By Guest Blogger Paisley Hansen
About the Author: Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and is a freelance writer and expert in crafting, fleece fabric, and health and beauty. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading a good book.
When you reach into your closet to find something lightweight, warm and cozy, chances are you’re reaching for something made of fleece material. This soft material is common in blankets, sweatshirts and hoodies. It’s a wool alternative. It’s moisture wicking, breathable, soft to the skin and and easy to wash. Because of this, it is widely accepted as one of the world’s most popular material.
Here are four creative things I’ve discovered you can do with fleece:
Blankets and throws
From Craft Trends: “Colorblock” (Click Image for original post)
Have a queen-sized fleece blanket folded at the foot of your bed? Use it (instead of the top sheet) to pull over yourself as you rediscover the novel you just started. Need a Facebook break? Plop on down and snuggle up to your fleece blanket. How about that football game in the man cave? When the cave gets cold, grab a fleece blanket and cover up. And don’t forget, chances are good you can find a fleece proudly displaying the home team’s colors. Like to camp outdoors? Don’t forget the fleece blanket. It will come in handy around the campfire.
From “Sewing With Fleece” (Click Image for Original Post)
Your go-to gear for active lifestyles. A must for every parent, teen and baby! Running from soccer games to basketball practice? Fleece bottoms, for sure. On your way to the park? Grab the fleece hoodie. Snuggle time with baby? Good thing baby’s wearing those pink fleece, full-footed pajamas. Most companies are now making fleece clothing as the preferred gear for triathlons, bike races and cross country skiing. Browse online and you will find, if it touches the skin, its made in fleece, including those “hard to find” camo-colored fleece socks.
Save the sheep!
From “Little Fleece Cowl” (Click Image for Original Post)
Use the fabric as a wool alternative. Wool isn’t always the answer to staying dry, keeping the wind out and staying warm. In fact, wool can be damaged or broken if the sheep was stressed while growing it. It‘s itchy and doesn’t wash well. Some people have allergic reactions to wool. On the other hand, fleece maintains a constant thickness, making it not only a good option to repel the rain, but also keep body heat in. A fleece jacket can be the answer for virtually any outdoor activity.
Time to go to bed?
Pellon Cloud 9 Dream Fleece at CreateForLess.com (Click Photo for Product info)
Use it as a bed sheet. Fleece is lightweight, warm and comfortable. Who wouldn’t want to spend a third of their life sleeping on something lightweight, warm, and comfortable? Fleece maintains a moisture-wicking process so you’ll stay dry all night too. It’s machine washable, dries quickly and still look like new thanks to anti-pilling and anti-static enhancements. The material breathes well, making it an all-season bed sheet for both those snowy, cold winters and cool summer nights.
This time-tested, 24-hour material is destined to be an all-time favorite. Fleece material is soft to the skin, built tough, easy to wash and ready to move. It’s soft, lightweight, comfortable and creative.