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What is faux fur? And more specifically, what is faux fur fabric? As a wholesaler of faux fur fabric, we get asked this question on a regular basis. But before we dive into what faux fur fabric is, let’s be clear: our faux fur is free from animal products, and no animals were harmed in the production of our faux fur.
Now the business is out of the way (whew!), let’s define what faux fur is.
Faux fur is literally exactly what it sounds like — it’s fake fur. It’s generally a knitted, synthetic fabric made from a blend of acrylic and polyester fibers that’s available in virtually endless colors and patterns, and well as different weights and pile heights. So, if you’re looking for a bright pink, luxury shag fur, we have you covered.
Hello! My name is Donna and I am a Brand Ambassador for Shannon Fabrics. Today, I’m sharing this cute Ellie Elephant pattern from Funky Friends Factory. The idea behind making this stuffed animal was to make a gift to give to an older sibling when giving a newborn baby a baby blanket. It’s a fun way to include the sibling in welcoming the new baby!
Minky plush fabric is one of the most versatile and useful fabrics around. Not only is minky super soft, durable and available in a wide range of colors and patterns, but it can be used in ways you might not expect.
Before we get into these fun sewing projects, let’s first define what “minky” fabric is.
Minky is the general term for unbranded microfiber plush fabrics, and these fabrics are usually made in either China or Korea. Here at Shannon Fabrics, we sell Cuddle® minky fabric, which is trademarked by us and made in Korea with a high-quality, thicker pile (and a two-way vs. four-way stretch).