How to Make Animal Fur Hats

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How to Make Animal Fur Hats
The right hat is a perfect way to top off any outfit. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Wearing a hat made from animal fur is more than just a stylish and chic fashion statement. An animal-fur hat is also the best way to keep your head warm on those frigid, blustery winter days. Deciding to make your own fur hat is a perfect way to guarantee that you have the ideal hat for your face shape and personal style. Best of all, making an animal-fur hat is not nearly as complicated as one may think.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • fur pelts
  • furrier knife
  • hem tape
  • hat pattern
  • thread
  • needles
  • pins
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • sew-in interfacing
  • lining fabric

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Comb the fur on each pelt, then lay them skin-side up with the grain facing the same direction.

  2. 2

    Sew the pelts together using a small denim needle.

  3. 3

    Strengthen the seams with hem tape.

  4. 4

    Lay the pattern pieces on top of the fur pelts and use the marking pen to trace the pattern pieces.

  5. 5

    Pin the pattern pieces to the interfacing and lining and cut them according to pattern directions.

  6. 6

    Stitch the interfacing to the fur pattern pieces by hand.

  7. 7

    Use a sewing machine or serger to sew the lining.

  8. 8

    Use a small denim needle to assemble the fur pieces, with the interfacing attached on the sewing machine according to pattern instructions.

  9. 9

    Attach the lining to the assembled hat shell.

Tips and warnings

  • When making fur hats, use simple, uncomplicated patterns with a limited number of pattern pieces.
  • Inspect your pelts closely before starting to make your fur hat. Discard all damaged or dry pelts.

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