Thursday, November 7, 2013

Faux fur faux pas...

Aaacck! All this mess is from cutting one small pattern piece from my faux fur! 

Someone out there must have been laughing when I wrote about my plans to sew it - someone who has had this experience!

I could not get the pattern off the fur and the fur in a bag fast enough! My skin was crawling and itchy, and I'm still sneezing. Guess this was not a good project for me :-)

Left the vacuum with Emile (who is modelling a knit cardigan that is almost finished...) and ran for a cup of coffee!

Back soon with a new November project for 'Make a Garment a Month' - Bye for now! Coco


  1. The only way to sew fur is with a big glass of Chardonnay close by!

  2. When I cut faux fur I do it outdoors!!

  3. I just cancelled the nice thought of making one!!!

  4. Coco I have been through it but I am not laughing. the best way to cut fauz fur is to put the pattern wrong side dwon on the back, trace around the edge with a marker and cut it out through the backing only, not the fur. Then when you trim the fabric allowances do it outside. As it is the vacuum has to be nearby during all steps of construction, all of which is a P.I.T.A. Seeing it makes you itch I don't blame you for ditching the project.
    Maybe a short pile velvet-like fake fur could be a compromise?

  5. I don't think there is a right or wrong way - just cut it all out at once, make a huge mess but then you've only one mess to clean up! Just keep thinking of the finished coat - it will be fab!

  6. I have no idea why they call it fun fur- I have yet to have any fun....


I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco