Cozy, feminine and a little bit edgy, pink camo fleece fabric lends itself to a multitude of fun sewing projects. In fact, fleece is one of the easiest materials to work with. Whether you're making a handmade gift for a special girl or just want to create something cute for yourself, this material gives you plenty of options.
Where to Buy Pink Camo Fleece Fabric
If you're shopping in the fall or winter, you shouldn't have any trouble finding one or two styles of pink camo fleece in your local fabric store. However, the Internet is the best resource if you're looking for some unique designs. The following online retailers sell this type of fleece:
Projects Using Pink Camo Fleece
Fleece is an easy fabric to work with, since the edges don't unravel. This means you don't have to worry about loose threads or creating rolled hems. You simply have to give the edges a finished look.
The following projects are perfect for showing of the funky style of pink camoflage-printed fleece.
Cozy Camo Throw
It's easy to make a cozy throw with your fleece. You don't even need a sewing machine. To get started, gather the following supplies:
- Two yards of pink camo fleece
- Five skeins of embroidery floss in a coordinating shade of pink
- Embroidery needle
To make the throw, follow these steps:
- Lay the fleece fabric out, and make sure the corners are square. Trim off any excess fabric.
- Use the blanket stitch to sew all the way around the raw edges of the fleece. To make a blanket stitch, create a loop of thread going over the edge of the fabric. When you make the next loop, come back and pick up the previous loop with your embroidery floss.
- When you've sewn all the way around the outside, you're done. Sit back and enjoy your cozy throw.
Simple Pink Camo Hat
Pink camo nearly screams to be made into a cozy hat, and this project is perfect for seamstresses of all experience levels. To get started, assemble these supplies:
- Half a yard of pink camo fleece
- Sewing machine and thread
- Tape measure
Follow these steps to make this easy fleece hat:
- Measure around the widest part of the head. Add one inch to this measurement to find the width. Cut a fleece rectangle that is the width you found and about 12 inches tall.
- Hem one of the longer sides of the rectangle by folding the raw edge under about two inches and topstitching to hold it in place.
- Fold the rectangle in half the short way, matching the right sides together. Pin the seam, and sew half an inch from the raw edge. Set the hat aside.
- Cut a narrow strip of fleece about one inch wide by eight inches long. Try the hat on, and use the strip of fleece to gather the top into a stocking cap shape. Tie it securely with the fleece strip.
- Cut the portion of pink camo above the gathered area into many small strips. This creates a pom-pom. Trim the fleece tie to make it the same length as the other pieces.
Pink Camoflage Fleece Neck Wrap
You can soothe aching neck muscles with this easy neck wrap, which you can microwave for a minute or so. This cozy creation makes a wonderful handmade gift, and it's easy enough to be a starter project when sewing with kids. Gather the following materials to make your neck wrap:
- Quarter yard of pink camo fleece
- Measuring tape
- Scissors and pins
- Sewing machine and thread
- Dry rice
Follow these easy instructions:
- Cut a rectangle of camo fleece that is eight inches wide by 25 inches long.
- Fold the rectangle lengthwise with the right sides together. Pin the long seam.
- Sew half an inch from the raw edge to make a long tube. Sew one end of the tube closed.
- Turn the tube right side out, and fill three quarters of the way with dry rice. Turn in the raw edges on the open end, and pin it closed.
- Top stitch the open end to close it.
Caring for Fleece Fabric
Fleece is extremely durable, especially when you care for it properly. Don't iron the pink camo fleece as you're working with it or after your project is completed, since this can leave scorch marks on the surface. To avoid pilling, wash fleece items on the gentle cycle in warm or cold water and tumble dry on the low setting. If you take care of the items you make with fleece fabric, they'll add funky style to your home and wardrobe for years to come.