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Fleece Vests

To provide 'just enough' extra warmth and to add a touch of style, layer up with a fleece vest today! Fleece vests are the perfect extra layer for both indoors and outdoors. Made of 100% polyester fabric, fleece vests are available in many sizes and styles, particularly tailored to give men, women, and children the perfect fit.

Lightweight fleece provides the optimal combination of warmth and mobility for a fleece vest, while quality fleece fabric ensures a feeling that is unbelievably soft. Moreover, fleece's anti-pill finish keeps your fleece vest looking great long into the future!

Some fleece vests come with a rib-knit trim at the collar, armholes and waistband adding a classy look to your versatile fleece garment. Double-thick stand-up collars add warmth around the neck on some fleece vests. Fleece vests for women may include a feminine seaming for a most contoured fit. Fleece vests are available with zippered pockets, slide-in pockets, breast pockets and pockets that zip or snap shut. Other fleece vests have a water repellant nylon finish, or a wind resistant fleece exterior. There are even reversible fleece vests for a double look and purpose. You can zip up fleece vests using a 2-way zipper, snap fleece vests shut with snaps, or tighten fleece vests to fit snuggly with an adjustable drawstring. Fleece vests are available in the gamut of sizes, from extra small to extra, extra large, and you can choose a fleece vest from an array of cool colors.

Vests made from fleece can be used for an extra layer of warmth under an outer shell, or used alone as a handsome outer layer in milder temperatures. Fleece vests' lightweight construction render them ideal for traveling: Light, durable, easy to care for, quick-to-dry, and take up almost no luggage space!

One of the best features of fleece vests is its amazing versatility. Fleece vests provide lightweight insulation that allows you to move freely in cold conditions. Fleece vests are ideal for mountaineering, hiking, running, snow shoeing and skiing. Fleece vests can be worn over a long sleeve shirt, or can be attached to a larger jacket shell and be worn as a thermal middle layer. Some fleece vests are long enough to make them a toasty torso warmer when the chill of winter hits the air, while windproof fleece vests provide a blustery barrier between you and Mother Nature's gales.

Alternatively, dress up for dinner using a fleece vest as a handsome dinner jacket, layering it on top of a sweater, shirt or blouse for a most distinguished look! Properly fitted and thoughtfully matched, fleece vests are a valuable addition to any fashionable wardrobe.

Finally, you can even sew fleece vests by yourself! Since fleece vests don't require a lot of fitting, just use your bust measurement to determine the correct size. Even the largest size fleece vest can usually be made with just over a metre of fabric, making fleece vest sewing projects very economical. Try to buy the best fleece you can afford, as cheap fleece pills even as you are getting it under the presser foot. Some patterns suitable for fleece vests include Butterick 6712, McCalls 3029, and Kwik Sew 2638, 2531 and 2638. Note that fleece does not shrink or run, so there is no need to pre-treat your fabric. Simply buy, cut and sew fleece vests today!

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