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    any experience on glueing polartec/fleece.

    my needlework skills weren't!

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    Is there a Captain Paranoia in the house? Young man here in need of gear fondler...

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    I'd learn to sew very quickly. As fleece is made of loose fibres any glue will soon pull free or sidolve in the rain - even the waterproof glues will fail.

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    Sidolve???

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    i can knit (honestly!) - may be quicker and better looking than my sewing

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    As Darren says, I'm not sure there's much hope for glueing, due to the open nature of the fabric. Some manufs have gone over to thermal bonding for shells, using hot-melt glue similar to the seam seal tape, but none that I've seen for fleece. Of course, no-one has exploited the potential of welding the polyester fleece yet, but that's almost certainly because it would leave a stiff seam.

    Depends on how much sewing you need to do - repair, or full-on fabrication job? A small repair should be possible with needle and thread. I'm sure you can work it out...

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    Ah, well, if you can knit, then you're probably familiar with a blanket stitch, which would work reasonably well on fleece, sewing the seam and locking the edges at the same time.

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    If that fails get someone else to do it!

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