Sewing Fleece to Momentum...
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Ryan Gardner
(splproductions) - F - M

Locale: Salt Lake City, UT
Sewing Fleece to Momentum... on 11/16/2007 07:29:54 MST Print View

I want to make some headgear for quilt sleeping, something that will cover everything except my nose and mouth. (To make it multi-purpose I might make the face covering detachable so I can use it during waking hours).

Can I make the inside layer fleece, the next layer XP, and the outer layer Momentum? It seems like the stretch in fleece might make it hard to be sewn to a non-stretch fabric like Momentum.

Would this be a problem?

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: Sewing Fleece to Momentum... on 11/16/2007 10:40:12 MST Print View

I'm probably not the guy you want to listen to on this subject but, I do like to "mess around" with my cheap sewing machine to see what happens.

Here are a couple of ideas that will keep the thread going until someone that knows what they are talking about can chime in ...

You could try "gathering" the momentum along the seam as you sew which would basically supply more momentum length for stretch in the seam. And, use the zig-zag stitch, which allows for stretch in the thread of the seam.

Another option would be to sew the seam normally but of sufficient length so that the head piece would be the maximum size you would ever need. Then sew in a cord & cord-locks in the seam, so that you could cinch the hood down to a smaller size (or use elastic shock cord).

Sounds like you are working on a nice hood! Let us know how it comes out. Good luck!