How to Cut and Sew Fake Fur

Two Parts:CuttingSewing

Fake fur can be used in making wonderful stuffed toys and decorations, but can be a little tricky to work with. Unless you know a few tricks, you are likely to end up with fluff all over, and threadbare seams.

Part 1

  1. 1
    Pick your scissors. Unlike most fabrics, you don't want large scissors. Instead use small, thin scissors. Embroidery scissors are great, but toenail scissors should work fine as well.
  2. 2
    Lay the fake fur on a flat surface with the fur down and the backing up
  3. 3
    Have the scissors opened slightly, and slide the tip of the scissors into the fur so that you will only cut the backing, and not the fur itself. This is why you need thin scissors. If you do this correctly, you will get almost no fluff floating around.

Part 2

  1. 1
    Pin it first. Use berry pins or glass headed pins, not ordinary pins, so they won't get lost in the fur.
  2. 2
    Push the fur away from the edges you will be sewing, and pin it so that the fur is kept away from the seam. Use lots of pins, about 5cm (2 inches) is a good distance between pins - too far between, and the fur is likely to be caught in the seam.
  3. 3
    Keep the pins in until you are about to sew that section of fur. If you are using a sewing machine, the tip of the pin should almost touch the machine's foot before you remove the pin. But make sure you don't actually sew the pin.


  • Fake fur is thicker than other materials; make sure you are using a good needle and thread.
  • A lot of sewing machines have a little trouble with the thickness. If you will be sewing fake fur often, make sure you get a machine that can raise the foot extra high, to get the fur under easier.

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