Thursday, 17 May 2012

Fleece Fabric: Important Things To Keep In Mind

Fleece Fabric has been rising in popularity quite rapidly for the last three or four years. While it has long been a staple of many homes, it has never been this popular. Some attribute this to an evolving economy in that lots of people have been "making more and spending less." People have been making things like no-sew fleece blankets, fleece scarves, beanies, dog beds, sugar glider beds, pillow cases, the list goes on. By doing so they have saved a reasonable amount of money, and enriched their lifestyle. Having A DIY mindset is essential for the human race to thrive. Although I par take in capitalism, it is still unhealthy to rely completely on other people. Having the ability to make things for oneself is practical in oh so many ways.

A couple facts on fleece:

  • The majority of fleece fabrics are made from knitted polyester.
  • Fleece is light-weight and warm at the same time.
  • Wind resistant and water repellant.
  • Good Fleece is quite durable and should be anti-pill.
  • No pre-washing is needed.
  • Fleece tends to curl to the right when pulled on selvages.
  • It curls to the wrong side when pulled on the cross grain so mark the wrong side when sewing.
  • For lightweight fleece you can use a medium needle, with heavy fleece try a ballpoint.

Once you made some beautiful things you need to keep them nice and clean so...

How to clean fleece:

  1. Turn the garment inside out and wash with warm water, not hot.
  2. It is not recommended to use most liquid detergents with fleece fabric, if you have to, only use a tiny bit.
  3. Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
  4. Do not dry clean.
  5. When done washing, just shake out some of the water and hang it up. Or you can toss it in the dryer on tumble.

If you do decide you want make something then you'll need to good resource, it's important to shop around so site like amazon and eBay are great. If you don't like those sites you can go somewhere like here for your fleece fabric if you'd like.

Whether one's trying to save a few bucks, or if you just want to be a more crafty person, I encourage you to employ fleece, it really is a versatile fabric. Sweaters, blankets, gloves, car seat covers, the possibilities are endless. Another wonderful thing about fleece is that seems to have become popular to make gifts for charity out of it. This kind of gives anyone an excuse to make something out of it, even if you don't need it for yourself there are thousands of needed people awaiting your home made fleece gifts.

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