I’m playing with a tutorial on how to made the 3-D ears on my sweet little rat zombie!
You must all bear with me, I’m still figuring this blogging stuff out! LOL!
Initially, I decided I wanted my rat zombie to have a curved 3-D ear. I made the 3-D pattern slightly bigger than the pieced ear portion. Then I stitch 2 of the pattern pieces cut from fabric with the right sides together. When this was completed, I snipped the curves using pinking shears. (If you don’t have pinking shears, you can clip the curves using a “v” shaped cut.)
The next step was to turn my ears right side out. I used a pair of forceps (clip doothingies that are similar to pliers but lock into place) to push out my curves. Then I ironed the ear flat. My iron and I have a love-hate relationship… I love to reach around it when it’s hot, and hate burning myself!
And last, but not least, I opened it so that the ear would fold in the direction that I wanted it. Then I pressed it with my iron avoiding the ear section as necessary to maintain the curvature of the ear. And “voila”! The 3-D ear is finished! Thanks for joining me on this ear making journey!!!