January 14, 2015

DIY/ Fur Coat

This is a tutorial that is way long overdue! Nevertheless - it is finally here. This DIY fur coat is probably one of my favorite diy projects because it’s so easy and you save tons of money. Some odd reason I completely forgot to snap photos for the blog mid-way, so half of these photos are just screenshots from the video. Bare with me.

1. Fur
2. Scissors
3. Fabric Pen or Highlighter
4. Tracing Paper
5. Jacket for reference
6. Large Pins

1. Fold tracing paper in half and align the center of the jacket to the folded crease.
2. Trace one side of the body of the jacket. Straighten any crooked lines with a ruler.
3. Add 1/2” seam allowance.
4. Fold another piece of tracing paper and align the top of the sleeve to the folded crease.
5. Trace sleeve. Make sure the armhole of the body and the armhole of the sleeve match up. Add 1/2” seam allowance.
6. Place pieces onto the backside of the fur. The fur strands should be facing downwards towards the bottom of the jacket. Trace with a highlighter or fabric pen, and cut 2 of each pattern. You should have 2 body pieces and 2 sleeve pieces.
TIP : Do not open the scissor blades too wide when cutting - keep blades as close together as possible. You will end up cutting the fur strands if the blades are too wide.
7. Cut one of the body pieces down the center using your folded body pattern as a guide. These will be your front body pieces.
8. Cut a deeper scoop on the front body panels for your front neck drop.
9. Pin the both sides of the body pieces to prepare for sewing.
TIP : Tuck fur strands while pinning to help cover the seams on the outside.
10. Machine or hand sew the body side seams. I chose to use a loop type of stitch where you start from the bottom through to the top, wrap back around and start again from the bottom.
11. Pin and sew the sleeves.
12. Turn sleeves inside out and place inside the coat, furry side to furry side.
13. Sew all around the armhole, then sew the shoulder.
14. Turn coat inside out, and you’re done!

Check out the DIY video tutorial below. It may help a bit more with the steps since it is a video!



1 comment

Ella said...

This is a great idea! Looks awesome!!! Where did you get the fur from?
♡ Ella

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