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This ultra long thread has a lot about sewing faux fur, as one of the most important & frequently worn items out there is indeed a playa coat.
Costume & Crafting Helpviewtopic.php?t=34307
Yes, it's a general thread, including far more than coats, but on page one alone(!) I found a pattern recommendation, and the following tips about sewing with faux fur, such as:
trystanthegypsy wrote:I would actually love a whole sub-forum on costumes & crafting, so we could have specific topics. but then i'm a sewing geek.
my hints? Double stitch the shoulders on fur stuff- it's heavy.
CUT FUN FUR WITH AN EXACTO KNIFE!!!
from the back side. it's like 10000x easier and your living room looks less like you murdered a squirrel.
Orchid wrote:Trim or shave the seam allowances of fur before you sew. If you try to sew through bulky fur and you don't have an industrial-grade sewing machine, your machine will hate you and commit suicide.
And there are two more suggestions on that page alone, but I didn't want this post to be so long. So go look.
Here's some other stuff I found by trying different keywords on Google paired with the word "eplaya" and then searching only among eplaya results:
Links and thoughts and pics in Fur coat pattern?viewtopic.php?f=3&t=34244&start=0
Short but possibly good--Building an LED / Faux Fur Coatviewtopic.php?f=279&t=53528