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Obsessed with Luxurious Kitty Ears

Kitty has been wearing ears for decades, bought and tried every style available on the market as well as making her own. Every time she wears one of her ear creations, we hear “OMG I love those, can I buy some from you?”

While she adores every single one of her personal ear sets, sheโ€™s never believed them to be excellent enough to take someone else’s money. She could always see the hidden flaws. Good enough for personal use, but… you know how that goes; everyone is their own worst critic.

In 2019 Kitty started working with leather and this allowed her to learn more about creating a consistent & repeatable high quality pattern. We finally have an excellent, solid, consistent design that we are proud to sell and know it to be an excellent product.

We enjoy these so much that Kitty is shifting Kitten Stitches away from embroidery & fabric pattern design to completely focus on Kitty ears. The old products will remain online to allow re-downloads of past purchases, but new embroidery designs are on hold for the knowable future.

We are confident that these ears are simply the best made on the market . So much so that we have submitted the finished product for patent under visual arts protection.

Cosplay, daily fun fashion, high fashion, leather fashion, BDSM, kitten play, you name it: these ears can compete in all these areas and more. Anyone who knows Kitty- including all her friends who have been asking her for years to do exactly this – knows she doesnโ€™t say this lightly.

TLDR: After years of requests to make kitty ears for others and declining because the product wasn’t good enough yet for her own standards, Kitty finally has a high quality, repeatable design that we are proud to sell and are now ready to take over the world.

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๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜.

My synesthetic nature loves the sound of snaps.

๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ? ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—–๐—žโ€ฆ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ก๐™ค๐™˜๐™ ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ชโ€™๐™ง๐™š ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™šโ€ฆ
Yea, me too. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐˜† ๐—œ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ก๐—”๐—ฃ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ๐˜€.

Hidden snaps underneath the side straps in addition to center strip; this baby holds strong.

OMG I LOVE this pattern. Canโ€™t wait to create a matching set of wrist and ankle cuffs for myself this weekend.

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The Search for the Perfect way to attach Kitty Ears to Your Head

cheap fur kitty ears
I fell for buying the kitty ears from wish for like, $2.00. guess what? They were crappy quality. *surprise*

If you are a cosplay kitty like me, you’ve bought and made dozens, if not hundreds, of Kitty ears over the years.

metal headband with pearl detailed kitty earsI’ve been a sucker to purchase every kitty ear headband from hot topic and Claire’s boutique over the years; and hated every one of them. Headbands give me a headache, or they pinch. NEXT!

I’m a barrette kitty.

I’ve never found perfect ears until I learned to make them myself; and my preferred attachment is snap style barrettes (see example below). But how do you attach the ears to a barrette in a way that lasts over time? hot glue? meh. marine glue? Better, but you’ll get a contact high while they dry, and they still eventually come undone as the barrette bends to open & close. I’ve even painstakingly wrapped the ear base and barrette in thread, but it just looks messy and takes so long.

3 different size silver snap barrettes
What Size? 70mm (2.75″) is the best for great kitty ears

So I designed a sleeve to slide the barrette into, with the curved edge to correctly attach a concave ear. And it worked AMAZEBALLS.

Rather than looping thread over and over the barrette, I sew or rivet seams. No glue either.

Now that my prototype showed proof of concept, time to perfect the pattern.

What fabric to use? I settled on leather & vinyl. You can see in my canvas prototype example, the edges on fabric ears fray easily. Yes, you could take the time to serge or finish the seams if you choose canvas, but OMG I don’t have that kind of patience, do you? Plus canvas is kinda flimsy and I tend to abuse my ears, wearing them often.

Laying the barrette over the leather and drawing the pattern worked for prototyping, but to make these consistently I got out the calipers and made an actual pattern that fits a 70mm barrette perfectly, holding the ears at just the perfect angle; turning them inward just enough. It’s the little details that makes true “Kawaii desu ne

that includes the correct size ear cutout to fit the curve of the barrette sleeve pattern.

I happen to have a super talented husband who laser cut this pattern for me in clear acrylic for regular reuse.

I loved the clear acrylic for making my Louis Vuitton kitty ears because it helped me make sure I got the LV logo in exactly the right spot for the finished product.

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RIP Louis Vuitton purse

I decided my LV Bucket purse should get a second life as Kitty ears. #notsorry.

Cream leather inner ear, belly dance bells, new design for barrette holder. Pattern download & instructions coming soon.

*edit: i have had many requests to purchase these. They are one of a kind and I can’t part with them. Sorry.