For the past several years, my husband and I attend a formal holiday party, which is usually the one time of year we get all gussied up. leave our pint-sized trio at home and head out for a kid-free night. And given that we live in Arizona – in December – you never know if you’ll still be flipping around in sandals or will need to pull out “winter clothes” (which is probably what most of the country wears in September!).
For this year’s holiday party, we were actually having a wee bit of a “cold front”. You know, daytime weather in the 60s. Wanting something a little more hefty than a pashmina, I created a super warm and comfy DIY faux fur wrap lined with fleece. Learn how I easily made this…
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DIY faux fur wrap
As someone who grew up in the Great White North (aka: Canada), I’ve become a cold weather wimp these past dozen years living in the Southwest. I used to spend all day building forts in the snow, and now I get all bundled up should the house temps dip into the low 70s. I’m clearly sun spoiled!
– 0.375 yard of faux fur (Have you visited fabric.com yet? Check out their wide selection of faux fur options for reasonable prices.)
– 0.375 yard polar fleece (Great price on anti-pill polar fleece) in coordinating color
– Straight pins + thread to match the color of the faux fur
– Sewing scissors (Great scissors for both sewing and crafting)
– Sewing machine (Great name in sewing machines and for under $100)
– Vintage frog closure button (These are so neat and come in many colors and styles)
Lay the faux fur right side up. Pin the fleece to the two short sides and one long side. Sew these three sides together.
Turn the piece right side out. Lay down with fleece side up. Fold the raw edge of the faux fur onto the fleece. Pin and sew.
This step is best done in front of a mirror. Wrap the faux fur shawl around your shoulders and determine where you want it to join. Place a pin at this area on both sides of the faux fur wrap.
Stitch the frog closure where you have a pin.
Wrap the faux fur shawl around your shoulders for a warm and comfy night out on the town!