ZJ Humbach

Fun with Fleece Class + DVD

with ZJ Humbach

Open your sewing horizons and discover the versatility of fleece. Learn about its unique characteristics, how it is manufactured, and a brief history of the industry.

Get started on the right foot with ZJ Humbach’s shopping tips. You’ll learn how to recognize quality fleece, find the patterns that work best, and discover the closures that will give your garments a professional finish.

Save time and frustration by learning the best ways to work with fleece. From pattern layout to sewing, from seam finishes to garment care, you will quickly learn the tips that make it easy to create beautiful items with fleece.

Additionally, ZJ will also go over her go-to fleece books to help build your reference library.

You’ll have great fun making the bonus project, a comfortable pair of pajama pants. This is the perfect project for fleece—super simple and only one pattern piece! You’ll also learn how to make a casing and a sweet trick for keeping elastic from rolling.

In addition, there are multiple, printable bonus materials to help guide you when working with fleece.

NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your NSC Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.

  • 6 Sessions
  • 1h 44m

ZJ Humbach

ZJ Humbach is a professional longarm quilter and pattern designer who owns and operates Dream Stitcher Quilt Studio in Nederland, Colorado. Her work appears in McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines. A former Quilters Newsletter editor, she wrote a longarm quilting column, “Finish Line,” for each issue. Now ZJ is a freelance writer for Quilters Newsletter and the Studio Arts Quilt Associates (SAQA) Journal. She also quilts regularly for Connecting Threads.

Class Resource: Building a Sewing Library

Download this PDF for a detailed list of recommended books on sewing with fleece

Class Resource: Recommended Patterns

Download this PDF for a list of ZJ’s recommended patterns for your next fleece project

Class Resource: What to Look For in Fleece

Download this PDF for some fleece shopping tips and what to look for

Bonus materials available after purchase

How do I know what the Class covers?

Every Class has a free Preview video you can watch, to give you a flavor of the Instructor and the skills or project that will be covered. In addition, the Overview tab includes a thorough written description of the Class. And finally, each Class Session has a brief written summary of the content in that Session, including the length of each Session video. You will get a good feel for the Class content by reviewing these resources.

Do I have to be a Member of National Sewing Circle to purchase a Class?

No you don’t. While Premium Members will receive regular offers for special deals on National Sewing Circle content, Classes are not reserved exclusively for Members. If you buy a Class as a non-member, we’re sure you’d also enjoy having access to our full library of great sewing videos and articles as a Member, so give it a try.

How do I purchase a Class?

First you should decide that the Class is what you want. Review the Class Preview video and the various written descriptions of the Class and each Session before you purchase, so you have a good understanding of the Class content. When you’re ready to purchase and gain access to the Class, simply click the “Add to Cart” button, and proceed through the Checkout process.

How do I access/view my Class?

Once you’ve paid, you can access/view your Class by going to the MY ACCOUNT section of National Sewing Circle. The MY ACCOUNT link is in the upper right-hand area of the website. Within your MY ACCOUNT, a section labeled “My Classes” will appear, including a link to watch the video of your Class. You’ll also receive an email confirmation after your purchase, which will include a link to view your Class. You can access your Class as many times as you wish, and you’ll never lose access to your Account information. Just be sure to “Log In” for access to MY ACCOUNT.

Do I have to take the Class right away?

No. Any Class you buy will be accessible to you always. You can view your Class whenever you want, and you can view individual Sessions in whatever order you like.

Is there a limit on the times I can view my Class?

No. Your access never expires. You can view any Class you purchase as many times as you want, whenever you want.

Can I view a Class on my tablet device or mobile phone?

No problem. Most newer-model smartphones or other mobile/tablet devices with an internet connection are able to play the Class videos. Simply Log In on National Sewing Circle, and you can view any Class you’ve bought through the MY ACCOUNT section. Or, you can click on the “View Class” link within the email confirmation you’ll receive upon your purchase.

How do I get access to the Bonus Materials for the Class?

Until you purchase a Class, the Bonus material (any extra videos, download materials, etc.) will not be accessible. Once you purchase a Class, and go to view your Class, each individual Bonus element is accessible by simply clicking on each item. You’ll find the Bonus Materials directly below your main Class viewer frame. You can access the bonus materials as many times as you like and/or save them to your device.

How does the Class Q&A Resource benefit work?

