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Fake Fur Tips Needed
Fake fur tends to slip and slide while sewing,
Elliptic Coin
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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

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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.

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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.

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