There are no rules for fur direction on the gusset, Jeanne. I think most artists position that pattern piece so that the fur goes back because that's the natural direction on a real bear. I've been bear-making for 12 - 13 years and from the very start placed the gusset with the fur going down toward the muzzle. All of my bears have bangs (or fringe) and is just a part of my style. Others have done this also, so it's a matter of preference.