Looking for speedy sewing projects? Search no further. Tune into Sewing With Nancy online or on PBS to learn how to sew fleecy fabrics, using my favorite sewing techniques. During this first episode, I’ll use simple sewing pattern shapes to create comfy accessories. Polar fleece, stretch fleece velour, and flat-back knits are just a few of the fabrics that can be transformed from yardage to fashion and home accessories in a short time.
The first accessory you’ll learn to create is the 2-in-1 scarf. As a scarf it hugs around your neck; as a hoodie it keeps you warm when the weather turns brisk. It’s a super-quick fleecy project—an ideal way to begin this mini series entitled, Fast and Fleecy Accessories.
When you feel chilled, the best way to be comfy is to layer with a fleece wrap. Designed to hug your shoulders, this wrap will assuredly stay in place. See how you can easily make this No-Slip Wrap with fleecy fabric.
Cozy, yet without being bulky, that’s what best describes the Cowl Scarf. Snapped closed, it hugs your neckline without layers under a coat or jacket. If buttons are more your style, add details with easy-to-sew buttonholes designed for knits.
Here’s a comfy scarf that requires no knotting or fasteners of any kind, making it less bulky. Best of all, it always stays tied.
Have any fleece waiting to be sewn? You can find easy instructions in the book/DVD by the same name, Fast and Fleecy Accessories.
Watch the first episode at Sewing With Nancy online.
Barbara Palmatier is the random winner of a Trace ‘N Create California Bag Template Set. Her comment regarding the Top 10 Creative Designer Bag Tips was:
I have never thought of making a purse with already quilted material. What a great idea. Saves so much time. Not only the quilting part, but it is already lined and batted. I also liked the secret support pocket at the bottom to put your valuables in. Keep your great ideas coming, Thanks, Barbara. P.S. Happy Quilting New Year!
Bye for now,