If you want to sew a fur vest, bag, floor mat, warm insoles, then turn an old fur coat into these things. From it you will make many more interesting and necessary things. The content of the article:
- DIY fur vest
- Fur vest
- The idea came from a sweater with a throat
- Fur vest with knitted inserts
- Boots with fur tops, warm insoles
- Carpet in the form of a leopard skin on the floor
- How to sew fur to create a leopard head
- DIY pom-pom rug
- Fur bag
Fur products that are out of fashion, become small for your children or have a shabby look are easy to update or turn into the necessary interior items, stylish things. You can alter a fur coat if it has become small by enlarging it with leather or thick fabric. Here's what, if desired, a worn-out thing will turn into:
- sleeveless jacket;
- a toy;
- eyeglass case, etc.
DIY fur vest - a variety of models
What a warm thing will soon turn into depends on the degree of wear and tear, your desire and imagination. If the fur coat is frayed on the sleeves, at the bottom, you can easily turn it into a vest. There are many models. Below is suggested:
- an easy option for altering a fur coat;
- model with sleeves and a sweater collar;
- extravagant vest with jersey inserts;
- sleeveless jacket made of dense fabric or leather with fur pockets and a shawl collar.
Fur vest for beginner dressmakers
One of the easiest ways to create such a thing is to rip off the sleeves, cut off the bottom. Next, you need to sew the lining with the fur part in these places. It is better to do this by hand, since not every sewing machine can handle such a thickness of the product, and the seam can be seen.
Use a large needle and sturdy thread to match your fur. It needs to be slightly bent to the wrong side (2-4 centimeters) and sewn with a lining over the edge. That's it, you've got a beautiful fur vest. You can gird it with a leather belt, and the designer thing is ready.
The idea came from a sweater with a throat
If you have such a thing that is already tired of the order and a little more time, then try to make fashionable outerwear out of it. As in the first case, peel off the sleeves and cut off the bottom of the fur coat. You will also have to part with her collar. If you do not want this, then leave it in place.
Next, push up the sleeves and collar of the sweater. Most likely, this product is knitted, so to keep the loops from unraveling, overcast the top of the sleeves and the bottom of the collar with an overlock or on your hands. Now insert the top of the right sleeve between the fur and the lining of the right armhole, and stitch it there.
So that when you put on the vest, the threads on the armhole do not break when you sew on the knitted sleeves, pull them slightly so that they are slightly in the assembly. If the top of the sleeves is the same or larger than the armhole, you do not need to do this. In order for the new vest to dress freely, if the collar of the sweater is one-piece, you will have to cut it vertically in front. Next, fold it right sides and stitch the right and then the left cuts on the wrong side. Turn to the right side and stitch from the neck of the fur coat. To keep your neck cool, sew a loop on the right side of the stand-up collar and a button on the left. You can also fasten on a hook or sew a zipper from the bottom of the vest to the top of the neck.
Sew the clasp onto the placket of your new outfit. If you left the collar of the fur coat, then the collar of the sweater does not need to be sewn to it.
Fur vest with knitted inserts
If your favorite fur coats have a completely shabby look, turn them into such fur vests. In the model on the left, you can see that the scuffs were first cut out, and then these parts were knitted and sewn into place.
Cut only the fur itself, lining and insulation, if any, leave. You can restore a fur coat with fur patches of a different color. Such a thing looks very modern. After cutting out the worn area, attach the removed part of the fur coat to another piece of fur, folding the fluffy sides together. Draw the outlines of the old one on the flesh of the new fluffy patch.
When replacing a worn place on a product, outlining the insert, cut it out, not forgetting to add a seam allowance, it should be 7-10 mm on all sides. If you will be using an overlock seam, then 5 mm is sufficient. If your old outer garment has frayed with the fastener bar, replace it with a new one. It is also knitted or cut out of new fur or from a flap of the same old fur coat that has not been touched by time.
If you have pieces of fur, then sew them onto a leather vest, and you will get such a new-fashioned sleeveless jacket, as on the model on the right. You can sew a vest, then decorate it with fluffy roomy pockets and a collar.
Boots with fur tops, warm insoles
If only the bottom of the sleeves is rubbed, and not the elbow, then turn them into fluffy tops that are worn over boots. Thus, you will sew several things from one fur coat and will flaunt in fashionable and warm shoes. It is necessary to cut off the lower worn part of the sleeves, sew the fur and lining together. You can sew on this place knit cuffs. If the sleeves are narrow, then rip off the lining and use only fur.
And such warm insoles will warm the soles of your feet (see the photo above). They need very little fur, take the one left over from sewing the vest. If the insoles are coming out of your boots, take them out, they will become a template. Attach it to a thick piece of cardboard, sketch out. Then place on the flesh and also outline with a pen. Cut out the cardboard and fur blanks, fold them together and topstitch along the edge. If the insoles cannot be removed, place your foot on a piece of paper and outline. Then insert the blank into the boot, edit the pattern to fit the shoe and use it as a template.
Carpet in the form of a leopard skin on the floor - preparing the base
How pleasant it is in the morning, waking up, to stand on a warm carpet and enjoy the new day. There are also many ideas for such products. And the old fur coat, which has served its time, will again become the material.
