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Tuesday, December 11

Experiment #1: fleece fabric

I've been experimenting with different type of sewing project for the past few months, using various fabrics. One of them is fleece.

Fleece is a durable and soft fabric, usually used to make blankets, hats and so on. It is a man-made fabric, usually made from polyester. A bit expensive compared to flannel, but still... affordable. I think it's perfect for  plushies and pillow-making as it is veeeery soft and comfy, light-weight, fast-drying and sturdy compared to flannel.

Since fleece is part of the stretch knit family of fabrics, I'm not sure if it can be machine embroidered. And after a series of unauthorized tryouts on my customers' pillow orders (hehe), I can say it works okay. I just need to pay extra attention to it, especially when loading the fabric on embroidery hoop, and while embroidering. Yes, it's easier to apply embroidery on flannel (for now). But I believe that will change over time, once I get the hang of it :)

Here's a few things I made with fleece:
(click to see larger image)

Pillows: 1. cupcake pillow (will be added to the catalog later)
2. doodle pillow (illustration provided by the customer ♥)

Plushies: 1. Awan the sheep 2. Rabbit plushy for my niece

Pencil case

So, which one is your favorite? Do let us know :)

p/s: Close-up picture on each product will be added later, once I finish editing them.

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