Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Fabulosity of Fleece :)

 I have to say that I really enjoy sewing fleece. It comes in so many colors and patterns and because it doesn't fray, it's just so fabulous to work with. When I went to the thrift store the other day I found an uncut McCalls pattern (7768) for 25 cents that has 10 different hats for infants, toddlers, and children. As soon as I saw the pattern I knew I wanted to make this one for my youngest grandson Gabriel. I can already picture his cute little grinning face with the deep dimples wearing this hat! I love the fleece I got on sale at Joann's last week for 1/2 price too! I also made another dinosaur for my grandson David who will be 3 years old next week. He talks about his imaginary dino friends all the time. Aparently he has 2 orange dinosaurs that he interacts with.
A few months ago I made him an orange dinosaur and I embroidered his name on the side. This orange dino has a different patterned fabric for the back scales and I embroidered "Two" on the side :) His Mommy is organizing a Dino themed birthday party for him and he'll be getting this new orange dinosaur to complete his set of 2 as well as dino jammies from us :)


  1. I love working with fleece too. It's so easy to work with. My daughter saw the dinosaur and loved it. I love the story behind having two orange dinosaurs. Very cute! Kids are so imaginative and creative. He will be so thrilled with his gifts!

  2. I like that fabric. Looks like the entrelac stitch in knitting.

  3. This made me chuckle! When I was working at JoAnns last year, I learned to absolutely despise fleece. I can't tell you how many thousands of yards of fleece I cut during that year....but I don't like it one bit :-) I'm glad others do.