True story. You see, I was up in the attic one day… probably “organizing” things. Which means I was looking for things to get rid of. (It’s so oddly satisfying to me to get rid of things.) And I came across a white plastic garbage bag that held a fur coat. It’s been in that bag since we moved. We pack really well.
In fact, J wore this fur coat to a Halloween party on the night that I kinda sorta started to figure out that he perhaps maybe had the hots for me. And so it must go down in History.
This tutorial explains the process better than I, but I generally followed the same basic steps. http://decorandthedog.net/decorandthedog/2014/1/7/super-mustachey-mustache-pillow-easy-sew-pillow (And Michelle also has a dog that needs constant attention. Like this guy below.)
So basically, I used a seam ripper and took the entire jacket apart, leaving me with three large sections. The back and the two sides, in case you were wondering. Here, you can see one of the sides where a pocket used to be. (Side note: Fur coats are really gross and messy when ripped apart.)I took the back of the jacket and trimmed it in to a square. Then laid it on the floor with the fur facing up. Then I took the sides of the jacket and placed them fur-to-fur and sewed along the edges. Fold one side in toward the middle and fold the exposed edge back just a little. (About 1.5″ will do.) Then take the other side of the jacket and place it atop your pile of goodness and pin along those edges as well. (No folding the edges necessary for this side). Then sew along the two edges.
A fur coat-pillow.
Mr. Namath, your coat is next.
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