Donna Salyer's Fabulous Furs

20-POINT CHECKLIST

Donna Salyer's Fabulous Furs
Donna takes great pride in the craftsmanship and quality of Fabulous-Furs products. She instituted the 20-Point Checklist 30 years ago and is still used today!

CONSTRUCTION

 Pelt lines are straight, square and match as closely as possible
 Fur nap direction is uniform and per standard
 Facing fold matches pelt lines
 Hand baste edges to ensure seamless construction
 Mark chalk notches to ensure perfect and smooth seams
 Seam allowances are minimal for nearly invisible seams
 Free of fur pile for flat, inconspicuous seams

DETAILS

 Securely sew closures to ensure years of opening and closing
 Check closure location to be certain garment closes perfectly with hem edges aligned
 Pocket opening should be as inconspicuous as possible, positioned on a pelt or seam line
 Check that the pocket strip lies smooth and flat, without a break in stitching
 Ensure pocket layers don’t shift while sewing
 Take time to base fur hem before attaching lining. Together, two hems should support fur weight resulting in invisible finish

FINISHING

 Trim loose threads
 Lightly brush fur to ensure wrinkles and seams are smooth
 Remove excess fur fibers to reduce shedding
 Measure and compare to size charts to ensure fit
 Secure all closures
 Ensure garment hangs nicely on hanger
 Last look review with head of quality to ensure all is perfect
Donna Salyer's Fabulous Furs

20-POINT CHECKLIST

Donna Salyer's Fabulous Furs

Donna takes great pride in the craftsmanship and quality of Fabulous-Furs products. She instituted the 20-Point Checklist 30 years ago and is still used today!

CONSTRUCTION

 Pelt lines are straight, square and match as closely as possible
 Fur nap direction is uniform and per standard
 Facing fold matches pelt lines
 Hand baste edges to ensure seamless construction
 Mark chalk notches to ensure perfect and smooth seams
 Seam allowances are minimal for nearly invisible seams
 Free of fur pile for flat, inconspicuous seams

DETAILS

 Securely sew closures to ensure years of opening and closing
 Check closure location to be certain garment closes perfectly with hem edges aligned
 Pocket opening should be as inconspicuous as possible, positioned on a pelt or seam line
 Check that the pocket strip lies smooth and flat, without a break in stitching
 Ensure pocket layers don’t shift while sewing
 Take time to base fur hem before attaching lining. Together, two hems should support fur weight resulting in invisible finish

FINISHING

 Trim loose threads
 Lightly brush fur to ensure wrinkles and seams are smooth
 Remove excess fur fibers to reduce shedding
 Measure and compare to size charts to ensure fit
 Secure all closures
 Ensure garment hangs nicely on hanger
 Last look review with head of quality to ensure all is perfect