Have you seen all the gorgeous fake fur accessories in the high street these days?
Obviously fur is always a winter winner, but this season it is everywhere and best of all you can find it in rich jeweled colours like ’emerald green’ or ‘deep magenta’ as well as the more natural neutrals…
The pics above are fromthe company that I usually buy my all time favourite velvet slippers from! Hint hint darling, yes that is the correct link above. I know you will read this! (doesn’t blogging comes in handy sometimes?)
I am always inspired by magazines and catalogues, I am sure you are too? I look at them and think ‘hmm I could make that‘ It is a bit of a joke actually, Marc says it about machinery and furniture and I say it about garments and upholstery. No wonder our house is full of handmade stuff!
Back to the subject of fake fur. I am inspired to make something from it. I have gathered some oh so soft fur fabric (it feels like a pet rabbit I once had) and two huge fur pom-poms.
Time to decide what I want to make. I have so many ideas buzzing around my head, I must pick one soon or I will not sleep tonight!
A Sewing Tip:
Whilst on the subject of faux fur, I sew with it all the time at work, its so messy!
I thought I would share a simple but effective tip I have learnt along the way.
You may already know this one, but in case you don’t here it is:
Take a look at the before and after pic above, do you see how the seam actually disappears?
After you have sewn the seam of a ‘pile’ or ‘napped’ fabric simply use a brush or a comb to set free the fur that is caught in the seam. This makes the seams appear invisible…
On with the sewing…I will show you asap when I have sewn it.