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Unread 01-28-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Serious Burlap Fray

Well Ive been making the mask of Scarecrow from Batman begins, and I have had to cut down the burlap to make it shorter around my neck and so its not hanging real low and looking kinda funny. Well now the edges are fraying horribley! 0,0 does anybody know how to stop or at least seriously slow down the fraying of the burlap? I'm afraid my mask is going to fray apart and turn into a whole bunch of tiny strings


Any ideas or hints is much appreciated!

thanks!
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Unread 01-29-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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Gluing the edges completely stops the fray, if you want to give it that slightly frayed look then you should glue between the frayed edges that have already started.

My friend went as Doctor Salvador and we didn't figure this method out until after the con. ^.^;;
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Unread 01-29-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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heeey thanks =D that should really help ^^
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To allow some fray but still keep it under control, try a line of staystitching. That's just a regular sewing-machine seam, nothing fancy, at an inch or so from the hem. If you choose a thread color that matches your fabric, it's nearly invisible.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 11:59 PM   #5
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now thats pretty smart, a bit of fray is good, dont need a good clean line, that should work aswell, thanks ^^
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