The Paws

I Had a lot of fun making these, tried to get them to look as much as real paws as I could, came pretty close too! :)

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I started on the paws by cutting the pieces for the hind paws, for the paw pads I used thin soft leather, and a thicker piece for the souls of the footpaws.

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The paw pads were sewn in place, as with the rest of the suit I sewn them in from behind to hide the stitching. The paw pads were cut a little larger than the holes in the base fur, care had to be observed when sewing in the pads so I didn't make any wrinkles or sew them in crooked.


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I then dyed the pieces for the toes and the top of the footpaw. Everything was sewn inside out then the claws were added as a finishing touch. Just before sewing the paws to the body of the fursuit I put in some padding in the paw pads to puff them put some.

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Finally I made the padding for the rest of the inside of the paw, I made little pillows so I could remove them and wash them when necessary without having to wash the whole thing. It made it a little more complicated to get my feet into the paws a minor drawback...

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Next the pieces for the forepaws were cut and dyed in pretty much the same manner as the hindpaws.