We’ve had a few fur fabrics over the years and we’ve loved them all. However this reversible suede-backed faux fur fabric is truly exceptional in terms of its sheer luxury. It’s a substantial fabric but oh my goodness, it will keep you warm. And comforted. Cherished, even.
For all its substance our suede-backed faux fur fabric is still pliable to work with. We’d recommend a ‘sharp’ needle rather than a universal one due to the close weave of the faux suede backing. To call this an opaque fabric is something of an understatement but we hope you’ll see from this video that it has a beautiful swing and isn’t in the least stiff.
The luscious rich chestnut pile on this suede-backed faux fur fabric is dense and evenly cut at about 1cm in length. It’s a directional pile, laid down the length of the fabric, which you’ll need to bear in mind when you cut it. However this is a fabric that can be cut cleanly and requires no finishing at the edges. The suede backing is deceptive and equally luxurious in its texture and quality. We’d suggest that this is a fabric that could be worn either way round; you could also consider using the two sides of the fabric for different elements of your garment for contrast.
We haven’t yet used this suede-backed faux fur fabric but we’re taking a look to see if we couldn’t use it for our Coatigan Kit pattern, Kwik Sew 4192. We’re pretty certain it would work a treat although ideally we’d like to see if it was possible to set the sleeves in so that it could be worn either way round. A fully reversible version might be a challenge too far – but we’re sure it would work wonderfully as a single-sided version of this simple pattern. We can’t think of an easier way to achieve an almost-instant fur coat!
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning a fabric with this type of texture. Find out more on our About our fabric pages