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Free Fleece Patterns - 50 designs!
Because fleece doesn't fray, it can appear to be an easy fabric to work with.
However, it can actually be a bit tricky. So here are a few things to keep in mind
when sewing fleece:
Because of its bulk, it's better to choose a simple pattern with very few seams or
design elements to it. And fleece has a subtle nap to it, so be sure to lay out all of
your pattern pieces in the same direction and/or use the “with nap” layout in your
Because fleece is somewhat thick, use longer pins when laying out your pattern
pieces. And you may also find it easier to cut your fabric in a single layer (just
remember to flip your pattern pieces over so you'll end up with two “opposite"
Use a longer stitch length to get smoother seams. And be careful when sewing
because stitches can be hard to remove. And because fleece is heat sensitive, don't
iron it. Instead, finger-press it only. You may also want to avoid the dryer and hang
your finished item to dry instead.
And because fleece doesn’t fray, there’s no need to finish your seams. However,
you may want to clip your seams with pinking shears or fold over and the edges of
your seams to give your item a more finished look. And fleece can produce a lot of
lint. Therefore, once your project is completed, be sure to clean your sewing
Sew fun fleece projects with this collection of fifty free fleece patterns & tutorials
gathered from all over the web.