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Lilo & Stitch is a beautiful movie that ultimately revolves around OHANA.
Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
My husband and I both have OHANA tattoos on our arm which is why this year I gave him a giant Stitch statue and decided to make ears inspired by Lilo.
What you need to create the Lilo Mickey Mouse ears
- Piece of red fabric
- Red ribbon
- White fabric for the bow
- Hawaiian flower
- White heat transfer Iron On Vinyl (mine was Flock)
- Glue Gun – or possibly any other decent glue (a stick of glue will not work)
- Filling– for pillows, from an old pillow, old clothes in fine strips, cotton balls, toilet paper,…
- A sewing machine if you have it, it’s not necessary
- Cardboard – I used the cardboard from milk cartons
How you make it
Without a sewing machine:
- Download the png image for the ears and the png image for the white leaves, you can print it out and get started, silhouette users can insert the image into the program and Cricut users can just look at this link for the ears and this link for the leaves.
- The rectangle is the fabric you need for the bow. The light colored ears are the size of the fabric and the dark ones are the size of the cardboard.
- Cut 4 ears out of fabric and 4 ears out of cardboard.
- Cut the leaves out the white transfer paper and iron on the red fabric ears.
- Take 1 piece of cardboard, 1 piece of fabric and a little filling.
- Place the fabric on the table, put a small amount of filling on it and the cardboard on top.
Apply glue to the top of the cardboard, pleating the fabric around it. Do this for the four ears.
- Take 2 ears and glue the cardboard together, do this twice. Now you have 2 ears ready.
- Take the piece of ribbon and glue it to the side of the ears so that you no longer see the seam of the two cardboard pieces together.
- Take your headband and position the ears correctly, indicate with dashes where you want to stick them.
- Apply glue to the bottom of one ear and hold it firmly against the headband, repeat for the other ear.
- Now you can put a ribbon between the headband and the bottom of the ears to make the finish more beautiful.
- Cut the fabric for the ribbon, make a nice bow with your fingers. Between the folds of the bow, where you’re keeping it in place with your fingers, apply some glue so that the bow stays in shape when you let go.
- Apply glue between the ears on the headband. Stick the bow on it.
- Now you’re done! Make sure to take a picture of your Lilo Mickey Mouse ears and tag me.
Below you can see photos of how I worked:
Working method with sewing machine:
Follow steps 1 to 3, then sew 2 pieces of fabric good sides together, leaving the bottom seam completely open so that you can turn the fabric. Put the cardboard in and fill with the filling. Sew by hand or use the glue gun. And continue with step 9. Step 8 can be done if desired, but is less necessary here, but can give a nice finish, of course, with that blue ribbon for Lilo!