Online Sewing Class: Restyling with Exposed Zippers
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Sewing Techniques and Tips > Sewing with fleece ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Sewing with fleece
SabineH
SabineH
Manitoba CANADA
Member since 9/16/12
Posts: 2
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 9/22/12 1:37 PM

Hi everyone, I have been looking for a kids pajama pattern for quite some time and I found Kwik Sew 3604 Boys and Girls Pajamas that looks like what my daughter wants. However the pattern says it is for for light and woven fabrics only. I am going to buy fleece to make the pajamas. Is there any modification I should do? Should I make the pajama 1 size bigger? Let me know!

Pj3g
star
Pj3g  Friend of PR
Member since 2/14/11
Posts: 714
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 9/22/12 3:20 PM

I went to look at the pattern and I think using fleece would be fine.

In addition, I noticed this pattern had 2 reviews for it. In this review she states that she has also used fleece with this pattern with great success.

The pattern appears to have plenty of ease built into it, so no I would not make any modifications to it.


-- Edited on 9/22/12 3:22 PM --

------
Thank you Lord for my mother who taught me the joy of sewing, for my father and husband who encouraged my sewing, for the talent You gave me to sew, and for all the special people in my life to sew for.

Sauvage
star
Sauvage  Friend of PR
Member since 7/22/09
Posts: 761
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 9/22/12 3:58 PM

Fleece may be thick, but it is also stretchy (from side to side). That will add to the ease! Use big, 3 mm stitches...

------
Jeanne
2015 inventory:
Yards sewn: 15
Yards purchased: 0

"People....so much bigger on the inside." Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife," 6.04, by Neil Gaiman.

SewPerfect
star
SewPerfect  Friend of PR
North Carolina USA
Member since 1/6/04
Posts: 192
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:
Send Message

      
thumbsup 3 members like this.



Date: 9/23/12 2:21 PM

Fleece will be fine, you don't have to alter the sizing, at least I never have. When I sew fleece pj's I serge the seams for less bulk. If you do not have a serger you can still get the serged effect by trimming the seam allowances to a approximately 3/8 inch and use the mock serge stitch that most sewing machines have.

Also, do not use pour in fabric softner or fabric softner sheets when washing/drying fleece! The softner causes fleece to pill more and makes the surface of the fleece feel icky and not as soft over time.

------
Happy Seams to you....until we meet again!
In the corral: Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2, Bernina 931 Record, Brother PQ1500S, Brother XR1355, Singer 15-91, Pfaff serger

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Techniques and Tips >> Sewing with fleece

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Understanding Knit Fabrics
Understanding Knit Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Class Details

Simplicity 2975

photo
by: Sheila457

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Renaissance Cape Pattern Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Renaissance Cape Pattern Pattern

Pattern Details
Victoria Jones Collection Pattern 104

Victoria Jones Collection Pattern 104

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.