My last faux fur post was just too much fun, I couldn’t stop there! I really wanted a white fur coat, fake of course! I was eyeing a real fur coat at an estate sale last summer. I was thinking about it but real fur kinda grosses me out. I love the look of fur in the winter though. And it’s also really warm. This post includes a faux fur coat tutorial with a free pattern download.
This is instant fancy and as a bonus it is really easy to make! Even with a lining, this coat will only set you back an hour or two. (Plus fur-vaccuuming time.)
I included a pattern download with this post. It’s a generous fit, so it will accommodate about a S to XL. I used faux fur from Joanns. The funny thing about this coat is that is looks SO fancy, but I spent less than $20 for the whole thing! Maybe even less! I used a lining fabric I already had and that’s all you need!
The tutorial is simple, too! We aren’t setting the sleeves in the round, so it will be EASY and quick!
I made this bright blue envelope clutch, too! I’ll share the tutorial for it soon. I’m all about easy statement pieces these days I guess. I just love how the cobalt blue looks against the bright white.
Faux Fur: Joanns
Cobalt Leather Clutch: Tandy Leather (Tutorial coming soon!)
Pants: Forever 21
Faux Fur Coat Tutorial//
2 yards faux fur
2 yards lining fabric
Print out pattern and tape together as shown below. You’ll have to trim off the excess on the edges of the paper. The pattern will print on 8.5″ by 11″ or A4 paper.
Cut out from fabric: 2 fronts, 1 back (on fold) and 2 sleeves from both the MAIN fabric AND the lining fabric.
Sew the front and back of the coat together at the shoulder seams.
Lay coat with armscye facing you and pin sleeve into armscye. Right sides will be together. Straighten the sleeve and armscye as you go, pin well and sew.
Sew the other sleeve in place also.
Then fold coat over and match the side seams and under sleeve seams.
Repeat this process with the lining.
Turn both lining and outer coat right sides out. Then match them with right sides together. Stuff the sleeves into each other and pin the front, neckline and hem seams.
Stitch around neckline, center front and bottom of the coat. Leave a 5-6″ opening at the bottom back of the coat to turn.
Turn coat through opening and tuck under 1″ of the sleeve hem, catching the lining in it. Topstitch around the sleeves with a matching thread. Machine or hand stitch the 5-6″ opening closed and you’re done!
Now enjoy your fancy, warm coat all winter long!
You do look pretty fancy! Thanks for this awesome tutorial!
You are so talented! Love this!
You are gorgeous and your coat looks awesome on you! I really like it and want to make one too!!!!! Your clutch is great with it ;)
Oh My this is fantastic, it looks great on you, many thanks for sharing I have been looking at fake fur coats (DO NOT) do real fur but they are pretty expensive here, now to find a stockist of ‘nice’ fake fur again not an easy task around where I live however you are such an inspiration I have just got to have one!
Thanks Carole! Hope you can find a good fur to use!
I love this! And these photos are amazing!
You look great! And i totally need to try this.
I am a beginner in this sewing thing, but with your post I totally feel that I can do it!
You can totally do this! Thanks Deborah!
I don’t usually comment on your photos, but I have to tell you this blog post make you LOOK like a movie star and even better!!! Absolutely gorgeous! The hair, makeup, the FAB coat, all the way to your boots! You are the STAR in your own show! I am so impressed!!! Please get a big head! I know how modest you really are, so this one is OK to take the compliment and run with it!
A faithful reader!
You are SO sweet Danita! This might be the nicest comment I’ve ever received! I appreciate it! :)
Gorgeous!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that links to your free pattern:
Thanks Anne! I appreciate it!
Such LOVELY work and I look forward to seeing the Cobalt Leather Clutch tutorial :)
Love this. You look so chic and glamorous!
Thanks Tori! It’s fun to wear :)
Can you tell me what size this pattern fits? It is gorgeous! Thanks for the pattern!
I am a medium for reference. I think it should work for a small to XL since the fit/style is very generous! Thanks!
I am going to have to try this pattern, have been looking to make a coat for a while but my sewing skills are not quite up to complex coat patterns, but this looks lovely and seems so simple. Am loving your posts on sewing with different fabrics and looking forward to trying out the blue bag
Thank Gemma! It is my new favorite coat!
thanks for the pattern! I was just wondering what the seam allowance is? thanks!
I love it. So pretty!!! My size is also medium…but the pattern looks so big!! You did some redutos in size ir used the pattern exactly like this??
You did some reduction in size or used the pattern like this?
I didn’t do any reduction, I made the pattern oversized on purpose! Hope that helps!
Thanks for the help Kate,
I made my oversized coat and found that my size in USA is XS!!!
I had to cut 4″ in the pattern to achieve this lovely look!!!