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How to cut faux fur to trim hood

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    Kim @kmac0107

    In which direction would I cut a 4″x 28″ piece of faux fur, to be folded in half, that will make it 2″ wide. The faux fur I have has a stretch from salvage to salvage. Would I cut it 28″ horizontal from salvage to salvage or 28″ vertical with the grain? Thank you

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Hi @kmac0107, you really don’t want it stretching as you sew, that will pucker the hood once the seam relaxes.

    It is hard to advise without seeing the fabric, does it have a pile/nap?

    My sewing mind says across the grain for the best result of the look of the fur (perhaps hand baste and sew very slowly to avoid stretching) but my logical mind says to use the less stretchy with the grain.

    I am not much help, am I?

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    Kim @kmac0107

    yes it has a pile but it’s a short white pile. I will cut it, as you suggest, so when I fold it in half and sew it along the edge of the hood it doesn’t stretch. I’m going to cut it vertical, thank you for your help.

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