Cozy yet Chic Keyhole Scarf with Matching Cuffs

February 6, 2020By Laura PiferFashion, Garment, Projects 1 Comment Opinion by Paid Consultant

Kicking off February with this versatile Faux Fur Keyhole Scarf with matching Cuff set. I love that I can add these accessories to a simple coat for some additional glamour or with a blouse and dress. The cuffs can even be worn around low cut booties or shoes. Get the details below on how to make your own faux fur scarf with a slit and matching cuffs just in time for the cold months ahead.

Supplies:

  • Faux Fur (1/2 yard) (I used Shannon Fabrics Sable Fur in Champagne but use whatever you like!)
  • Liner (1/2 yard)
  • ¼” elastic
  • Marking tools
  • Razor blade
  • Interfacing (optional)
  • Pins
  • Needle and Thread
  • Brother SE1900 Sewing Machine
Disclaimer: Featured fabric is a product from Shannon Fabrics and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding this product.

Let’s begin with the Keyhole Scarf:

Draft a pattern with paper using these measurements:

  • Faux Fur: 7” x 43”
  • Liner: 7“ x 43”
  • Interfacing (optional): 7” x 43”
  • Curve edges with a curved ruler or use an item with a curve (bowl, small plate, etc.)
  • Keyhole facing: 1 3/4” x 5”
  • Curve edges with small cup or free hand (slit is 3.5” so you want a 1” diameter around the slit).

Step 1


Cut out your materials:

  • For the faux fur, draw the pattern you drafted on the back paying attention to which way the nap of the fur lays. I wanted to have my fur running perpendicular.
  • I typically use a razor blade to cut faux fur. I did a blog post on cutting and sewing with faux fur and you can refer to that here.

Cut out your other materials with the satin:

  • Scarf lining
  • Slit facing
  • Fusible interfacing (optional and then fuse to the facing/liner)
  • Draw a 3.5” slit down the center of the facing with a fabric marking pen

Step 2

  • With right sides facing, pin the faux fur and the satin liner together and sew leaving a 3” gap at the bottom center (to flip right sides out).
  • Flip right side out and slip stitch opening closed with a needle and thread.

Step 3

  • Place facing on left side 7.5” up and centered.
  • Baste stitch if necessary, around the slit line just 1/4” away so it doesn’t move and pin well.

Step 4

  • Stitch just along the slit line (1/8” or so away) curving around the sides. Remove baste stitch.

Step 5

  • Cut the slit open.
  • Flip facing through, press, and pin.

Step 6

  • Fold under and slip stitch around the edges with a needle and thread.

Cuffs

Step 7

  • Cut a strip of faux fur so the nap is running perpendicular.
  • Mine measured 6.5” x 14” (*adjust the cuff length to shorter or smaller. Mine were big but not overly dramatic).

Step 8

  • Cut 2 strips of ¼” elastic to equal your wrist measurement (add an inch or so if you want it looser).

Step 9

  • Sew the elastic with a zigzag stitch on the right side of the fabric (fur side) just along the raw edge. I just tucked the pile in as I sewed. (repeat for the bottom).

Step 10

  • Fold so the right sides are facing, pin, and stitch along the seam (1/2” seam allowance should do).

Such a glamorous way to stay warm this winter.

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