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Sometimes I play with string. - This was one of those times.
Not the fastes method for making a fringe like furry trim but this method should work for basically any style of string, or yarn. ---Can also be done totally by hand (posting that as a diffrent version.)

I think this is easier on heavy material.

Posted by EstherC from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See EstherC's 22 projects »
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  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find something smooth and flat, I'm using a pressing bar. Tie the string so the knots at the top, just keep wrapping the string around until you get it as long as you want OR until you run out of Bar...

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 2
    Step 2

    If your string has a pattern you can use this pattern to make strips in the fur (that's was my goal.)

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 3
    Step 3

    No start a sewing thread at the beginning of the Bar, I use a "button hole stich"

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 4
    Step 4

    tie off to the top

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 5
    Step 5

    The stich goes under, making a loop

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 6
    Step 6

    you go back throught the loop.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pull it tight. You may want to knot it again.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 8
    Step 8

    As you move along the Bar, you can slide the threads apart to make it easier to go under them. Make sure you stich each loop of the string, or the Loops can come out of the chain. *just trim them if that happens.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 9
    Step 9

    The knots should all line up on the edge.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 10
    Step 10

    after you sew all the way down the Bar, you can slide it off the end, if you want it longer then the bar, son't slide it off all the way start wrapping more and stich that as well, Repeat as desired.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 11
    Step 11

    The trim does have a spiral to it...

    Its great for going around things like pens, or around a round part of a costume, it bends and shapes like bias tape... *(You could make these chains in diffrent colors and sew them down in cool patterns in stripes...)

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 12
    Step 12

    Here it is wound up.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 13
    Step 13

    I'm putting a zigzagstich over in red, the chain of hand stiching should hold it so you don't need the tighest stich here.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 14
    Step 14

    its easy to just untwist it as you go, ever few inches.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 15
    Step 15

    As you see there are white stripes in my purple... I'm lining this up with the next row of chain.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 16
    Step 16

    The closer you are together with the rows the fluffier the fur will be.

    Diffrent yarns and even types of Embrodery threads should make diffrent results of fur textures. *I wanted something that had a pattern and show up I've played with yarn, floss, threads You can make diffrent textures.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 17
    Step 17

    as you can see the white lines line up (ish) this could be a Tiger stripped effect.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 18
    Step 18

    3rd rwo also almost lined up.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 19
    Step 19

    *The rows are not perfectly spaced, I don't think they need to be that perfect.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 20
    Step 20

    You can cut the loops, and that may change the texture a bit Especially if they are made from fibers and will come untwisted and look more fluffy.

  • How to sew . Making Fake Fur (String Method) - Step 21
    Step 21

    Close up of the loops

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EstherC
EstherC · Seattle, Washington, US · 10 projects
(I think you get quick at it like knitting the second and 3rd were much faster - Also the string I used was just so people could see it was string, doing this with Furry Yarns or Embroidery floss that Frays makes for some awesome fur... If you mix that with the new Fringe Fur I'm doing you can make basically any color you want with any pattern you can think of.
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Bluebee
Bluebee · Francestown, New Hampshire, US · 6 projects
It seems time consuming, but there are so much possibilities with that technique ! Thanks for sharing !
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