Sewing with fake fur
I am about to start a halloween costume, a koala bea, for my granddaughter. I've sewn with low napped fake fur before without a problem, but this particular one is a heavy nap, about 1" long and thick.
Anyone have any advice, suggestions, tips or tricks on working with fur to make sewing it easier? I am going to line it because of the rough backing. Would you suggest doing a separate lining and sewing it in or sewing each piece to its corresponding fur piece and then sewing them together.
What is the easiest way to cut out this pattern? I just did another costume with a shorter nap fur and pinning the pattern to the fur was hard enough. Cutting the pieces out and getting them exact is another problem.
What is the best way to finish the seams? Will a serger handle fur without jamming?
Hope I din't bite off more than I can chew...
Thanks for your help...Kathie