If you’re looking for something that will keep you cozy, but will also put out a statement, faux fur is the way to go. Faux fur can be used in so many different ways and is most commonly used today in home decor such as rugs and blankets, and clothing such as jackets, scarfs. Faux fur is also commonly used on clothing to add a little bit of texture of detail to any outfit.
Just like real fur, faux fur will help keep your warm on chilly nights, without harming animals. It is also astronomically cheaper than real fur as well. If you’re interested in working with faux fur, it’s definitely a type of material that you don’t want to skip out on quality to save a little bit of extra money. Faux fur can look incredibly cheap, very easily which is why it’s important to find great quality.
The Pile Depth
Faux fur is available in a variety of different pile depths, from less than an inch to several inches long.
Finish of the Fur
There are different finishes such as dense shags or fine fur.
It should be noted that faux fur tends to shed. The higher the quality, the less likely it will shed
Make sure to check the width to ensure it’s suitable with your sewing project
We’ve done the hard work for you and below listed some of the best faux fur fabrics you can purchase.
This faux fur from The Fabric Exchange is a very high quality, long pile white shaggy fur. It would be absolutely stunning as an accent rug, throw pillow, or even a jacket. It’s definitely a statement piece fabric and can add a bit of a ‘pop’ to any space or outfit.
Since it’s a long pile, it’s extremely soft to the touch and with the white color, it’s neutral and can complement just about anything. The great thing about this faux fur is that it doesn’t look so faux. It’s incredibly soft and very easy to work with.
This Gray Frost Faux Fur is absolutely stunning. It’s 80% acrylic and 20% polyester, combining to make a pretty durable, universal fur that can be used on a variety of different sewing projects. It’s 60” wide and sold by the yard and cut to order.
The downside to this fabric is that it does need to be hand washed or dry cleaned, but that’s common with most faux furs. It also sheds a little bit which was a concern for a few customers in the reviews.
If you’re looking for a fur that’s a bit deeper and luxurious looking, this Faux Wolf Fur is absolutely stunning. This faux fur is extremely soft and very well constructed. It’s also super easy to care for with being machine washable. It’s made up of 80% acrylic and 20% polyester and is sold by the yard or cut to order allowing you to create projects of all sizes with this gorgeous faux fur.
Customers have noted that there’s a little bit of shedding with this faux fur, but that’s to be expected with most faux furs. Other than that, this fur is an excellent choice for your next sewing project!
If you’re looking for something a little less realistic, but incredibly fun, these faux fur fabrics from Bianna Luxury are perfect! From Bubble Gum Pink to Candy Lime Green, Bianna Luxury has a wide variety of vibrant faux furs that is sure to make any project “pop!”
The only downside is that they don’t sell by the yard, but instead different measurements such as 30” x 36”, 20” x 20” or 12” x 12”. So if you’re looking to add a fiery red color to your faux leather jacket or some Sapphire Blue fur to your knit hat, this is a great option for you!