Hope you all had a happy Saint Valentines day. I kept warm with my DIY faux fur stole this Valentines. Here are the step by step instructions on how to sew one. By the way, I kept it super chill this Valentines by going to Costco for pre-dinner fries with the man then delish sushi for real-dinner.
Cut out one piece of faux fur and one piece of lining in the measurements below. I have used a jersey rib knit as it stretches nicely and is soft when wearing. You can also use a silk for lining.
Your seam allowance is 1/2 inch. Please take note of the grain-line. Your grain-line should be running parallel to the selvage edge of the fabric.
Cut out slits on fur piece as shown. This becomes the holder area for the other end of the stole to sit in. I recommend cutting from the wrong side of the fabric that way the fur pile does not get in the way.
Keep your vacuum handy! Vacuum your project after you do any cutting to the fur.
Place fur and lining right sides facing each other and pin. Leave a 3-5” opening to flip inside out.
Sew all the way around the stole, leaving your opening, un-sewn. Be sure to backstitch at the opening area so the opening does not rip open while flipping later. Your seam allowance is 1/2 inch. Red line below is your sew line.
Trim away any excess bulk fabric in your seam allowance area. I always trim away excess fabric at the corners, that way your corners actually look like a corner.
Flip inside out. FUN TIMES!
Slip-stitch shut the opening by hand.
Hope you have enjoyed this fur filled tutorial. Its time for me to brave the cold night, but at least I have my fur stole. - Sheila
Designed, photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios