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Unread 07-30-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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prevent fraying?

I'm sure there's another thread with the same topic somewhere, but I couldn't find it. =(
Anyway, I'm working on my Saber skirt and I'm having issues with the edges fraying like crazy. What can I do/use to prevent it? I used something called Fray-Away for my Songstress costume, but that was a very very thin material and this one is much thicker. Would it work the same? If there are other methods that work pretty well I'd love to know. Thank you!! I don't want pieces of fabric falling off my skirt at random times while I'm out and about at the cons. lol.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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You could use pinking shears on it. Surge it. zigzag stitch the edges.
and then hem it.
Fray-check or fray away will work too.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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Pinking shears? Really? Hm. Interesting. I'll try a few different things on a scrap piece and see which one works the best. Thanks!!
I never thought to use some of those methods. And I so wish i had a serger.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 12:49 PM   #4
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I use FrayBlock myself. Though a lot of that probably has to do with being able to buy it at Walmart.
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I use Fray-Check for everything.
But test it on a scrap of fabric first because it will stain on some things.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 01:18 PM   #6
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Thank you TR Rose and vampirate! I shall give them a try. =) None of these stores sell the fray stuff I used to use so I guess I need to try something new. I'm still intrigued by the pinking shears method.
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