Faux Fur Shrug

Faux fur shrug

Faux fur shrug

I saw this faux fur shrug on the Burda Style website in their patterns section. The pattern is available at a nominal price ($.99) but since I’ve made shrugs before – see here – and also – here – I felt I should be able to replicate this. For free. Small saving I know but it’s also the reams and reams of paper that I try to save on. The Burda faux fur shrug in their photo was lined but I didn’t line my shrug.

I’ve already made a faux fur vest from this same fabric. See that – here. And coming up soon is a  – faux fur hat.

So one thing I do know about working with this stuff is it makes an almighty mess. You also need to cut close to the fabric and not the fur or it looks horrible. Like a crew cut haircut. You also need to brush it gently after you have sewn to get the fur bits that are trapped in the seams loose. An old toothbrush will do it.

The ethics of fur are an issue for me. But I know this is not real fur and for now, am OK with it. I’m a UK dress size 10 (most of the time).  If you are significantly bigger or smaller, adjust the pattern accordingly. Here’s how to make it.

You need: –

  • faux fur piece 140 centimtres x 70 centimetres
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing machine
  • sewing scissors

You do: –

Cut out your shrug.

Cut out faux fur shrug

Cut out faux fur shrug

I mentioned earlier, don’t cut through the fur pile, cut as close to the fabric as possible. You can see my fur is still long in the picture below.

Do not cut the fur, cut the fabric

Do not cut the fur, cut the fabric

Fold over lengthways and pin in place.

Fold in half lengthwise

Fold in half lengthwise

Sew approximate 30 centimtres in on each side.

Sew approximately 30 centimetres in on each side

Sew approximately 30 centimetres in on each side

I also sewed a bit into the arms to make the holes where the hands come out a bit narrower.

Lastly fold over and hand-sew a hem all around the raw edges.

In the left corner of the second photo is a green tartan poncho. That will also be coming up in a future post.

Meanwhile have a great green week.

Greenie.

 

 

 

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