Monday, December 6, 2010

DIY Faux Fur Stole

Gosh, it has been nearly 2 weeks since my last post. Not quite sure where the time went. It was all a blur of assignments and projects. Now exams have started, but that seems almost a "break" compared to the last few weeks.
The weather has gotten very cold very fast. This means no cute dresses for outfit posts :( I am hoping to make myself a warm pair of stockings over the holidays, but that will have to wait until I am back to my sewing machine. But speaking of sewing projects, here is a cute little sewing project I made last time I was home.
I would never wear real fur, but after seeing some faux fur stoles online, I seriously wanted one. The problem was I seemed to be unable to actually buy one anywhere! So I decided to try and make my own. I didn't have a pattern or anything, but here is what I came up with:

1) Measure out 1/2 meter of faux fur (note the fabric I used was quite wide which is where the length of the stole comes from)
2) Sew along the long end (right sides together), so that you end up with a long tube.
3) Fold the tube so that the seam is in the centre. Draw on a "tail" shape and sew along lines. Flip fabric right-side out and check shape. Adjust until it looks right. Don't cut off excess fabric as it helps to make the tail more solid.
4) (With fabric flipped right-side out) Fold the other end in half, such that the fold is on the opposite side from the long seam. Sew, then flip over (the seam should now be in line with the bottom seam).5) Attach eyes and nose. Then hand stitch the bottom of the face closed.

And that's it. Hope that was clear. It was a little difficult to describe, but feel free to leave me a comment if you don't understand anything (I am more than glad to help!)

One last thing: Welcome to all my new followers! I can't believe there is nearly 75 of you now! Thank you all so much for reading :)

4 comments:

  1. How cute! I didn't even see the little face at first but I like it A LOT!

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  2. That is adorable…… it’s a million miles better than the real one I was given, that had no lining, fur flying everywhere and with the added bonus…. his eyes were falling out- keen to say I didn’t keep the moth eaten thing!
    All the best with your exams, chuck! Tups x

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  3. Faux fur is great! And this stole is marvellous! (maybe I give it a try..)

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  4. Certainly a lot cuter than the real thing! Good job! :)

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