Fake fur collar

I recently made this fake fur collar from a free pattern on the Colletterie blog. It’s easy enough to draft something like this yourself, but having a pdf to print is far more convenient. I used some fake fur fabric and white satiny coat-lining. I cut out the pom-poms, but they looked scraggy with the wispy fur fabric, so I used a satin ribbon instead, and turned the ends in. When you sew with fake fur, it pays to snip all the hairs off the seams once you’ve sewn them, because it makes the fabric lie flatter than slashing the curves alone. With denser fur you can tease the ends out of the seams, but it made the edges look too messy with this fabric. The collar was very easy and quick to make. If you can’t sew, my friend Kaitlin Kostus often has some very nice ones similar for sale.

 Fake fur collar

The decoration is a cheap brooch I had which broke. I kept hold of it, because I liked it, but the pin had snapped off, and you couldn’t glue a standard brooch back onto it, because the holes in the design would show it. I sewed in onto one side as a finishing touch.