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To "CHIP FRINGE", edge-stitch the desired depth of finished fringe, then clip to stitching line at quarter-inch intervals. In this case I wanted to fringe a denim applique to put on a child's sweatshirt. So after I embroidered the square, I stitched about 1/2" from the edge around 4 sides. After clipping, the applique was attached to the shirt following the stitching lines. After washing, the fabric "chips" away, leaving a fashionable soft fringed edge. This technique is especially useful when you are not sure the fabric is perfectly 'on-grain'. "Chipping" the fringe rather than raveling the edge assures the fringe depth will be straight and even! Posted by Hello


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam you are so clever!!! Your instructions are clear and I will be trying this technique. One question is there any fabric this would NOT work on?

11:09 AM  
Blogger Pam Erny said...

Hi Tracy...

Thanx for your comment. This will work on most any fabric...knits will "curl" on the cross-grain rather than fringe...which can be fun along a T-shirt hem! The finer the thread count (smoother fabric tightly woven), the more "soft and fuzzy" the after-washed fringe will be. Always try a scrap piece...fringe/wash/dry to see if you like the effect.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want to try this, Pam. Thanks so much for the info.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Liana said...

Very cute idea, and very practical! Great instructional photos too.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cute idea. I have seen block fringing on fleece and this reminds me of that but I never would have thought of using this idea on a fabric that would ravel and then washing it to get the fringe. You are such a font of great ideas! Great instructions and photos also.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam, I think this would be really cute on the edge of a pair childs shorts. Also on the sleeve edges, and bottom of a top, possibly even at the neckline. I am going to experiment with this one. Thanks for the great idea.
Gloria H.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Pam,

I read your idea, liked it, and then realized when reading another person's question that I have used this technique myself. I had a very tightly woven poly which I wanted to fringe, but it became a real pain - I clipped it and pulled on the clips, etc. and got the look I wanted without tearing my hair out!

Thanks for bringing this to my attention again!

LOVE your BLOG!!

Marsha from SewZine :-)

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip.

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam: As usual, your knowledge and generosity has given us all another great tip. Thanks for sharing. :) i

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great tip Pam. Something to remember, I appreciate it.

12:32 PM  

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