What Stitch do I use to sew fleece?
When using a sewing machine; select a size 12(80) Universal needle, for sewing most fleece fabrics. Set machine for a long stitch (8 to 10 stitches per inch). A straight stitch or narrow zigzag works best. It is often helpful to decrease the presser foot pressure if possible.
What setting should I use for fleece?
Turn your washing machine on to the gentle cycle setting using cool water. A gentle wash or rinse is all the fleece needs so as to keep the fibres soft and fuzzy. Warm or hot water on a strong cycle will degrade the quality and reduce the water proof resistance of the fleece over time.
Is fleece hard to sew?
Fleece fabric is a 100% polyester fabric with a fluffy nap. It is used for warm clothing and is a cheaper alternative to natural wool. Because it does not fray and has minimal stretch, it is easy to sew. While fleece is thick it is lighter than wool and thus is comfortable to wear.
How do you wash fleece so it doesn’t pill?
Wash your fleece in cold water on the delicate or hand wash cycle and then tumble dry on LOW or simply air dry. Click the picture for more tips! Do I have to tell you that ironing is a bad idea? Also, avoid bleach and fabric softener.
Why does fleece get rough?
The obstacle in fixing scratchy fleece is that this condition is often caused by the fabric’s synthetic fibers literally melting from high heat. They can form clumps that then harden when they cool, making the fleece feel rough and scratchy.
Should fleece be washed before sewing?
Should I pre-wash the fleece? Fleece does not shrink, fade or run so there is no need to prewash the fabric. It does not like to be ironed therefor if you need to press a seam flat, use a low setting with steam on and a pressing cloth.