Monday, October 21, 2013

Swirled Faux Fur Cowl Tutorial

This Anthropology inspired swirled faux fur cowl is nearly an exact replica for a fraction of the cost.


I mooned over the Anthropology's swirled fur cowl until inspiration struck and I figured out a frugal way to make my own. 

'Swirled fur', well, that's exactly how I would describe some minkys...and I just so happen to have some left over minky fabric from Grace's pig costume I made last year.


The best part, I had enough minky left over to cut it down to 27 X 16.  The perfect cowl length.  I started measuring from the salvage end.  Typically, you would not want to use the salvage end of fabric but for this cowl, it helped give the cowl a finished look.


Once you have your faux fur (or minky) cut, fold it in half, faux fur facing in.  Sew the length of the minky. 


Turn the faux fur tube, you just sewed, right side out.  Tuck the non-salvage end of the tube into the salvaged side by about 1/2 an inch. 

Pin closed.  Head to your sewing machine and sew closed, following along the salvage line.


Once done, decide if you want to wear it for warmth...


Or for style.


For warmth or for style, this swirled cowl, is the perfect accessory for any fall day, for not only you, your little one or even their stuffed monkey. 


Macy, the sleepy monkey, was disappointed Anthropology didn't have a cowl in her size.  Fortunately, this pattern can be modified to fit even a stuffed monkey (while wearing bunny slippers or not).


22 comments:

  1. I'm so loving the coordinating cowls for Grace and her monkey. What an adorable project.

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  2. Super cute! I would totally rock this. lol

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  3. that is really precious! love the matching one for monkey

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  4. As soon as I saw the picture I thought I hope she didn't cut up that adorable piggy costume! But I do love me a scarf or cowl and that is gorgeous, I also love a stylish sock monkey. I would wear it myself I bet she loves the feel of minkey on her!

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  5. haha you're model is just rocking it amy!! ♥ super cute!!

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  6. Ooh, I love minky! Great way to use up the last bits of fabric, and a matching bitty version? Swoon!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy. I am desperate to use up bits of fabric, I'm being overrun by material.

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  7. My baby has a blanket using the swirled minky. So pretty. Love this cute, fluffy cowl.

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  8. Adorable! So adorable in fact that I want one too! :) Great job!

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  9. Adorable idea! And I love how you made one for the Grace's monkey too! Too too cute!!

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    1. Thanks so much Masyem. Yes, I have become a bit obsessed with dressing that monkey :)

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  10. Oh my gosh! that is so cute! And it's pink, my favorite! lol.

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  11. Oh that is so cute..and so is Grace! You went from pig to perfect on that one. And Macy is the best dressed monkey ever!!

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  12. Oh my goodness! This is so cute! I've got a great coupon for 50% off fabric and I'm going to see if they have any swirly fur. I love that Macy the Money got one too :) Adorable!

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  13. The almost-last photo of Grace holding the monkey behind the railing of that cabin is so catalog worthy!!!! She's so "staring off into space while looking fabulous and not really caring that she's fabulous"!!!!! And the bunny slippers on the monkey are killing me with cuteness right now. PINNED!

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  14. SO cute! I love it! Make me one in grey :) - oh wait a minute - I can make my own since you showed us how! Yay!

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  15. Beautiful cowl, but I have to say my favourite it the one for the monkey. Your little girl is the sweetest thing ever.

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  16. Oh wow, Amy, you are so talented! Brilliant! It would not have occurred to me to do this at all. Great job.
    That monkey is getting more and more spoiled!

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