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Sewing with Faux Fur

By Wendy Gardiner | 20th November 2017 | Comments Off on Sewing with Faux Fur

There are lots of lovely faux fur garments in the shops this winter and so of course, it’s time to start sewing with faux fur. I’ve just finished McCalls 7289, a little shrug made from two simple pattern pieces that is a great little topper for evenings out.   SEWING TIPS Needle choice – The needle of choice will depend on the weight of fabric but generally, you can use a sharps/universal needle. So for light to medium thickness faux fur, a 80/12 is fine whilst for a lightweight silky velvet, you might want a 75/9 and for dense fabrics a more robust needle such as a 90/14 or jeans needle. For stretch fabrics such as velour or fleece, opt for a ball point needle…

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