Real Fur 101: Tips and Hints for Working with Real Fur

Masters, Jo Nell
November 2012
Soft Dolls & Animals!;Nov2012, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p17
The article offers tips for making a doll made from real animal skins and furs. It says that a fur with thin skin must be selected in making a pattern for the clothing of a doll. It states that scissors must not be used in cutting any kind of natural fur, but instead a sharp craft knife must be used. It also suggests employing the principles for sewing fabric when stitching the fur.


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