AUTHOR Emily Perillo
PHOTOGRAPHER Krystle Ansari
Adventures through the garden led me to believe that everyone should get in touch with their inner animal. What better way than to make your own Fawn headpiece right out of your own home? These seven easy steps will guide you to a lifelong treasure, a favorite to wear while getting lost in the woods.
Materials: Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread, Ribbon or String, Leather or Stiff Fabric, Elastic.
STEP One: Cut the desired width for your string or ribbon. Mark it with a pencil and ruler so it is even. Then cut desired length and make sure all pieces are equal size. Repeat two more times so you have three ribbon pieces to use.
STEP TWO: Gather the three ribbons and place one on top of the other. Stitch from top to bottom down about 3/4″.
STEP THREE: Tie a knot and cut the extra thread after sewing. Tape the ribbon on a secure area, and you’re ready to braid away. Repeat STEP TWO to finish off the end.
STEP FOUR: Place the braid on your head and estimate the amount of elastic needed. Attach the piece of elastic to the braid. Fold the ends under 3/8″ on top of the good side of the braid and sew.
STEP FIVE: Draw what ever your heart desires for the shape of the ear. I drew an ellipse shape with tapered ends. Make two of them.
STEP SIX: Cut out the shape you have drawn.
STEP SEVEN: Hand sewing this part is a lot easier than bringing it to the machine. Fold the leather in half and sew enough stitches at the end to keeps its form. Then sew to braid and, Voila! Your are free to rome the garden as a woodland creature…