Take the time to repeat the combing procedure for each step. It is much harder and more damaging to try and comb a junction of four seams then to do it at each step.
Tips And Pointers
- Sewing fur takes a little more time but the finished project is worth the time spent. Take the time to learn and practice on fur pieces found in a remnant bin or by cutting up an inexpensive fur coat found at a thrift store. More on Economical Fabric Sources.
- Although it is not as critical, even when you are working with short fur, it is best to follow these procedures and not cut the fur itself. By tugging the fur fibers apart, you are leaving the full fur and can make seams almost invisible by taking the time to comb each seam.
- Anytime you have worked with fur on your sewing machine, be sure to clean it! Fur throws off an extraordinary amount of lint and this must be removed from your machine in order for it to maintain your stitch quality and not damage the inner workings of the machine. No one likes to be without their machine while it is at the repair shop or pay for repairs that can be avoided by proper maintenance!