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[UPDATE 11/26/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member nikkihuffman for winning this giveaway!

Comment on our blog for your chance to win a copy of Fleece Hat Friends: 25+ Easy-to-Sew Projects by Mary Rasch.

What’s not to love about fleece? Soft, warm, easy to wash, comfortable to wear, and it doesn’t ravel so there’s no need to spend time sewing the edges. Whether you’re already a fleece junky who buys off the bolt, or a first-time fleece sewer with just a few pre-cut sheets in your stash, Fleece Hat Friends will have you making oh-so-cute animal hats in no time. Thanks to a basic hat template, once you make one hat you can confidently make them all. But if you think that means every hat will look the same, think again! Additional templates for each hat dramatically alter the basic design – it can become everything from an owl or kitty to a dinosaur or monster. And some hats have little creatures – like a butterfly or a mouse, perched right on top.

Click here for purchasing info on Fleece Hat Friends: 25+ Easy-to-Sew Projects.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite fabric to sew in and why?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 19, 2012 at 5 p.m. (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Nov 20, 2012, 04.13 AMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating in this fun Comment to Win. It has been a pleasure reading what each of you wrote. The winner will be notified shortly via e-mail.

    Stay tuned for the next Comment to Win!


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    Nov 20, 2012, 03.51 AMby kanhoro

    jersey or something similar as well as fleece is one of my most favorites, something that is easy to work with, and doesnt unravel really.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 10.36 PMby taysha1128

    I like cotton— I’m a simple gal

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    Nov 19, 2012, 09.20 PMby Caoilinn Byrne

    A heavywieght basic woven cotton, only because I’m still learning and not so great yet :L If it has a bright and colourful print, so much the better, as it cheers me up! :D

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    Nov 19, 2012, 06.35 PMby nikkihuffman

    I’d say a basic woven cotton would be the easiest fabric to sew, and it comes in a variety of weights, colors and prints. I recently made a coat out of a medium weight wool, and I was happy with how easy it was to sew. I have an industrial sewing machine so the thickness of fabric doesn’t worry me as much as the “slipperiness.” This book looks really adorable, and fleece would be so fun to work with. I want to make one of these for each of my nieces and nephews. It would be so much fun.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 05.29 PMby robinrenee

    WAAAAAYYYYY too cute. I would make them for everyone I know who has children.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 03.48 PMby lonelyacrobat

    I do love working with fleece!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 09.30 AMby Elina Krasteva

    Tulle! I love tulle! Every dress looks better with some :) It’s not quite much a “fabric” as we are used to use one, but still it’s so gorgeous and can be used in sooo many projects, not only clothing. How yon can not love it?

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    Nov 19, 2012, 09.06 AMby Arzu Arslan

    fleece of course. i can easily sew it and working with fleece is very comfortable.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 07.56 AMby mixtlii

    Fleece is great to sew with! It’s soft, doesn’t break needles, doesn’t fray, doesn’t slip away… And the things you make out of it are soft and warm. Fleece would be my favourite!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 04.09 AMby MojoHollz

    SIlk! Silk, silk, silk, silk, silk!!! THere is something romantic about silk, in all forms. Silk charmeuse and silk dupioni are my favorite favorites though. The charmeuse hangs so gracefully and has beautiful movement to it. The body of dupioni is also wonderful, great for formal gowns and tailored shirts!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 03.30 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Cotton for sure. But fleece is fun to use too!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 02.27 AMby juz

    I sewed a jacket with boiled wool a little while ago and loved it – There was something really satisfying about sewing through such a thick fabric. I am currently in the process of sewing my first piece from jersey and think it could become a favourite fabric soon too!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 02.23 AMby drainl

    I usually stick to cotton. I like corduroy too, but it’s not always easy.

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    Nov 18, 2012, 07.26 AMby 5294sandras

    My favorite is felted wool. Felted wool is a wonderful fabric to work with. It can be used to create so many fun projects. I recently purchased an embellinshing machine and have been working with wool yarn and roven to create my own unique fabrics and designs.

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    Nov 18, 2012, 01.59 AMby Meldbombs

    My favorite is flannel. Soft basic cotton in cosy patterns, cannot be surpassed, sometimes you need a smaler needle though. And those hats are so amazing and adorable, I am in high school and it would be a great winter sewing project!!!!!

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    Nov 18, 2012, 01.00 AMby misschristiana

    I love sewing with 100% cotton because I prefer natural fibers over synthetic. PS- Those hats are freaking ADORABLE and I MUST MAKE THEM!!!

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    Nov 17, 2012, 12.52 PMby Adrienne Hendrix

    I mainly enjoy sewing with 100% cotton fabrics. Fleece has become a favorite since the weather has turned colder. These hats are so adorable!!! The possibilities seem endless as to what you want them to become. My grandchildren would be so cute in any of these, and wouldn’t it be cute to make them for an elementary school to match their mascot!!! Bees, Bears, etc!!!! Happy Sewing everyone!

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    Nov 17, 2012, 05.40 AMby alexus1325

    Jersey is awesome. Especially rayon jersey.

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    Nov 17, 2012, 01.51 AMby bronwynm

    What could be better than the nice soft fleece on your head keeping it warm, Wish these were around when my kids were little, but would love one to put aside for a future grandchild.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 11.44 PMby elisexo

    one of these hats would be adorable for my cousins baby! sooo cute x

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    Nov 16, 2012, 11.42 PMby Nianest Alers

    I enjoy sewing with cotton since it’s easy to manage. And a recent favorite is lycra!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 10.38 PMby jalcindor

    Another vote for ponte knits. So easy to work with!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 08.52 PMby schnui

    Ponti is now my favourite fabric but all cottons and linens sew up well for me too.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 08.16 PMby freakusbzzz

    Silk dupion. Lovely and crispy.

    I just gave away all my fleece that I’ve been holding on to for 5 years.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 08.13 PMby Anniemollison

    What a great way to use up scraps. Also great idea for school fete stall.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 07.31 PMby silkworm

    A jacket of the same fabric would go nicely with these cute expressive hats!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 07.12 PMby Robvihunt

    i love sewing with rayon it’s soft and easy handle for me i like to sew dresses and skirts a lot so this fabric has become my new fav!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 06.43 PMby bjr99

    I love sewing with cotton wool and linen. I’m a natural fibers kinda gal and these fabrics just make my day!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 06.26 PMby Barbara Hilow

    I like the “free fabric” comment as being favorite. I prefer sewing wovens rather than knits and I’ve come to love crepe back satin. The versatility of having a shiny side and a matte side that match perfectly in color appeals to me. Then there’s just plain old cotton polyester blend for whipping through quick things. And all the different weights & weaves of silk…. I don’t really think I can pick a favorite. But I know one thing I will never sew again. Polyester satin with glitter & little bumps on it. Broken needles, puckers, snarled threads! Never had so much frustration sewing in my life!

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