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sewing with fleece/velux

franny61 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi there, this is something new for me, but I found some discussion on fleece. and I have a question.  I’m making housecoats for my two  adult daughters for Christmas, and  got a  good deal on Velux blankets at Costco. I have one cut out, and am debating  whether to sew it on my serger, or just use a long stitch on my lock stitch machine.  The reason I’m asking, there is fine  fluff all over the  place already, and I’m an asthmatic, so wondering if I should wear a  mask while sewing.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



  1. suesew | | #1

    I think wearing a mask makes wonderful sense. I'm repairing a down filled jacket this morning and I will be wearing a mask and handling it as little as possible. I will also be vacuuming the room and machine as soon as I'm done.

  2. glimgirls | | #2

    I have a different question about fleece.  I want to make a jacket that is ultrasuede on the outside and berber fleece on the inside.  I need to adhere or glue the two fabrics together.  I plan to glue first, cut out, and sew the seams to the outside so that the fleece is visible.  I would like the glue to be permanent and maybe washable.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

    1. stitchmd | | #3

      Fabric like this is manufactured. It used to be available at Hancock Fabrics, though I don't know if they carry it any more. I recently saw an ad for throws made of it, which would provide very usable, wide pieces. Glueing these layers together by hand sounds messy and not worth the effort. If you can't find the pre-made you could handle the two layers with the suede as an underlining.

      1. VeraK | | #4

        You can get this fabric, called sherpa, from Linda MacFee - I believe http://www.macheeworkshop.com is her address.  She also has great patterns with which to use the sherpa.

    2. ElonaM | | #5

      glimgirl,Malden Mills makes wonderful fabrics of the type you are looking for. Their online prices are surprisingly low, their phone reps are friendly and helpful, shipping is extremely reasonable, and the packages arrive in a timely way. NAYY, but this is the place to shop!http://www.maldenmillsstore.com/.

      1. ixs | | #6

        I have been to the Malden Mills factory store.  So much to choose from. 

        Plus, they INVENTED polar fleece, and it is an American-made fabric.  They also paid their employees while they rebuilt their burned factory. 

        Great story of American success.

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