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Terry-like fleece sheds
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Date: 8/4/12 3:03 PM

Hi ladies,
I am making bathrobes for my daughters from Joann's Ultra Cuddle fleece. It's very soft, but is is much more like terrycloth than fleece, as it sheds when cut.

I will have to finish all the seams, but they are nearly straight, as the pattern has raglan sleeves, so there's no armhole to deal with.

My preferred seam finish is a French seam, but I'm afraid that this fabric is just too thick for that. I don't have a serger, and it seems that a zigzag would add a lot of thread that might be scratchy or uncomfortable. I'm not even sure I could manage that anyway, because of the stretchiness of the material.

So I thought I might use something soft or slippery as a seam binding. I"m going to line the hood and pockets with something silky (not chosen yet), so I could make some bias binding and use that.

Anyone sewn this fabric before, or have other ideas on what type of seam finish might work well?

Thanks,
Rose

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Date: 8/4/12 4:16 PM

How about a Hong Kong finish. And for straight seams I don't think you need to cut it on the bias.

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Date: 8/4/12 4:19 PM

Do people still use "Seams Great"? It's a sheer nylon tricot that comes in rolls of 1" width if I remember correctly. It's used for finishing seams just as you've described.

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Date: 8/5/12 6:19 AM

Thanks for the ideas. I never heard of Seams Great, but after reading about it, think it would be perfect for this. 'found some at Nancy's Notions, and it's on its way!
Rose

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Date: 8/5/12 9:25 AM

I've never worked with this fabric. False flat felled seam might work.
-- Edited on 8/5/12 9:34 AM --

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