A Muff with Interchangeable Linings - How to Make the Inner Muff

For everyday wear a black-lined muff is undoubtedly the most useful. But there are occasions on which the possessor of such a muff wishes it were lined with white. When wearing white gloves, for instance, if the hands are thrust into the black lining which has been used with dark gloves they are quickly soiled.

By a very simple but ingenious method the difficulty can be overcome in the flat muffs which are so comfortable and roomy in wear.

Into a flat plush-covered muff measuring 17 inches across and 13 inches deep a smaller inner muff lined with white can be inserted.

To make this inner muff will be required a piece of white satin quilting measuring 15 inches by 14 inches. Next take a piece of black satin or merv silk to match the lining of the big muff, measuring 18 inches in length by 15 inches.

Place the quilted silk on the wrong side of the silk, leaving 2 inches of the latter at each side, which turn over and fell neatly down to the right side of quilted silk, allowing 1/4 inch turnings. Next join into a muff shape by backstitching the four raw edges together, cut away a little of the quilting, and fell over the lining to the line of stitching, making all neat and forming a ridge.

The inner muff is now complete in itself, and ready for attachment to the large one.

Turn the latter inside out, and firmly sew the ridge of the inner muff to the lining, either at the extreme top or bottom, leaving about an inch margin at each end. Turn the muff back to the right side, when the inner muff should be in the position shown in the illustration.

To secure the small muff firmly, slip-stitch it down at each side to the lining for about five inches. Care must be taken to make the slipstitching strong, and finish off with buttonhole stitch. This will leave sufficient spread for the insertion of the hand into the white muff. Attach a clip fastener at each end on the black border, so that when fastened no white lining shows.

A small inner muff, lined with white silk, for use when wearing light gloves, is a practical suggestion for the woman who carries a large dark lined muff

A small inner muff, lined with white silk, for use when wearing light gloves, is a practical suggestion for the woman who carries a large dark-lined muff

For use with dark gloves the muff is turned the other way up, the inner case forming a partition down the whole width of the muff, giving two capacious pockets. The white case is quite securely closed and safe from soil.

When light gloves are worn, simply unfasten the clips and a white lined muff will then be quite ready for use.