Have you ever thought about how to recycle fur? Remodelling is a great way to breathe new life into a classic fur coat or jacket. When it is a classic mink jacket in pristine condition, or a vintage piece that has seen better days, many furs can be recycled in some way. Just see these before-and-after photos (above) of a coat remodelled by Natural Furs of Montreal.
Here are five things you can do with a classic fur coat or coat.
Recut into a New Shape
This might be something simple like shortening the coat to make it more modern, altering the sleeve form or merely taking off the sleeves to create a vest. Alternatively, you could try something somewhat more striking, such as recutting the piece completely. Fur is exceptional in a fantastic coat could be completely changed into something new using the”letting out” sewing technique that is exclusive to fur. Expect to pay $500 and up for a job in this way, and make certain to choose a furrier who is experienced in remodelling and knows how to recycle old fur.
Make an Accessory
An older fur coat can make a fantastic fur collar, scarf, or hat. We have been advised of somebody who had an old fur turned to glove liners. My palms are warm just thinking about it. Based on the complexity of a project like this, you are probably looking at $100 and up.
A Coat Lining
Furs look great on the outside but they also feel really good when they are inside a jacket. Developing a coat liner with an old fur coat may be a fantastic way to stay warm without revealing off the pelts. This works particularly well in wet places; making a raincoat lining from a classic fur coat means you’ll be warm and dry. You might have the ability to get a lining created for a couple of hundred dollars, but it will likely cost over $500 if you’re planning to recut the shape and do elaborate finishings. This could be a DIY job when you’ve got a coat which you aren’t too precious about. Only cutting the sleeves off, removing the liner, and turning the jacket inside out could get you a pretty decent raincoat liner if you don’t need something fancy. (I will try this over the weekend. Wish me luck!)
A fur coat remodelled into a blanket by Mano Swartz. This is the perfect way to remodel fur that is not in good enough condition to recut into a garment.
A Cushion, Blanket, or Seat Covering
That is normally what people suggest as a worst-case scenario. If your jacket’s skins are too dry to be turned to a different garment, then making them into a pillow or blanket is a great option. Fur seat covers inside your automobile would pretty much be the definition of”driving in style”, and if you’ve got a baby with expensive tastes, then you might attempt to recycle old fur into a baby blanket or stroller liner. My son had an old piece of beaver as the lining of his car seat and he was very delighted!
BangBangfur in Montreal makes recycled fur accessories, such as hats, earmuffs, or gloves. Additionally, this is a excellent option for any older fur bits you may have.
If your coat is too old to turn into a garment, and also little to turn into a cushion or blanket, then you could try making a trinket with it. A fur corsage, bit of jewelry, or a teddy bear is a great way to use an otherwise un-usable item of fur. Additionally, this is a great alternative for any leftover pieces, if you decide to shorten a fur jacket, as an instance, why don’t you use the bits which were cut away?
A Couple of things to Think about Before recycling a fur:
The era of the garment matters. It requires to have been taken care of and kept properly in order for the fur to be in good enough shape to be remodelled. A lesson for us all — appropriate fur coat storage does prolong its lifetime!
Some new pelts are more than dried to make them milder. These ones might also not be thought for remodelling.
Change fur on jacket that were let out can sometimes be too feeble for remodelling, but nothing is stopping you turning them in a fine throw.
Mink, beaver, and fox are excellent fur kinds such as recycling, whereas chinchilla, weasel and muskrat have thin leather and therefore are more challenging to recycle into garments.
Remodelling is not just about cutting a brand new garment or thing from an old fur, you can even dye furs or shear them. There is a universe of possibilities!