It鈥檚 time to wrap yourself up in a faux fur vest. That you made. This easy-to-DIY garment will give your outfits a fresh and sassy look while helping you keep up with the latest fashion trends. As Hansel would say, 鈥渢hose fur vests are so hot right now.鈥 And they are. Follow our tutorial below to make your very own vest and then check out all the ways you can style it. We went girl boss, date night, casual and a night on the town.

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Materials:

鈥 fake fur

Tools:
鈥 sewing machine

鈥 fabric shears

鈥 measuring tape

Materials

Instructions:

  1. Fold your fur fabric in half with the fur on the inside.
  2. Measure the width of your shoulders and then use that measurement to measure and mark your fur.
  3. Determine the length of your vest and mark your fabric.
  4. Snip the fabric at your marks and then rip the fabric, creating a rectangle with the folded fabric at the top.
  5. For the arm hole, measure approximately nine inches, and then cut into the fabric and rip up towards the folded top.
  6. Snip and rip along the center line, creating an opening in your vest.
  7. Cut a 鈥淯鈥 shape at the collar.
  8. Sew along the sides and then pull out the fur that鈥檚 caught in the stitches.
  9. Flip your vest inside out.
Folding-and-measuring

To start, head to your local fabric store and find some faux fur. We got some that has a real feathery feel to it, yet it鈥檚 got the weight necessary to keep you warm. Fold your fabric in half with the fur on the inside. Then measure the width of your shoulders (or if you鈥檙e making this for someone else, make sure to get their measurements). We found that cutting into the fur created sharp edges, much like a buzz cut. And as much as we loved the 80s, we don鈥檛 want our vest to look that clean cut. Instead, snip into the fabric and then use your muscles to rip it into a rectangle.

Cutting-arm-holes

Next you鈥檒l need to cut some arm holes. Cut half of a 鈥淯鈥 shape on either side of the vest, up near the folded edge. Remember to rip the fabric rather than cutting it.

Cutting-middle-and-neck

Cut and rip the center line. It鈥檚 really starting to look like a vest now! Cut a 鈥淯鈥 or 鈥淰鈥 shape for the neck.

Sewing-and-Pulling-Fur

Now you need to sew the sides. Though it鈥檚 a little hard to see, you should be able to work your way through the fur to sew the sides together. Just don鈥檛 sew the arm holes shut! After you sew, you鈥檒l need to pull some of the fur out of the thread. It gets caught in there, but with a little tug, you can mask any inconsistencies as well as the seam.

Final-Vest

Turn your vest inside out and then get ready for a fashion show.

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As we mentioned, we鈥檝e styled four looks with our new piece.

Casual

First we鈥檝e got casual. Throw your vest over a white tee and wear it with your boyfriend jeans.

Date-night

Next up: date night. Wear a form-fitting turtleneck with a high-waisted skirt and then top it off with your fur vest. You鈥檒l be looking nice and sassy for your date.

girl-boss

Oh what? You don鈥檛 think you can pull off the girl boss look with this vest? Think again. Style it underneath a blazer and over a classy dress. You鈥檒l add a little punch to your I-mean-business look.

Night-Out

Finally, we鈥檝e got a night out on the town鈥 because right?! This is the perfect accessory to take your jumpsuit from cool to verrrry cool.

How would you style this vest? We鈥檙e curious to hear your thoughts!