Trimblecat (trimblecat) wrote in fursuit,
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Why is Hot gluing heads bad?

Hello guys! So I have a question. When it comes to fursuit heads, a lot of people talk about how bad it is to hot glue seams. I've noticed people talking about how they wouldn't want their clothes glued together--and I agree! Hot glue would be a terrible way to make a body suit.

But why is it bad on heads? Any time I see anyone hot glue a head it seems almost like a death sentence to the other makers. I don't get why, though. I mean I under stand that it's bad on body suits because they're constantly being stressed and worked in different ways as you move, but the fur on the head is glued down to foam or a balaclava, as a base so what's the big deal of lining up the fabric? Especially if you do it well enough that it's almost perfectly edge to edge? I mean some pieces I don't see seams all but that could be because my eyes are super untrained. =)

I don't mean to come across as challenging, but I really do want to know why it's better to sew instead of glue. (Also when you attach the front of a fursuit face, even if you do hand stitch it together do you you leave the edges of the sides unglued so you can stitch the back of the head onto it, or is it generally okay to allow that to be a glued seam?)

Thanks for answering!
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