I watched the Sewing With Fleece class by Pattie Otto. There were lots of great tips and tricks. I decided to try out the hats and mittens and made some for the grand kids. I have been sewing for over 40 years, but didn't have much experience with fleece. This class gave me some great pointers and I completed several hats and mittens. The fleece was purchased on sale, so each hat and mitten pair was very inexpensive.