Stoffvorstellung Nr. 9 - Wollfleece

Fabric presentation no. 9 - wool fleece

The days are gradually getting shorter, the evenings cool again. The first colorful leaves are already falling from the trees and in the morning the morning dew glitters and reflects the slightly warming rays of the sun. It's autumn again and I snuggle up in my warm and cozy wool fleece jacket.
A wonderfully soft, cuddly organic wool fleece made from merino wool (organic and mulesing-free), extra wide at 150 cm and nice and thick at 300 g/m².
Temperature-regulating, hardly attracts dirt or odors and only needs to be washed if it is very dirty - otherwise airing or tapping is sufficient.
Also ideal for any baby clothing, such as overalls and slippers, jackets, pants, waistcoats, hats and cozy loops are also sewn with pleasure.
Of course, a dream for children and adults too - and you even like to sew cloth diapers with the fleece!
Pay attention to the right side of fleece, as this is more robust and fluffy and, in the case of a garment made up of several parts, will eventually be visually noticeable when the left arm is less fluffy than the right arm.
How to recognize the right side:
1.Pay attention to the selvage before cutting. Here you can see the still unfleeted loops on one side and a smooth surface on the other side. The sides with the loops should therefore face outwards.
2. Look at the cut fleece at the raw edge. One side is then usually clearly visible much thicker
3. Stretch the fabric across the width. It then unrolls onto the less robust side. This is also a good mnemonic - imagine you're sewing a skirt out of fleece. Then, of course, you don't want the fleece to roll up and out when you wear it and then end up with a daisy duck skirt at the back, but rather that it rolls up a bit inwards.
Sewing Notes:
* prewash - goes well in a pillowcase to protect the fleece
* can be sewn raw (with raw edges).
* Super stretch needles
* Sewing machine (use walking foot and reduce presser foot pressure if possible)
* Overlock (possibly set differential feed higher, against wave formation)
* sew with stretch stitch
* Don't forget to iron (always applies to every fabric)

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