Faux Fur Rug... From a Coat

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Oh I love faux fur rugs! Just a quick glance at them and immediately you feel the warmth and comfort they give the entire room.
Some of the really beautiful ones can be pricey, so I haven't bought any yet.
I happened to spot this long faux fur coat in a thrift store and immediately went to it. So soft and beautiful... I certainly would use it as fabric! Regular price was $12.99 ...HA! I couldn't have done better at the fabric store! As I stood at the counter to cash out, the cashier rang it up half price!!! NO WAY! A size large coat is a lot of fur to work with.
Tickled to pieces, I raced home to get started on my rug!
I laid the coat out on the floor to get started by removing the lining.
Then cut off the arms and collar; all around the shoulders.
I took a break and looked at this massive fur fabric. ... I really scored! (I had to stand on a chair to get this photo)
I contemplated whether to have the high part of the back remain... and roughly cut around the fabric to make it appear as natural animal hide; OR to make a straight cut for a rectangular rug.
When I finally decided, I could shop for more of these coats at a later time, I went with rectangular for this one and cut off the odd end piece. I sewed it straight and began the backing.
A piece of rough felt is enough to back the fur with and it was just about $4.
I used hot glue to make non-skid strips directly on the felt.
A faux fur rug... for only TEN DOLLARS!!!

Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
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  • Mavis Mavis on Jan 08, 2019

    I just LOVE this idea. I have a full length for coat I don't wear.

  • DC DC on Apr 09, 2020

    Love your rug idea... i found one and made a luxurious ottoman cover. Heavenly soft :)