Faux fur is almost an essential for some costumes. I’m thinking of barbarians, royalty, creatures, holiday or winter-themed versions of almost any cosplay, and others. You can find glossy or shaggy fur fabrics in every imaginable color and pattern, depending on what your character demands. But fake fur can also make an awful mess, and I know there are some people out there who find it intimidating to work with. Here are a few basic tips that will help make your fur-sewing experience easier.
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We’re just about ready to get started with cutting and sewing the bodysuit, so let’s take a look at some of the basic techniques and stitches you’ll need when sewing with stretch fabrics. No, you don’t need a serger! But if you happen to have access to one, this is a great opportunity to fire it up because it’s an amazing tool for spandex sewing.
We’ll be moving along to sewing techniques and cutting out your pattern later this week, but in the meantime there’s still a lot more to say about spandex fabrics. We covered some of the most common types of stretch fabrics in the last post, but there are a lot more options if you’re feeling adventurous or trying to create a specific effect. Let’s take a look.