As much as I love winter fashion, I absolutely detest the cold. The thought of stepping out into the snow on a windy winter night gives me chills. So when it comes to what I wear in the winter, it must be functional fashion. That’s why I am so excited about The Evergreen Pattern! This set of faux fur winter accessories includes a pillbox hat, scarf, and muff, so you can look fabulous and feel fine this winter. The best part about this pattern? The muff has a chain attached, so I can sip my hot chocolate with two hands, letting the heat of the mug warm me as my muff dangles peacefully.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 1.25 yards Ivory Long Haired Faux Fur
- .25 yard Pink Solid Polyester Satin
- 2 yards 7/8″ Gold Aluminum Metal Chain
- 2 Gold Metal Lobster Clasps – 2″
- .25 yard 3/8″ Dusty Rose Double Face French Satin Ribbon
- MDF014 The Evergreen Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
Before you get started, figure out whether you want to use satin to line the muff, or fur like me. With fur, you’ll get a nice and fluffy muff, while satin will give it a sleeker feel. If you decide to use satin, you may want some extra insulation to interface your piece. A fleece should keep your hands nice and toasty!
First, you’ll cut out your pattern. You should have two rectangles. Take the outside rectangle, which is the bigger one, fold it in half lengthwise, so that the shorter edges are face to face. Sew there, and then do the same to the lining rectangle.
Take one of the ribbon pieces and form a loop, then pin it to the right side of the lining where you’d like the top of your muff to be, with the loop facing in toward the tube of your garment. Do the same with the other piece, to the other end of the lining.
Slip the outside layer of the muff into the lining, faces together, and sew one end shut like you see below. Flip the muff right-side out and fold the lining inside the muff. Fold the raw edges of the open end of your tube inward, slip-stitch, and you’re done!
Using wire cutters, open the ends of the chain and attach to the clasp. Clip the clasps to either end of the muff.
Cut out your pattern pieces.
Sew the long rectangle of fur, face to face, with the short egdes together. Then, sew the circle on top, so the faces are all on the inside. Make sure to brush the fur away from your seam allowances! Repeat with the satin.
Sew the bottom of the satin to the bottom of the fur, face to face. You’ll have to go in sections, by pinning a couple of inches, sewing it, and then pinning the next section. Leave enough room so that you can pull the hat right side out, about 3 inches. Flip it, slip stitch the hat closed, and you’re done!
To start, cut your pattern piece out and be sure to note the grain line/nap. I forgot to double check how I was laying my pattern and I accidentally rotated my scarf. Let’s be real, it’s still cozy as heck, but if you’re using a longer fur like me, it might lay better if the fur goes along the height of the scarf rather than the length.
In one end of your scarf, cut a slit corresponding with the lines on your pattern, like you see above. Then, fold your scarf in half along the length and sew around the three open sides. Definitely trim your seam allowances for this one.
Flip the scarf right-side out through the slit you cut, make sure it’s flat with all the corners laying correctly, and then cut a second slit in your scarf through the first one so that you have a hole through the entirety of your scarf at one end. Fold the raw edges inward and slip-stitch the slits together.
Pull one end of your scarf through the hole and you can adjust how loose or tight you’d like to wear it!
And there you have it! Cute and functional, The Evergreen Accessories are literally the only way for me to go outside without screaming. I absolutely love this set, and I would love to see some different fur and lining combinations (this Pearl Blush and Blue Checker Board Faux Fur would make an adorable muff, hat and scarf set).
What will you be making yours out of? Let me know in the comments!