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Werewolf and monster costumes just wouldn’t be the same without a little faux fur somewhere in them. If making your ideal costume has scared you off because you need to work with a plush, napped fabric, there’s plenty of help available to assist you in working with these materials. This article on About.com is a great place to start – it not only covers how to sew faux furs, but also cutting them as well. Even if you don’t plan on sewing with a faux fur for Halloween, it’s a great reference to have when making holiday wraps and jackets as well!


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    Jan 20, 2012, 01.21 AMby wardrobe-cat

    Having worked with fur in the past I appreciate the tips. I found the pin method unreliable (esp. on the cheaper craft furs) and prone to pulling threads if you din’t have the patience of a saint, but will now invest in a pet comb and/or brush. Sounds as if it would be much quicker, too. Thanks again ;)

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    Jan 8, 2011, 06.27 AMby sylvia bell

    I have worked alot with faux fur, and investing in a cheap hair cut kit and metal pet brush or comb are my staples

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    Jan 5, 2011, 01.07 AMby bootycrewqueen

    and the fur shall fly! I just recently finished up a Donna Karan design one from a vogue pattern. It came out beautiful-took weeks but was well worth taking the time to do it right. shearing down the pile on the seam allowances helps a lot as well. Pulling out the trapped fur from seams with a needle or pin is time consuming but makes all the difference in the world. Instead of the same old boring lining I had a beautiful cream and rose print fabric I used instead.

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      Jan 8, 2011, 06.26 AMby sylvia bell

      Instead of using a pin to remove the trapped fur in seams, try using a pet steel brush or comb.
      I use a pet steel brush to go over the seams and to brush the fur after sewing and handling to lift and smooth the fur

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    Oct 19, 2010, 05.35 AMby loyl8

    Thanks!!! I already sewed some faux shearling and followed some tutorial, but I do have stole ideas for the holidays..

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