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« on: September 07, 2009 08:12:56 PM »

I'm gearing up to make myself another coat, and I was contemplating making the collar out of fake fur.  Like, that big super fluffy monster fake fur.  Problem is, I live in an area that is wet.  Rains at least once a week, usually more... and because this is going to be a fall/winter coat, it will have to deal with some snow.

Basically, I was wondering anyone knows how well the fur stands up to this weather.  I mean, it's not going on the entire coat, just the collar, but it will be a big collar!  And I don't want to spend the time adding it if it going to end up all nappy looking and weird in a week. 

Any experience, anyone? 

Thank you!

« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009 08:42:06 AM »

I have a pair of faux-fur yeti boots (from like 10 years ago now Tongue) and they've been worn ALOT. They get pretty scraggly looking what with me walking through snow and such. Every year I wash them on gentle in the washing machine and comb the fur with a regular wide-toothed comb. Doesn't take much to make em look new again because the acrylic they're made of is of a very high quality. Considering this will be around your face, not near the ground, you may only have to wash and comb it every other year. If I were you, I'd buy the highest quality faux-fur you can find so that it will be easier to care for and keep looking nice Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009 10:50:21 AM »

Yup, fake fur would work just fine. If you can't find any around you, try ordering from distinctivefabric.com I always drool over their stuff, but have never ordered any.

Word of warning: do not put it in the dryer. This is when it gets all gross looking and icky. If you do, just do air fluff, no heat.
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