Friday, February 3, 2012

D.I.Y Faux Fur Collar

Hello Friends!

How are you guys doing?  I'm doing much better! Thank you so much to those of you who wished me a quick recovery and who where so concerned with my ankle getting better.  You all RULE!

I have a special treat for you today.  Since you all asked about my D.I.Y Faux Fur Leopard Scarf from a few posts back, (I totally spaced on taking tutorial pictures for it) I figured I'd lead you through a similar D.I.Y adventure.

Now, please excuse the quality of these pictures.  I almost spaced on documenting this one too, when I realized I have my phone at hand and started snapping pictures of the project.

So what you will need for this is:
  • Faux fur of your choice
  • black lining
  • black thread
  • small hooks
  • measuring tape
  • mild sewing skills
  • sewing machine

 Step 1: Measure the length of the material, this part goes around your neck, this measurement might be different for each person, all depending on how loose you want it.  Mine was about 17.3 inches. 

Step 2: Measure the width of the collar, it can be however wide you'd like it. Mine was about 3 inches. Make sure you cut the ends at a slight angle so that the corners stick out later.  

 Step 3: Measure the lining about 1-2 inches longer all around, so that you can tuck it in and sew over it.

 Step 4: Pin the lining to the fabric.

 Step 5: Sew it up! 

 Step 6: Hand sew these little hooks to the top corners of the collar

Step 7: Wear it! :) 

I also want to show you guys what my awesome sister surprised me with today.  She was out shopping and returned with these awesome goodies for me.

A Lush "Leap Frog" Bath bomb!! It smells AMAZING! Can't wait to try it out. and some awesome Nail stamp designs from essence. Yay! She rules!

She actually bought these Super siiiiiiiick shoes at Zara, which I can't wait to borrow ;) It rules having a sister!

Hope the tutorial was helpful! Good luck everyone! I'd love to see your versions of this if you decide to make them, please feel free to show them off on my Facebook page. 

Over and out,
Anita Riot


Cassykins said...

Jealous of your awesome sister. I love my brother, but he's not a sister, you know? The LUSH froggie does smell super good. I like to sniff him when I go to the store (I don't have a bath tub, though, so I just am the crazy sniffing the bath bombs at the store)

Nikol said...

Those shoes!!!! I love them.

Also love your bangs.

Honeysuckelle said...

I'm so glad to hear your ankle is feeling better. All the bloggers are pulling out their DIY skills and I can't even glue on rhinestones without gluing my fingers together lol. Your sister is pretty kick ass, I wish my sisters bought me stuff from Lush, maybe in time, their still young.


Anonymous said...

What a great idea!!! Unfortunately, I'll probably never make it because I'm unbelievably lazy :/

Mabel Time

sacramento said...

Brilliant DIY. I have to try myself.
I adore Lush, I get all my soap there. The shop smells soooooooo good.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I am glad you are feeling much better.

Marissa D said...

it's perfect! since i love collars i'll give it a try!!

Krista said...

Sweet that looks like I can even try it. Thanks when I do I will let you know how it goes.

I am a HUGE fan of LUSH products, love the bath bombs!!! Sisters are the best. Take care sweetie glad you are feeling better!

Lidia said...

I love these diy!!! And also your sister new shoes are super sick!!!

Big kises!

Borjana said...

Dugo hocu da napravim kragnu od krzna,ali nemam masinu:-p Zara cipele su savrsene,meni bile male:-(

GiddyUpGirlz said...

Awwww...I always wanted a sister, but instead got brothers! haha...That collar is so cool, maybe you should sell them in an etsy shop bet they would sell well. I sent your package out last week,should be getting it soon. A few extra goodies added to do with what you like :) Have a great day!

Bad Taste Toast said...

Aawww such a cute idea! Good job :D
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better! :)

MaMMaMoon said...

So glad you`re feeling better luv! ^^v
That collar is so cute! Wish I had a sewing machine... ^^
Have a fantastic day! ^^/ MMxoxo

Laura Go said...

Hey Gorgeous! I love this DIY! I've been trying to make a collar for a while now, and you've just given me the push to do it!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Nastassja said...

LOVE it! Great DIY! Well done :)

LINDA said...

great post!


Linda from

wait until the sunset said...

OMG!!! That is fab babe!!! Can I buy one???

Ashley Isaacs said...

sooooooooooo cute........loves it..............xx

Kirstin Marie said...

How cute is this?!? I love it!!!! It looks so good.

Lyosha said...

great tutoral! sooo cute!

can't wait your ankle to be fully normal!

by the way, I've given you the award here
Inside and Outside Blog

Kiah Torres said...

OMG your face in that 1st photo is BREATH-TAKING! I am sorry that I don't know that get well wishes were in order but I hope you are better. I will most def have to try this DIY! FABULOUS Doll!

La Dama said...

Great DIY!
you make it look so easy amor.
sisters rock! love lush products, you have a frog to kiss.
I am waiting on a junk parcel from my sisters.