For instant warmth and chic, you can't go wrong with a faux fur scarf. They immediately add glamour to an outfit and they keep your neck warm at the same time! They're also super easy to make, so today I've put together a quick tutorial.
The majority of faux fur scarves in the shops are black or brown, but I decided to go for a silvery grey, with a royal blue satin lining, just to be different. The fur is a lovely neutral shade and will go with everything. Both fabrics are from Weaver Dee, who stock a great selection of colours for each type of fabric (faux fur here and satin here).
Before we start I should point out two things I discovered whilst working with faux fur.
1. Once you cut it, faux fur goes everywhere, so have a dustpan and brush handy to keep all that fur and fluff under control.
2. The combination of faux fur and satin is hellish in terms of shifting around. I'd highly recommend a walking foot if you have one and use lots and lots of pins!
Faux Fur Scarf Tutorial
You will need:
½ metre faux fur
½ metre satin for lining
1. Cut two rectangles, one from the faux fur and one from the satin, each measuring 10" wide x 59" long. I based this measurement on the full width of the satin.
2. Pin the rectangles right sides together. Don't forget to use lots of pins to stop the fabrics shifting.
3. Using a ½" seam allowance, sew all the way round each side, leaving a turning gap of about 6" along one short edge.
4. Snip the corners diagonally and trim down the seam allowances of the fur by half to reduce bulk. Your scarf will be looking a bit of a mess at this point, with fur everywhere, but have faith!
5. Turn the scarf the right way round through the turning gap. Poke the corners out gently using the end of a paintbrush or similar.
6. Press carefully using a low heat setting and a pressing cloth if needed. Make sure the seam allowance in the turning gap is pressed under too.
7. Hand sew the turning gap closed.
Ta-da, you've made a gorgeous faux fur scarf!
I think these scarves would make wonderful Christmas gifts. The satin and faux fur gives them a luxurious feel and there's no tricky fitting - one size fits all!
I hope this tutorial is useful and if anything doesn't make sense, please shout! If you do make your own scarf, I'd love it if you sent me a link. Happy sewing! x
The fabrics for this tutorial were kindly provided by Weaver Dee