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Date: 2/17/05 4:51 AM

Hi again everyone,

I'm making a fleece jacket (an Ottobre mag. pattern) & it calls for iron on interfacing on the facings. What do I use? I'm going to do some testing, but I've never ironed fleece so I'm a bit nervous that it will melt or something.

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Date: 2/17/05 5:21 AM

Hi Mel,
I have made a fleece jacket recently and I used sheer weft on the facings. It gives a bit of body without being stiff. I also use it for collars and tab fronts on lycra polo tops. I bought it at Cleggs, Elizabeth St , Melbourne. I also noticed some in my local Spotlight when standing in the queue a few weeks ago. [I had a big whinge to them about 5 years ago as they only stocked vilene seems like it did some good] I use a press cloth so it dosn't come in direct contact with the iron.
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Liz
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Date: 2/17/05 7:25 AM

Fleece has enough body to not need interfacing. Many RTW fleece garments don't have any and I never use it.

It's a matter of personal taste, but I prefer that the facings drape along with the rest. Interfacing could make them stand away from the main pieces and look too noticeable.

You could use some scraps to make a double layer piece with one layer smaller and slightly contoured, so you can see how it will show through.

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Date: 2/17/05 10:28 AM

Mel, I make a lot of fleece things, and never use any interfacing.

If you fondle some RTW fleece garments, I think you'll find that the industry doesn't interface much, either. It's just another of those cases where the pattern companies haven't caught up with what's really happening out there.

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Date: 2/17/05 10:41 AM

I certainly agree with Elona! Malden Mills instructions for working with their fleece include a warning to Never iron fleece. I made a zippered vest with a mandarin-type collar, it has been thru washer & dryer *Mega* times & it still stands "proud & true"!
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Date: 2/17/05 12:00 PM

Mel,

I recently made a fleece jacket from Ottobre (perhaps the same one?) and I did use the interfacing on the facings. I decided to use it since it provided the support for the buttonholes (or, in my case, snaps). I used Armo Weft and just ironed it on very lightly. I used a low heat and "tapped" it on the fabric rather than really pressing it. Since my interfacing was lightweight and only a thin strip was used, I don't feel that it affected the drape of the jacket at all.

Hope that helps!

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Date: 2/17/05 1:04 PM

I am in the midst of making Kwik sew 2560 which is a double layered fleece coat with buttonholes. It specifically tells use to use NON fusible interfacing and tells you how to put it in. It doesn't seem too stiff -- I used armo weft I think. I am going to use fairly large buttons, so I think I'm going to add even a little more stabilization to keep it from stretching.

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Date: 2/17/05 3:02 PM

Buttonholes can be interfaced individually, and the backing cut in an oval so it doesn't show through with pointy corners.

Since I avoid interfacing in general I tend to dip into my bag of ultrasuede scraps for buttonhole stabilizers in fleece. Works great and you can use it for a surface detail instead of hiding it inside the facing.

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Date: 2/17/05 3:40 PM

Thanks everyone!

Karen, it's a baby girl's a-line jacket with rib trim on the collar & pockets, it might be from 3/04? I'm doing it in lime green with magenta bindings.

Mel

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Date: 2/17/05 4:36 PM

Sounds like the same one I made! Check out my review. I really like the way it turned out and my daughter wears it almost every day.

-Karen

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