope you enjoy this labor of love and create your own little headphone holder!
Step 1: Supplies
1. Two colors of felt (I chose beige and light pink)
2. Template above (I am using the bunny one for this tutorial but view step 9 for the bear and step 10 for the cat)
4. Embroidery thread to match the felt colors
5. Black embroidery thread
6. Sewing needle
7. Sew on snaps
8. Optional: light pink blush and an eyeshadow brush
Step 2: Cutting the Pieces
Use your scissors to cut out the template. You do not have to cut out both of the same shape, they are just there for convenience. Cut out two of every shape except for the earphone flap, of which you will only need one. Also, it is not pictured, but cut out a third of the body base shape. Use color A (I used beige) for the body base, arms, and ear outline. Use color B (I used pink) for the earphone flap and ear lining.
Step 3: First Attachment
Step 4: Adding the Face Details
Use the black embroidery thread to stitch on eyes and a mouth. You can position them however you like, But I like to keep them wide and small, continuously going back and forth until you have something resembling an eye. For the mouth, Make a small "x" rather close to the eyes.
Use the eyeshadow brush to apply a small amount of blush just below the eyes. This step is optional but I think it makes it much more cute.
Step 5: Making the Ears
Use embroidery thread in color B (I used pink) and with a running stitch, attach the ear lining to the ear outline. Repeat for the other ear set.
Step 6: Putting It All Together
Line up the ears and arms where you want them to be on one of the blank body bases. Cut out the pieces of felt so that they fit into the body base. Lay all three body bases on one another, with the face on the front, the cutout piece in the middle, and the blank base at the back.
Use a blanket stitch to connect the three bases.
Step 7: Attaching the Arms and Ears
When you reach the spot where the arm goes, pause, and insert the felt piece for the arm. Continue the blanket stitch around the arm, then do a running stitch along the base of it. Thread the needle through the arm to return it to the front so that you can continue the blanket stitch.
Every time you reach an arm or ear, repeat this pattern.
Step 8: Sew on the Clasp
Put the clasp onto the earphone flap and body base. try not to poke the needle all the way through so that the thread doesn't show through the back. It'll look less messy this way.
Wrap your headphones around the body or wrap them around your hand and snap them into the flap.
Step 9: How To: Bear
To make the bear, use the exact same steps as described above with the printed bear template. This one only has shorter ears and a nose appliqué. Make sure you adjust the ears so that they are not too long and use a running stitch to put the nose on the face.
Step 10: How To: Cat
The differences for the cat are the pointed ears, downward facing arms, and whiskers. You can use a back stitch with black thread to form the whiskers and face. I also think this one looks cuter if you do curved eyes to make it look like it's blinking or napping.
Step 11: Finished!
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial and making this adorable craft. Let me know your thoughts below in the comments and remember to vote for me in the travel contest!
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