Sewing a Natural Fur by Hand Stitch
If you want to sew any natural furs or genuine leathers qualitatively and professionally you need to use special a fur and sheepskin sewing machine. But at home, you can sew the fur skins together manually, using hand needle and special stitch.
In this post you will find a tutorial how to sew any natural fur pelts by hand stitching.
Tools for sewing of furs by hand
To work with fur pelts are required some special tools and materials. For simple joining of edges fur skins you need have sharp knife, thimble, clerical clamps and short hand needle with thin strong thread.
Before stitching the furs you need to align edges of skins first. Draw straight lines closer both edges of fur skins and cut along them using very sharp knife.
Note: Any furs cannot be cut with scissors.
Fur skins can be sewn on condition that directions of the hair on both parts of pelts is the same directions. In addition, a color and length of fur hair of both pelts must match also. In this case, a joint of several pieces of furs will be imperceptible.
Clip both furs edges together before stitching
Now you need to fasten both edges of skins together with usual office clamps, as shown.
When you will sew a long seam by hand, these edges of furs pelts can to shift relative to one another. To avoid this, you must draw marks on both edges of furs, with distance between marks 5 - 10 cm, as shown.
During sewing furs by hand you should to check their coincidence constantlye.
Start sewing the furs skins
For sewing fur by hand you need use short thin needle. Sewing thread must be thin and strong.
Note: Do not stitch any furs skins with double folded threads.
For sewing furs and for sewing with genuine leather by hand you need use a thimble.
Now it's time to sew the furs together. Start sewing in the direction from right to left. Make first needle prick, towards you, as shown.
For sewing furs is used a special hand stitch
Do not make a knot at thread end. Leave a small piece of thread and start to make a first stitch.
Now you learn main thing rule of making fur stitch by hand. Hand sewing needle must pass the same hole twice.
The hair of furs pelts can be poked into the seam with a needle, as shown.
Now you need make second stitch
First you need make a little step at left from first hole stitch on 3-4 mm (stitch length). Now you need to prick with needle both edges of furs skins again.
Tighten this stitch as shown.
Now the needle must pierce the same hole again.
As a result, you'll get the reliable seam made by hand.
Comb the furs hair to hide the joining place of furs pelts.
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