Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Fleece

Fabrics 101:
Embroidering on Fleece

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.


Fleece is warm and cozy, and is a great fabric to use for sewing and embroidery projects because it comes in a variety of colors, weights, and thicknesses. Follow these tips and tricks to learn the best way to embroider on fleece for excellent results!
 
Project Needs & Notes:

- Fleece fabric, blanket, vest, or other item
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Water-soluble stabilizer
  (lightweight to use as a topping,
   heavy-weight to use as a backing)
 

Free video with instructions on how to embroider on fleece.


Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Fleece is composed primarily of polyester, and it's soft and fuzzy. You'll find it in blankets, vests, pullovers, mittens, and scarves.

To test the quality of the fleece, stretch it. A good-quality fleece will snap back quickly. Lower-quality fleece will contract more slowly.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Fleece is stretchy, so cutaway stabilizer is the best choice. It will keep the fleece from shifting and stretchy while the hoop is moving around.

Use a medium-weight stabilizer (2.5 - 3 ounces).

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Place a piece of water-soluble stabilizer on top. This prevents the stitches from sinking down into the nap of the fleece.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Hoop all three layers together -- stabilizer, fleece, and topping. Hooping all three layers together guards against shifting and gaps in the stitchout.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
A size 11 or 75/11 embroidery needle is an excellent choice for fleece. 

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
After embroidering, unhoop the fleece.

You may see a ring left by the hoop. This is normal, and occurs when the hoop presses down on the fabric. The ring will come out when the item is washed, or you can steam it, too.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Tear the water-soluble stabilizer away from the top.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Cut the stabilizer away from the back. Leave about 1/2" around the design.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
This example shows the Fa La La Flutterby Wreath on the front of the pullover.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
The coordinating Fa La La Flutterby Border is a beautiful addition to the back, too.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
If you have a very light design, you can use water-soluble stabilizer on the front and back, and then the embroidery will be reversible.

Toile designs are an excellent choice for this technique. In this example, I'll stitch a storm of snowflakes onto a fleece travel blanket.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Hoop the fleece between two pieces of heavy-weight water-soluble stabilizer, such as Sulky Ultra Solvy.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the top.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Embroider the design. The toile snowflake is light, so the heavy-weight water-soluble stabilizer is fine support for the fleece.

Avoid Redwork or linework designs, because those types of designs will sink into the fleece.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
After embroidering, cut the excess water-soluble stabilizer away from the front and the back.

Soak in water, or launder, to remove the rest.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
The trio of snowflakes on this blanket creates a wintry, fashionable look. They're all from the A Toile Snowflakes Design Pack.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Fleece comes in a wide variety of colors, and it's wonderful to use in a wide variety of garments and home decor projects, too.

This is the Squeeze Me Fleece pillow. Project instructions show the steps for making this cozy cushion.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
This fleece pillow has a pocket for tucking magazines, e-readers, and more. Project instructions are here.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Fleece hats keep heads and ears warm while playing in a winter wonderland. The on-the-edge designs are adorable additions.

Find the tutorial right here.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
We repeated a design over and over again on this fleece poncho. The design has only four color changes, so it was quick to stitch.

See the steps for making this poncho in the tutorial here.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
It's fun to stitch coordinating designs on the fronts and backs of pullovers and vests.

This vest features a dancing dachshund on the front.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
The Wrapped Up in Winter Dachshund was the perfect design to add to the back.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Jewel tones are an excellent contrast to the charcoal grey fleece. The design is Koros Flower 1.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
The Koros Flower Spray design adds a bold and bright look to the back of the vest.


Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Fleece

Fabrics 101:
Embroidering on Fleece

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.


Fleece is warm and cozy, and is a great fabric to use for sewing and embroidery projects because it comes in a variety of colors, weights, and thicknesses. Follow these tips and tricks to learn the best way to embroider on fleece for excellent results!
 
Project Needs & Notes:

- Fleece fabric, blanket, vest, or other item
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Water-soluble stabilizer
  (lightweight to use as a topping,
   heavy-weight to use as a backing)
 

Free video with instructions on how to embroider on fleece.


Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Fleece is composed primarily of polyester, and it's soft and fuzzy. You'll find it in blankets, vests, pullovers, mittens, and scarves.

To test the quality of the fleece, stretch it. A good-quality fleece will snap back quickly. Lower-quality fleece will contract more slowly.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Fleece is stretchy, so cutaway stabilizer is the best choice. It will keep the fleece from shifting and stretchy while the hoop is moving around.

Use a medium-weight stabilizer (2.5 - 3 ounces).

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Place a piece of water-soluble stabilizer on top. This prevents the stitches from sinking down into the nap of the fleece.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Hoop all three layers together -- stabilizer, fleece, and topping. Hooping all three layers together guards against shifting and gaps in the stitchout.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
A size 11 or 75/11 embroidery needle is an excellent choice for fleece. 

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
After embroidering, unhoop the fleece.

You may see a ring left by the hoop. This is normal, and occurs when the hoop presses down on the fabric. The ring will come out when the item is washed, or you can steam it, too.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Tear the water-soluble stabilizer away from the top.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Cut the stabilizer away from the back. Leave about 1/2" around the design.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
This example shows the Fa La La Flutterby Wreath on the front of the pullover.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
The coordinating Fa La La Flutterby Border is a beautiful addition to the back, too.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
If you have a very light design, you can use water-soluble stabilizer on the front and back, and then the embroidery will be reversible.

Toile designs are an excellent choice for this technique. In this example, I'll stitch a storm of snowflakes onto a fleece travel blanket.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Hoop the fleece between two pieces of heavy-weight water-soluble stabilizer, such as Sulky Ultra Solvy.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the top.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Embroider the design. The toile snowflake is light, so the heavy-weight water-soluble stabilizer is fine support for the fleece.

Avoid Redwork or linework designs, because those types of designs will sink into the fleece.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
After embroidering, cut the excess water-soluble stabilizer away from the front and the back.

Soak in water, or launder, to remove the rest.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
The trio of snowflakes on this blanket creates a wintry, fashionable look. They're all from the A Toile Snowflakes Design Pack.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Fleece comes in a wide variety of colors, and it's wonderful to use in a wide variety of garments and home decor projects, too.

This is the Squeeze Me Fleece pillow. Project instructions show the steps for making this cozy cushion.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
This fleece pillow has a pocket for tucking magazines, e-readers, and more. Project instructions are here.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Fleece hats keep heads and ears warm while playing in a winter wonderland. The on-the-edge designs are adorable additions.

Find the tutorial right here.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
We repeated a design over and over again on this fleece poncho. The design has only four color changes, so it was quick to stitch.

See the steps for making this poncho in the tutorial here.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
It's fun to stitch coordinating designs on the fronts and backs of pullovers and vests.

This vest features a dancing dachshund on the front.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
The Wrapped Up in Winter Dachshund was the perfect design to add to the back.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
Jewel tones are an excellent contrast to the charcoal grey fleece. The design is Koros Flower 1.

Free project instructions for embroidering on fleece.
The Koros Flower Spray design adds a bold and bright look to the back of the vest.


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