Faux Fur Product Spotlight Video
Each type of faux fur has a distinct pile and nap. The “pile” refers to the fur itself, notably the length and softness. The “nap” is the direction that the fur pile is leaning.
At a mere 0.118 inches, Velboa faux fur has the shortest pile. This 100% polyester fabric is a popular choice for cosplay and Halloween costumes and is available in different animal styles like leopard, cheetah, pony, cow, and more. This particular faux fur should not be dry cleaned, but rather washed by hand or gently by machine. It’s soft and plush like minky or velvet, but not very stretchy.
Linda C. made this awesome cape!
Bear skin is 100% polyester with a longer pile (0.787 inches). You can gently machine wash this fabric. This is a popular choice for stuffed animals and blankets. We used bear skin faux fur as a lining for these fleece mittens.
Faux fur can be really messy so when cutting, flip to the wrong side and try to only cut the backing using a razor blade or X-acto knife. Keeping a lint roller handy is a good idea. If you’re going along the grain you can rip instead of cutting, it will rip in a straight line.
When sewing, it helps to lengthen the stitch length and try to hold the fur to the side. You can use a pin to pull the fibers out from under the stitches, this can make the seam almost invisible.
See our care tips to keep your faux fur looking great for years to come.