From plush pillows to hot water bottles, these DIY projects with faux fur will make it easy to cuddle up in the winter months
+ To make this open-back envelope cushion cover, take a piece of 100cm x 50cm faux fur.
+ Place a 50cm x 50cm cushion insert on the fluffy side and wrap the two ends over it so they overlap.
+ Pin side seams to secure, then remove insert.
+ Sew down the sides of the cover, turn right way out and reinsert cushion.
2. Door stop
+ Cut a 34cm x 24cm rectangle and a 12cm-diameter circle out of faux fur.
+ Fold large piece in half, fur-side in, and sew down long side.
+ Sew round piece, fur-side in, to one end to create bottom of door stop.
+ Turn right side out.
+ Take a large snap-lock bag, fill with rice, seal at top and pop into pouch.
+ Fold in top edges and insert a 16cm satin ribbon folded in half, then sew to close top.
+ The ribbon loop acts as a handle for the door stop.
+ Take a piece of faux fur large enough to cover top and sides of your bench seat plus an extra 5cm all round.
+ Lay on floor, fur-side down.
+ Place seat upside down on top of fabric; position it so you have room to pull fabric up on all four sides.
+ Starting with each end, use a staple gun to secure fur to underside of seat. Then work your way down the sides.
+ There are a few ways to deal with the corners: we folded the ends on an angle and secured underneath.
4. Hot-water bottle cover
+ Take a 56cm x 50cm piece of faux fur; use selvedge (non-fraying edge) for one of the long sides.
+ Fold in half, fur-side in.
+ Make sure the selvedge is at the top.
+ Sew down the long side and along the bottom. Turn right way out.
+ Pop in your bottle and tie a 95cm satin or velvet ribbon around the neck. This is an easy project that can be completed in 15 minutes.
Created by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.