Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Work In Progress

Laura's cross-cut mink coat to be transformed into ???

Unfortunately most of this coat can not be used to create a teddy or other animal.
 Why? Because the majority of the coat is a chevron pattern where just a small strip is
fur and the largest area is leather.
The leather strips are wider than the fur strips.

Inside of coat ... thin strips of fur and leather sewn together in a chevron pattern.

There are larger pelt areas that can be used: the collar, the cuffs, the shoulders, the upper back.
I will need to cut the coat apart to see how much fur I have to work with

I'm not sure what I will be making using this cross-cut mink.
 I will make some suggestions and Laura will have to decide.
Cutting coat apart:

The body of the coat already makes a nice mink throw!

This is what I have left to use to make a mink creature ...
obviously something black and white.
A panda?
A skunk?
Any other ideas?