>>Enter Slideshow Tools and materials:
- 2 yards of plush faux fur - I couldn't find that deep chocolate brown mink look, so I settled on this shiny, thick soft gray (I don't know what kind of animal) look.
- 2 yards of soft lining fabric-same width and same length
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- Pretty ribbon for gift giving
>>Enter Slideshow Step by Step:
- Make sure your faux fur and lining are the exact same size
- Place fur on the floor or large cutting surface, right side up
- Place lining on top of fur, right side to right side, line edges up, cut to fit, if necessary
- Pin lining to faux fur with pins perpendicular to the raw edges
- To keep the fur and lining from slipping, add pins every 8 inches down the middle of the pieces
- Leave a 16" wide opening at the bottom of the throw that you will not stitch closed. You wil use this to turn the throw right side out
- Beginning on one side of the opening, stitch both pieces together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Remember to backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching to secure the seams
- When finished, remove pins, and clip all corners at a diagonal for clean corners
- Turn throw right side out and using a pointy tool, push the corners all the way out
- At the bottom opening, fold raw edges under 1/2" and machine stitch closed or hand stitch the opening closed. If the fur is caught in the stitching, use a pin and pull the fur ends out from under the stitching
- If the lining and the faux fur slip around, take a few decorative stitches at measured distances to act as tufts holding the two fabric pieces together. You could do this with your sewing machine or with embroidery floss or yarn.
- Place that warm faux animal fur at the end of your bed for a cold winter's nap.
>>Enter Slideshow If you have a quiet weekend, plan on making a couple of these for the very special people in your life. They'll think of you often this winter. For more sewing and no-sew projects check this out: DIY Inspiration from Etsy