Love to use faux fur, but hate the mess? Maybe you've tried sewing with it in the past and had your heart broken by wobbly seams. Well, it's all really quite simple to manage when you know how to wrangle it. Here are a few key tips you need to know about how to cut and sew faux fur fabric for any project, from fursuits to fashion, and everything in between.
Step 1: Determine the Nap of the Fur
Step 2: Trace your pattern on the back of the fur
Step 3: How to Cut Fur
use a razor blade or X-acto knife to cut through JUST THE BACKING of the fur.
Step 4: How to Pin the Fur
Pin the fabric right-sides together (again, I'm using fur + linen, but the same theory holds true with fur + fur).
Carefully tuck any hairs that are sticking out into the body of the fabric. You want all of them to be on the outside of the seam!
Step 5: How to Sew the Fur
Baste all of your seams by hand first.
poke your needle STRAIGHT DOWN through the layers of fabric and pull through. Continue along all of your seams and knot off.
Step 6: Finishing
Now it's time to turn your seam and admire your marvelous work.