22nd, October, 2016

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Hi friends! First up, this is NOT what we are going to be making (although omg, maybe that should be my next tutorial?)

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Nope, instead today I’m going to teach you how to upcycle a beret and give it a whole new lease of life – as a cat, obviously! And the best thing is that it’s SUPER EASY – as well as, you know, pretty much being the cutest accessory that your own two hands have ever constructed.

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You will need:
– a beret (I used a very, very worn down one I thrifted several years ago)
– scissors
– embroidery thread in the colours of your choice (I used black, pink and white)
– a needle
– felt in the same colour as your beret

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Start by cutting four triangles from your felt. These are going to be your cat’s ears. Regularly hold them against your beret to ensure they’re the size you like. Sew two of the triangles together then sew them onto the top of the beret, leaving plenty of space for the face.

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I did the face purely freehand – and you probably can too! Just use your various embroidery thread to create the cat face of your dreams. Other options for the eyes include sewing on buttons or even adding googly eyes. There are heaps of options!

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And that’s it! Told ya it was a simple one ; ) although I suppose the final step is whipping out your favourite cat clothing (in my case, my matching Charlotte Olympia kitty flats and card holder) and feeling like ultimate cat lady. Meow!

For more of my tutorials and DIYs (they’re all really easy, I promise!) just take a look!

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