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  • Faux silk fraying edges

    I have now seamed my widths together, for my curtains and lining, and the fabric I am using is a faux silk, should I do a ziz zag stitch around the edges of the curtains?

    Thanks Chrissie

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    Re: Faux silk fraying edges

    Hi Chrissie, I dont normally, unless the fabric is falling apart in my hands! It takes time, and also you are adding tension to the fabric, so that it may not lay as flat as it should, giving you a different problem.
    Kind regards
    Pen Harrison
    Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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    • #3
      Re: Faux silk fraying edges

      Ditto, unless it is fraying very close to the seam line.

      Sue.

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        Re: Faux silk fraying edges

        Pinkers!

        From dressmaking days long ago, I do occasionally resort to my pinking shears..... Sometimes silks fray even before you get them to the overlocker and I find if I cut out with my pinking shears I don't come undone. I know some of you will think this very unprofessional but I find them invaluable for fabrics prone to fraying.

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        • #5
          Re: Faux silk fraying edges

          Thank you very much girls, I'm so pleased that I found this site, as a beginner it is invaluable, even though I'm only sewing for myself, it is nice to do things as well as I can.

          Chrissie

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