Hi. I’m Karen for Expert Village. Next let’s
prepare our ears. So you have your two sets of ears that we’ve cut out and you want to
set them up, right sides together, like this. You can put a pin in there just to hold them
together in place while you’re sewing on them. We are going to sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance
all the way around, except not on the bottom. So we’re going to sew from here to the top
and the side and leave the bottom open. We’re using a 2 – 1/2 stitch length and a 1/4 inch seam allowance. When you come
to the tip of the ear, just put your needle down, lift your foot, pivot and continue down
the other side. Finish up with a little bit backward-forward, and that will knot it for
you. Then sew the second ear in the same way. Start with a little back and forth the knot
it, sew to a little bit before the end of the tip, put your needle in, then pivot and
then continue down the other side.
Remove your pins and snip the tip off like this, but be careful not to cut stitching
at all. So you are cutting very, very close, not touching the stitching, not cutting the
stitching. Okay, again on this one, just to cut off a little bit of the tip. That will
help us when we turn it. To turn it you just flip it inside out, like this. You can use
a pencil end with the eraser to help poke the ear out or you can use a scissor (if it’s
not too sharp), you can use a scissor to poke that out. If it’s a sharp scissor, it might
go right thorough and damage your ear, so you don’t want to do that. But a pencil with
an eraser end is pretty good. There’s one ear and we’ll turn this one. These scissors,
when they are closed are pretty dull, so I’m using them to poke it out. You just sort of
poke, poke at it until you see the tip of it come all the way out. Kind of pulling down
the fabric and pushing the whatever you are using to poke it out. Those are two ears.
Next we’re going to pin them on and we’ll hand-sew them to the horse.