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Faux Fur fo real

Postby SouthernExposure » Sat May 11, 2013 5:26 pm

Craftees,

I would like to sew up a nice FF suit this year, but just about soiled my jammies when I saw what the prices online were running! Where do you find good prices on the fakery, or can you suggest what I could look for to recycle into a smart frock?

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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat May 11, 2013 5:32 pm

If you had more time, I'd say collect remnants and go pied...
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby TT120 » Sat May 11, 2013 7:51 pm

Someone on here mentioned a fur bedspread they brushed out and cut a vest or something out of in a different thread. I thought that was a great idea for cheap fur material.
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby EspressoDude » Sun May 12, 2013 1:44 pm

mis read the title as FoxFur for real....so...are you going to skin a fox :roll:
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby trilobyte » Sun May 12, 2013 2:04 pm

It may surprise you to learn that stuff's expensive. Even deal prices are spendy as hell (compared with non-furry fabrics). We generally buy stuff at wholesale, and $30+ per yard is not uncommon (wholesale prices have more than doubled in the last 4-5 years, not just for faux fur but on lots of materials). I rarely will buy a material like that online if I can avoid it (feel is important, and I have places I can shop in SF and LA), but if you do shop online make sure you order swatches first (even if they charge a nominal fee, it's worth the money IMO to know what you're getting before you commit to several yards. Distinctive Fabric doesn't specialize in fur, but they do usually have a pretty decent assortment of interesting stuff (furry and otherwise). They're burners and costumers (and all round good people), and have a pretty good eye for awesome stuff. Sign up for their list, as they'll occasionally do the discount thing.
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 12, 2013 2:29 pm

Others have said that staying on top of Joann's coupons can work out.
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun May 12, 2013 2:42 pm

is there a caste system or sub culture in the Furry Lifestyle that uses REAL FUR?





or is that like, um, barbarian camp....



i know.....page two......


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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun May 12, 2013 2:48 pm

Finally....a use for all of those fur coats my mother was going to throw away because it's not "cool" anymore...
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby knowmad » Sun May 12, 2013 4:30 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:is there a caste system or sub culture in the Furry Lifestyle that uses REAL FUR?



I rock Kangaroo Fur and it is AWESOME! also making me some Rabbit fur Bunny ears.

but as far as to the OP!
I saw some realy cool Playa wear that was made out of Skinned Plusshie animals toys. but plz don't skin the stuffed bunnies cuz that would be wrong.
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby trilobyte » Sun May 12, 2013 4:58 pm

The down side of staying on top of Joann's coupons is that you end up with the crap that Joann Fabrics sells.

Real fur and hides can work, though in the case of real animal furs you run a greater risk of stuff falling apart. Let's face it, that thing is dead and the pelt may not keep that well over time.
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby maladroit » Sun May 12, 2013 5:24 pm

I haven't found a fur, real or fake, that doesn't shed.
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby Zhust » Mon May 13, 2013 4:30 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:is there a caste system or sub culture in the Furry Lifestyle that uses REAL FUR?


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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby knowmad » Mon May 13, 2013 4:33 am

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Simon of the Playa wrote:is there a caste system or sub culture in the Furry Lifestyle that uses REAL FUR?


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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby maryanimal » Mon May 13, 2013 7:53 pm

I was given two pieces os this super soft faux fur. One is grey with black undertones and the other one is this sooooft, pretty shag-type stuff. Each piece is approx. 54"x68". I was thinking about making a nice skirt and/or vest with it. Any other suggestions?


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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby Savannah » Mon May 13, 2013 11:44 pm

If one of them is a particularly good color on you, put it on your upper body near your face. :)

I'm going to make some voluminous hoods, I think; kinda medieval looking.
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby trilobyte » Tue May 14, 2013 7:26 am

maladroit - if you get a good faux fur and make something well, shedding is not an issue. When you're shopping for the material, check in the center of the roll to see if it's MOOPy. Hit it a couple times and run your fingers through it a bit, then do it again. It's almost certain to shed the first time, but good stuff won't the second time. Then make sure you cut it right and make sure the edges/seams get done right (how to sew with faux fur is a whole subject of its own, I imagine there are other threads as well as a number of pages and videos on the internet), and once the project's done (and before you get to the playa) give it a decent brushing with a suitable brush for the kind of fur you're using.

Looks like some great material, maryanimal!
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby illy dilly » Wed May 15, 2013 2:57 pm

trilobyte wrote:maladroit - if you get a good faux fur and make something well, shedding is not an issue. When you're shopping for the material, check in the center of the roll to see if it's MOOPy. Hit it a couple times and run your fingers through it a bit, then do it again. It's almost certain to shed the first time, but good stuff won't the second time. Then make sure you cut it right and make sure the edges/seams get done right (how to sew with faux fur is a whole subject of its own, I imagine there are other threads as well as a number of pages and videos on the internet), and once the project's done (and before you get to the playa) give it a decent brushing with a suitable brush for the kind of fur you're using.

Looks like some great material, maryanimal!

A trick SmAshly learned for fake fur is to put it in the Dryer on low or no heat and let it tumble around for a while, before sewing. You'll be surprised how much fur ends up in the lent catcher.
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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby EspressoDude » Wed May 15, 2013 8:13 pm

illy dilly wrote:
trilobyte wrote:maladroit - if you get a good faux fur and make something well, shedding is not an issue. When you're shopping for the material, check in the center of the roll to see if it's MOOPy. Hit it a couple times and run your fingers through it a bit, then do it again. It's almost certain to shed the first time, but good stuff won't the second time. Then make sure you cut it right and make sure the edges/seams get done right (how to sew with faux fur is a whole subject of its own, I imagine there are other threads as well as a number of pages and videos on the internet), and once the project's done (and before you get to the playa) give it a decent brushing with a suitable brush for the kind of fur you're using.

Looks like some great material, maryanimal!

A trick SmAshly learned for fake fur is to put it in the Dryer on low or no heat and let it tumble around for a while, before sewing. You'll be surprised how much fur ends up in the lent catcher.
My favorite part, is that when you're done sewing it doesn't look like a bunch of Furrys just hand an orgy!


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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby illy dilly » Thu May 16, 2013 10:44 am

EspressoDude wrote:Make sure this is done before Easter so that everything that was sacrificed for Lent is in one place

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Re: Faux Fur fo real

Postby SachiIvy » Fri May 17, 2013 12:45 am

Also, when cutting faux (or any) fur, cut from the back side with a razor or by snipping just the weave of the fabric, doing your best to avoid cutting the fur fibers. Then clean the edges of any fur that accidentally got trimmed. It helps to seal the edges, too - serge/overlock stitching works really well if you have that kind of machine. I use lining and then bind the edges.
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