Question: What is the best way to sew faux fur?


What is a hinge seam?

Knit fur backings can be sewn with a “hinge seam,” meaning the fur is cut with no seam allowances and sewn edge to edge with a zigzag stitch.

What needle do you use for faux fur?

As you would with Cuddle® minky fabric and terry cloth, always use a heavier needle and a walking foot when sewing with faux fur. We recommend using a 110/18 or 100/16 universal needle, and polyester or poly-cotton blend thread. Note that when using a walking foot attachment, be sure to use a ½” seam allowance.

Can you Serge faux fur?

A serged seam is going to do double duty on faux fur. It’ll keep the inside looking pretty and it’ll keep the fluffy nonsense out of your way. Practice on a scrap so that you know exactly how wide your serger’s default seam allowance is. … Serge on the scrap and then start serging on the faux fur.

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