DIY Faux Fur Cardigan

DIY Faux Fur Cardigan



I got this from jo-ann's fabric it's a faux fur knit fabric grab some paper and a ruler and start making your pattern the first line that you can draw is just a long straight line and that's going to determine however long you want your cardigan to be the bottom of that line draw another line out the wider you make this line the wider your cardigan is going to be so the longer it is the wider your cardigan is at the top of the line I drew another small line out and that functions as the top shoulder part of your cardigan on the back then I extended that line out even further to be the start of this sleeve because I wanted this sleep to be attached to the body next I drew another line down that is wide enough to make it so that the sleeves not tight on your body then I connected the opening using a curved line up near the underarm of the sleeve to give it this cool hanging off the body effect this is just a close-up of my very amateur small scale drawing of what my pattern does look like on the right hand side you can see they're set weird rectangle shape and that's optional if you want to add some more sleeve length to your pattern the dotted line is for the neckline on the front pieces of the cardigan so just be sure that that shape on the left you're going to cut two of those for the front side not on the fold and one on the fold for the back piece so this is what my two front pattern pieces look like all cut out the back piece is exactly the same except for they're not cut down the middle so now that everything is all nice and cut out I've laid my pattern pieces right side together and I'm just kind of sew the top seams that go on your shoulders and the sleeve seams that go from under your arm all the way to the bottom I just folded the inside corners here this part got a little crazy because it is a faux fur fabric but since it has a knit backing I just went ahead and used my serger to sew up the side seams and the top of the shoulder seams this was a little time-consuming just because the faux fur is so thick so just take your time and make sure that you catch all the seams properly this cardigan is actually super easy to fix if you accidentally make the cardigan too bulky and too wide on your body all you need to do is just take away from the side seams now the next appears to just go ahead and finish all your seams however you prefer I do recommend for hemming this type of material anything that has long drivers you want to hem it by hand and I know that sounds like a hassle but if you sew it with a machine you're gonna end up with something that you can see through here so it would be laying down a whole bunch of hairs and you don't want that you want all the seams to be hidden I just went ahead and turned everything and sewed it by him and that's it now you have officially added a fluffy Creek into your wardrobe you

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