sewing patterns

FUN WITH FUR

No wardrobe will be complete without a little faux fur! Look in any High Street retailer and there’s a huge choice of gilets, coats, hats and accessories to choose from
but what has the pattern companies and designers got to offer fur-sewing fashionistas! 

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In a hurry to make a pattern instantly, we take a look at what’s available to print at home:

Make in a matter of a few minutes (20 to be precise!)
One of our favourite Indie Designers, See Kate Sew has been working with fur and has two gorgeous patterns. A cropped short-sleeved fur gilet available to download from Craftsy for free, (yes for free! All you need do if sign up to receive their newsletter). It’s one-size and should fit a good range of sizes. Click here to download pattern and instructions on how to make.
If you need help working with this fabric, go to See Kate Sew’s website here where she has some useful tips and hints for working with faux fur.

Handy for chillier days that are bound to be around the corner!
The second pattern from Sew Kate Sew is this cosy lined trapper hat. Download the pattern and instruction from See Kate Sew.

Wear and give winter a big dose of glamour!
Produced for Burda Style magazine, this stylish straight fur coat 11/2011 #101 is from the Animal Attraction collection. Downloadable for just £3.99 from the Burdastyle website.

Look fab not drab this winter in bright bold shaggy faux furs
What’s great about this pattern is before you download you can enter your accurate measurements so that Lekala can email you a customised pattern for your fit. This Lekala fur jacket pattern #5712 is available to print out for $2.49.

PATTERNS
Prefer to work with a traditional paper pattern, here’s a few of our favourites!

Fur for everyday wear!
Simplicity 1758, sizes 6-24, includes Misses’ jacket or gilet with asymmetrical front closure. Jacket has optional stand collar and set-in or dolman sleeves and the jacket with cascade collar is designed for reversible faux shearling fabric.

Simplicity 2150, sizes 6-22, is another great pattern for Misses’ faux fur, fitted and loose-cut jackets for the Sewstylish collection from the publisher of Threads magazine.

A touch of fur only!
Loose-fitting, unlined woven jackets or coats with front extending into collar, front princess seams, and two-piece sleeves describes McCalls 6656 (sizes xs-xxl). It has side front button and elastic loop closing, and options for sleeve patches. Just add a touch of faux fur as a contrasting collar.

Stylish head and shoulders
Designed for fake fur, fur, berber fleece, Kwik Sew 3731 (all sizes in one envelope) contains a selection of sleeveless vests, lined and without closures. Make with a V-neckline or round neckline. What we like about the pattern it includes a lovely lined hat and scarf!