Make a faux fur body pillow and throw blanket.

I shared this tutorial on the Shannon Fabrics site last year as part of my girl’s room makeover series. With winter in full force, I thought it was a good time to share this project idea again. My daughter stays so cozy and warm in her bed with this DIY faux fur body pillow and super fuzzy throw blanket. She took both of them to school recently for her classroom campout and everyone wanted to know where she got them! I’m going to share how I made these so you can make them for the faux fur lovers in your life.

Supplies Used to Make the Faux Fur Body Pillow and Throw Blanket:

To make the body pillow:

  1. Cut the fur fabric into a piece that is 18”x58”.  My trick for cutting fur fabric without making a mess is to use a craft knife to cut the back of the fabric.  Set the fabric on top of a cutting mat, use a plastic or metal ruler to mark where you want to cut, and use a craft knife to slice the fabric backing.  No cut fur mess to clean up at all!
  2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, and pin the edges together.
  3. Sew two of the sides together.  If you’re a pro, use your sewing machine.  If you’re a non-sewist like me, grab your needle and thread and work on this project while you’re watching Netflix!  The point is, anyone can craft.  Really!
  4. Flip the pillow cover inside out to reveal the gorgeous luxury shag fur.  Slide the pillow form inside the case.
  5. Pin the open edge of the pillow cover together, and sew it closed.  The fur fabric is perfect for new crafters because it hides a lot of the stitching mistakes you might make.

To make the reversible throw blanket:

  1. Place the shag fur fabric and the cuddle fabric so that the right sides are facing each other.  Pin the edges together. This blanket is approximately two yards long (about 6 feet by 5 feet).
  2. Just as we did with the body pillow, sew three of the sides of the blanket.
  3. Flip the blanket inside out.  Pin the open edge together and sew shut.  I used a ladder stitch, but the fur really hides most of the stitches already.

I just love the way the Cotton Candy Shag fur brings the room together.  The colors make me think of a candy store! My daughter just adores her faux fur room decor! You can find the ottoman tutorial here and the furry pom pom tutorial here. Have fun sewing up beautiful home decor!



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