Make a Festive Faux Fur Collar for Your Holiday Parties

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You can transform your plain winter coat into a classy and fabulous one with this easy-to-make festive faux fur collar.

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It’s no secret that I love parties. The bigger, the better. The more, the merrier. So many reasons for a party, so little time. I truly am a walking party cliche. To me, one of the best things about the holiday parties (besides the cranberry salsa) is the opportunity to dress up. A faux fur collar is such a festive holiday accessory, and one is super easy to make.

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Things You’ll Need

  • 1 yard of faux fur
  • 1 yard of lining fabric
  • Newsprint or paper grocery bag
  • Tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • 2 hooks and eyes
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Sewing machine

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To make a large collar pattern, open two pieces of newsprint, lay them on top of each other, and tape one of the sides together.

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Next, draw half of your collar on the newsprint and cut. The large collar shown above has the following dimensions:

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If you’d like a little smaller collar, you can use the following dimensions:

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When you open your pattern, it’ll be a horseshoe shape.

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Pin your pattern onto the faux fur and cut it out. Cut out an identical piece from your lining fabric.

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With right sides together, pin the lining and the faux fur together. Leave a 6-inch opening in the bottom.

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Sew around the outside of the collar with a 1/2-inch seam. Remember to leave a 6-inch opening in the bottom so you can turn it right-side out.

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Turn the collar right-side out, pin the raw edges under and hand sew the opening closed.

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If you want to be able to remove the collar quickly, hand sew a hook and eye to each side of the bottom of the collar. If you’d like your collar to be a little more permanent, tack the faux fur collar to the coat at the shoulders and the bottom.

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Enjoy your holiday parties in style!

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