It’s a DIY: Teddy Bear Fur Coat

Simplicity 8797 Teddy Bear Fur

I’ve been yearning to create a teddy bear fur coat for the longest time. I mean I bought the fabric last year and everything. But like many other life things, I never got around to starting the project. I haven’t made a coat since I made this faux fur one a while ago, so I vowed that I would check it off my sewing list during this cold weather season. I was able to squeeze it in right before the spring season started. Yes to accomplished my goal.

In Gail K Fabrics wearing faux fur coat made with s8797

The coat was created using Simplicity 8797 pattern with no major modifications. I usually wear a medium in Simplicity patterns but I scaled down to a small because this coat was huge. Like really huge. I even felt like I could have even scaled down the size of sleeves. The fabric was a teddy bear fur in a super bold magenta pink. I found the piece at my favorite discount fabric store for $8.99 a yard! Thank goodness they had just enough yards for the coat. I didn’t want to line the coat with satin fabric; instead, I chose to use a soft brushed cotton. I felt softer and added another level of warmth to it.

Simplicity 8797 teddy bear fur coat and vintage pink leather skirt

Tips to working with faux fur

  • Cut one layer at a time. It will save you a lot of stress and pain from trying to cut thru thick and fussy layers.
  • Use a rotary cutter instead of scissors. It also makes cutting a breeze especially around curves easier.
  • Always pin layers before sewing. It just helps keep all the bulky fabric stable.
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Girl with afro curly hair wearing pink faux fur coat and Jcrew turtleneck
Wearing pink teddy bear fur coat sewn with Simplicity 8797 in Gail K Fabrics

This coat was so much fun to make and to wear. I paired it with this J Crew turtleneck and a vintage leather skirt. The skirt is so old that I can’t recall where I bought it from. The shoes are old from Aldo. The teddy bear fur coat was all the rage this season and I totally understand why. They’re super warm and cozy and easy to throw on with basically any outfit.

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4 Comments

  1. March 20, 2020 / 10:27 am

    This is my favorite color and I love that made this long coat for winter. Teddy bear coats are so soft and comfy.

  2. March 23, 2020 / 7:01 pm

    This coat is everything and this is my favorite color. Let me know when your shop is ready to take orders. These pictures really have me drooling. The color pops so well. You did that girl.

  3. Kiwi
    March 26, 2020 / 2:11 am

    I would love to own a teddy bear fur coat. This makes me want to sew again.

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