I have wanted a fur vest for as long as I can remember, but I refused to pay retail price for one. That's nothing new in my book. I'm about as frugal and tight fist as they come in regards to buying consumer products. I'd rather not buy it than to spend too much for it. So, with this new resolve to create, I decided to take a stab at it.
I had seen a blog post about creating a DIY faux fur vest and it looked simple. As a result, I decided to self draft this one-- waging my bets that I'd be successful, unlike my last attempt. Thankfully, this one was simple enough and I was able to knock it out fairly quickly.
Here's my step-by-step guide to creating your own faux fur vest
Faux fur fabric (1-1.5 yds depending on desired length), an old sweater or vest, a straight edge and/or measuring tape, scissors, water soluble fabric pencil or a contrasting eyeliner
Step 2: Using your fabric pencil, trace and cut the outline of your sweater or vest, being sure to add additional space for seam allowance. When cutting, be sure to push the fur away from the edge as to not get blunt cut.
|This is the serger that I used.|
Step 8: With right sides facing, stitch the vest together along the shoulder edge and below the arm hole. I chose to serge, which will finish the edges; however, if you use a conventional sewing machine, you can cut the seam allowance off.