Published at Sunday, October 14th 2018. by Anne Bonner in Blanket.
The faux fur I'm going to use today is from Shannon fabrics and it is a luxe cuddle red fox and it is a hundred percent polyester, which means you can machine wash this and you can tumble dry. You don't even need fabric softener, as with all furs. There is an app to this fabric, and then that means that when you rub your hand along the fabric, it goes in one direction. If you put your hand goes in the other, you can actually see that the direction of the fabric changes.
So the NAP is a direction of the fabric, and most furs do have a nap and knowing the NAP is going to help you so with the fabric. Now you're gonna be able to do this method with any faux fur. When you buy the fabric, it's really good. If you mark the direction of the NAP along the back, you want the NAP to be going in the natural direction so marking the direction of the NAP is going to be very helpful and with this red fox, I'm going to just stitch a very simple throw Now this could be cuddled up on the couch or you can throw it on your bed and the fabric is 60 inches wide, so I'm going to use 5 yards, and that is going to give me two and a half yards for each side of the throw.
Now that's going to fit beautifully on the top of a queen-size bed or you can cuddle with it on the couch when sewing with the fur. You want the NAP to be going in the same direction. So when you sandwich the two pieces together, both the naps need to be going in the same direction and that's where the arrow will come in handy when the naps are going in the same direction. When they're stitched on the machine, they Nestle together really nicely and they don't move as much if you have them going against each other, they want to shift and it's easier to sew with the naps going in the same direction.
So if you buy the five yards, you can't hold it in half and consider one of this a seam, because the NAP is going to be running in the opposite direction. You will need to have two pieces exactly the same size and to cut the fur. It really is simple it's best if you don't use scissors because, as you cut you're going to cut through all of those fibers and what you want to do is cut so that the long fibers are still there. So an Exacto knife really works.
Make sure you have a surface that you can cut on, I like to make sure I have a nice sharp blade and I'm going to be able to cut right along that drawing line and just take the Exacto knife and run it along your seam and just do a little couple inches at a time and then you're going to be able to pull the fur apart and you'll be able to see that you're not losing a lot of those long fibers you're, not cutting any of those long fibers off, so just continue.
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