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View C in this pattern uses long fake fur, which can be tricky to work with the first time. I am going to share some of the techniques I use to, I hope, make life a little easier for you!
Short fur is easier to work with, but you should use the same techniques. Here are a few more tips for sewing with fur.
Fake fur can make a garment, costume or craft item look very lush. I hope you will try it.
8/8/2013 01:25:07 am
This could not have come at a better time! I'm about to make a replica coronation robe for a friend, complete with faux ermine. Thank you for the tips!
8/14/2013 03:13:16 am
I'm not making any manly stuff but just bought some faux fur to make a long tube-like fur stole for an Edwardian outfit. I didn't have a clue how to sew fur. Thanks Andrea!
8/19/2013 02:53:37 am
when cutting out fur, I use a pair of little snips, the kind I usually keep tied to the sewing machine for cutting thread. That helps stop me from accidentally taking long cuts with the scissors, like I usually do on regular fabric.
8/19/2013 01:18:35 pm
3/1/2014 12:38:34 pm
I have used both fake and real fur and the best trick I learned was after I marked the cut lines was to use a scalpel or an "exacto" blade, to gently open the fabric using a gentle downward pressure - to cut and separate your material with less stress all round.
3/2/2014 02:25:17 am
That is a good technique, but the blade does need to be sharp!
8/14/2014 03:05:45 am
The best way I have ever cut fake fur was with a laser cutter. Placing the fur side down on the laser bed set the cutting speed and power to just cut through the back layer... and while cutting it will "melt" the edge slightly drastically reducing any shed! The only downer is that you are limited by the size of the laser bed.
3/9/2015 10:27:18 pm
Thank You for the tips.
3/11/2015 03:18:35 am
After the collar is prepared (sewn together with the lining) it is then sewn to the neck opening of the coat, THEN the facing is sewn over that. BUT, I can't explain it any better than the instructions do, They have illustrations, too. Perhaps you can find someone who lives near you to help.
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