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Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques

Make sewing with fleece simple! Tame the loft and stretch of these plush fabrics while using included patterns to create cozy cold-weather apparel.


Pattern Mailed to You
Pattern Mailed to You
Online Lessons
Online Lessons

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Class materials, including Cascade Mountain Pullover pattern (Please allow up to 14 business days in the US and up to 5 weeks internationally)
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Pattie Otto
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

Class Overview

Learn to cut, handle, seam and finish fleece with sewing instructor Pattie Otto. Start with how to choose the best fleece for your projects. Then practice laying out, cutting, stitching and hemming fleece as you create a fun beanie with the included multi-size template. Speedily sew two fleece mittens at once, and add stretchy ribbed cuffs for a snug fit. Sew up the comfy included Cascade Mountain Pullover pattern with tips for preventing seam stretching, adding pockets, inserting a perfect exposed zipper and finishing. Next, convert your pullover into a clever full-zip jacket with in-seam pockets, a collar, drop-shoulder sleeves and beautiful topstitching. Plus, learn pattern variations for your outerwear: Add a hood, create a vest, apply fold-over elastic trim and more! Discover how to sew fleece as you create warm, wonderful accessories and outerwear.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet pattern designer Pattie Otto and dive into the warm, fuzzy world of fleece. Pattie shares advice on choosing the right kind of fleece for your projects, from light layers to heavy-duty wind-blocking and moisture-repellent varieties. Get tips on laying out, marking and cutting out fleece and practice by starting with a simple beanie pattern.
2. Construction Basics: The Hat
3. Making Mittens
4. The Pullover
5. The Jacket
6. Finishing the Pullover & Jacket
7. Variations & Caring for Fleece

Taught by

Pattie Otto
Pattie Otto
Pattie Otto’s career has always been driven by creativity, and she currently designs for both embroiderers and sewists in her pattern line, Great Copy. She has taught extensively over the years, and especially enjoys sharing her machine embroidery and heirloom sewing expertise.