I was hoping to post the finished furry coat this evening but as per usual all sorts of other things got in the way. So this is just a little tease, as evidence if you like, to show I’m on track!
These little faux furry fellas will be the finishing touch, once I’ve got my butt into gear and tackled all the hand stitching!
The buttons I chose had a concave and convex side – the concave side being the right side. I wanted them roundier on the front so I covered them back to front.
- Cut a piece of the furry fabric just a bit larger than the button . . .
- Sew closely round the edge with small running stitches and pull up to gather tight around the button.
- Stitch over and over the edges in a star shape to completely enclose the button.
- Trace around a smaller button to get a small circle of felt and stitch that over the opening. This helps to secure the previous stitching and gives you a base to sew to the garment.
And there you have it. In no time at all. In fact just the duration of Charlie Brookers 2nd part of the Black Mirror Trilogy and a short while into The Long Kiss Goodnight!