The most pampered of our fabric ranges, there’s a trick to keeping these needy girls and boys at their fluffiest and most gorgeous, and the secret lies in a stiff brush. Every few washes if you feel the fibres stiffening at all, wait till the fabric is dry then give it a loving brush until you feel it relax and return to its pampered self.
Polar Fleece Fabric Information
Soft and smooth to touch, our polar fleece is a wonderful fabric to use for making warm clothes, accessories, comfy nightwear and plush home furnishings. It's such a versatile fabric that lasts years, so it's ideal for children's gifts and other items that might endure a little wear and tear over time. The brushed surface creates a velvety texture that feels divine against the skin, so experiment making printed jacket linings, scarves or even seat covers for your next upholstery project. This is perfect for crafty, creative people who want to create something unique printed with their own patterns.
- Thick fleece fabric quality
- Permanent dye sublimation print
- Water repellent qualities
- Fire rated for nightwear
- Bright, bold colours
- Smooth brushed face
- Anti-pill (it won't bobble)
- Slight stretch makes it malleable
- Durable, strong & non-fray
- Good level of opacity
- Weight 285gsm
- Max print 1.56m
- 4 edge finishing options*
- Printed to order
- Ready in 1-2 days
Printing on Fleece - How it Works
This custom fleece is one of our favourites to print on as it's so soft, cuddly and warm. The process we use is dye sublimation, which bonds the ink to the fabric creating an everlasting print.
*When you design your own fleece, you'll have the option to choose 1 of 4 edge finishes: hemmed with black thread; hemmed with white threat, cut on the line or left in its natural form. Edges left as the fabric comes will be a rough cut, so if you'd prefer a neat, expert cut on the line, please choose that option.
Please note: your print is bold, bright and clear, but due to the brushed surface and raised fibres of fleece material, it's less sharp than fabrics with non-brushed faces.
How to Care for your Soft Fleece Fabric
Polar fleece needs a little pampering to keep it nice and soft. Machine wash at 30°c, dry flat and brush regularly so the fibres don't go stiff. Do not tumble dry or iron. For best results, use a clothes brush with soft, tightly packed together bristles, rather than a standard hairbrush. What you'll be pleased to know is that it's a waterproof fleece fabric, so repels water.
Fun Things to Make Using Printed Fleece Fabric
This textile is fire rated safe for nightwear, so why not rustle up a pair of cosy pyjamas owr a nightie for you or a loved one. If you're just starting out with sewing at home, start with a simple baby blanket or scarf that also doubles up as a gorgeous keepsake gift.
We see many customers using our waterproof fleece fabric for making gloves, hats, jogging bottoms and other outdoor gear. As it doesn't absorb moisture, you can create apparel that's suitable for winter - ideal for when you get caught in a downpour or playing in the snow!
If you've got an old cushion you're looking to restore, use this lovely soft fleece to make a cover. Scatter it on the bed or snuggle with it on the sofa for extra comfort.
Design your own polar fleece fabric and have fun making your own clothes, furnishings and crafts!