It makes me so angry when I see dead animals draped on models in magazines and they call it fashion. Real fur is unacceptable and has always made my blood boil. For years I have lamented about this barbaric trend but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. I am not making a change by staying inactive so decided to offer an alternative. I went to Mood fabric store and picked out the most luxurious faux fur I could find to show that it is possible to have the same aesthetic without hurting any animals. Faux fur is a great way to stay stylish, warm, and animal-friendly. You only have to spend around $20-25 for this, AND you won’t have to hurt any animals to create this cozy, pretty piece that can wear all fall and winter long. Subscribe to the CRAFT Podcast in iTunes, download the m4v directly, or watch it on YouTube or Vimeo.
This is my first time using this material, so I started with a basic pattern inspired by the 1960′s-Grace-Kelly-style-wraps. This one makes me feel like Holly Golightly or Joan from Mad Men. You can make whatever you want with this faux fur using the same needles you would for other sewing projects. If you opt for a wrap, you can print out this image of my pattern piece. Note that the pattern measures 25″ across at the middle and widest point (* to *), and 23 1/2 ” high at the middle and tallest point (** to **), as indicated on the image below. Check out the complete step-by-step tutorial over on Make: Projects. More: