Using the Fur and Sheepskin Sewing Machine

Using the Fur and Sheepskin Sewing Machine

In this post you will find tailor's tips how to sew natural furs using an industrial fur and sheepskin sewing machine at home.

How Works the Fur Sewing Machine

How Works the Fur Sewing Machine

If you want sew natural furs or leather using the sewing machine qualitatively and professionally this post will help you learn how to use industrial fur and sheepskin sewing machine.
The principle of working fur sewing machine involves sewing a chain stitch using a one thread. The thread from coil is inserted into the needle. The looper grabs the needle thread to help make the chain stitch along the both edgwes of fur's skin.
The fur sewing machine have two feed discs (instead the flat feed dogs). To install the ends of fur between them, you need move the front disc towards you.

Tools Needed For Sewing Furs

Tools Needed For Sewing Furs

To work with fur, many special tools and materials are required. But not all tools are required for a beginner. To begin with, it's enough to have scissors, a special sharp knife, a sewing awl and a thimble. And you will need tweezers also.

Preparation of Fur Skins to Sewing

Preparation of fur skins to sewing on sewing machine

The main feature of sewing any kinds of furs, by hand or on a sewing machine, is that the fur skin hairs must be guided in one direction. Only in this form will the joint seam not be visible, and the surface of fur coat having many fur pieces will look like a single whole.

The main feature of sewing any kinds of furs

To ensure that the skin's seam is invisible, it is necessary to observe not only the direction of the hair covering of the skin, but also to select the height and shade of the hairline of furs.
Now fold the pieces of fur skins together so that the skin of the skin is inside.

Mark the straight line

If the edge of the skin is uneven, mark the straight line.

Cutting of furs is possible using a special knife

Note: Cutting of furs is possible using a special knife only. Such knife is used for cutting and sewing with genuine leather.
Never cut a fur with scissors!
Take the fur in your hand, as shown in this photo and cut it along the line. It is important to cut the leather only, withot damaging the hairline.

How to Sew the Furs on Sewing Machine

How to fasten the edges of furs

Before sewing both parts of furs together on sewing machine you can fasten the edges with clips, as shown.

How to Sew the Furs on Sewing Machine

Now move the front feed disc towards you and insert between discs both edges of furs skin.

First stitches

It is important that the height of the edges of skins is not higher than the level of the foot of the looper. If you do not comply with this condition, then during the sewing the edges of the skins will bend, the needle will move up and bend.

The height of the edges depends on the density of the leather of the fur, the class of the sewing machine (this model is used for sewing mink pelts, raccoon, etc.), and thread tension. In any cases, this skill is acquired only by experience.

Make a few stitch and cut the long end of thread

Make a few stitch and cut the long end of thread.

The thread end will not be into the seam

Now you can continue to sew the furs together, the thread end will not be into the seam.

An awl needs for laying the hairs of fur inside the seam

An awl needs for laying the hairs of fur inside the seam

An important point when sewing furskins on a sewing machine is the ending of the stitching. The last stitch you need to tie necessary. If you do not it, the chain seam can be dissolve.

The sewing of furskins on the sewing machine

The sewing of furskins on the sewing machine will be easier, if you will be to stretch the short seam area by both hands, as shown on this photo.

How to Make the Last Stitches

How to Make the Last Stitches

To secure the last stitch, stop the sewing and pull the thread towards you, as shown.

Thread should be released about 10-15cm

Thread should be released about 10-15cm.

Take away the needle from the edges of fur

Next, take away the needle from the edges of fur and open the front feed wheel toward you.

Remove the fur skins from the sewing machine

Now remove the fur skins from the sewing machine with carefully and cut the thread, as shown.

Take the tweezers and catch the thread

Take the tweezers and catch the thread end through the thread loop, as shown. Tighten it well. In this case the whole chain stitch not be to unravel.

Dog Brushes Can Be Used for Combing Furs

Dog Brushes Can Be Used for Combing Furs

At the last step you need to hide the stitching area using metal pet-comb.

How to hide the stitching area of furs

After this, the joint area will be completely hidden and a few pieces of furs which are sewn together on sewing machine will be look like a whole furskin.

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