A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 303,137
Currently Running With Scissors:
436 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My Big Red Muff Tutorial for a Vintage style faux fur handwarmer  (Read 25657 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 287
Joined: 30-Jan-2007

I've lost my scissors... again?!!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: November 26, 2008 09:27:11 AM »

What a lovely lady, and check out her muff!  I am a huge fan of muffs, and the type that always has cold hands.  Gloves and mittens just dont do it for me.  With my muff I can keep my hands warm, and when its really cold combine it with a pair of gloves and be extremely cozy.  Theyre also great for holding hands! With your hand in one end, and theirs in the other you can guide your loved one and share the warmth.

I'm going to show you how to make this really quick and easy project.  

First, all you will need for your materials is your faux fur, scissors, measuring device, marking tool (like a marker or chalk), and your sewing machine, or needle and thread.

We will mark and cut our fur into a rectangle that it 16 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Make your markings on the back side of the fur.  The shorter side should go with the nap of your faux fur, and the longer side should cut across it.  If you don't have a lot of experience working with faux fur I would like to invite you to take a look at my blog where I have a longer version of this tut with a bunch of information on faux fur, and tips on how to cut it without covering your home and yourself in fuzzy bits.  

We'll only need this one simple piece for our basic fur muff, so now let's start sewing.  
Fold the fur in half, furry side to the inside, and line up the shorter, 16 inch side.  Sew a straight seam along that edge.

Turn it right side out and look at your long fur tube.

Next, we'll start the turn the tube inside out again, but only go half way.  
start turning it like this:

We want a tube folded in half, with the fur sides against each other and the raw edges matched up.  It should look like this from the bottom:

Sew around the top of your tube, where the raw edges are lined up, but leave a generous hole to turn it through.
Turn your muff right side out through the hole you left, stitch up the hole (It doesn't have to be too neat, the fur will hide your stitches, just make sure it's closed securely.)

So that's my quick and easy muff tut.  Go ahead and make your own! It's the muff, we're bringin' it back!

« Last Edit: April 02, 2010 02:29:05 PM by photojenn - Reason: removed blog link » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I would love to do some personal swaps.
I'm looking for handmade soaps, jewelry, and knit legwarmers/socks.
pm me if I can sew something for you!

Blog : http://blog.laupre.com/
Wist: http://www.wists.com/laupre
Home: http://LauPre.com
hell yeah
Offline Offline

Posts: 1104
Joined: 01-Oct-2007

To the Bat Tank!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008 11:59:42 AM »

woo, thanks for the tut!! now to figure out where one acquires nice faux fur...

Check me out at www.acidtrix.com
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008 12:29:40 PM »

I LOVE it!  Grin

So simple yet classy and beautiful! Adore your fabric too!

Thanks for the tute!


Just remember if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off!

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 10750
Joined: 06-Jan-2008

Nerding along...

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008 12:51:05 PM »

That's great!  I've been wondering what to make with all my extra faux fur.  If anyone wants some for a swap to make this project, let me know.

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

Proud member of SEEN: the Society of Ernestly Embroidering Nerds


« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008 04:21:09 PM »

This is great! I've been looking to buy one for years but have never found any. Now I can make my own! Thanks!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008 06:19:24 PM »

Your muff looks so warm and elegant!! The cranberry color looks striking with your hair. Thanks for the tutorial - I'm definitely going to make one. Long live the muff!
Offline Offline

Posts: 711
Joined: 18-Sep-2007

I will spray paint your face!

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008 08:49:03 PM »

That's fantastic!

It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die
- Hunter S. Thompson

my etsy!
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008 11:40:57 PM »

 Cheesy That's really awesome. I'm going to have to make one now. hehe

My blog:
It's about art, craft and other miscellaneous occurrences.

My cooking blog: http://meri-somethingsweet.blogspot.com
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008 12:33:36 AM »

mwahahaha you're SO bringing it back!!

What is "Susitaika"? Susi is Wolf and Taika is Magic in Finnish.. Come and find out more!


Free embroidery designs at www.susitaika.com/freebies.html

http://susitaika.com/shop for all your shopping needs
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008 08:54:25 AM »

I always have cold hands as well. This could be a very neat accessory to bring back. I just loooove the color of yours
thanks for the tut!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
BTS With Skylar Stecker
Unboxing the Birchbox + Candidly Nicole August 2015 Birchbox
Nicole Richie Reveals Her Beauty Secrets
How To: Glowing Summer Wedding Makeup Look
Rosie Fortescue: Skincare Q&A with Ole Henriksen
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Witch Hat Fascinator
Beware! Black Cats!
Meatless Monday: Pickled Peppers

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.