DIY in 5: Faux Fur-Lined Hood

In Animal-Friendly Fashion, DIY in 5, Jackets on November 29, 2010 by Naoko Takano

Earlier this month I wore it in an outfit, today I’m going to show you how to DIY it.  It’s DIY in 5minutes, that is.  The easiest, quickest ways to take a piece from blah to fab and update it to current trends.

Fur trim is applicable for anything hooded: a sweater, hoodie, or jacket. (Or even on pocket edges, lapels, flaps…you get the idea!;-)   As the temperatures drop, the need to bundle up increases – and adding a layer of furry material adds a ton of warmth.  I always shop cheap when I can – but often affordable prices mean skimpy manufacturing techniques and minimal trim and details.  Add more value to your bargain pieces by adding a quick-and-easy line of faux fur trim to your favorites.

You Need:

*hooded piece to embellish
*faux fur trim long enough to go around the hood – mine was 5″ wide (or a strip cut from faux fur by the yard)


*measuring tape
*sewing machine and thread matching fur
*hand-sewing needle and thread matching your hooded piece
*skewer, knitting needle, or chopstick


1. Measure around your hood to find out how long your trim needs to be.  (Add about 3/4″ to each end so you have enough trim for the seam allowance.)  Cut trim according to measurement.

2. Fold the trim over on itself lengthwise and sew into a tube on your sewing machine, leaving about 2″ unsewn in the center of the seam.  Taper the ends.

3. Trim the excess at the ends.

4. Turn right-side-out using a skewer, knitting needle, or chopstick.

5. Use the skewer to pull any fur our of the seam if it was caught in there while sewing.

6. Use a hand-sewing needle to stitch the trim around the edge of the hood, stitching the opening in the trim tube closed as you go.

This is a super-easy way to add some wintery furriness to your favorite jacket or hoodie – and even if it takes more than 5 minutes to complete – it will most certainly take no longer than 15!

Happy DIY’ing!


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4 Responses to “DIY in 5: Faux Fur-Lined Hood”

  1. Perfect! What a great idea. I think you used the same fur trim that I used to make my faux fur bracelet. Nobody really seems to appreciate it but me. LOL!

    Great DIY. Thanks for doing all this!

  2. Very clever! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just in time! i want to change the fur lining on my coat. Thanks for great tutorial)

    Fetishist's Notes –

  4. this post is very usefull thx!

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