Author Nancy Cornwell leads readers on a sewing expedition. Explore and discover endless project possibilities for the entire family. Sew a collection of fifteen projects for play, work, fashion, comfort, and warmth.
Marketed under various brand names, fleece fabric is an amazingly versatile material that is no longer limited to outerwear garments. Sewing expert Nancy Cornwell has spent years perfecting techniques and developing tricks for working with this sometimes tricky fabric. In Adventures with Polarfleece, she carefully explains all aspects of working with the material, including stitching basics, achieving no-hassle zippers and buttonholes, creating color-blocked patterns, adapting patterns not originally designed for fleece, mastering ready-to-wear finishing details, and adding class with designer details such as ultrasuede accents, sculptured looks, pin tucks, embroidery, and appliqué. Although the bulk of the book comprises tips and instructions for specific techniques and applications, there is also a chapter devoted to 15 step-by-step projects, from a jacket, vest, or cape to a "baby collection" of blanket, pillow, toy, and snuggle wrap. Even if you re used to sewing fleece garments from store-bought patterns, you ll find much to help perfect your technique and produce professional-looking results.