Don’t sacrifice form for function as the weather gets chilly, stay warm and chic with this no sew DIY Shearling Vest.
- 1 Yard Faux Shearling Fabric
- Tape measure
- Paper & Pencil
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
Lay your faux shearling fabric out flat.
Most faux furs are about 60 inches wide, so I recommend starting with that width, you can always trim it later.
Measure from the back of your neck to where you want the bottom of your vest to be, be sure to add 3 or 4 inches to fold over at the neck.
I made mine 30 inches tall.
Measure the distance between your shoulders and then add an inch or two, this will give you the measurement for the center points of your arm holes.
Find and mark the center of your fabric with a pin.
From this center point measure out to the center of your armholes and mark with a pin.
Be sure to give yourself about 7 or 8 inches of space down from the top edge of your fabric. This will give you enough space to fold over your collar.
On a piece of paper, draw an almond shaped pattern for your armholes.
I made mine 8 inches tall by about 4 inches at the widest part.
This is a good place to start, you can always trim your fabric to make your armholes larger if you need to.
Trace around your armhole pattern onto the inside of your fabric and cut out.
Try your vest on.
If you need to trim some from the front sides you can do that too.
TIP: After you’re finished cutting take a lint roller (or tape) and pick up all the loose fuzzies and hairs from your faux fur.
This Shearling Swing Vest from Anthropologie inspired me to make this DIY. It’s so cute and simple to make and sure to save you some cash, especially if you check out the sales at Joann’s or take your coupon (they seem to always have one or the other).
I love how snuggly this vest is, you can totally layer it for fall without feeling too bulky. And seriously who doesn’t love a great project that looks fabulous and doesn’t require sewing?
Stay warm! xoxo
Leave me a comment and let me know how your vest turns out!