Sewing Fake Fur: Jacket Front Construction
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.