sewing with faux lamb
Well, I got zippo help when I posted this under fabrics so I’m trying again.
has anyone sewn with faux lamb? DH got me some for Christmas last year. I’ve gotten feedback from folks who worked with faux fur, but lamb doesn’t have that thick pile or the tough backing of fur. Do I need to modify the seam allowance, should I look for a pattern with simple seams or would faux lamb work in something more complex? I am an experienced sewer, but this is my first time out with this fabric and I’m hoping someone with more experience can help me out. thanks.
Threads issue # 104 has an article on sewing with lamb shearling. I used it to make a faux fur vest. In conjunction with the article, I tested each technique on a scrap. Paper above and below the seamline helps fabric feed better, as does reducing the pressure foot pressure. I used a long stitch length with a straight stitch. Some seams I overlapped, others were right sides together. The overlapped seam was for decorative effect. Buttonholes were a sewn rectangle with a slit cut for the hole. Buttons have a reinforced shaft. My fabric has about 3/8 inch thick "fur". Different techniques may apply for you. The vest turned out well. My grandson will be pleased.
Thanks, Beth, that is exactly what I need to know.
Good. The Threads article was a big help with ideas to try. Oh, and using clothes pins to hold fabric together was better than pins.
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