Stay warm while looking cute with this no-sew project
Winter accessories are all about keeping you warm in the cold, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look stylish, too. This DIY project is right on trend with the luxurious faux fur that’s been spotted trimming everything from accessories to clothing.
This Faux Fur Collar is a versatile accessory – perfect for dressing up an otherwise plain coat or jacket, or maybe even a chunky cardigan. It’s also a unique alternative to your usual basic scarf. Best of all, this project is a no-sew one, making it simple enough for anyone to do.
• Faux fur fabric (about 35 inches long by 5 inches wide)
• Scrap fabric of your choice (35 inches long by 3-5 inches wide)
• Silk ribbon of your choice (about 40 inches)
• Fabric glue
• 2 or 3 heavy books
1) With the back side of the faux fur facing up, place the strip of ribbon in the middle (lengthwise). Double check to make sure there’s the same amount of ribbon extending on either side of the fur.
2) When you have the ribbon correctly positioned, add a thin line of fabric glue onto the backside of the fur. Place the ribbon back down and press lightly.
3) Add another line of fabric glue along the ribbon.
4) Place the scrap fabric on top, right side up. This will be the interior of your fur collar. Gently press down to secure; if needed, fold in the top and bottom edges of the interior fabric.
5) Add a line of glue along the exposed back side of the faux fur, taking care to not add too much. It might be easier to do this one small section at a time.
6) Carefully fold the edge of faux fur.
7) Lay down a book to keep the fur in place. Finish adding glue to the remaining length of the scarf, adding books as you go.
8) Repeat the process on the bottom. Add a line of glue and fold over, section by section.
9) Move the books so that they cover the entire width of the fabric. Keep this in place overnight to ensure that the glue is completely dry.
10) Trim the ribbon to the desired length. (I’d recommend trying it on, tying it in a knot and figuring out what you’d like to do from there.) I cut my ribbon at an angle for a nice finishing touch.
Hope you enjoy this DIY and stay warm and fabulous all winter long!
Kirsten of Studs-and-Pearls.com is currently in graduate school, working towards her Masters of Science in Nutrition. She loves vintage shoes, photography, and baking at obscure hours of the night. Her art and DIY supplies are currently taking over her apartment, and she wouldn’t want it any other way.