(Closed) How do I prevent fraying?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@rusticbee2014:  yes its usally in craft stores next to the ribbon! I use them all the time to make my little sisters cheerleading bows!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@rusticbee2014:  There’s a product called fraycheck.  It normally dries clear.  Ive also used elmers glue on muslin in a pinch too!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@rusticbee2014:  You should be able to go into a wal-mart, target, michaels, craft store, quilt store and just ask for it. It’s usally next to the ribbon, or scissors. 

I like to use this one.

 

But I have had sucess with a lot of different brands. Just test whatever you have on a little strip first and let it dry in a cooler area. I have let my diy projects dry in humid temps and it drys clumpy. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@rusticbee2014: No problem! I am glad my years of making DIY’s are now useful knowledge!

I would say before. Because ironing will probably pull the fabric and cause any unfinished edges to fray. But to be safe I would test it yourself because it really depends on the fabric. Also I don’t see the harm in applying it before and then going over any difficult edges a second time.

Lmk if you need any more help! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@rusticbee2014:  I really dont know the answer but I think I would maybe do that fraycheck last in case it melts?  It may say something on the bottle about it too but I don;t know.

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