I saw a sneak peek at the Black Friday ad for Jo-Anns Fabrics and guess what's going to be 75% off? FLEECE! Oh, I hope I don't get in trouble for telling you that. :)
So I thought I would share with you a sweet little pattern that I designed just for fleece fabric. It's a bolero jacket that folds together like fabric origami and is secured only with buttons. And since fleece doesn't fray, you can choose to finish the edges or not.
On the little blue jacket above, I cut small holes all around the edges (with a skip stitch blade) and then crocheted in them.
On this pink Button Up Bolero, I finished the edges with hand sewn blanket stitch.
This week I had NO TIME!!! so I made Cadie a little Button Up Bolero (with Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane Fleece) and I finished the edges with the blanket stitch on my sewing machine. By the way, I sewed her matching slouchy beanie hat using a free tutorial too.
I used heavy topstitching thread and increased the stitch length and width to as big as they would go. My sewing machine is pretty old. If you have a newer sewing machine, it might make a bigger, prettier blanket stitch.
And by the way, I'm getting a blog post ready that will be full of amazing online Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials. Make sure you come back Friday morning at 12am to see it!