It is better to sew such a carpet in the form of a hunting trophy from artificial fur, but it is also possible from natural fur with a small pile. The master class will help to understand the manufacturing process. Carefully use small scissors to open the fur coat so that the fur back with sleeves remains, you do not need lining and insulation.
Open the connecting seam on the sleeves, straighten them and cut them in the form of the front legs of the animal. The rear ones for this model are small, mark them at the bottom of the back panel and cut them out.
If you have light-colored faux fur, apply a leopard print to it. To do this, dilute dark hair dye according to the instructions, apply it to the base with a brush or template. For the latter, cut out circles of various shapes on a sheet of paper, attach the template to the fur and apply a drawing with a sponge. Move the paper sheet all over the skin until you have painted it all over. Soak the paint for 40 minutes, then rinse it off and dry the product.
If the fur coat is long, then at the bottom of the rear panel there is enough room for the tail. If it is short, then cut it out of the rest of the fur coat and sew it in place. You just have to cut out and sew the leopard's head, this is the most troublesome and interesting part of the work.
How to sew fur to create a leopard head
Enlarge the details of the pattern presented on your computer, attach a large white sheet of paper and redraw them or use tracing paper. After redrawing the details of the pattern, cut them out, put the resulting patterns on the seamy part of the fur, pin them with pins.
Pay attention to the arrows, this is a shared thread, and place the details. Redraw on them the legend, letters that will help to combine the elements of the leopard's head correctly.
In total you need to cut out according to:
- 2 side parts of the head;
- 2 bows;
- the nose itself is dark in color;
- 4 ear details - 2 solid and 2 patterned.
Pay attention to the fact that paired parts are cut out in a mirror image. For the nose, you need dark fur, and for the inside of the ears, light. Sew the details of the nose to the sides of the head. The letters on the pattern will help you do this correctly. Speaking about how to sew fur with your hands to connect parts, it should be noted that a seam called "forward needle" is used. After you have stitched the nose and sides of the head, sew 2 ears so that there is a solid color on the inner sides. Now sew a dark-colored nose to the dotted line at the center of the head. Sew the center and sides of the head, leaving the ear slits, and pin them in place.
Stuff the head of the animal with cotton wool or padding polyester, which can be taken from a fallen pillow. Attach the eyes of the leopard and sew the head to the body.
Now you know how to sew the fur to get a beautiful skin on the floor. From an old fur coat, you can make not only it, but also a soft toy for a child. It can be either a leopard or:
- a lion;
- cheburashka and other animals, fairy-tale characters.
DIY pom-pom rug
Continuing the theme of the original flooring, it should be said that it is easy to sew a rug from pompons from an old fur coat. Even small pieces of fur are suitable for such a product. And here's what else you need for needlework:
- a sheet of cardboard;
- large needle;
- some yarn;
- crochet hook;
- plastic mesh for the base.
Attach an inverted saucer to the cardboard, outline it, cut along the contour. Place the circular template over the flesh, outline and cut out slightly over the outline to create seam allowances. Use a needle to assemble the blank onto a thread of yarn to make a pompom. To do this, you need to sew along the outlined contour of the flesh with a basting seam, turn the workpiece to the front side, tighten and tie the thread to a knot.
Make other pom-poms with your own hands in the same way. If you do not have fluffy fur, then a little padding polyester is placed inside each ball, before tightening the thread.
Cut out the base for the rug from the plastic mesh. She may be:
- square and any other shape.
If you want to create a children's rug with your own hands, then cut out the base so that it serves as a body for a funny bear, lamb, turtle or other animal. The head and paws of the beast can be knitted from yarn or cut out of thick cloth. Now put the first pom-pom on the edge of the base, using a hook, remove the thread on which it is assembled to the wrong side. Tie it 2 knots here. Also attach all the blanks, after which the pom-pom mat is ready.
DIY fur bag
Such handicraft will help you become the owner of an exclusive thing that no one else will have. What it will become - a roomy, small ladies' backpack - it's up to you. Stylish accessories are made from fur and leather, as these materials are perfectly combined and are now at the height of fashion. If you like this idea, prepare:
- fur flaps;
- pieces of skin;
- lining fabric;
- a sheet of cardboard or whatman paper;
Make a piece of whatman paper or cardboard, it will be the way you want to see your future bag - this is one of its two sides. The accessory can be rectangular or round. If you want to sew a bag of fur with your own hands without skin, then attach a template to the flesh, cut it out with a 7 mm seam allowance. If you are going to combine fur with leather, then cut the template into triangular or rectangular pieces or strips. Alternately, apply a few of them to the skin, others to the fur. Cut out for seams. Connect the parts on a sewing machine. Cut out the lining, sew the side seams, and turn it to the right side. Cut the handles from the strips of leather to the desired length.
Place the lining in the bag, attach the handles in place, pin them with sewing pins, baste the zipper. Sew on handles and zippers on your hands or on a typewriter. This is how fur bags are made. Now you see that it is better not to throw away the old fur coat, because you can make so much useful, necessary, fashionable from it!
And if you just want to alter your old outerwear a little, watch the video, which contains several ideas that will tell you how to alter a fur coat:
Video on how to knit a pom-pom rug yourself: