Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
One of my most favorite times of the year is when I can start wearing scarves. I just love the coziness of them and the warmth they bring. Faux fur scarves have been popular this year and I wanted to make one myself.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
I spotted the Jolana Ascot online at Anthropologie and it looked like a super easy sew.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together

pictures from www.anthropologie.com

I liked how you could style it in a few different ways as well. And doesn’t it just look so cozy? I have not seen this in person, so I recreated it in a way to save on some fur material. I also went by measurements they had online for length and width.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
To make your own you will need:

  • 1/2 yard of faux fur (but I will share how I used a smaller piece to make it happen in directions below)
  • 1/4 yard of fleece
  • sewing machine with coordinating thread
  • hand sewing needle
  • pins
  • scissors
  • optional: seam ripper

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
You will want to cut a piece from the faux fur that measures 39″ by 14″ and cut a 39″ by 4.5″ piece from the fleece. { I actually had this precut piece of fur that was 18″ by 30″ and cut two pieces of about 19.5″ by 10″ and sewed them together. The fur is stretchy so it was actually a bit more than stated on the package, just in case you did the math and was like that wouldn’t work ;) haha If you have to do something similar you can get a pretty seamless look by using a large straight stitch when sewing and then pulling fur out of the seam to help cover up the seam. }

Place fleece on one side of fur, right sides facing. Pin together and sew.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
Pin other side of fleece to other side of fur and sew together.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
Turn right side out. Making sure the fleece is in the middle, push in edges on both ends and pin. I made the fleece sides a little lower than the other side so it doesn’t peek over.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together Hand sew in place. This material is very forgiving for hand stitching. I just went through the top of fleece fold and then through top of fur fold for each stitch.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
Once done sewing both ends, pull fur out a little bit to add to fullness and hide stitches.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
Now you will need to sew two slits. It’s kind of like making big button holes. My machine will not do a button hole this large so I used a very small and tight zig zag stitch to sew one. I started on one end and went down 3.5″. Then sewed over to side a little and did another line and finished by sewing across other end. If your machine does not zig zag, you could do this with a straight line. Just sew a very skinny rectangular box and go over it a few times to build up strength.

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together
Use scissors or a seam ripper to cut in the middle of the slit you created. That is where you will slide the opposite side of ascot through. This would make a great gift and it really is very comfy!

-Jess

Anthropologie Inspired Fur Ascot DIY | happy together

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