I mentioned before that I’ve been on the lookout for some frugal (“cheap”) fake fur to use with this 50 cent toy to make a coonskin cap.
(I do wish I could figure out how to make links back to previous posts, but I digress)
A reader suggested finding a stuffed animal I could use, which I thought was an excellent idea but I haven’t seen any that would work. I came across this piece of fabric at Goodwill but $2.99 isn’t frugal enough for me.
One evening as I walked the dog around the block we came upon this:
I gleaned a few items:
Practicality won out. How often would I actually use the muff? and this piece of fake fur certainly met my criteria for “Cheap”!
although it wasn’t originally cheap.
I found I would need a band 4 ¾” X 23”, and an 8″ circle for the crown to make a child sized medium hat.
My finished product is a cap worthy of Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett or any other pioneer.If you have a guess why a frugal spinster wants a coon skin cap, you can submit it in the comment section. I’ll be back later this week to let you know.