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Question about sewing with fake fur:

CarolynO518 | Posted in General Discussion on

Has anyone every used fake fur (quite heavy) on a simple, plain Singer sewing machine?  I bought heavier needles, but are there any tips I need to know? Thanks.

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  1. LJH | | #1

    I just altered a fake fur duvet cover from a king to queen size for a friend. The darned stuff sure makes a bunch of lint! Be sure to do plenty of cleaning and dusting during and after the job so it doesn't muck up your bobbin case & such.

    I did the job on my Bernina 950, but it isn't hard to sew with, I bet you could do it on a regular machine. Definitely use a walking foot if you've got one. I used topstitching thread for both the topstitch and seams to match the weight thread used by the manufacturer, with a regular #100 (size 16) needle (I don't even think anybody makes ballpoints to fit a 950). I had to adjust the top tension a bunch tighter too, to get the seam perfect. 

    I rarely do anything with synthetics, but it's kinda fun to work with; I'm going to make her some pillows with the leftovers.

    1. CarolynO518 | | #2

      Thank you very much......I am trying to sew it today!! Merry Christmas

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