SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Sewing Techniques and Tips > Fake Fur Tips Needed ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Fake Fur Tips Needed
Fake fur tends to slip and slide while sewing,
Elliptic Coin
Elliptic Coin
Member since 5/17/12
Posts: 5
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 7/13/12 9:05 AM

do any of the experts have a solution to hold the fake fur fabric in place while stitching? I'm somewhere between a beginning sewer and intermediate and have not used fake fur in the past.

I am constructing a santa claus for this coming Christmas. The body was clear sailing but the suit is troublesome. Not only is the fabric creeping and crawling but I can't seem to get the right adjustments on my sewing machine. I've changed needles and blown out lint but don't get consistent stitch lengths.

any help will be appreciated. --Judy

Doris W. in TN
star
Doris W. in TN  Friend of PR
Tennessee USA
Member since 2/9/04
Posts: 8983
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to Elliptic Coin <<


Date: 7/13/12 9:41 AM

Judy, there are a lot of discussions on this here at PR. If you'll do a "search" of the topic fur in the Fabrics & More category, you'll find them.

------
iPad's auto-correct is my enema.

NhiHuynh
starstarstar
NhiHuynh
Member since 1/4/11
Posts: 821
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 7/13/12 11:43 AM

Are you sewing the fur with the thick, firm fabric backing? If you are, try loosening the top and bottom thread tension. A larger needle may be needed. A walking or Teflon foot is helpful. Use binder clip instead of pins. If the pile is really thick try trimming the fur that is in the sa. Give any adjustments a try on scraps. Picking out stitches on this fabric is a pain. Much faster to cut it off and try again.

------
I finally have a blog. www.detectivehoundstooth.com :)

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Techniques and Tips >> Fake Fur Tips Needed

Merchants on PR

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Paganoonoo


Upcycle sewing patterns
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Class Details

Online Class
Sewing Facings and Developing Facing Patterns
Sewing Facings and Developing Facing Patterns

Class Details

Vogue Patterns 8816

photo
by: carrie1858...

Review
SewBaby Snappy Wrap Pattern

SewBaby Snappy Wrap Pattern

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl 200mm Glam Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 200mm Glam Purse Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.