Since my first puppet in January of this year I have learned a few more tips and tricks about puppet making. One tip was how to take ping pong balls and make them into puppet eyes, you can see the tutorial I made on that here. This Furry Orange Monster is my first puppet made out of faux fur and I am naming him Mr. Q. I promise to create many more puppets out of fur because I loved working with that medium. I did learn a few tips that I wanted to share with you on how to sew faux fur.
Working with Faux Fur Tips
Trace your pattern on the back
Flip the fur over and trace your pattern on the back of the fur. this makes it easier to see your pattern.
Use a Razor
To avoid cutting the fur and making an unnecessary avoid using scissors and use a razor instead.
A Larger Stitch
To avoid breaking needles and your thread bunching up use larger gaps in your stitches compared to normal.