Today I want to share my Top Tips for Sewing with Faux Fur, plus some BONUS information about this amazing fabric! Many of the tips came from our customers' frequently asked questions.
We are always looking for new and innovative ways to give your handmade projects that luxury look! For decades, fur has continued to be a popular material for bags. With our new Faux Fur collection, your projects will appear to be made from real fur, but with no animals harmed in the process!
Sallie Tomato Flocked Faux Fur is a realistic, flocked fabric. This unique material has been made from the highest quality fibers which give great softness, drape, and longevity. With a little bit of love and care, your fabric will stay in great condition for a long time.
After reading these tips, if you can't find the answer you're looking for, feel free to contact us anytime!
TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO SEW FLOCKED FAUX FUR
- It's recommended to start each project with a new needle. Schmetz Non-Stick size 80/12 or 90/14 work best. If you are sewing through several layers, you may need to lower your machine's tension. For most projects, you can use Faux Fur in place of wherever cotton or canvas is recommended.
- If you are sewing through several layers, you may need to adjust you machines tension or presser foot pressure.
- Do not wash this type of fabric in a washing machine. Simply wipe your fabric clean with damp cloth to treat local stains. For more stubborn stains, add a little detergent to the soiled area and gently brush or wipe the stain clockwise with a soft brush or cloth. Do not tumble dry. Instead, air dry this fabric for the best results.
Do NOT iron fabric directly. Cover with a press cloth or scrap of fabric and iron on a low temperature setting. A hot iron and steam will cause the fabric to shrink.
Do not expose this fabric to the sun for a long period of time.
It’s important to note the direction in which the fibers lay, which is called the nap of the fabric. You’ll want to make sure the fibers are towards the bottom, for the most natural, uniform look. You don’t want to end up with the fur going in opposition directions on your final project.
Thanks for reading! Remember, if you have more questions feel free to contact us anytime!
If you're ready to try Faux Fur, click here!