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Article 33 - January 24, 2011
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How to Make / Sew a Faux Fur Lined Muff

By Jessica Lynn Harris

Photographed directions on how to sew a faux fur lined muff.

 
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     Remember the muff that appeared in last weeks article? The lovely, simple, two-compliments-in-one-day muff? This week, Im going to teach you how to make it! Muffs are rare these days and wearing one will set you apart. They also pair well with vintage clothing. When I wear mine, I feel somewhat like a rosy-cheek girl in a Victorian Christmas wood etching. 

 

    There are other advantages to making and wearing a muff. Here in Pennsylvania, its been a bitter cold winter. I have circulatory problems, so even when I wear gloves my fingers are still uncomfortably cold. (This is true for lots of women, as many of us are anemic.) The extra layer of an enclosed, soft, furry muff is just whats needed to keep fingers warm during wintertime. Furthermore, its a simple project that does not take long to make. 

 
You will need: 1/2 yard of faux fur, 1/2 yard of quilt bating, and 1/2 yard of fabric for lining (satins and brocades work well).  

 

Easy to sew lined faux fur muff.

Cut out quilt bating and lining 12x18. Cut out faux fur 15x18.

 

You can create your own quilted fabric.

Sew the lining right side up onto the quilt batting, stitching diagonal lines across the fabric, two inches apart from each other. You can use a straight stitch or a fancy embroidery stitch of your choice. Your lining is now quilted. If youd rather not quilt your lining, you can simply sew around the edge. 

Place faux fur and lining pretty sides together.

Place faux fur and lining right sides together. Stitch the two long lines using a 5/8 seam allowance.

How to sew you own faux fur lined muff.

Turn the fabric right side out so that the fur is facing you.

Match the two short fur ends together, pin, making sure that you dont catch your lining. This at first seems awkward. Refer to photograph to ensure you are doing this step correctly. Stitch.

Hand sew the opening of your muff closed.

Turn muff so that the fur is on the inside and lining is on the outside. Hand-stitch lining closed.

How to make your own faux fur muff lined with quilted fabric.

Now, use your extra lining fabric to cut 3 strips of fabric. Sew the strips together so that it is just long enough to wrap around your neck and rest at your waist, leaving extra fabric for the length of your muff.(I am petite, so for me this measures to roughly 45.) Tri-fold the fabric and sew. Then, slip this strip into your muff and sew the edges together. You can also use ribbon or lace. 

If you so desire, decorate your muff by hand-stitching on pearls, lace, feathers, etc.

Read next weeks article to learn how to make a matching faux fur hat!

 
Ciao Bella,
Jessica

 

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