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Welcome to Smart Sewing with Kenneth D. King: Fake Fur Basics

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Sewing with fake fur is a joy, and in this series, Threads Contributing Editor Kenneth D. King gives us all the techniques needed to make a one-of-a-kind jacket in luxurious fur.

In this video, Kenneth provides a brief overview of some of the methods you’ll need to know to sew with fur. Many of these techniques are traditionally used for constructing real fur coats, but they work equally well with synthetic varieties. Then he introduces us to a range of stunning furs, from lush, realistic fur to fantasy fur with long pile in unusual colors.

Faux fur is easy to work with, easy to care for, relatively light in weight, and best of all, doesn’t come from animals.

The chapters that follow walk you through the construction of a fabulous fake fur jacket. You’ll learn what materials and tools to purchase and how to choose a suitable pattern. Then, Kenneth provides tutorials on fabric preparation and basic seam techniques. You’ll discover the best ways to make collars and pockets, and how to assemble the jacket. Finally, you will insert a luxurious lining by hand for the finishing touch.

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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. 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 types of fur available, from animal-patterned low-pile to colorful,…

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  1. user-6956676 | | #1

    Why can’t I view all the videos? I am an insider.

    1. CarolFresia | | #2

      Hello, user-6956676,

      We are posting these videos at a cadence of two per week, so they will roll out into November. As an Insider you will have access to all of them. We thank you for your patience, and assure you that it's worth the wait!

      Carol Fresia, Threads Senior Technical Editor

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