Kawaii Usamimi Headband Tutorial

Usamimi headbands have been in trend for quite a few years now yet we still love wearing them because of the playful vibe it exudes once you wear them.

The term usamimi is a combination of 2 Japanese words, “usagi” which means bunny and “mimi” which means ears. Therefore, usamimi means bunny ears! The usamimi headband is a great accessory that helps adds an extra touch of cuteness because it gives the illusion of bunny ears.

Here is a tutorial on how to make your own usamimi headband! Save yourself some cash because this headband is really easy to do and the materials you will need can be easily found in your home.

Materials You’ll Need:


  • Kawaii fabric of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Thread matching your fabric
  • Needle
  • Wire

Let’s Get Started!

Step 1: Measure the size of your head. Make 10 inches allowance for the ears of your usamimi. Our measurement is 32 inches in length and 6 inches in width. However, the length of fabric that we have is not enough for 32 inches so we tried to cut 2 pieces of 16 x 6in fabric.


*You don’t have to follow steps 2 and 3 if you have 1 fabric that is long enough.

Step 2: Flip the fabric on its wrong side, make sure that the front parts of the fabric are facing each other.


Step 3: Now, connect the 2 fabrics that you have together by sewing the sides where they meet. Now you have a 32-inch fabric.


Step 4: Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and make a curved cut on the edges of the fabric.


Step 5: Sew the edges of the fabric but leave an open part so you can flip the fabric back to its right side.


Step 6: Using the small opening you made, insert the wire into the fabric. Make sure that the length of the wire will be able to fit the length of the fabric inside. When the wire is all in place, seal the fabric by sewing the small opening.


Twist the ends together and now you have your own Kawaii Usamimi!


Usamimi headbands can be worn in different ways – with a floppy ear or both standing straight and different colors of fabrics! The choice is up to you. Just have fun with it!

We would love to see what you’ve created! Feel free to send us a picture of your work via private message on our Facebook page or via email at hello@kawaii.ph.