Halloween is just around the corner and there are so many diy projects that can be accomplished in such a strained but open time. Many people start out their homemade costumes months ahead of time, others can get them done the day, week or month just before such an auspicious holiday. With this in mind, synthetic fur or real fur can be fashioned into the costume's design. Synthetic and real fur is a little harder of a material to work with but not anything a novice cannot handle. If it is a flawless seam that being sought for accomplishment on the project, the best way to have a clean seam that will not show through the fur, like with a machine or catching the fur with the thread over it in anyway is to do as follows:
1. Cut the desired fabric (synthetic or real fur) in the shapes and sizes you are looking to use.
2. Get your thread on your needle if you have not already done so, then grab your fabric and place the edges together. Makes sure to have ALL the fur on the interior and facing away from the edges of what you will pinch together to sew. The fabric or base of the fur should be the only surface touching the other edges surface.
3.When starting the stitch, do not make a zig-zag stitch, just loop the thread as you pull it through the fabric over and over the edge. This pattern of sewing helps to ensure that the edges of the fabric are held together and that only the base fabric is what is being sewn, not any of the fur.
4. Go over the edges one to two time, all the way from end to end to ensure your satisfied amount of stitching. The stitches should be as close as they can be to one another for strength and they should be no more than a 1/4 from the end of the fabric pieces you are sewing together.
(Note: Any fabric can be attached this way with furs, this is just for a seamless effect, so that it looks natural or as one pieces rather than several.)
Practice will make perfect. Happy sewing for your Happy Halloweeners!