As you would with Cuddle® minky fabric and terry cloth, always use a heavier needle and a walking foot when sewing with faux fur. We recommend using a 110/18 or 100/16 universal needle, and polyester or poly-cotton blend thread.
Can you sew faux fur with a sewing machine?
While it’s a fun and cuddly material, it can be somewhat difficult to work with for sewing projects. Proper cutting of the material, especially for long faux fur, is essential to maintain fur around the seams. And sewing must be done in a way that the seams don’t show.
How do you pin faux fur?
When pinning your fabric and lining pieces together, use your finger as you pin to brush the fur inside the seam. Again, take your time. Use your Wonder Clips to clip your two pieces together as you go. You don’t want any fur coming out of your seam allowance.
How do you sew lining to faux fur?
Cut out your pattern for both the faux fur and the liner.
- Place front and back right sides together. Pin the shoulder seams, making sure to tuck the faux fur in as you pin.
- Sew with at least ¼” seam allowance. I used a 3.0 stitch length. Then serge the seam allowance to clean up the edges.
How do you finish the edges of faux fur?
Finishing Faux Fur. For curly and/or course furs, you can finish edges with a topstitch using a lighter machine pressure and shorter stitch length. Topstitching knit backed furs can stretch better than hand stitching.
What can I do with faux fur scraps?
Awesome Projects Made with Faux Fur
- Extra fluffy faux fur rug. …
- Boxy snow leopard print coat. …
- Soft faux fur vest. …
- DIY faux fur sneaker toppers. …
- Rustic felt and faux fur clutch. …
- Fur strap high heels. …
- Faux fur and studded leather jacket. …
- Snowy faux fur tree skirt.
How do you cut faux fur without making a mess?
Cutting Faux Fur:
When cutting faux fur, make small snips on the backing knit fabric only and avoid cutting the fur pile. You don’t want to cut the fur pile during cutting, it will result in uneven fur pile visible around the seams. You can also use a box cutter with a fresh, sharp blade to cut the fur backing.
How do you keep faux fur from matting?
High heat can melt the faux fur fibers and cause knotting and matting. There’s not much you can do to repair this. Instead, lay the items flat on a towel, use an indoor drying rack, or hang on your shower rod to dry. Reposition often so that the fur stays fluffy, and smooth out the fur so it doesn’t get knotted.
Can you Serge faux fur?
Serge your seams. A serged seam is going to do double duty on faux fur. It’ll keep the inside looking pretty and it’ll keep the fluffy nonsense out of your way.