I love making softies with fleece. It’s sooooooo soft and cuddly and (mostly) easy to work with.
I say mostly. There are a couple of things you need to be careful of when you sew with it, and I show you in this video.
Update: After making this video I discovered sewing clips. Most people use them for binding quilts but they are AMAZING for holding fat fleece together – without distorting it like pins can. These are the ones I use. If you work much with fleece – get them. You will love them.
One thing I didn’t mention – buy the good stuff. It’s called no-pill or anti-pill fleece and it costs $1-2 more a yard and is totally worth it. Some of the less expensive fleeces can start to pill after only a little bit of play and they look pretty dang grubby pretty dang quickly.
I designed the Franklin the Fat Cat pattern especially for fleece – and that’s what you see me working on in this video. If you want to make your own you can get the pattern here.