It’s that time again, time for our second annual 12 days of Christmas FREEBIES! If you missed our freebies last year (WHERE were you!?!? 😉 ) here is a round up with links to all 12.
Today we have the perfect holiday accessory. It’s classic Christmas and little girl… a faux fur Christmas muff!
Dress shown above is the beautiful Noelle pattern 😉 It pairs so perfectly together right?!?! When we started dreaming about our new Winter Dreamy Collection patterns, we KNEW we had to add a muff pattern to our collection. Dolly is wearing our Sophie dress paired with the Hooded Caplet.
You can do grab the FREE download here. You will need to add it to your cart, check out and then you can download at any time. Or I will just give the measurements below. I really like doing both for those who are new to PDF patterns and are trying them out… also my daughter really loves to print and sew ALL BY HERSELF, and these easy projects are perfect for beginners. If you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in the facebook group . Print and assemble the pattern.
You will need 1/2 a yard of faux fur OR minky (I know faux fur can be pricey). You will be able to make a dolly size without buy any extra fabric. If you’re only making the dolly size, you’ll need 1/4 yard.
If you want to line your muff in another fabric, you will need another 1/2 yard for that. If you want your daughter to use her Christmas muff to actually keep her hands warm, I suggest lining in faux fur and you won’t need any extra fabric. I used a quilting cotton for the tutorial here, but my daughter told me several times “this isn’t working, it’s not warm?” 😉
If you are using minky I high suggest using a batting inside the muff. The faux fur is heavy enough to hold the shape on it’s own, but the minky really is not. If using batting you’ll need some basting spray or a glue stick.
Now, let’s get started! You will use 1/2″ seam allowances through out (they are included, you don’t need to add them). Measurements given in length x width all in inches.
Cut 1 main piece 9.5″ x 14″
Cut 1 lining 9.5″ x 14″
Optional cut 1 or 2 pieces of batting slightly smaller than main pieces. I cut 1 piece 9″ x 13.5″ and another piece 8.5″ x 13″
Cut 1 main piece 4.75″ x 9″
Cut 1 lining piece 4.75″ x 9″
For dolly I would not worry about the batting, she won’t mind if it’s not warm 😉
With right sides together, stitch lining to main piece along long edges.
Use basting spray (couldn’t find mine) or glue stick to baste batting layers to wrong side of faux fur.
Roll the muff on it’s self, like you would a neckband, with right sides together. You want to match the side seams and raw edges.
Stitch along the top, leaving about a 3″ opening on the lining side.
Flip right sides out. Press opening on lining to wrong side and hand stitch opening closed…. or machine stitch, no one will see and I won’t tell.
TADA and you’re sweet, classic Christmas muff is complete!!
I wanted to show the difference of minky with and without batting. Both are lined in quilting cotton, which I don’t suggest (but I wanted a clear different lining for the tutorial 😉 ) The one of the left has no batting. The one on the right has 2 layers of batting.
We can’t wait to see what you create with this! As always, I would love for you to share in our Made for Mermaids Facebook Group and tag us on instagram #madeformermaids #madeformermaidspatterns 🙂 See you tomorrow!
This is such a beautiful and fun accessory! Your models and the photography are just lovely!
Thank you so much for your generosity during this season with all the freebies. Merry Christmas!