This super easy to make faux fur vest can be made as I did here – a pull-over – or you can cut the front open and wear it like a waist coat. It needs no more than two shoulder and two side seams. I made a pattern to fit myself, I’m a UK dress size 10. If you are smaller or larger you will need to adjust this pattern. Here’s how I made this faux fur vest.
You need: –
- pattern (see below)
- faux fur
- matching colour thread
- sewing machine
- sewing needle
You do: –
First make your pattern using plain paper or old newspaper as I do. Be aware that newspaper can impart ink on your fabric. I make sure I don’t rub the paper on my fabric. Note that the front is cut lower than the back at the neck.
Next cut your faux fur vest. Go around the edges of your pattern pieces and trim away any excess faux fur.
Brush your fur inwards before lining up your pattern pieces so the fur doesn’t get trapped in your seams.
Measure approximate 22 to 26 centimetres down from the shoulder. Do not sew there. Leave that area open for your arms to fit though.
Sew shoulder and side seams. Fold over neck, arms and lower edge and hand sew a small hem. You may have to snip into neck to get it to roll over as it is cut on a curve.
That’s it for this week.
It is soooo good to be back home in sunny Cape Town.