I hope you're all getting in the Christmas spirit, because I'm tellin' you...I am SO READY. It's gotten to be pretty cold here in Nashville, and being a Northern girl, the cold just puts me in the Christmas spirit. Now if we could just get it to SNOW here...
Anyways, while Caleb and I were in Missouri celebrating Thanksgiving with his family...the boys watched football and the girls crafted our lives away. Caleb's mom Darla is extremely creative and she's always saying, "Honey don't buy that, we can MAKE that!"...so she, myself and my sister-in-law Charis, set out to make our own fur scarves. I've been seeing them everywhere online, especially Pinterest and honestly, I haven't seen many places that actually sell them. So with Darla's crafty expertise, and Charis and I's help, we kinda nailed these, and I'm pretty sure you'll be as obsessed as we are! Charis and I modeled two of our finished products and two of the different fur patterns. Also, she's a good sport because I made her stand out in the rain for this shot :)
I also made Caleb drive to one of my favorite neighborhoods here in Nashville and shoot a couple of myself in the other scarf design...
And the best part is, it cost under $10 to make, and I'm going to teach you how. These make incredible Christmas gifts for friends or family, and this year I'm really into handmade gifts so....here goes nothin!
Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 yard of fur fabric - 60" wide
- measuring tape
- sewing machine
- straight pins
Step 1 - Measure out the length you desire for your scarf, bearing in mind it must be able to pull over your head. Our measured 36 1/2" long. Cut the fabric to desired length.
Step 2 - Fold inside out, length-wise and pin the edges together. Next, sew the edges together. Important: Begin sewing 4" from the top of the fabric and leave 4" at the bottom as well.
Step 3 - Now that the edges are sewn together, turn the scarf right side out once again.
Step 4 - Now, the tricky part. Match up the ends of the scarf, and carefully sew them together on the inside part of the fabric, leaving a small opening to be able to turn the scarf right side out.
Step 5 - Turn the part that you just sewed right side out. Now you have only a small opening left that isn't stitched together. Using a need and thread, turn the open ends in about an inch, and hand stitch the opening shut.
And that's literally it!! You're done! And you have yourself a beautiful fur scarf that people will be swooning over! Again, these make fantastic Christmas presents AND you get to brag that you made it yourself! Happy sewing and happy gifting! And don't forget to let me know if you try this out!
Merry Christmas season everybody!