My sister and I went to get some fabric yesterday so she can work on her first project. It was discussed and decided that fleece would make the best medium for a first project, since it requires minimal stitching and can be finished in her spare time before next weekend. I thought I’d show some fleece finishing styles that I’ve learned and share our projects here.
For my first project, I took an old piece of fleece we were using as a cat blanket at the end of our bed and added a bit more detail. Using a ruler, I snipped 4″ into the fabric on the two long sides. I didn’t want the decorative edging on the top, or bottom. Next I tied a simple knot at the base of each strip.
Voila! Simple and best of all, quick. Fleece is great for using on quilts too, they make a great backing for instant warmpth and snuggliness. I used black fleece as the reverse side to my cottage blanket.
On the couch, at the end of a bed or a simple gift. More fleecy styles to come, and wait until you see what I did with the scraps I trimmed from the edges.