How to keep grosgrain ribbon from unraveling

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HI, Everyone,
I recently made a shirt for my granddaughter and used today's
grosgrain ribbon to embelish it. In the past, a grosgrain ribbon would
not unravel when the end is cut diagonally. This ribbon seems to want
to unravel. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?
I bought the ribbon at a craft store. It's polyester. Is this the
problem?

Thanks for your help!
Myrna


Re: How to keep grosgrain ribbon from unraveling
Polyester can be melted.  Is the ribbon end loose enough to bring a
match near it?  Try it on a sample first.
Liz

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Myrna wrote:
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Myrna,

Try a very thin bead of Fray Check, or similar product, along the cut
edge.  On pastel ribbons sometimes the color darkens a little bit where
the FC penetrates; on darker colors, it usually doesn't.

Doreen in Alabama

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Where would I get Fray Check? I"m a little afraid of using  a match!


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Most fabric and crafts stores carry it:
http://www.dritz.com/brands/showcase/details.php?ITEM_NUM=674



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BEI Design wrote:
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Even WalMart!

Doreen in Alabama

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Got a soldering iron?  

I always use a candle for flame-testing and the like.  Don't have to
hold it, don't have to rush the job for fear of burning my fingers.  .

Joy Beeson
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When I use grograin ribbons (or satin ribbons) to embellish, I turn the
edges under to the wrong side.  I did a repair on some jeans for the
neighbor girl a while back.  The rip was just below her pocket.  So I
mended from the inside, then laid about 6 rows of coordinating ribbons over
the patch.  I turned the ends under and zig zagged over them all. You can
do the same thing if you are edgestitching the ribbons.  Just turn under
the ends and edge stitch across the fold at the ends.  Now, if you've made
a bow or something with ribbon tails hanging down, I would do a tiny rolled
hem on the ribbons.  I go for Sturdy when I make children's clothing.  That
way the child doesn't have to be "extra careful" or anything like that when
they wear it.  

Sharon
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Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

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On Mar 23, 9:04 am, snipped-for-privacy@cox.net wrote:
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I added bows with tails hanging. It's an experiment to see if the
'design' attracts interest of local moms for an upcoming craft fair. I
do need Sturdy and also fast and easy.


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