Here's a simple tutorial on how I went from wet dog hood to furry black bear hood. I am just kidding, this is all fake fur, no animals were killed in the making of this tutorial!
I sported this wet dog hood all of last year, since my hubby put it in the dryer after a wash. It used to be nice and fluffy but after the dryer washing, not so much. It wasn't a big deal last year because I was wearing hats, but this year, I have been employing my hood for warmth to avoid hat hair and well, it was quite embarrassing.
I sewed the edge of the hood on my sewing machine before cutting it off. That way, the stuffing would be somewhat contained.
Wet dog fur off!
I then cut the excess stuffing so it wouldn't get in the way of sewing.
This is how it looked at this point.
I found this cute little fake fur scarf in the 99 cents store.
I measured and cut off the excess
I then sewed the edge of the "black bear" scarf to the edge of the hood. Sorry for the cluttered photo. I was also listening to my iPod and on the computer while I sewed. Yes, I multi-task.
Bye bye, "wet dog" hood! Don't get me wrong, wet dogs are okay, just not on my hood! lol.
Hello foxy mama! Or should I say black bear mama. I love the way it came out and am no longer embarrassed to wear my hood!