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Learn Six Ways to Dress Up Fleece Fabric

Threads magazine - 74 – Dec. 1997/Jan. 1998
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Garment designers and home sewers alike tend to think of versatile Polarfleece as a practical fabric that’s ideal for the most basic garments. But it’s also great for embellishing! Given its non-raveling edges and thick, cushy texture, fleece takes easily to an impressive range of embellishment and, in fact, makes many techniques even easier than they are on other fabrics. From free-motion stitching to appliqué, decorative topstitching, twin-needle mock rib, corded edges, and hot-cut nylon overlays, Rochelle Harper shows you some of the fun embellishments you can try.

Most of these easy techniques apply equally to Polartec and other brands of outerwear fleece. Add these ideas to your “toolbox” of techniques, and keep experimenting!

From Threads issue #74

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  1. AlexaQuinn1 | | #1

    Really glad I came across this site! This past winter I have decided to get involved in working with fleece and it actually was a fun experience in which I will continue to work with. I agree with what was stated above in that it is easy to work with and you can make embellishments with the fabric. I used this fleece fabric to make some great blankets for myself and sweaters for my two pugs! I do want to become more creative and put together a hoodie like this one that I found on here though! Looking forward to seeing more tips on here, I think I am going to have to sign up to become a threads insider!

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