Learn Six Ways to Dress Up Fleece Fabric
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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