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Sewing Fake Fur: Jacket Front Construction

Video: Threads magazine

Kenneth D. King, a Threads contributing editor, continues with his step-by-step instructions for sewing a fake fur jacket by explaining how to construct the jacket front in this installment of Smart Sewing: Fake Fur.

After creating the front pocket, you will need to stay the front opening foldline. Use grosgrain ribbon, 1/2 inch to 1 inch wide. Pin the ribbon along the marked foldline, aligned within the facing along the line. Whipstitch along both edges to secure it to the fur’s wrong side. Whipstitch a ribbon along the roll line, too.

Apply a piece of tailoring canvas to the facing, from the roll line to the hem foldline. Then sew a bias strip to the front facing’s cut edge.

As you did for the pocket flaps, add a piece of batting to the lapel to pad it and provide a more luxurious feel.

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In this 16-part video series, Professor Kenneth D. King leads you through the creation of a luxurious fake fur jacket—perfect to take you through a northern winter in style. New videos will be released every Tuesday and Thursday. Prep steps: Kenneth D. King, an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, teaches you all the techniques you'll need to work effectively with any sort of synthetic fur. You'll learn about the…

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  1. user-6956676 | | #1

    How wide are the bias strips?

    1. CarolFresia | | #2

      They should be at least 2 inches wide; that leaves a wide enough edge to work with later in the construction process.
      Carol Fresia, Threads Senior Technical Editor

  2. user-6956676 | | #3

    Thank you

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