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.
Faux fur less than quarter yard( I got quarter yard just in case if I want to make many )
Thread -Matching color to the fur
Head band (I got mine at dollar store)
A piece of felt (optional)
Poly fill stuffing
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.