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Fox tail tutorial 3 by TwirlyFoxy Fox tail tutorial 3 by TwirlyFoxy
#3 part of tutorial- Cutting out ur pattern

For me, cutting fur is a nightmare. (i use faux fur btw >.>)
but i found a technique that prevents a lot of the fur
damage that can come with using scissors on ur precious
(and expensive) fur. it takes a little for time, but well worth
it, unless u want to sacrifice cutting some fur in the process,
then go ahead :). anyways... where was i, oh right, it's easier if i bullet it out again.

:bulletorange: I used sharp fabric scissors, these i highly
recommend for cutting ur fur, i've heard others use razor
blades with the fur placed on some cardboard and that will
prevent fur damage as well, but not everyone has a sharp
enough razor to cut through fur, and it seems sorta
dangerous if u don't know what ur doing. :p

:bulletorange: Take ur fur outside, or if its raining, in ur
garage with a trash bag.

:bulletorange: Start cutting around ur line (make sure its the
line thats one inch from ur seam line) but DON'T cut like ur
cutting paper trying to use the whole length of the scissors,
this will result in cutting off fur which is unnecessary.

:bulletorange: instead use only the first few centimeters of
ur scissors, even millimeters if ur really patient (though
thats not necessary) and only cut at the weaved cloth part
of the faux fur that the fur is attached to (i hope that makes
sense) the base of the fur basically :) this way u do not cut
off many hairs :)

:bulletorange: when ur done cutting admire ur pieces of ur
tail and then shake them out so that any lose hairs will stay
in the trash (or outside... <.<) instead of all over ur house.

NOW GO INSIDE! xD lol it is necessary! and click on the next
link for the next part of the tutorial, I'm gonna be dying my fur with kool-aide to make it more brown on top, and more yellow on the bottom to match my fursona so this next step is optional

faux fur was bought online here -----> [link]

[link]<---Beginning [link]<--previous / next---> [link] Finished--->[link]

any questions? send me a note on my active account here :iconsucittarsucivron:

tutorial (c) me

may use pattern i'd love if u could provide a link back to one
of the parts of the tutorial, i'd love to see what u've done! :)
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ConnorSparda Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dont tell me this is really made of fox because that will make me sad because the deserve to live D:
SucittarSucivron Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
no worries! All faux fur!
sorry for random late reply... I moved accounts years ago and hardly check this tutorial.
ConnorSparda Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good.. I was scared it was real fox fur! Killing animals for their coat is just murder! ><
DarkFoxDragon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I see the link for the faux fur, and I went to the site and found all the fur fabrics, but which one exactly is the one that you used? The pictures they have on the site aren't very good for colour detail...

This is a fabulous tutorial, by the way, I'm totally excited to go make my own tail! xD
TwirlyFoxy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
They changed their patterns since i made my purchase there.
But it was a long fur faux fabric and it was originally named "dormouse"
the closest one i could find was called brown wolf

PM me on my active account :iconsucittarsucivron: if you have any more questions
and good luck on your tail! :)
seiko-neko Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
such awesome!! there is such a long time i try to find one for my cosplays^^!!!!
TwirlyFoxy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
TY :)
WolfAttacker Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Artist
Omg the fur is amazing x.x

i make tails to <3 i tried ears and sewed them onto a hat but it failed lol so i took them off :C

~ your tails are very nice and so are the ears <3 my tails come out ok, but i need to try your way and see what way comes out better for me lol
TwirlyFoxy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Haha the fur better be :XD: it was so expensive. :o though
now i'm aiming to change hue of the coat

i haven't sewn ears to a hat yet, but i'm sure its fun! ;)
how did it not work? can i help? i might know how to fix maybe :)

thank you :), though i personally don't like the last one i
made, which is why i'm making a new one and trying this design.
Idk if it works yet, im flattered u want to try my design :blushes:
but wait tell the tutorial is done and i worked out all the kinks,
i'm still experimenting and changing things from my old design to make
this one more lifelike, durable, and sturdy/bouncy :D

thanks for watching me! u'll get all the updates from this project :)
WolfAttacker Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Artist
i free handed the ears lol i didnt take much time with them ~first time on them~ lol

your design looks better than mine lol
im going to post a pic of one soon i think

~ i was looking and you put fur ball looking thing at the end to make it sturdy, i just get the fur ready stuff it and sew the top and put a ring for a belt area lol (((sorry im so confuseing when it comes to explaining lol)))

~np :3
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