DIY Faux Fur Leopard Print Scarf

ralph lauren fur leopard scarf DIY inspiration

Ralph Lauren long-haired shearling scarf $595 ~ See more fur scarves at Saks $175-$495


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* Faux fur : I had a yard cut {$12.99} then found pre-cut leopard print fur in the trim section {of JoAnn’s} and ended up using that. It’s 4-1/2″ inches wide & $4.99 a yard. I bought almost 3 yards of trim {51 inches doubled}. …and obviously, choose whichever color you like!
* Scissors, needle, thread, pins, measuring tape {I hand stitched this particular one but have used the machine in the past to make the exact same thing. It’s up to you. Add a seam allowance of 1/2″ on each side to the width if using a machine}

* If you’d like to use real fur, you can use this leopard printed rabbit fur at Tandy Leather {$14.99 each pelt} {you’ll need at least 4 to make a small version of this scarf} They are thin enough to hand stitch with a larger needle.
* You could also use fur from an old coat, real or faux.


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* Cut your fur. You can really just wrap this around your neck and eyeball how long you want it. I made my longer than the RL version. You’ll need two strips 4-1/2″ x 51″ each. It’s better to start out longer because you can always cut it down later.

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* Make sure the fur pile is facing the same direction . . .

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* Stitch …beginning in between the two layers to hide the thread knot, and at one end, use an overcast stitch along the edges of the fur.

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* Save the ends for last.

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* Trim to make even . . . * And stitch

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Creating a slit

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* About 10″ from the end of ONE side {or wherever you want to put it} use your scissors to poke a hole and cut a 2-1/2″ straight slit in the center …and hand stitch the edges together to finish it.

* You don’t have to do this part but since while not in use, it’s totally hidden, it’s a nice option

Finishing the ends

* Using your needle, go along the edges pulling hairs out from the stitches as shown in the clip above


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I actually used to make these in the early 2000’s with matching fur cuffs that you could add to any sweater. It’s fun the see the fur scarf make a comeback {though I did a faux fur neck warmer/round/funnel last year} but the cuffs haven’t yet made their way back. When they do though, I’ll of course share my DIY with you!

Have Fun!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Creative Mind

    September 28, 2010 |

    a very nice tutorial…hmmmm..


    September 28, 2010 |

    Maegan, I love this! You did a great job. It is perfect for fall. I am starting sewing classes soon so I will definitely be looking through all your DIY posts for inspiration. I used to sew a long time ago and need to freshen up my skills. x

  • anhesty

    September 28, 2010 |

    great DIY and its sooo chic.


    September 28, 2010 |

    I love it! I’ll take one right now if you would make some for sale. I LOVE IT!

  • fashionslap

    September 28, 2010 |

    I like the longer version. I don’t know why the short version is on trend. Even the company I work for made a short version and I don’t like it. Too knobbly for my liking.

  • Craftmaker

    September 28, 2010 |

    Great DIY. Thanks for sharing! My mom made a similar one for me some years ago. I have to find it and use again and also post it in my blog.

  • Katie

    September 28, 2010 |

    Very cute!

  • Mary Ann

    September 28, 2010 |

    Another great DIY, thanks!

  • Isabel

    September 28, 2010 |

    im so lazy i never think of DIY when i want something that is outrageously priced…you make it look easy 🙂

  • bananas.

    September 28, 2010 |

    if this doesn’t get published in some high fashion magazine, i might go postal!

    that…is incredible!!!

  • Natalya's Closet

    September 28, 2010 |

    I love this maegan! The quality of your photos is superb so you really gave a great tutorial! Beautiful DIY scarf! XOXO, Natalya

  • Natalie

    September 28, 2010 |

    Very cool, so creative!

  • Francesca

    September 28, 2010 |

    very cute

    F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • Lisa Petrarca

    September 28, 2010 |

    I love when old fashion comes back in…great & EASY DIY!

  • gigiofca

    September 29, 2010 |

    You’re amazing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Miss Mae

    September 29, 2010 |

    Oh I like this one! I will definitely be heading to my fabric store.

  • Miss A

    September 29, 2010 |

    Fab DIY, Tres Chic! Check out my leopard inspired DIY purse at www. Cheers!

  • Sholpana

    September 29, 2010 |

    I like ur DIY posts!!!
    Thanks a lot!

  • Just Cake girl

    September 29, 2010 |

    Looks wonderfull!!!

  • Elis/Lulluplix

    September 29, 2010 |

    This is great ! Could you make this one too : ? it would be great!

  • drollgirl

    September 29, 2010 |


    and the price to make this is a WHOLE LOT MORE APPEALING than paying for the Ralph Lauren version!!!

  • Aleksandra

    September 30, 2010 |

    Hi, I LOVE UR DIY !!! inspired by u i’m going to find my own tiger-scarf 😀
    greetings from London!


    September 30, 2010 |

    I really adore your DiYs!
    I already made my own chain tassel earrings (in black+silver) and the big rose necklace (in red)…. I love!!!!

  • Dina's Days

    October 2, 2010 |

    So chic! You have one creative eye!!

  • Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 |

    I am a little confuse? its all by hand? or it needs first be sawing with machine?
    thanks, great Idea I cant wait to do it!!!

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