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Date: 10/11/08 10:00 AM

I want to make a couple fleece jackets and the pattern calls for a stretch bias binding for the hem. Joann's of course doesn't have it. Is there some place online that carries it?

I know I could make it but I'm lazy

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Date: 10/11/08 10:27 AM

I use lycra swimwear fabric for binding on fleece coats. That's what is on a lot of RTW coats as well. Really, you could use any thinner stretchy knit.

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Date: 10/11/08 8:13 PM

Wrights sells a packaged bias fleece binding that you can find at Joann's or Hancock's. I've used it on some of my fleece jackets, and it worked well. It's worth a try.

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Date: 10/11/08 8:21 PM

I went to a class at a sewing expo where the instructor (Emma Seabrooke) says she stocks up on swimsuit fabric at Jo-ann's which she uses to bind her knits.

I have some of that stretch binding for fleece. I bought it at Jo-ann's in the elastic section. You might want to check that section if you didn't already. I haven't bought any recently so I don't know if they still sell it.

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Date: 10/12/08 2:20 AM

Another vote for swimsuit lycra.

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Date: 10/12/08 7:10 AM

I agree with the other posters on using a thinner stretchy knit. But, don't cut it on the bias, the cross grain is where the most stretch on a knit is. It uses a lot less fabric too.

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Date: 10/12/08 8:16 AM

Thanks everyone. I did buy some swimsuit lycra to use but like I said was feeling lazy. Thanks for the tip on cutting it cross the grain, that will make it less of a hassle.

I'll also check out Joann's near the elastic. I was looking at the bindings area and of course no one there had a clue what I wanted.

My DS will be happy, he's been dying for me to make him a fleece jacket!
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Date: 10/12/08 9:04 AM

On rare occasion, I've seen packaged pre-cut lycra binding at Hancock's. It's also regularly stocked at Wazoodle in limited colors.

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Date: 10/12/08 10:42 AM

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My DS will be happy, he's been dying for me to make him a fleece jacket!

Oh, I really encourage you to make a fleece jacket. They are so much fun! Fleece is easy to sew and you can be creative with trim or adding a little zip to the design. If you can take a look at Rochelle Harper's Sew the New Fleece you'll have scads of ideas. Just make sure you have Wonder Tape on hand for the zippers.

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