I am a bit worried that I dont have enough fur...
how many yards of fur do you usually need for just a bodysuit.. no head or anything?
What would be a good material to use to style faux fur without harming it? What I have is a relatively long pile black fur, so I'm not worried about staining the material, but I wouldn't want it to become gummy or fall out. Hairspray? Acrylic paint? I'd like to twist it together in small, pointed clumps to simulate feather detail on the face.
The footpaw thing is just not coming together for me. I can easily make the base paw but I'm stuck on how to fur it properly. They have to be strong and durable which means sewing is a must. But I am confused on how to sew it.
The way I see it, there are two methods, cover the foam paw with a 'slipper' of fur and then create toe definition with yarn, similar to how teddy bear paws are made.
Or individually cover each toe with fur, *somehow* making it cover properly and be wrinkle free. It is this one that I am having difficulties with.
Is it easier if the toes are big? Any tips on covering each toe using a minimal # of seams?
There are plenty of footpaw tutorials, but every single one of them goes straight from the unfurred paw to the fully furred version while saying 'and then you fur it'. Is there something obvious that I'm missing?