I’m loving the faux fur these days, can you tell? ;)
Before I share the tutorial for the Faux Fur Sweater Cowl Scarf using some of the Girl Charlee knit I was sent, are you ready for a fun surprise and giveaway!?
Next week, December 9, Girl Charlee is starting a new product called the KnitFix fabric bag. Each KnitFix contains 6 specially selected, unique and exclusive knit fabrics in TWO YARD cuts each for a total of 12 yards. Fabulous right? The fabrics will never be available anywhere else, ever! KnitFix sales are only once a month–the second Tuesday, and are on a first come, first serve basis. The KnitFix sale has fabrics that are only available for that current sale, so you can buy each month and never get the same fabrics. Retail price is $69 for the 12 yards and you get a Girl Charlee KnitFix resuable tote bag. It’s cute and has gold writing on it :).
I must say that typically when people say “mystery fabric”, I expect the leftover fabrics that the shop just couldn’t sell. I was pleasantly surprised to open the package and find that I liked all of it. Beautiful fabrics, and the quality seems up to par with what Girl Charlee typically sells. Most of it is some type of spandex rayon blend (at least that is my guess), which drapes beautifully. I’m excited to make myself some shirts with a lot of it. I thought about dresses or shirts or leggings for my girls, but I have a confession–rarely do I buy enough fabric for any projects for myself unless I know what I’m making. So the most I buy of fabric is 1.5 yards, but more often than not 1 yard. So, since I have 2 yards of each of these I will be selfishly keeping them to myself…maybe.
Want to enter to win the exact fabrics you see pictured above–or the Christie KnitFix Bag? Shipping is free. * Sorry, but only USA addresses are qualified for this giveaway. *
Ok, are you ready for this simple diy? Let’s do this.
–an old sweater. Or new, but thrifted is pretty practical. I recommend a tighter weave sweater so it’s not impossible to sew with . I cut my sweater to 12″ x 34″
–knit fabric cut 12″ x 34″. The floral is from my KnitFix bag!
–faux fur fabric for the trim cut to 4″ x 34″ (of course this is optional–but it’s kind of fun)
Instead of the thrifted sweater, you could knit or crochet your own scarf and attach the fur to the top of it. One infinity scarf tutorial that I’ve been wanting to try is THIS one from Delia Creates. The knit is just a fun pop of color, along with making it really soft on your neck. This is also reversible so you could have the knit on the outside for a different look. You could use wovens as well, or a very soft flannel (which is my next cowl scarf I’m making–I have a thrifted gray sweater and some of the flannel shirting left from THESE hoods).
The dimensions of what I cut the sweater and knit fabric was 12″ x 34″. TIP: fold the fabric in half and do 12″ x 17″ to make it easier with your cutting mat. Also, if you choose a small sweater, that would be ideal! Because if it’s just around 17″-18″ around the bottom on the front and back of the sweater then you don’t have to cut and sew a seam–you can just use the tube cut off the bottom of the sweater. I cut my fur 4″ by 34″.
Line up the fur, wrong sides together.
Place the right side of the fur on top of the right side of the knit, lining up the raw edges.
This is what it should look like after those steps.
That’s all! So very easy right?
Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is great and good luck on the giveaway!