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Should I serge polar fleece with pile?

CColehour_ | Posted in The Archives on

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I’m making a jacket out of polar fleece that has a low sheepskin-like pile. I have a serger, but I have never used it (yet). I’m open to sewing the jacket with it, but am afraid that the pile might get caught in serger parts and complicate things. Or, I could just use it to finish the edges, but I’m not even sure the seam edges need to be finished, because this fleece doesn’t seem to ravel. I’m also considering making this jacket on my regular machine and using my serger for the first time on something more simple, like a knit skirt. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Clairezbo_ | | #1

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    Don't be afraid to try your serger on the polar fleece. You will love it. Try it on a scrap and see if you like the way it sews the seam. I use it on all my polar fleece and knits and on many other type of materials. Just experiment with it. I found this is the best way to get use to it. If you are brave and adventurious you will be having fun in no time. The Polar Fleece really needs this type of machine . You will have no problem with it feeding as this is part of what makes the serger so much fun. Just make sure you lift the foot, place the material under the foot and then put the foot down because of the thickness. Good luck and enjoy

    1. TJ | | #2

      *The other great advantage of using the serger on polar fleece is that the seam STRETCHES and will not pop and break the way a straight-stitched seam will with this fabric. Polar fleece and sergers were MADE for each other in my opinion. I second the previous advice; play with some scraps to get used to it, and then have fun!--TJ

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