Step 7: Sewing Fur to Fabric
There is a specific technique for attaching fur to fabric that works very well.
Begin by sewing a line of twill tape the the edge of the fur. The twill tape should be on the fur side and a whip stitch should be used.
When the whole side to be joined is taped, flip the twill tape to the back side of the fur and tack in place with a running stitch. On the front side of the skin, "pick" the seam meaning use an awl to pull and fluff up any fur was trapped under a stitch out.
Press the seam allowance on the fabric piece that the fur is attaching to.
Align the fur and sew the fur in place. Using a hand sewing needle, join the twill tape attached to the fur to the seam allowance of the fabric piece.
This technique was used to connect the rabbit fur to the sleeve opening, the sheepskin hood to the fabric hood, and the outside edge of the lapel to the coat.