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Sewing Minis (Ep 3): Sewing Faux Fur

written by Sarah

Welcome to another episode of our Sewing Mini Series! This week you’ll learn fast tips and tricks for cutting, pinning, and sewing faux fur!

Faux fur is very fashionable when done well and adds a whole new level of luxury to your projects. The trick is to choose simple patterns with basic lines and let the fur do all the talking.

When cutting your project, use the “nap layout” listed in your pattern. If you aren’t using a pattern, make sure to pay special attention to the direction of the nap. For instance, you don’t want the fur on a vest to face up on the right and down on the left.

Because fur is so bulky, you want to stick to single-layers. For instance, a fur collar consists of a fur top layer and a thin lining fabric for the underside of the collar.

faux fur graphic

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Happy Sewing!

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7 comments

Dean Henthorn December 25, 2017 at 11:52 am

I made a Santa Bag with white faux fur before Christmas to go with my SC suit. Following your suggestions in this video, I might like you to know that by placing the Santa bag in the clothes dryer on “air dry setting” and using a dryer anti static sheet, all the loose white faux fur was removed!

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Sarah December 29, 2017 at 1:43 pm

That’s brilliant! Thank you so much for the tip!

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Norma paskoff March 15, 2016 at 1:56 am

I really appreciate all the tips you give,it’s been really helpful. Thank you,. Norma P

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Norma paskoff March 15, 2016 at 1:50 am

Hi I need to learn to make the easiest circle skirt ! Fast What kind of theses for sewing with vinyl. Thank you Norma P

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Sarah G. March 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

Hi Norma! Do you need a circle skirt tutorial? This one is really easy to follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZpFlgD29nI

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Retha Tsaaylor January 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

really appreciated the tip on cutting fur. It was really heipful

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Drucilla January 18, 2016 at 4:57 am

Thanks

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