Once you purchase any Class, within the Class viewing page, you’ll have access to post a question, comment or tip in the Class Discussion area. This is not a “live chat,” but your Class Instructor will answer posted questions and provide tips regularly. You can also view other Class participants’ questions and input to take part in this virtual dialogue among others who have taken the Class and are willing to share tips, answers, or ideas.

Can I print out Class details?

For any Bonus Material that is a PDF Download, yes you can. Just click on the icon/button for the Bonus element you want, and print with your local printer.

What are PDF downloads?

These are simply documents, plans, or written materials that are formatted in a way to print out and retain for reference. By simply clicking on the icon/link for any PDF Download that is included with a Class, you can print that document on your own printer or simply view the contents on your computer/mobile device.

Are there any system requirements to view the Class video content?

Your Class video content is best when viewed on a computer manufactured in the past couple of years with a good broadband Internet connection (not dialup). We also highly recommend using the latest version of Firefox, Safari, or Chrome as your Internet Browser, though recent versions of Internet Explorer will work as well. The recommended screen resolution is 1024 x 768 or larger.

Why do you need my email?

We need it to acknowledge your purchase of a Class, and send you a confirmation of your transaction. Also, in order to maintain your permanent access to the Class videos, you’ll need to Login to www.nationalsewingcircle.com. We guarantee that we will not share your email with any third parties. You may receive email updates from National Sewing Circle from time to time, with details of new Classes and updates. You can easily unsubscribe when you receive any email.

Can I get a refund if I don’t like the Class?

Because you’ll have full access to all the materials and content that is presented in the Class immediately, we can’t offer a refund after purchase. Please review the Class Preview video and the various written descriptions of the Class and each Session before you purchase, so you have a good understanding of the Class content.

How do I contact National Sewing Circle?

If your question is about the Class content, please use the Class Discussion benefit to ask your question online – and you'll receive feedback from the Class Instructor. Even your fellow Class participants may jump in to offer tips and advice from their experience. If you have other questions or need help, you can email us at nationalsewingcircle@program-director.net or call us toll-free, at 1-855-208-7187. Service Representatives will be available Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Central time, excluding normal holidays.

More to Explore

Skill Building for the Functional Sewer 3-DVD Set + FREE Hem Gauge & Elastic Thread

Skill Building for the Functional Sewer 3-DVD Set + FREE Hem Gauge & Elastic Thread

Description Bundle: Skill Building for the Functional Sewer 3-DVD Set + FREE Hem Gauge & Elastic Thread Skill Building for the Functional Sewer Learn to sew with expert instruction, this 3-DVD pack contains easy to follow instructions and will help you take your sewing to the next level.  Learn to…
Effective Tips for Every Sewer Download

Effective Tips for Every Sewer Download

Description Video Download: Effective Tips for Every Sewer This sewing video is full of great projects and creative ideas. Learn how to sew a knit pencil skirt, how to stitch with specialty and knit fabrics, and even how to make your own binding. With the help of these experts you…
The Ultimate Sewing 10-DVD Set

The Ultimate Sewing 10-DVD Set

Description 10-DVD Set: The Ultimate Sewing Collection In this 10-DVD set, get tips for sewing multiple types of tricky fabrics, including sheer and bulky fabric. Learn how to sew the perfect pillow corner, see how to construct crisp shirt collars and cuffs and understand and master the serger. You’ll…
Creative Tricks and Tips 4-DVD Set

Creative Tricks and Tips 4-DVD Set

Description 4-DVD Set: Creative Tricks and Tips This amazing 4-DVD pack will teach you new skills and tips.  Learn how to stabilize silk, transform a t-shirt with slashed reverse applique.  Tricks and tips from the experts about snaps, grommets and eyelets as well as how to keep your machine running…
Fabulous Sewing Projects and Fabric Solutions 3-DVD Set

Fabulous Sewing Projects and Fabric Solutions 3-DVD Set

Description 3-DVD Set: Fabulous Sewing Projects and Fabric Solutions 184 minutes Detail and Design for Clever Creations – 63 minutes Learn to work with bulky fabrics such as fleece, canvas, denim, upholstery, corduroy, terry cloth, faux fur and other synthetics; including best needles to use, cutting and stitching techniques.
Creative Techniques for Quality Creations DVD

Creative Techniques for Quality Creations DVD

Description DVD: Creative Techniques for Quality Creations This video is packed with exciting projects. Create a reusable, environmentally friendly lunch tote – a fun project for anyone to try. You will also be shown how to make a pair of comfy shorts, perfect for lounging and ways to use striped…
Fun with Fleece Class + DVDPurchase this class for $39.99.