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This super cute faux fur collar is an easy project that sews up quickly! Faux fur is a fun way to spice up any outfit – plus, all of your friends will surely be jealous of your sewing skills and killer style!


Here is what you will need for this project: faux fur – I used an 18″x30″ fur fat quarter, 1/3 yard lining fabric, 1 yard of ribbon, thread, and scissors.

For my pattern, I traced the removable collar off a cardigan I already had – but you can draft your collar to any size you like.


To start, cut your faux fur on the fold.


Cut your lining on the fold.


Pin your pieces with right sides together.


Pin you ribbon at the closure of the collar with the ribbon ties sandwiched between the fur and the lining.


Sew it up!


Be sure to leave a couple inch gap at the inner curve of the collar, this is where you will turn the collar right side out.


After you turn your collar right side out, use a small brush to comb any trapped fibers out of the seams.


Stitch up your gap in the lining

Now your collar is basically finished, however, I though it would be fun to add a couple of pom poms to the ends of my ribbon ties! It’s an easy extra step, and it’s super cute!


Cut out two circles of fur. Mine have a 2″ diameter.


Next, run a basting stitch around the circumference of the circle


Pull the basting stitch tight cinching the circle into a ball. Insert the end of your ribbon into the opening and securely stitch in place!


All finished!

Happy sewing!!


Alexis Blog







Time is running out and Halloween is right around the corner, again.  It’s tough being a parent and trying to stay ahead of the game when it’s costume time and before you know it you blink and it’s the 18th of October and you have no costumes for the kids.  Don’t panic! Here are some great easy and cheap costume ideas that will keep the kids happy and wont break the bank.

This is a adorable chicken costume from Martha Stewart that will defiantly be fun to wear and is guaranteed to receive twice the trick or treat candy for a reward for most  cuteness points!

These Classy ladies know how to look stylish on a budget. You can get all of the the things needed for this costume here at Harts and from your own closet. The basis for this outfit is brightly colored sophisticated clothing that all moms have something in their closet that will work for that then get 1/2 yard of f aux fur fabric and a yard of satin fabric to make a sassy stole and BAM! Instant little classy lady, add a cute up-do and a handbag and this little one is ready to go score some Halloween loot!

A good cape pattern is useful for so many different costumes like little red riding hood here, but it can also be a vampire, a magician and so much more.  Martha Stewart has put together a great cape pattern that’s easy to follow and easy to make.

Here is a beautiful butterfly that is a super easy costume to put together. All you need is some Fleece fabric or some Felt Fabric to make some fantastic wings and wear all black. this is a great way to make all sorts of butterfly, fairy, bee, moth or other insect wings.  The full tutorial is here.

Every boy want to be a dragon at one point or another , so make them an easy and cool dragon tail that attaches to their waist.  The rest of the costume will come easily weather you great a hooded green sweat suit and add some felt spines to it or even jeans and rain boots seem to work for these kids ha!


Remember that Halloween is supposed to be fun, so don’t stress about not having a costume yet. Most of the best costumes I’ve seen have come from procrastinators so if your looking to make a good costume the less time the better  :)