Friday, November 7, 2014

DIY Faux fur Ear Muffs

The climate is becoming colder and colder day by day and its time for the ear muffs,coats,gloves and boots. I usually wear beanie to cover my head but I wanted to try ear muff that is fluffy and kind of like a headband.When I searched for it, the price was like $20 in normal clothing stores and it was like $50 in Anthropologie.I said to myself well,I am not going to get that instead I will make my own. So, here is how I made my own faux fur ear muffs.





Materials required
Faux fur less than quarter yard( I got quarter yard just in case if I want to make many )
Sewing needle
Thread -Matching color to the fur
Head band (I got mine at dollar store)
Glue gun
A piece of felt (optional)
Poly fill stuffing
Marking chalk
Scissors

My Inspiration for this project

Image Source : Anthropologie



Step 1: Cut a oval template of your desired size in a cardboard. (Make sure the size covers your ears ;).Lol,That is the ultimate aim of this post ;P).With the template , trace 4 ovals on the wrong side of the fur and cut it.




Step 2: Wear the headband and mark where you want the muffs to start approximately . Glue that point on to the wrong side of a oval fur with glue gun. Cut a piece of felt and glue that above the headband for extra security.



Step 3: Take another piece of fur and place it right side facing together. Thread the needle and start stitching blanket stitch all around leaving a small gap.Turn it inside out so that wrong sides face each other.If you want to know how to make blanket stitch, click here. you can also use glue gun to join the pieces but it was kind of messy and I did not get the right shape when I tried. But if you are comfortable you can go ahead with glue gun.





Step 4: Now, if you want the ear muffs to be fluffy , add some poly fill stuffing and close the remaining with the blanket stitch.Repeat the same for the other side.And that's it.You are done! If you don't want the fluffiness, you can simply close the stitch without adding the filling. It is up to you. :)Here I will show how it looks with and without stuffing.So, it will be easy for you to decide.









How easy is that to make by yourself? What do you think about this ear muff? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.As always I will be very happy to hear from you.If you want to know how to make the scarf that I am wearing , click here.





31 comments:

  1. Those are the coolest earmuffs! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Linky Party!
    ~Bonnie

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  2. What an awesome idea,,, super cute an seems so simple too. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  3. Wow. How smart. Looks so cute !

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  4. what a fun idea! last year I looked for ear muffs and couldn't find any so this is perfect! I can make a few of these to match different coats even! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. Absolutely ! Glad that you found my tutorial :) Thank you :)

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  5. Hey I luv this trendy and protective idea super!

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  6. OH! These are SO pretty!!! And you can be so creative with headband colors and fur colors - how on earth do you come up with these amazing ideas?!

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    1. he he :) Endless possibilities :) Thank you Thank you :)

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  7. Great idea to use headbands! I hope you'll be stopping by the Make it Monday party at Etcetorize again to share your project :)

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  8. Sahana, what adorable ear muffs. I love to wear them and have never thought of making my own. I will be sure to measure the template to the size of my ears :>))) Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us at Make It Monday.

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  9. Really clever! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday!

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  10. I could use these when I go to ski country this winter. Thanks for sharing at TheWeekendSocial!

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  11. Hello cute lady! Love it. Pinned and tweeted. We really appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. It wouldn't be a party without you. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  12. love this FAUX FUR EAR MUFFS YOU shared at my last party, hope you can come this Friday for another party. thanks Maria

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  13. What a great idea!! The real ones are always so expensive at our stores and I could do this for a lot less. Love it! #HomeMattersParty

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  14. These are so clever! As always, it's nice to be co-hosting this week's #HomeMattersParty with you!

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  15. I hope we finally cool down some here in Southern California to need something like this. I am enjoying co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you.

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  16. So cute! Love that you were able to make this and not buy the one that cost $50!! Very creative and looks great, as always. #HomeMattersParty

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  17. These woud be so fun to wear...super cute! Thanks for sharing and being a wonderful co-host of the #HomeMattersParty - we love having you on the team! :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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