Simplicity Sewing: Make Furry Animal Hats
All levels | 40 min 56 sec
Getting Started
Make Hat
Michele from Simplicity teaches you how to stitch up a variety of animal hats and hoods, including foxes, bears and leopards, following an easy Simplicity pattern. You will need to purchase Simplicity Pattern 1514 (which unfortunately is no longer available at, but can be found online) and then Michele will walk you through every step of the pattern, including great tips on working with faux fur to create a variety of silhouettes. This is a perfect beginner sewing project, and the finished hoods will be a big hit with children (and adults) of all ages for birthday parties, halloween or just everyday fun. Simplicity Creative Group is one of the leading suppliers in the craft, sewing, knitting, hobby and home decorating categories with a long history of supplying innovative and quality products to a global customer base. Simplicity designs, produces and markets sewing patterns for individuals who love to sew. Simplicity Creative Group’s well-known brands include Simplicity®, Wright®, and Boye®
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Simplicity Pattern 1514 (link below)
  • 1/2 yard faux fur (for outer hood)
  • 1/2 yard contrasting faux fur (for inner hood)
  • Two 5” squares faux fur (for ears)
  • 8 yards of yarn (if doing braid closure)
  • 1 yard cording (for pompon version)
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Snips
  • Seam ripper
  • Fabric marker
  • 7” square of felt and fusible webbing (if doing version with paws)
Learn how to:
  • Read a sewing pattern
  • Working with faux fur
  • Cut out pattern pieces
  • Customize hats
What you’ll get:
  • Detailed class by the experts at Simplicity on creating a variety of animal hats for all ages
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Jan McMurtrey
Excellent instruction.
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Matthew Rich
Good instruction, good pace, looking forward to making these.
More than 3 months ago
margret dorman
class was very informative
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