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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 16, 2012, 06.01 PMby Emilia Erickson

    My fave fabric to sew with is… Free fabric! Whatever i have on hand when inspiration strikes is what ends up getting used. Also… corduroy corduroy corduroy.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 05.45 PMby KristinaBerisha

    So sweet

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    Nov 16, 2012, 05.31 PMby Olcik86

    Let me think…

    Wool – never tried… Georgette – like this one, but a bit hard to sew for a bigginer like me :) Silk – expensive and ‘escaping’ Microfibers – o sorry, that’s for rugs Cashmere – never really had in hands Jersey – I guess my sewing machine has some streching sews, does it? Velour – a little bit to ‘hairy’

    My choice is….


    Cotton, cotton, cotton! <3

    ….but hmmmm…. fleece – I promise to try, if you show me how >:-D

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    Nov 16, 2012, 04.17 PMby roxydre

    I love to work with cotton but i’m a real beginner. Hope to also work with different fabric in the future!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 04.16 PMby Jeanette Cogdell

    These are So cute. Love them!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 04.15 PMby Jeanette Cogdell

    These are so cute. Love ’em!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 03.43 PMby alissaslagle

    Those hats are adorable! I tend to mainly sew with quilting cottons, so I guess they are my favorite :)

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    Nov 16, 2012, 02.01 PMby Angela Bailey

    I really love to sew wool and cotton because they are easy to keep under control while I am sewing with them. I am starting to enjoy sewing with jersey and have never tried sewing fleece. I bought some to sew a poncho for my daughter that she wants me to sew for her and would love to make her that owl hat shown above!!!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 01.40 PMby JoDalene Logan

    I love sewing with fleece. It’s easy and fun. We all have new jackets for fall that I made to fit each of our personalities. These hats would make them stand out more!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 12.26 PMby bttn

    Wool is very easy to handle and looks well. Knits are my other favourites, they are so forgiving in the fit.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 11.09 AMby jessdunstan

    I love sewing with silks. They hang so nicely and feel great against the skin.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 10.31 AMby panifrau

    Wool! I remember reading Couture Sewing Techniques for the first time, when I read about easing and stretching fabrics and transforming darts into ease I thought WTF, it’s not possible, seriously? How? And then I bought my first wool and guess what, it really works, you can shape wool without sewing just with an iron. It was a revelation. Wool ensures the best fit.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 10.06 AMby lienepien

    Cotton sews easy, and I like satin because it shines so beautiful, great for party dresses.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 10.00 AMby Shira B

    cottons because they are really easy to sew and pretty and knits because they are comfortable to wear :)

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    Nov 16, 2012, 07.40 AMby galatina

    I’m really boring – love cottons. Must get more adventurous!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 05.33 AMby btstars

    I love sewing with cottons (of course) but, I also really love sewing with knits. Knits require minimal seam finishing, they’re very easy to fit, and everytime I make something with a knit fabric, it never looks homemade :)

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    Nov 16, 2012, 05.10 AMby Jamie Grace-Duff

    Aww these look adorable! And I know a few kids in my life who need fun perky hats. (shhh, they might be over 30!)

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