Tip for Today: Fray Check

| August 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

“When making flags, I occasionally use “Fray Check” on the edges to avoid sewing those hems. You can find the product at most fabric stores and sometimes at Michaels or A.C. Moore. We tend to use poly china silk for the flags that we Fray Check but you can always test a corner of scrap fabric to see if it causes any discoloration. One tip my guard mom developed: If you can use it to stop fraying on the edge, wouldn’t it strengthen a seam too? So, for outdoor when weather wears down flags more than indoor guard, she fray checked every seam on every flag. It was time consuming so she rallied a team of sewers to help. Those flags never tore or frayed!!”

– Mary Ann Licamele

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