How to Make a Super-Cute DIY Faux Fur Coat For Snowy Winter Days

Alicia Yanson
by Alicia Yanson
7 Materials
2 Hours

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to sew a DIY faux fur coat. If it’s cold where you live and the snow keeps falling, what could be better than learning how to make your own fur coat?

I was inspired to make this by all the snow falling here in Canada (it even got down to -13°F), which is horrible! So, I wanted to make something super cute, super soft, and super warm at the same time.

I found some pink faux fur fabric at my local thrift store and used an old floral bedsheet for the lining. This faux fur coat sewing pattern and step-by-step guide will have you cozy and warm in no time. Let's get started!

Tools and materials:

  • 1 yard faux fur fabric
  • 1 yard lining
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Pattern tutorial
DIY faux fur coat sewing pattern

1. Make the pattern

To make the pattern, you can follow the jacket portion of my previous tutorial on how to make a Chanel-inspired tweed suit, or simply trace your own jacket.

If you’re using my pattern, add 1 inch to the button plackets and sleeves.

Facing pattern for the faux fur coat

You’ll also need to add facing to the front pieces that are 5 inches wide. 

Cutting the faux fur fabric

2. Cut the pattern

Lay the pattern pieces on the faux fabric. Pin in place. Warning: faux fur sheds lots of tiny little hairs everywhere so make sure to have a vacuum nearby to clean up your space.

Cut the pattern pieces on the lining as well.

Pinning the shoulder seams together

3. Sew the shoulder seams

Lay the back piece right side facing up. Lay the two front pieces right sides facing down. Pin the shoulders together. Sew the shoulder seams with a ½-inch seam allowance.

Pinning the top center of the sleeve

4. Sew the sleeves

Open the jacket and pin the top center of the sleeve to the shoulder seam.

Pinning the sleeves for the faux fur coat

Pin the rest of the sleeve down until you reach the end. Do the same for the other sleeve.

How to make a fur coat

Sew both sleeves.

How to make your own fur coat

5. Sew the sleeves and side seams

You can really see it coming together already! Flip the jacket around and sew the inner seam of the sleeves and the side seams.

Trying on the faux fur coat to gauge the fit

Try on the jacket to see the fit. 

Making lining for the DIY faux fur coat

6. Make the lining

Once you’ve adjusted the fit, sew the lining to match the fit.

Adding the facing pieces to the jacket

7. Add the facing

Lay the jacket down right sides facing up with the front panels up. Lay the facing down so their right sides are together.

Pinning the lining to the faux fur coat

8. Attach the lining

Then place the lining, right sides facing in on top. So the layers from the inside out are jacket, facing, and lining - all right sides together.

Pin everything together. Sew the bottom, front opening placket, and neckline. Keep an opening at the back unsewn to be able to flip the jacket inside out. 

How to sew a faux fur coat

The front panel will be very bulky.

Turning the coat inside out

9. Turn the fabric

Place your fingers in the opening and turn the coat inside out.

Hand-sewing the opening closed

Once it’s flipped, sew the opening closed. 

Sew the facing down to the front panel. It might be easier to hand-sew because of the bulkiness. 

Measuring the marking the sleeve length

10. Adjust the cuffs

Check the sleeve length for the ideal length for you. Use the ruler to mark the spot.

Trimming the excess fabric from the lining

Trim off the excess from the lining only.

Folding and sewing the faux fur coat cuffs

Fold the faux fur towards the wrong side of the sleeve. Hand-sew the cuff.

DIY faux fur coat

DIY faux fur coat tutorial

How cozy and pretty is this cute DIY faux fur coat? Please let me know in the comments if you made this, what you think of this tutorial, and what you think of the final result. Keep warm!

Suggested materials:
  • 1 yard faux fur fabric
  • 1 yard lining
  • Scissors
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  • Janice Janice on Jul 26, 2023

    SO cute! You're a much better seamstress than I am, though! Perhaps I'll become inspired! Thanx for sharing!