This morning I’m sharing a warm project that’s easy to do, something that might keep you busy this weekend. One of my blogging resolutions for 2014 is to keep up the good work 🙂 There’s no need to beat yourself up at the beginning of a new year when you’re already doing your best ! And From what I heard back from you over 2013, you want more, more, more. So here we go. I’ll be making sure 2014’s DIY projects are as interesting as can be and most of all are really “doable”. It’s so frustrating when you see an awesome project online that just doesn’t turn out right “in real life”. So my promise to you is to explain things as best I can and to always make sure you really can do it yourself.
I made this chapka and a homemade furry headband with just 30cm x 2m of faux fur and I still have some left. You can get beautiful faux fur for approx £30 a meter, so if you’re just buying half that’s £15 for more than enough fabric to make a fur hat and warm headband – you could probably even make two sets in fact.
To make this FAUX FUR HAT you will need :
– 1 small plate (diameter 19cm)
– 1 piece of chalk
– Faux fur of your choice
– Lining fabric of your choice – make it soft and cosy !
– A tape measure (or ruler)
– Sewing equipment : I hand stitched mine because my machine is missing a needle !
Step 8 : Fold the same fabric over again but this time wrong sides together. Your fabric should fold a few cm below the seam. This is because the lining is slimmer than the fur, to give the hat a nice round, furry edge.
Step 10 : It’s time to get your pins out again ! Place your rectangle on your circle, fur sides together. Make sure the corner of your rectangle really meets the edge of your circle. Pin it. Make sure you pin through all four layers of fabric without one slipping.
Step 12 : Go all the way around and you’re beginning to see your hat take shape ! All that’s left now is the pin those two edges of the rectangle together. Pin them fur sides together.This is what it should look like from above :
What do you think – is it doable ?! It looks lovely with a buttoned up coat and an icy look 😉
Let me know if you give it a go !
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