You can embroider on pretty much any faux fur you
like. If the fur is longer than about 1/4 inch, you'll
want to trim it in the area to be embroidered -
we'll talk about that later. As always, be mindful
of the pattern on your fabric. A solid or nearly
solid color is a better choice than a zebra-print
faux fur to show off your embroidery design.
your design carefully. Bold, solid filled designs
will work well on faux fur, but lightweight designs
won't. Avoid redwork, toile, sheer, or similarly
delicate designs. It's OK for there to be open
spaces between the solid-filled parts of the design
- I stitched
Simply Red on an especially fluffy fur, and it
came out perfectly visible.
Needle: Use a
75/11 sharp sewing needle - the sharp needle will
help keep your design crisp.
medium-weight (2 oz.) cutaway stabilizer. If you
look at the back of your fur, you'll probably see
it's a knit fabric that's somewhat flexible. It will
need the firm support that a cutaway stabilizer can
Topping: Faux fur
is, well, furry, and it needs to be pressed into a
smooth surface in order for your embroidery to look
top-notch. Get that wild pile under control with
heavyweight water soluble stabilizer as a topping. I
used Sulky Ultra Solvy.