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Fleece as Binding and Should I Stay Stitch neck
coracora
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Date: 2/11/12 6:49 PM

Fleece as Binding:
If I want to cut fleece strips for Binding should I cut on the bias or crossgrain?
Stay Stiching neck:
When sewing with fleece should I stay stitch as I would for other fabrics?

I am making my husband a nightshirt (yep he loves them) using fleece. I am trying to decide how to finish the neckline to make it comfortable. I usually use flannel with a faced neckline. I'm considering Serging the edge (it waves), Turning
it under and top stiching, Binding with Fleece not lycra or bias cut cotton.
Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
Thanks

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In reply to coracora

Date: 2/11/12 6:58 PM

Cut on the straightgrain, because it still may stretch. Stay stitching the neck? Always. The purpose of stay stitching is to keep the neck from stretching, aka preventing it from looking wonky, and thereby laying flat. The neck is the most likely to stretch in any garment, with any fabric. And yes, your thoughts about finishing the neck are right on. You can also use flannel cut on the bias and turned to the inside. But still stay stitch the neck!

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In reply to Miss Fairchild

Date: 2/11/12 7:01 PM

Agree - always stay-stitch the neck.

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In reply to Miss Fairchild

Date: 2/12/12 10:51 PM

Thanks for the responses. Just to clarify straightgrain vs crossgrain.
Staightgrain runs parallel to selveges?
Crossgrain is perpendicular to selveges?
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