DIY: Fur Trimmed Sweater

Fall has arrived! I love the sea of autumn colors everywhere, from on the NYFW runways to the pumpkin spice latte ads I’m getting served on Instagram :) I’m already excited about the cool weather ahead, so I’m crafting something that will be perfect to wear as the temps go down! I took a long cardigan and grabbed some fur from JOANN for the perfect DIY!

Before - Sweater
Before - Fur

I loved how grey mixed with the chestnut brown and was obsessed with how fluffy the fur was! (I also have extra fur that will make PERFECT pillow covers for the couch!

I took my fur, my sweater, and grabbed a few more supplies - scissors, thread, and needles, oh my - and got to crafting!

Project Supplies

I wanted to make a panel of fur to cover the sweater’s edge - three inches on the front facing out and three on the the inside. I took a ruler and measured six inches and then cut strips of the fur, enough to completely cover the sweater’s edge.

Project Steps

I took the fur panels and and placed them next to the sweater to get perfect placement before pinning down.

Fur Trim on a Long Sweater

Three inches covering both sides of the sweater’s edge.

With the fur in place, it was time to pin it to the sweater.

Pinning Fur in Place

This is going to help with the hand stitching that comes next. I took some dark thread, a larger needle...

Thread for Hand Stitching

...and began to secure the fur in place.

Hand Stitching


While I was stitching, I was catching up on old episode of Gilmore Girls (because that show gives me all the fall vibes), and just like that I was done!

Fur Sweater - After look

I paired this with some flared jeans, my go-to Candie’s, and the Reformation top that I wore to my rehearsal dinner for the perfect vintage-y look!

Fur Sweater After Look 2

I can’t get over how much I’m obsessed with my how this sweater turned out! I feel like Stevie Nicks or Penny Lane from Almost Famous!!

Fur Sweater After Look 3

It’s cozy and warm and perfect to put on top of jeans or a vintage tunic and tights!

Fur Sweater After Look 4

With my extra fur I just might have to make a few more of these!

Fur Sweater - After Look 6

Who else wants one??  

September - After 5.jpg

OK, I’m ready for fall!  *grabs sweater every time she leaves house*

Fur Sweater - Side by Side

Marisa Lynch

Marisa Lynch is a published author and blogger who loves to craft, upcycle, and play dress up in vintage gear!