Sewing Fake Fur: Back and Sleeve Construction for a Fake Fur Jacket
Follow along as Threads Contributing Editor Kenneth D. King explains the steps for constructing the outer body and sleeves of a fake fur jacket in this installment of the Smart Sewing: Fake Fur series.
Before beginning to assemble the jacket’s body and sleeves, be sure that you have prepared the pieces by taping the seamlines. Then sew any darts in the back. Set this piece aside, to be attached to the jacket front later.
For the fake fur sleeve construction, pin the front seams and sew with a basic (hinge) seam. Then apply a bias strip to the hem edge, with right sides together, and using a hinge seam. When it’s time to hem the sleeve, you’ll stitch through the bias strip rather than through the fur’s right side. Finally, sew the sleeve back seam, and hand-sew the hem facing in place.