A few weeks ago, when Princess had her Easter photo session, my photographer friend had this cool little scrunchy thing on the end of her camera. It had Minnie Mouse ears on it and was so cute! I was so surprised at how much Princess liked it. She turned from not looking at the camera to checking to see where Minnie was.
So, when I purchased my camera, you know I have to have one! Who cares if I don’t know how to use the camera- as long as it looks good, right? So I set out to make a scrunchie with ears- a.k.a. The Lens Scrunchie.
I will warn you about the picture quality. I had to use my point and shoot to take pics of the finished product because my “good” camera is in the pics (obviously).
Cut a length of black material approximately 30 inches long. Measure the length around your lens and cut a length of elastic the same size. Cut out 4 Minnie Mouse ear shapes.
Take two of the mouse ears, place them right sides together, and sew. Leave the bottom open for turning. Do the same with the other two ear pieces.
Fold the long piece of fabric in half, right sides together. Pin. At the 13 inch mark and the 17 inch mark along the folded fabric, insert the mouse ears. I rolled mine up and pinned them so that they would not get caught in the seam.
Sew down the long edge, using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn the tube right side out.
Use a safety pin to thread the elastic through the tube, making sure the one end is secured at the end of the tube. Pull the elastic through and join both elastic ends. Stitch.
This part is difficult to capture on a picture, so read carefully. Fold under one end of the raw fabric (about 1/2″). Bring this end over the other end with the raw edge (you should no longer be able to see a raw edge. Stitch in place.
Make a bow using bright, colorful fabric. Hot glue between the ears.