This is a hack of my Aztec Hooded Vest pattern! I’m showing you how to add an amazing faux fur trim to the hood. It’s fairly simple but there are a few things you have to do to adjust the pattern to make this method work!
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I love how the back of this hood looks:
I lined this vest with a bright yellow knit fabric, from a Target sheet set. The open welt pockets are lined with a similar color of cotton.
I added quilt batting to the middle of this vest, for warmth. And then I quilted the top layer to the batting with a diagonal stitch pattern. I think that boy sewing can be so fun, you just have to think of ways beyond a ruffle to make your items more interesting. And stitching lines is one of those things!
I made one for my daughter, too. I will show you that tomorrow! Her’s doesn’t have fur, but it is reversible!
Hooded Vest with Fur Trim Tutorial
–Aztec Vest Pattern, or other hooded item
-Walking Foot for sewing machine (optional but very handy)
To add the faux fur, cut out both the hood main and hood lining pieces on the LINING piece line.
Sew the hood main together around the curve with right sides together. I recommend a walking foot when sewing the faux fur since the layers will get very thick. The walking foot will help your machine “walk” over them with ease.
Repeat with lining.
Measure fur fabric against the length of the hood opening and cut a piece as long as the opening and 4″ wide.
Sandwich the folded fur in between the hood main and hood lining with the right sides together.
Sew it up.
The only other modification you need to do is to add two small pleats to each side of the hood so that it matches up with the neckline correctly. Since you added a bunch of fur, the pleats will take in some of the excess fabric without reducing the hood size. This pattern is all about the oversized hood!
And you’re done! All ready for a freezing cold winter!
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