Faux fur vests are stylish accessories that many people enjoy wearing during the cooler months of the year. These vests are as functional as they are stylish, and provide an extra layer of warmth to help keep you comfortable. Because they can be layered over jeans, slacks or dresses, fur vests are versatile accessories that can complete any wardrobe. Although faux fur vests can be purchased from many department stores, they can easily, quickly and inexpensively be made at home. After gathering some basic sewing supplies and selecting the perfect faux fur fabric for your project, you can begin creating your vest.

Things You'll Need

Measure across the back of your shoulders, from the outer edge of one shoulder to the outer edge of the other. Multiply this shoulder measurement by two, and write down the resulting number.

Lay your fur fabric flat on the floor, face down. Measure and mark a rectangular section of fabric that measures 40-inches by the written down number in step one. Cut out this section of fabric.

Lay your cut piece of fabric on the floor, face down. Fold each side of fabric up, until they meet in the center, forming the divide in the front of the vest. There should be an equal amount of fabric folded on each side.

Measure 12-inches down from the top edge of the vest, along both the left and right edges of fabric. Mark these measurements.

Measure three inches down (toward the bottom edge) from the marked measurements made in step four. Mark these new measurements.

Draw an upside down teardrop shape that begins at each measurement made in step four and ends at the measurements made in step five. Cut the shapes from the vest. These cut out holes will serve as arm holes.

Fold the top of the vest down, wrong sides together, until the top edge of fabric meets the level of the arm holes. Pin the fabric in place, and sew across the pins to create the collar of your vest. Remove the pins.


  • Because faux fur fabric does not unravel, your vest does not need to be hemmed. If you desire to finish your edges, simply turn the edges under, pin them and sew a straight seam across the pins.

  • Although this article suggests cutting your vest length to 40-inches, you can feel free to add or subtract from this measurement to create the ideal length for yourself.