Today I'm going to share with you how I made this faux fur vest that I'm SO happy about! That was another idea that had been running in my head for a while but I didn't have time to execute the thought before. I've always loved fur vests and I'll probably buy someday another one but right now I'm really pleased of how my DIY project turned out! I hope you like it too :)
I know this seems so strange and you probably didn't think that, but I actually got the fur from a SWEATER! As you see from the picture, I had this brown very furry sweater that was way too big for me so I didn't wear it really but I loved the fabric and then it popped into my head that I could use that for the vest! That vest has also been in my wardrobe for a long time but I didn't wear it earlier because it was just very plain and I wanted to "pump" it up a bit. You can do the same!
Firstly, you need a stencil. Put a sheet/sheets of paper on the vest and just draw a stencil. It doesn't have to be very properly done, it's okay if it's more or less the same shape. :) (So really don't worry about messing up the stencil!)
Then, after you've cut out the stencil, put it on the fabric you are using as the fur. Attach the stencil nicely with pins. Cut out the fabric.
The fabric should look like on the above after you've cut it out. :) Repeat these steps for making the second side.
.. and then it's time for sewing! Don't worry at all if it all doesn't seem to fit or something doesn't have such straight line as you hoped for. My sweater was really stretchy and that compensated all the flaws with cutting the pieces etc. Again I must mention that it would much much easier with sewing machine but yeah, poor me haha.
And voila - you now have a fur vest! Couldn't it be any easier?
All of the steps took about 1 hour for me - if you use sewing machine, it will definitely take less time. So - you don't need money or much time to make this! Just play around with materials you have around your house :) I hope you liked this idea and I'm looking forward showing you more of these projects! xo