DIY fur clutch from hat

DIY Fur Cluch from a Hat | Kittenhood

I don’t know what the situation is where you live, but growing up, all the fathers in my country virtually wore the same fur hat. While women’s hats were mostly round, men’s were rather aerodynamic. They had that very specific, folded look, when not on someone’s head. I never liked them. Not until I realized that every one of these vintage hats could be turned into a DIY fur clutch. And it’s as simple as adding a zipper to a hat – which is like, basic DIY level, right?

How to Make a Fur Clutch | Kittenhood

What you need:

  • vintage fur hat
  • zipper
  • thread and needle
  • pins

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Measure your hat and find the zipper length to suit it. You can make it neutral, like I did, or choose a bright neon to pop. Next, pin the zipper to the hat and see how it fits. When it fits, stitch into place. I used my hands, because I didn’t want to risk combining the sewing machine with fur. I suppose you can also use a glue gun to put the two together. If you decide to stitch, make it thorough so it lasts. That’s pretty much it! Since the hat already had a lining, I didn’t alter it in any other way (although inside pockets could come in handy).

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  1. 😀 Never thought I would ever like the site of those silly fur hats, but I simply adore this idea. Brilliant Daria 😉

  2. Super easy! Pitty here in Portugal i don’t find that hats so easily :\

  3. oh that’s just brilliant! (And I love your comment about all the fathers wearing the same hat. too funny)

  4. First of all, you look beyond cute wearing that hat! I loooove it! And second of all, what a brilliant idea for a DYI! I have this type of hat, and I’ll soooo turn it into my little DYI project! Amazing!



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