Layering fabric provides instant visual depth to any sewing project. But today, I want to show you how to take layering to a whole different level. Let’s talk about adding dimension with the help of our friend, fusible fleece.
Adding Dimension with Fusible Fleece
I know, I know. This is something you are used to layering on the inside of a project and not have it exposed. Well, let me share that I use this stuff all the time! I love the way it pops my layered appliqués off the base fabric. Plus, the bonus is that it also comes in black for your darker colored fabrics. This little goodie provides an extra level of dimension and a layer of stability to your fabric. Two for one- Love IT!! Fusible fleece is readily available at your local fabric stores and on line. You can find out more information on here on Pellon’s site. One thing that they do not mention…. this buddy of mine is totally machine friendly, meaning, it will NOT gunk up your needle.
- If using to create an appliqué, fuse directly to the wrong side of fabric and carefully cut fabric to shape. Remember that this cut edge is your finished edge so cutting counts.
- This extra little layer is like magic! It even makes fussy cutting a breeze.
- Besides adding a quick layer of dimension, fusible fleece will also seal the edges of fabric and will reduce the frayed look.
One of my favorite projects to use fusible fleece on these personalized towels and tote bags. It really adds a layer of dimension and texture to the finished piece.
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