How to Make a Faux Fur Coat

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Photography by Gabi Wells

faux fur jacket and blue jeans

Outfit Details:

Faux Fur Coat made by me (fabric here), Light Wash DenimWhite Thermal, Ring Bag, Sunglasses, Black Boots

 

Today I’m excited to share a really fun tutorial for a faux fur coat!

Usually fur is a little too over-the-top for me, and I planned to make a vest with this fur, but in the end I just couldn’t get a coat out of my head. I even did a poll on instagram and vest was the winner 60% to 40%, but I still couldn’t NOT do the coat. I have no idea where I’ll wear this coat ever, but I love how it turned out and making it was a fun challenge for me.

I’ve teamed up with Fabric.com to share this sewing tutorial — they have a really great selection of faux fur and I chose this one cause it was the most fantastic pattern.

The full step by step instructions are at the bottom of this post!

an easy sewing tutorial to make a faux fur coat
fur coat sewing tutorial
a fur coat sewing tutorial
faux fur jacket

Here’s what you need: 

1 yard faux fur (I used this one)
1 yard lining (I used this one)

Note: I do not provide printable patterns for my sewing projects. I create my own patterns, and show you to do so in this video!

how to make a fur coat

First, cut your pieces. You’ll need a JACKET BACK and two JACKET FRONT pieces, and two SLEEVE pieces. Cut all of these out of the fur and the lining. I’d recommend adding about 1/2 an inch to the sides of each lining piece (making it 1/2 an inch bigger than the fur all the way around). You’ll want a little wiggle room as you sew.

Step 1. With right sides together, sew the JACKET BACK fur and lining pieces together at the neckline and the bottom of the jacket. Then turn right side out.

Step 2. With right sides together, sew your JACKET FRONT fur and lining pieces together at the neckline, down the front, and along the hem. Then turn right side out.

Step 3. With right sides together, sew your SLEEVE fur and lining together at the wrist. Then turn right side out.

From here on out, treat your semi-attached lining and fur pieces as one piece.

Step 4. With right sides of the fabric together, line up the top of the sleeve curve and the top of the arm hole. Pin together. Then continue down either side to pin the sleeve to the arm hole.

Step 5. Now sew in place across the entire arm opening.

Step 6. With right sides together, sew the sides and sleeves up with a straight stitch.

And you’re done!!

a step by step tutorial to make a fur coat

8 Comments

  1. Aimee Aimee says:

    This is very simple, but so effective! I love the design and I will definitely make one for myself:) Have a nice day
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  2. ALison says:

    This is stunning! Love love love it.

  3. Natali says:

    Oh wow, this looks like something more trickier and I could never make it myself but you are so talented and this faux fur coat looks amazing!

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  4. johanna says:

    That faux fur looks amazing! I purchased some faux fur to make a vest also. I love your coat though. thanks for sharing.

  5. Angela Kirkman says:

    Um, please wear this coat everywHere! LIke tHe grocery store, school drop off, around your house…it’s that amazing. I’m in love. You’re so talented merrick!

  6. Hannah says:

    Love it! not only are you talentEd but you also have awesome Style! I Love the fur print you chose. I agree wear it everywhere!!! I am tempted to make one but what Is the fall out and how would you cLean it/care for it?

  7. Misty says:

    I’m so glad you made the coat (that’s what I voted for). Looks fantastic!

  8. Mish says:

    THIS FUR IS FANTASTIC so I think you should make the vest too!

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