I love to use a bit of fake fur in my quilts and stuffed animals, but I get a lot of questions about how to make the eyes and other features work. How do you applique ONTO fake fur?
See the eye on the crazy blue bird monster, above? Or the giant eyeball on this monster made with the Eggheads softie pattern?
That’s the kind of thing people are asking about.
I get the same question about working with fleece, like the eye on this fleece bird/monster.
All of these use appliqué onto fake fur or fleece to sew on those eyeballs.
This video showed you how to cut faux fur without leaving your sewing space looking like a Muppet abattoir, and how to sew the pieces together so all the lovely fur ends up on the outside of your softie (without tedious seam-picking).
Now I’m showing you how to appliqué directly onto the fake fur. This is a good way to attach eyes, mouths, bellies, spots, stripes – any smooth surface you want on top of all that fur. It’s surprisingly easy!
Applique onto fake fur. Give it a try!
Then try this video to learn to appliqué faux fur onto regular fabric – great for bushy eyebrows. 🙂
Here are links to all the posts about choosing fabric.
- How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt
- Using Fabric Print Wisely
- Applique with Prints – Tips for Color Choices
- Why Spoonflower Fabric
- How to Fill-a-Yard on Spoonflower
And here are links to posts about using specialty fabrics.
- Working with Flannel
- How to Applique with Shiny Fabric
- How to Applique with Satin
- How to Applique with Fleece
- How to Applique with Faux Fur
- How to Applique onto Faux Fur
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