Sewing is an essential skill when building a fursuit. Many people try to work around it, describing it as cumbersome and boring. However searching for alternatives might be more time- and money-consuming than just sitting down and getting it done.

Sewing by handEdit

Sewing by hand helps you to cope with little details on the head and larger markings on the fur. Practical stitches for fursuit building are commonly known as:

  • Whipstitch
good for almost invisible seams
  • Locking Whipstitch
good for almost invisible seams, more durable
  • Ladder Stitch
for joining fur from the outside, not very durable

Sewing with a machineEdit

A sewing machine comes in handy, especially when building a bodysuit since there are longer seams without much detail.