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.
The full step by step instructions are at the bottom of this post!
Here’s what you need:
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!
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!!