Make your own glamorous, fun, super-chic faux fur jacket! Brrr, it’s getting chilly out there, but the expert sewing techniques are hotter than hot in this DVD that teaches you everything you need to know to make a total glam fake fur jacket from start to finish. Discover how even a beginner can have success because fake fur is so forgiving.
Fake fur, also known as faux fur, is a classic favorite and a wonderful alternative to the look and feel of the real thing. But even expert sewers avoid creating anything with fake fur—some say it’s tricky to work with. Well, they probably haven’t worked with instructor extraordinaire Kenneth D. King.
See why he truly is the “King” of sewing instruction! Kenneth is a contributing editor at Threads magazine, couture fashion designer, author, instructor at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and a respected sewing authority. In his Smart Sewing with Fake Fur 99-minute video, Kenneth demystifies the process of sewing synthetic fur. During the course of his career, Kenneth began to work with fake fur after remodeling a variety of real fur coats. Taking apart these fur coats enabled him to study the techniques that furriers use to construct them. Surprised at how simple these techniques were, he then experimented with them on fake fur, resulting in an excellent effect. These are the tips and tricks he brings to you in the Smart Sewing with Fake Fur DVD.
Learn the secrets to creating less expensive, more socially responsible “fur” garments that are trending right now. Stroll through your favorite department store, or hop online, and check out the price tags on this season’s chicest faux fur jackets. You can own the same gorgeous styles—without paying those inflated prices! Simply make it yourself with the guidance of Smart Sewing with Fake Fur. Watch this empowering DVD and get everything you need to know for sewing invisible seams, unbroken edges, stable closures, hems, linings, and closures on both knit- and woven-back fake furs. Perfect your skills for choosing the best patterns, tools, and materials, as well as layout and cutting finesse. Plus, cull all the tips you need to master the basic seam, sewing darts, the slit pocket, and the finishing and lining of the piece.
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced sewers will be able to put these techniques to work determined by the project they choose to explore. The fur may be faux but the instruction in Smart Sewing with Fake Fur is the real deal!
Kenneth D. King is a contributing editor at Threads Magazine, couture fashion designer, author and popular professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He specializes in custom evening wear and his designs appear in the permanent collections of leading museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, renowned for its art and design collections.