A different purpose for faux fur – throws!

On the back of my recent post on faux fur snoods, I can’t forget how warm it keeps you in this cold weather. I know it’s November, but I do know that the Mercury in places like Naples, Italy is still sitting at a cosy 21°C, it’s 1°C here in Edinburgh and this morning apparently, it got so foggy (that’s the Scottish ‘haar’ – not the Dutch one which means ‘hair’ – or fog coming from the sea) that you couldn’t see past the end of the street! I like to keep myself nice and warm and although we’ve got double-glazed windows in the kitchen and in my room, it’s nice sometimes to cuddle up under a nice, soft and warm blanket when you’re watching TV.

With that thought in mind, can you imagine how my eyes bugged out of my head when I saw this lovely faux fur throw in the Avon catalogue?

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Gold faux fur throw, £30 (or £14.99 when you spend £10 or more across the site) from Avon online store

I must admit, it doesn’t look as appealing as it does when displayed with a model in front of an open fireplace in the catalogue. In the book, the throw is opened out to reveal it’s rich light caramel colour and the piling reminds me of the double loop faux fur snood I made in my tutorial. I can just see myself wrapped up in one getting cosy on a cold winter’s night while watching a film or TV show. You won’t need much more than that to keep warm!

On the back of choosing our wedding venue (we’ll need to be paying the deposit to secure our date for exclusive use of the venue for our wedding), I know I can’t afford to be spending more money at the moment, like spending £30 on the throw itself or spending £10 in the catalogue, just to get the throw for £14.99, so I’ve decided to make my own faux fur throw! How hard could it be? You’ll only really need faux fur on one side and either micro suede fabric or fleece for the backing to give it some weight and hold in warm air to keep you cosy!

Here are a few more retailers and Etsy sellers who have faux fur throws of their own to give me some ideas of what mine will be like:

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Tissavel Ocelot Honey Golden Brown Faux Fur Throw With Soft Chocolate Lining, £115.84 from WilhelminaJacobsLA

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Luxurious Faux Fur Throw in different styles, £86.88 from TKDesigns4U

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Brushed faux fur throw, £15 from Matalan

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Biba snow leopard faux fur throw, on sale for £60 from House of Fraser

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Tundra browns acrylic faux fur throw, £110 from Habitat

As always, I’ll post a tutorial here once I’ve made the throw. I’m not opposed to getting the throw from the Avon catalogue later on if it’s still available, £14.99 especially if you’ve got other bits and bobs you get from the book or online makes it worthwhile. I’m already thinking about using the faux fur I like that I made the double loop faux fur snood with and am intending on using for my throw:

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Grey short pile faux fur, possible fabric choice for my faux fur throw

The fabric though is £10.99/metre and I’ll need about 2 metres of this bringing it to £21.98, and I’ll need the same amount for the fleece back which would bring it to over £30. If you’re not too sure of the colour or want to make your own throw and feel proud of it though, it’s definitely worth the price, don’t you think?

Would you make/buy your own faux fur throw? What colour would you pick?

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