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How do you keep the look of a raw edge?
maeve100

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Date: 6/11/13 3:56 PM

Hi there,

I wanted to put a chiffon trim piece on my project - but I wanted the edges to have a frayed / raw edged look to them. Any ideas on how to do this?

Thank you for your help!
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Date: 6/11/13 6:20 PM

I remember once reading about someone doing something similar, she cut strips of fabric on an angle between the bias and the straight grain. The strips frayed a bit but didn't unravel completely. I'm not sure of this works, never tried it myself.

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Date: 6/11/13 8:30 PM

Cutting the strips on the bias works well as the edges won't keep fraying. You can use a small brush to fray the edges.

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