It’s a question I’ve gotten in several emails and comments “Coral Fleece vs Polar Fleece – what is the difference?”.
Coral Fleece vs Polar Fleece
Coral fleece sheds on the edges due to it’s furry texture, and it tends have more stretch than most polar fleece. Due to those two reasons it’s necessary to finish the edges of coral fleece, however with polar fleece it’s not needed.
Coral fleece tends to be more expensive (especially the nicer brands like Shannon) than polar fleece. It is considered a step up or nicer fabric than polar fleece.
Coral fleece and polar fleece are both polyester synthetic fabrics and both can melt when too much heat is put to the fabric.
Coral fleece does not work tie or no sew projects. Polar fleece will work for tie and no sew project and crafts.
Coral fleece tends to be used primarily for blankets and baby items. Polar fleece is used for both children and adults for clothing and blankets.
Coral fleece does not pill due to it’s furry texture, Cheaper forms of polar fleece can pill after long use and washing.
Both Coral fleece and Polar fleece are wonderful fabrics and have their pros and cons. Hopefully this article has shown you the difference between the tow and will help you be able to decide which to use on your sewing project!
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