How to Make a Fabric Bow for Your DIY Mickey Ears

How to Make a Fabric Bow for Your DIY Mickey Ears

This is the third and final post in my tutorial series on DIY Mickey Ears. For this last tutorial we'll cover how to decorate your ears with a simple fabric bow. As always, I'll show you how to make the bare minimum, and then it's up to you to get creative and embellish your ears in any way you like!

Before we start, be sure to check out the first two posts in this series to make your own pair of Mickey Ears and make a matching headband.

 

All right, first you'll need to gather the materials below

  • The fabric of your choice
  • Quilting batting (I try to find the thinnest possible)
  • Scisors
  • Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
 Here is my pile of materials. I'm using orange fabric to make a bow for a pair of Olaf inspired Mickey Ears.

Here is my pile of materials. I'm using orange fabric to make a bow for a pair of Olaf inspired Mickey Ears.

 

First, take your batting an cut a rectangle that's slightly smaller than the size that you want your final bow to be.

 This is how large my rectangle of batting was, compared to my Mickey Ears. Always remember that your final bow will be slightly larger than this rectangle of batting.

This is how large my rectangle of batting was, compared to my Mickey Ears. Always remember that your final bow will be slightly larger than this rectangle of batting.

 

Next, you'll want to cut a small piece of fabric that is four times the size of your batting. You can measure it out and mark it with a pencil, but I tend to just estimate this part. 

Also, try to get all the creases out of your fabric before the next stage, since you won't be able to iron it once we make it into a bow.

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Get your hot glue gun warmed up and glue the two long edges to your batting. Make sure that the ends overlap so that you don't see any batting.

 This is what it should look like after you've glued the two long sides down.

This is what it should look like after you've glued the two long sides down.

 

Now fold the short ends over and glue them down the same way that you did the long ends. This will give you a clean little rectangle with no fraying edges.

 Here's my bow after folding the short edges down

Here's my bow after folding the short edges down

 

Now you should only have one seam left - the one that runs down the middle of the front of your fabric rectangle. In order to turn your fabric rectangle into a bow, simply pinch this seam and wrap another strip of fabric around it. You could also use a ribbon or a different type of fabric for this middle part, as well.

 And there you have it! A simple bow for your DIY Mickey Ears!

And there you have it! A simple bow for your DIY Mickey Ears!

And that's it! Again, feel free to get creative and decorate your ears however you like!

 I made this pair into Olaf themed ears using black and brown felt details.

I made this pair into Olaf themed ears using black and brown felt details.

Check out my previous tutorials on making your own pair of DIY Mickey Ears and covering a headband to match your Mickey ears

Feel free to contact me or post in the comments below if you have any questions. Happy crafting!

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