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Follow this easy and quick tutorial on how to add a bit of glam with faux fur
I have had fur on my mind ever since I tried on the LOFT Military Wool Jacket with Fur Collar. So when I found some fur trim at Joann's, I felt compelled to buy it and fashion my own collar. See tutorial below.

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  • How to make a furry scarf. Diy Faux Fur Collar Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 2 rectangular pieces of 22" x 4". For me, 22" hit me right above the belly button. You can adjust your length depending on where you want your collar to end. When cutting, be sure to "part" the fur and cut along the part. Otherwise, you'll end up with unsightly hacked off hair with blunt edges.

  • Step 2

    Sew the 2 pieces together on the wrong side so that the fur orientation of the collar has the nap going down the collar on both sides. I don't think you necessarily have to do this but it seemed weird to me to have the fur direction going up one side and down the other.

  • How to make a furry scarf. Diy Faux Fur Collar Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    (Optional) Round both edges of your collar. Follow the diagram below for the 1st end and then flip it for the 2nd end. When you have the ends side-by-side, they should make a "U" shape. You can also make it a "V" shape if you prefer. Make sure to part your fur again before cutting.

  • Step 4

    Cut a piece of lining fabric to match the exact dimensions of your 44" x 4" collar. You can also make the fabric slightly smaller than the collar if you want the lining to be virtually invisible (but then your collar will be slightly narrower too).

  • Step 5

    Place lining fabric on top of the fur and sew both long sides plus 1 short side.

    Now flip it inside out so that the fur is on one side and the lining is on the other. Blind stitch the remaining short side.

    Lightly brush along the edges to coax some of the trapped fur (from sewing the lining to it) out.

  • How to make a furry scarf. Diy Faux Fur Collar Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    And you're done!

    You can either sew a snap and wear it like this:

  • How to make a furry scarf. Diy Faux Fur Collar Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Or you can dress it up with a brooch attachment instead.

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Sadie H.
Sadie H. · 3 projects
Love it, there's nothing like a bit of faux fur Happy

Sadie x
dangerous mezzo
dangerous mezzo · Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, CA · 8 projects
Very useful, with great tips about handling the fur -- thank you so much for posting this!
Sew Petite Gal
Sew Petite Gal · 14 projects
Thanks for the tip, Charleen!

Thank you, Jet!
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
beautiful, cool too!!!!
Charleen W.
Charleen W. · 1 project

P.S. if you use a razor blade or Exacto knife it leaves more hair intact!

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